If you've been along the coast this week, you may have noticed some of the highest high tides and lowest lows - a natural phenomena called "King Tides." These tidal events often make the news in the winter as they can lead to flooding when combined with high waves or seasonal storms, however they can happen year-round. This or video was taken at Capistrano Beach in Orange County, CA by Laura Engeman, who is jointly appointed as an extension specialist with California Sea Grant and with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation. Check local tide charts to see the King Tides for yourself (always use good judgment and make safe choices for viewing locations) and learn more on our website: bit.ly/3d3MqItSouthern California Coastal Ocean Observing System... See MoreSee Less
The Unified Forecast System (UFS) Community Newsletter celebrates World Ocean Day with an article highlighting the UN Ocean Decade, "An Opportunity for Expansion, Integration, and Co-design" that highlights the West Coast Operational Forecast System (WCOFS) as a pathfinder/example reflecting the UN Ocean Decade philosophical approach. ufscommunity.org/news/un-ocean-decade-2021-2030/... See MoreSee Less
Satellite detection of dinoflagellate blooms off California by UV reflectance ratios just published in Elementa: Science of the AnthropoceneA method of detecting dinoflagellate blooms proposed over two decades ago (Kahru and Mitchell, 1998) was implemented for the first time using newly available UV data from the SGLI sensor on the GCOM-C satellite and applied to the historic “red tide” event that occurred last May in Southern California. This methodology has exciting potential to monitor the formation and fate of a key harmful algal taxon that blooms episodically along the Southern California coast and elsewhere.Click the link to read the article! online.ucpress.edu/elementa/article/9/1/00157/117298/Satellite-detection-of-dinoflagellate-blooms...... See MoreSee Less
As harmful algae blooms are increasing in frequency and magnitude, one goal of a new generation of higher spectral resolution satellite missions is to improve the potential of satellite optical data t...
OceanHackWeek 2021 application deadline is June 14OceanHackWeek is a small hands-on, interactive hybrid in-person and virtual workshop focused on data science and oceanography that will be held during August 3-6, 2021. Join us for four days of tutorials, data exploration, software development and community networking! Please visit our website oceanhackweek.github.io for details.The in-person event will take place at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, in East Boothbay, Maine (US EDT, UTC-4), as an all-day workshop (approximately 9am - 5pm). For the virtual event, formal daily activities will take place over a period of up to 3 hours per day. We expect to hold these sessions in at least two time zones, USA PDT (UTC-7) and Australian EST (UTC+10).oceanhackweek.github.io/applicant-info.html... See MoreSee Less
A new paper published in Natural Hazards, "An early warning system for wave-driven coastal flooding at Imperial Beach, CA" led by Professor Mark Merrifield, Director of Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation (CCCIA), and his colleagues at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCLA Engineering, and University of Hawaii at ManoaAn early warning system for wave-driven flooding at Imperial Beach has been developed using regional wave and water level observations, historical beach surveys, and a numerical runup model. Observations are used to calibrate and validate the approach. A crucial element for predicting TWL is the runup model, which transforms incident wave energy to the swash zone. As computing resources improve, real-time SWASH simulations could be incorporated into the warning system, thus reducing error in the forecasts associated with the IPA. Until then, the IPA provides a useful surrogate for SWASH.doi.org/10.1007/s11069-021-04790-x... See MoreSee Less
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce a solicitation of nominations for the Marine Debris Foundation Board of Directors.The Save Our Seas 2.0 Act of 2020 established the Marine Debris Foundation as a charitable and nonprofit organization to support NOAA’s marine debris activities and directed the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to appoint the Foundation’s governing Board of Directors. NOAA is searching for twelve people to serve as Directors on the new Board, representing diverse points of view relating to the assessment, prevention, reduction, and removal of marine debris; post-consumer materials management or a circular economy; ocean and coastal resource conservation science or policy; international trade or foreign policy; and experience or skills related to fundraising and nonprofit management. NOAA encourages candidates representing diverse perspectives from different genders, cultures, educational backgrounds, career stages, geographies, sectors, and other factors.Information on the responsibilities of the Board, term length, selection criteria, and how to submit a nomination is available on the NOAA MDP webpage at marinedebris.noaa.gov/who-we-are/marine-debris-foundationNominations must be received in entirety no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 30, 2021. ... See MoreSee Less
On December 18, 2020, the passage of the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act established the Marine Debris Foundation as a charitable and nonprofit organization. The Foundation will encourage, accept, and administe...
SAVE THE DATE! The 3rd NOAA Workshop on Leveraging AI in Environmental Sciences hybrid event on September 13–17, 2021. The theme for this year’s workshop is “Transforming Weather, Climate Services, and Blue Economy with Artificial Intelligence.” In-person capacity at the event in Boulder, Colorado, will be limited in accordance with the most recent public health guidelines while the virtual event will be open broadly. A decision will be made in June about whether the workshop will be fully virtual.Abstracts are due: June 18, 2021 bit.ly/NOAA-AI-20212021noaaaiworkshop.sched.com/info... See MoreSee Less
In December 2021, The Oceanography Society plans to publish its first annual supplement to Oceanography magazine (tos.org/oceanography) on “Ocean Observing.” For the 2021 inaugural supplement, they have decided to align with the priorities of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and are seeking contributions within the following five topical areas:1) Ocean-climate nexus.3) Ocean resources and the economy under changing environmental conditions. 4) Pollutants and contaminants and their potential impacts on human health and ecosystems. 5) Multi-hazard warning systems.Articles will be 1,000 words and one simple scientific figure or location map and several high-quality photos. For more information please see the supplement document.tos.org/pdfs/ocean-observing-supplement.pdf... See MoreSee Less
NOAA Ocean Exploration is soliciting proposals focusing on three themes: 1) ocean exploration, 2) marine archaeology, and 3) technology. The deadline for the pre-proposal submission is June 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The full proposal is due on October 8, 2021.A webinar about the funding opportunity will be held on May 26, 2021, at 1 p.m. EDT. Registration is required.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/about/funding-opps/welcome.html... See MoreSee Less
Regional Ecosystem Services Observation Network (#Reson) aims to design and create a comprehensive network to monitor coastal ecosystems in California, taking advantage of technological advances in sensors and remote systems as well as human networks. This infrastructure is necessary to take the pulse of coastal ecosystems, spanning their structure, function, and services provided to people, to better manage and restore them.RESON is led by the Marine Science Institute UCSB, and is part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Coastlines and People (CoPe) Program. Learn more about RESON here. reson.msi.ucsb.edu/... See MoreSee Less
RESON aims to design and create a comprehensive network to monitor coastal ecosystems in California, taking advantage of technological advances in sensors and remote systems as well as human networks....
UC Santa Cruz Science Writing Program Intern Emily Harwitz interviewed California Sea Grant postdoctoral researcher Flo La Valle. Flo is a joint appointment with California Sea Grant and Scripps Insti...
Please join us on May 11 at 11 PT for Resilience for the Nation's Oceans, Coasts, and Great LakesThe briefing will highlight the power of the partnership between these programs in the Pacific Northwest and in the Great Lakes. Joe Schumacker, Resources Scientist with the Quinault Indian Nation and NANOOS Board member, will discuss how working with NANOOS, Sea Grant and the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have assisted the tribes with fisheries, harmful algal blooms and more. Joining him on the panel will be Mayor Justin Nickels from Manitowoc, WI who will talk about the benefits of the proposed sanctuary.attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5460056410931855120... See MoreSee Less