Program, Events
Thank you to everyone that helped make the 2015 CeNCOOS Winter Meeting such a success!  We are particularly thankful to the the NOAA SWFSC in Santa Cruz for hosting, the CeNCOOS Governing Council for their continued dedication, all of our presenters and panelists, and everyone that took the time to give us feedback (either during the meeting itself or afterwards).  We also... READ MORE
General, Opportunities, Events
COAST-CSUMB will be hosting a Marine Geospatial Workshop at CSUMB March 19-21, 2015

This FREE workshop will focus on marine geospatial data collection and statistical analysis and application to biological and ecological research questions. Training in the use of advanced geospatial technologies (e.g. LIDAR, survey grade GPS) will be provided. The workshop will be... READ MORE
Algal Blooms, Products, Models

With NASA funding, UCSC researchers and CeNCOOS have been working to operationalize a predictive Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) model for the region.  The forecasts from this model of Pseudo-nitzschia (a marine diatom) blooms and Domoic Acid (the potentially harmful biotoxin Pseudo-nitzschia releases) probabilities along the California coast are in a beta form and we are...


The latest CeNCOOS newsletter came out on September 15th. Read it here

Algal Blooms

To assist with the crowdsourcing of marine mammal strandings UCSC and CeNCOOS have partnered with JellyWatch. JellyWatch is a website and mobile app that allows users to report sightings of a variety of marine organisms. For our harmful algal bloom (HAB) modeling project, a new category is available on the sightings list for mammal observations!

Please help us spread the word...

Program, People

We are pleased to announce David Anderson will be taking over as Director of CeNCOOS beginning October 13. Prior to accepting this position, David had been the Director for the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology and Chief of the Paleoclimatology Branch of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center since 2005. We are excited to welcome him to the team.

Marine Life

Mariners and the public on the West Coast can now use an iPad™ and iPhone™ to help decrease the risk to whales from ship strikes. Whale Alert, a free app, has been updated to provide mariners in the Pacific with the most current information available about whale movements and conservation initiatives. Help protect whales by...


The California Ocean Science Trust invites coordinators and managers of monitoring projects on the Central Coast to take the Central Coast Monitoring Survey, available through August 29th. Your participation will help the Ocean Science Trust, and its partners at California Department of Fish and Wildlife and...


Francisco Chavez (P.I. and Executive Committee) has been elected to the 2014 class of American Geophysical Union Fellows. Only 0.1% of the AGU members become fellows, and nominees must have a major breakthrough or discovery, paradigm shift, or sustained impact attributed to them to meet the primary criteria for consideration. Congratulations to Francisco!

Ocean Acidification

CeNCOOS OA expert John Largier joined Terry Sawyer of Hog Island Oyster Company (a CeNCOOS Partner), Congressman Jared Huffman, and others to discuss the impacts of ocean acidification on Northern California. The conversation took place on KQED’s “forum“ program and is available on KQED’s website....



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