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Program

NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) intends to support eleven Regional Associations to operate ocean observing systems during the five year period 2016-2021.  Like the previous five-year award, the IOOS FFO presents a great opportunity for our region to develop and maintain observing systems and conduct science that supports people and decision-making.  The 2011-...

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Projects

CeNCOOS announces the start of a new project to continuously monitor subsurface ocean conditions along a 300km track line off Trinidad Head. These measurements fill an important gap in oceanographic observations between Newport, OR, and Monterey Bay, CA; an area that has been identified in many California Current plans as a key sampling location.

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).
General, Opportunities, Events
COAST-CSUMB will be hosting a Marine Geospatial Workshop at CSUMB March 19-21, 2015

Algal Blooms, Products, Models

A new Harmful Algal Bloom model for California provides forecasts of  HAB events one to three days into the future. Forecasts are available for Pseudo-nitzschia and Domoic Acid (the biotoxin Pseudo-nitzschia releases).

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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!

Program, People
Welcome new CeNCOOS director, David Anderson of NOAA's National Climatic Data Center. READ MORE
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.

Policy

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.

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