Dr. Paul Moran
aims high. He believes the challenge is to not only harness the energetic
enthusiasm of young scientists, but to direct it toward needed studies that
also meet rigorous publication standards. A research population molecular
geneticist at NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, Paul's
the new Employee of the Month. He is being honored for not only setting
such standards but for achieving them.
FULL STORY --
Wu, a contractor employed by RGII Technologies, is NOAA's newest Team
Member of the Month. As network engineer to the NOAA Network Operations
Center, Tony has placed NOAA in the forefront of Internet accessibility.
He ensured a smooth outcome in the complex transition that brought about
fundamental change in NOAA's Washington area routing strategies. Tony says
that, "no complaints are his biggest compliment.
IV Becomes Classroom
For Students of Five Universities
students recently had the novel opportunity of spending 12 days on
the mid-Atlantic continental shelf where, on Albatross IV,
they conducted scientific research and became acquainted with career
opportunities at NOAA.
Albatross IV,a NOAA research vessel, and NOAA Fisheries partnered
with predominantly Minority-Serving Institutions and Old Dominion
University to tour the continental slope waters near Hudson Canyon,
about 100 nautical miles east of New York City.
With The Currents…and more
Rivera, of NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, Satellite Service
Branch, is a real trouper. She joined the 3,000 others who marched
60 miles over three days from Frederick, Maryland to Washington,
DC, during the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day, collecting nearly $2,000
A few weeks ago, Team NOAA, from Norfolk, Virginia, raised $6,000
to boost the 24-hour American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
NOAA Tags Sharks Along Atlantic Coast
Delaware II scientists and crew recently tagged, then released,
sharks all along the Atlantic coast, from Delaware Bay to the Florida
Keys. The aim is to monitor migration patterns, abundance, distribution
and species composition. Hundreds of toothy hammerhead, tiger, sand
bar, black tip and dusky sharks are involved, including a 12-foot
tiger shark with a suitable set of choppers.
New Worklife Center
WORKING WHERE YOU DO
exciting new Employee Worklife
Center opened its doors on June 21. Although physically based
in Silver Spring, Maryland, the new center will work wherever you
do. It is open and accessible to every NOAA employee.
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UP Thru July 29 - ABCNews.com spotlight will spotlight a series
on SeaGrant-supported research in Washington and Oregon through July
29. Si Simenstad and Dan Battom conducted the research on endangered
salmon in West Coast estuaries. Three installments will describe fieldwork
at the mouth of the Salmon River, especially how the estuary rebounded
once its historic dikes were removed. Other highlights include the
need of salmon to learn life skills; how estuaries throughout the
West have been destroyed or dramatically altered; and that the most
at-risk salmon stocks are also the most estuary-dependent during their
juvenile life cycles.
Visit one of NOAA's most successful web sites. Over 20,000 photos
and over 1.4 million customer visits a month!
Following was written by James Wiesmueller,
a lead forecaster for the National Weather Service, Baltimore/Washington
view from 14,200 ft.
"The view from the top of Mt. McKinley is like
looking out the windows of Heaven!" -1913 quote
from the first explorers to reach the summit.
Yes! On June 4th at 3:18 pm, on the 17th day of our climb, five climbing
partners (out of the original nine) and I reached the summit of the
Great One, Denali/Mt. McKinley, 20,320 ft. For me, it was a moment
of supreme personal triumph, and one of the great thrills of my life.
Big congrats all around, handshakes, backslapping, damp eyes, prayers
of thanks, photos, and then…"let's get out of here now!"
the ozone layer
This is one-stop shopping for information about this vital component
of Earth's atmosphere. The site provides a concise look into the science
of the ozone, current and historical ozone monitoring equipment, NOAA's
work, and Qs and As. This fall, during the "Antarctic ozone hole season,"
up-to-date information can be compared to prior years.
Estuarine Reserve Photo Album http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/nerr/index.html
Images that depict the many aspects of the estuarine reservce system
- research, education, habitats, specific species and stewardship.
This is a terrific resource for use in developing one-pagers, exhibits,
brochures, power point presentations, and related Web sites.
Not new but still hot… Living on the
NOAA's Coastal Service Center links coastal managers and planners
with content about smart growth and sustainable development. This
site is a guide to balancing and managing economic growth, environmental
protection and social health.
NOMINATION DEADLINE for the 2001 Walter B. Jones Memorial
and NOAA Awards for Excellence in Coastal and Ocean Resource Management
is July 31.The awards honor individuals and organizations whose
work reflects the innovation and balance needed to sustain healthy
coasts. For details about nominations and 10 award categories, see
NOAA employees and contract support staff are invited to attend
the 2nd NOAA TECH conference to be held October 23 - 25 in Silver
Spring, Maryland. NOAA TECH 2002 will serve as a showcase for NOAA's
achievements in high-end computing and web applications.
FOR PAPERS and register -- Visit our web site at http://www.noaatech2002.noaa.gov