On Monday, Apr. 22, NANOOS partners from Univ. of WA and NOAA, teachers, informal educators, NANOOS staff, and graduate students will be onboard the R/V Thompson to re-deploy the NANOOS (Cha'ba) La Push buoy and conduct other science investigations. We will be blogging and posting on Facebook throughout the 5 day cruise.
Join us for a virtual tour of our NANOOS Visualization System Data Explorer web application! We have a four-video series of videos that shows you how to use the interface, access data, and highlights important features. Check them out to get a quick look at the Data Explorer web app!
NANOOS is excited to announce the latest version of our NANOOS Visualization System (NVS). NVS 3 provides users with a simpler interface while giving the NANOOS web team an easier way to create customizable web-applications for specific user groups. Check it out today: nvs.nanoos.org. We value hearing from you and encourage you to send us your feedback.
Announcing the release of the Fall 2012 edition of the NANOOS Observer, your update for new products, news items, and ocean-related issues affecting the NANOOS region of the Integrated Ocean Observing System.
The West Coast Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS, CeNCOOS and SCCOOS) and the West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health (WCGA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in October 2012 to advance the effective management of coastal and ocean resources on the West Coast.
NANOOS and our partners at the OR Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) and the WA Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) jointly announced the launch of interactive tsunami evacuation zone maps available on the web and as a smartphone app. Follow the link above to see the compiled media coverage.
Want to quickly learn about the features in the NANOOS Tsunami Evacuation Zone Portal? Check out this video tour comprised of four 2-3 minute videos that we developed to help you quickly orient yourself to the portal.
The Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) dedicated the Winter 2012 issue of their newsletter, Cascadia, to explaining the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, and lessons Oregon can take from those events. A similar earthquake and tsunami are in the Pacific Northwest's future. What happened in Japan, and are we prepared for that to happen here?
NANOOS is excited to announce a contest for educators and teachers to create a classroom activity about ocean observing or using NANOOS data and tools. A $100 thank-you stipend is available, and the contest ends March 23, 2012.
NANOOS is very excited to announce a workshop to bring together users and providers of marine information. The event is hosted at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA on Feb 2, 2012, and registration to this free event is now open.
The Pacific Coast Ocean Observing System of the California current Large Marine Ecosystem (PaCOOS) offers quarterly summaries of the climatic and ecological observing-related activities along the CA Current.
Announcing the release of NVS 'Beach and Shoreline Mapping'. The beach and shoreline mapping portal provides seamless access to beach cross-section information collected by the States of Oregon and Washington. The information derived from these repeat surveys provide a direct measure of the state of the beach at multiple locations to variations in offshore waves, sea level, climate events, and climate change.
Oceanographers from the University of Washington successfully deployed the Cha?ba (meaning 'whale tail' in the Quileute language) buoy on Friday, July 18. This buoy, funded by the Murdock Charitable Trust and UW will be maintained as part of NANOOS. A new Washington coast Seaglider, also purchased on the Murdock grant, was also successfully deployed at the same location.
NVS is now available as an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The NVS app allows you to browse through a map of all NANOOS observing assets. You can then look at the most current data available, or obtain a of plot the last 7 days.
Stay up to date on NANOOS activities and issues related to ocean observing by following NANOOS' facebook page. We post interesting data, stories, pictures, and links on a regular basis. Don't forget to suggest NANOOS to your friends too!
NANOOS member, CMOP, an NSF Science and Technology Center, seeks to shift from 'reactive' to 'anticipatory' science by taking advantage of the inherent power of structured integrations of information, methods and people: 'collaboratories'. The newsletter Coastal Margin Perspectives provides updates on the center's activities in research, education and knowledge transfer.
One of NANOOS' newest members is VENUS. VENUS is a cabled ocean observatory in British Columbia, Canada, designed as an undersea laboratory for ocean researchers. Through their website, you can examine their research and see live ocean data. NANOOS is pleased to partner with VENUS so that ocean data and understanding can be shared internationally
NOAA is studying the growing problem of increased carbon dioxide (CO2) in the ocean by collecting real-time data through a variety of efforts to determine what's happening to seawater chemistry due to ocean acidification and its impact on organisms that live in the ocean as well as the possible social and economic effects.