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December 28, 2022
Recognizing the Endangered Species Act
Signed in to law by President Nixon on December 28, 1973, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) provides a program for the conservation of threatened and endangered plants and animals and the habitats in which they are found.
October 20, 2022
Navigating the challenge of COVID and cruises
All of our personal and professional lives were impacted from the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in early 2020. The schedule of ocean expeditions was hit especially hard, and field-based ocean research continues to work through the ongoing challenges of coronavirus.
February 11, 2022
February birthdays – the discipline of oceanography and early NOAA organizations
The month of February is a month with some significant beginnings in ocean science
June 19, 2019
Hydrographic information driving marine knowledge [World Hydrography Day 2019]
First celebrated in 2006 and on June 21st every year since, World Hydrography Day aims to make the public aware of the increasing the coverage of hydrographic information on a global basis, as well as the work to promote safe navigation, especially in the areas of international navigation, ports, and where there are vulnerable or protected marine areas.
June 10, 2019
Presidential proclamations of National Ocean Month, 2006-2019
Did you know that NOAA wasn’t even mentioned in the first Presidential proclamation for this celebration? And the first celebration was for a National Ocean Week, not a month? And that the Great Lakes are mentioned in several of these statements? Explore links to these Presidential proclamations going back to President Bush in 2006.
June 7, 2018
AGU Policy Action Center facilitates advocacy for NOAA funding [World Oceans Month]
I can’t emphasize how quick and easy this was to do. AGU has done the legwork in setting up the interface for taking action on important policy issues. If you have never visited or used this interface, please explore the link and connect with your Senators while we still have time to support NOAA during World & National Oceans Month.
June 5, 2018
Celebrate the ocean and NOAA in June [World Oceans Month]
I challenge every scientist and educator to take some time in June to share their own ocean knowledge and experiences, and to share beyond the month of June. A one-month media blitz will not generate the change we need to see to protect, conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.
March 13, 2018
A conversation about science communication with NOAA’s RDML Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D.
How do we tell the stories of NOAA? Do we focus on the “bells and whistles” of the satellites, or take people on a journey of the start of satellites and why they matter? Dr. Gallaudet has been thinking about this approach…
March 4, 2018
Turn your students into citizen scientists with the mPING app
Help NOAA scientists improve observations with your own reports of ground precipitation submitted through the mPING app
December 30, 2017
A New Year’s resolution: help the public learn about NOAA
When asked, “What can AGU members do for federal agencies?” NOAA responded: help the public know what comes out of NOAA’s work.