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On June 1 the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a Health Advisory due to elevated levels of domoic acid in the Santa Cruz and Monterey region. This advisory warns consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels and clams, commercially or recreationally caught anchovy and sardines, or the internal organs of commercially or recreationally caught crab taken from Monterey and
On Tuesday May 19, a ruptured pipeline caused thousands of gallons of crude oil to be released into the ocean along the Santa Barbara coast near Refugio State Beach. As the clean up continues, state and federal emergency responders rely on data from California ocean observing systems.

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The California ROMS model has recently been added to the USCG Search and Rescue Optimal Planning System (SAROPS). The information provided by the model is now directly integrated into the SAROPS dashboard and will be used as a tool to aid in search and rescue efforts.
Our new experimental Harmful Algal Bloom predictions are now available in the data portal. New visualization capabilities include the ability to zoom to an area of interest and the option to get a time series record of HAB probabilities at any point in the nowcast field.  This model is in active development, continue to use with caution. Check it out!
2014 was an oddly hot year in California both on land and in the ocean. Learn more about last year's unusual weather and what caused it in this video presentation by Nate Mantua of NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center.

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.

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