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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.

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.

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.

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/

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.

We are pleased to announce that the CeNCOOS 5-year Strategic Plan is now available to the public. The strategies laid out in the plan are the culmination of a priority setting process that began in 2012. This process has been an important one for our organization, and we are confident that the plan provides the backbone for maintaining our core efforts while continuing to grow as a system.

CeNCOOS has received reports of potential low oxygen water conditions off Half Moon Bay that are possibly responsible for some invertebrate die-offs.

If you have witnessed any unusual events in the area, please let us know at cencoos_communications@mbari.org.

The California Ocean Science Trust, in partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, invites members of the Central Coast ocean community to provide input on the Draft Central Coast MPA Monitoring Plan. Link to draft plan. Comments must be received by 5:00 pm PDT on June 4, 2014.

Laura Rogers-Bennett of the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and colleagues recently announced the discovery of the organism behind an algal bloom event that wiped out thousands of red abalone on the Sonoma Coast in 2011.

We would like to congratulate CeNCOOS PI and Executive Committee member Francisco Chavez on winning the 2014 Ed Ricketts Memorial Award.

John Largier coordinates CeNCOOS HF Radar operations....

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