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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-

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. 

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

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 led by Dr.

A new Harmful Algal Bloom model for California provides experimental 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).

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!

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

A draft of “The California Collaborative Approach: Marine Protected Areas Partnership Plan” is now open for public and tribal comment, ending July 18, 2014 and July 25, 2014, respectively. The Partnership Plan is an overarching guidance document that promotes a partnership-based model for managing California’s network of MPAs.

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to provide quality undergraduate and graduate instruction, and to pursue a vigorous research program in the general area of Physical Oceanography.

Two day training session for the public on offshore renewable energy. The meeting will take place in Sacramento July 29-30 and will be avaailable as a dial-in webinar as well. Details are avaialble on the BOEM Website: http://www.boem.gov/Pacific-Region/

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