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This summer the University of Central Florida, will host National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site “Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community GIS and Citizen Science.”

The State Water Boards’ Data Innovation Challenge (similar to an apps challenge or codefest) will be a competition of brainstorming and computer programming that will draw together the talent and creativity of software developers and designers to create apps, visualizations, and other tools that can help better harness the Water Boards' data.

California is now in the throngs of the continual storm systems that are the hallmark of El Niño in California. Already, this El Niño is shaping up to be one of the top three on record with some similarities to the 1997/98 El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event, but with some distinguishing differences as well.

CeNCOOS El Nino page screen capture - Observing California's Ocean in an El Nino Year
We are excited to debut our new El Niño page.  This tool is a great way to get updates on this year's El Niño and explore what ocean observing data is telling us about current conditions.
MBARI Scientist Francisco Chavez discusses the history of El Niño, and his predictions for 2016.

Alice Ren, a PhD student at the University of Maine, recently joined us as an MBARI intern to investigate oxygen trends in central California. Alice is studying oxygen levels in the California current and came to CeNCOOS to learn more about the oxygen data sets available in central California and to dig deeper into quantifying long-term trends and discovering what could be causing...

The California Marine Sanctuary Foundation has announced an opening for a Business Operations Manager.  The position is being created to assist in managing the organization's programmatic activities and to augment the work of their Executive Director and staff accountant.

CeNCOOS is proud to announce the release of our new Humboldt Bay Oyster Conditions dashboard. The result of a science-industry collaboration, the new dashboard provides easy access to ocean information for the region’s mariculture groups.
 
Large, Persistent Algal Bloom Triggers Health Advisories 2015 Call for Nominations NYT Video Features OA Monitoring Partnership Observing Systems Assist with Refugio Spill Response Trinidad Glider Data Accessible through CeNCOOS Website

CeNCOOS will be holding the annual election for its Governing Council (GC) in mid-September 2015. We are actively soliciting nominations for five vacant seats and encourage you to consider nominating yourself or a colleague for a position on the Council.

The current health advisory has been extended to include Humboldt and Del Norte counties.  The California Department of Health advises consumers not to eat recreationally harvested bivalve shellfish (mussels and clams) from Humboldt or Del Norte counties. Only the white meat (adductor muscle) of scallops should be consumed and the viscera (internal organs) should be discarded.

The New York Times, as part of the "California Matters" series, posted a video exploring our science-industry partnership to monitor ocean acidification and water quality in Tomales Bay.
What do Great White shark sightings near Santa Cruz, a toxic algae bloom from Santa Barbara to Seattle and the collapse of the salmon fishery have in common? They might all trace to a persistent blob of warm water that has been clinging to the west coast since last year, according to research conducted by NOAA and others.
CDPH updates health advisory to warn consumers not to eat the following from Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara counties:
  • recreationally harvested mussels and clams
  • commercially or recreationally caught anchovy and sardines
  • commercially or recreationally caught crabs
West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel publishes article describing potential management actions and science needs for addressing local acidification.

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