Author Archives: Ross Timmerman

Tropical Storm Kay Update

Tropical Storm Kay Update

Friday, September 09, 2022 - 12:00am

Tropical storm conditions are occurring over portions of Baja CA peninsula with heavy rainfall and strong winds. Coastal flooding and high winds at Catalina Island and coastal Santa Barbara are likely. This is a large storm with possible impacts well outside of the above plot. This is also a rare event with little historical data […]

Domoic acid crisis affecting marine mammals in Ventura and Santa Barbara

Domoic acid crisis affecting marine mammals in Ventura and Santa Barbara

Thursday, September 08, 2022 - 12:00am

Since August 15th the Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute (CIMWI) volunteer team has responded to hundreds of marine mammals suffering from domoic acid poisoning in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. An event on this scale is unusual for this time of year. CIMWI, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, would greatly benefit from your support […]

Flooding at Leadbetter Beach

Flooding at Leadbetter Beach

Wednesday, September 07, 2022 - 12:00am

Flooding is possible on Thursday evening as waves from Hurricane Kay begin impacting the area during a high tide. The total water level (waves + tide) is expected to exceed the mild threshold between 7 and 8 PM (above). Note that wave heights on Saturday will be significantly higher, but the tide will be lower […]

February CA HAB Bulletin

February CA HAB Bulletin

Friday, April 02, 2021 - 12:00am

The February CA HAB Bulletin is now live with the latest collection of model output, observations, and advisories! Major contributors to the bulletin content are Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System, CeNCOOS, NOAA CoastWatch, phytoplankton counts from the Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring Alert Program (HABMAP) and California Department of Public Health​, and stranding data from […]

Ocean Visions Summit

Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 12:00am

Registration is now open for the Ocean Visions Summit, between May 18-21. Registration is free and the deadline to register is April 1. See website for more information.  Home

January CA HAB Bulletin

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 12:00am

The January CA HAB Bulletin is now live with the latest collection of model output, observations, and advisories! Major contributors to the bulletin content are Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System, CeNCOOS, NOAA CoastWatch, phytoplankton counts from the Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring Alert Program (HABMAP) and California Department of Public Health​, and stranding data from […]

Request for applications for EDI Summer 2021 Fellowship Program

Monday, March 01, 2021 - 12:00am

The Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide professional data management, archiving and publishing to ecologists. EDI has 16 fellowships available in its Data Management Training Program (June 14 – August 19, 2021). We are now requesting applications from undergraduate, graduate and recently graduated students. Fellows […]

Phytoplankton Research Assistant Position

Monday, March 01, 2021 - 12:00am

The Newport Hydrographic Line team is excited to be hiring a Faculty Research Assistant through Oregon State University. This position will help support bi-weekly monitoring of phytoplankton and zooplankton off the Oregon coast, and this person will also participate in longer research cruises approximately twice a year. The person in this position will help us […]

Wisconsin Harmful Algal Blooms fellowship – Seeking postdoctoral and post Master’s candidates

Monday, March 01, 2021 - 12:00am

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Aquatic Sciences Center (UW), home to the University of Wisconsin Water Resources and Sea Grant Institutes, and in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WDHS) seek postdoctoral and post-master’s candidates interested in tackling timely science and policy challenges related to water resources management and human health in Wisconsin. Together, […]

Cross-Border Pollution Webinar

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 12:00am

Tune in this Thursday to hear SCCOOS Executive Director Clarissa Anderson present on cross-border pollution in the Tijuana River Valley. See link for details: https://mailchi.mp/4f323e977c1a/updates-from-scripps-institution-of-oceanography-4785152?e=2fb5080515