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2010-07-21 10:54:01

New multi-year effort to update charts of priority Arctic regions As Arctic ice recedes, countries are looking forward to faster, safer and more efficient sea routes across the top of the world. Responding to a request from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska Maritime Pilots and the commercial shipping industry, NOAA sent one of its premier surveying vessels, NOAA Ship Fairweather, to detect navigational dangers in critical Arctic waters that have not been charted for more than 50 years....

2009-08-05 12:56:45

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it plans to open a marine operations center in Newport, Ore., moving four vessels from Seattle. The Pacific Coast site -- including berthing for the four agency ships and two visiting ships and environmentally sustainable buildings -- is to begin operations in July 2011, pending the signing of a 20-year lease, NOAA said. The ships will join the R/V Wecoma, a research vessel at the nearby Hatfield Marine Science Center owned by the...

2008-09-06 03:00:12

By Lomnicky, Jay McConnaughey, Robert NOAA Hydrographers and Fishery Biologists Collaborate on Multi- Mission Projects in Alaska The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) line office responsible for managing the fishery resources of the United States according to mandates in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSFCMA). The MSFCMA and associated legislation emphasize the maintenance of a healthy...


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