High-Tide Flooding on the Rise in US

NOAA has released the 2021 State of High Tide Flooding and Annual Outlook, which documents changes in high-tide flooding patterns from May 2020 to April 2021 at 97 NOAA tide gauges along the U.S. coast and provides a flooding outlook for these locations through April 2022, as well as projections for the next several decades.Continue reading “High-Tide Flooding on the Rise in US”

NOAA Deems 4 Fishery Disasters

NOAA has determined that fishery disasters occurred in four fisheries in 2018, 2019 and 2020 for the states of Alaska and New York, and for the tribes of Port Gamble S’Klallam and the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis in Washington. Specifically, the disasters are: ● 2019 Norton Sound Red King Crab in Alaska● 2019/2020 PeconicContinue reading “NOAA Deems 4 Fishery Disasters”

Satellite-Derived Bathymetry in US Coast

TCarta Marine, a global provider of marine geospatial products, has supplied the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with satellite-derived bathymetry (SDB) validated by green laser altimeter data from the NASA ICESat-2 satellite for two U.S. shallow-water coastal areas. TCarta was the subcontractor on the prime contract awarded to Woolpert, an international geospatial firm. TheContinue reading “Satellite-Derived Bathymetry in US Coast”

Rick Spinrad Nominated to Lead NOAA

Richard “Rick” Spinrad, an Oregon State University (OSU) professor and former OSU vice president for research, has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce and administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). His appointment must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Spinrad, who servedContinue reading “Rick Spinrad Nominated to Lead NOAA”

Q&A Today: Funding for Community Research on Ocean Renewable Energies

MIT Sea Grant is hosting a Zoom Q&A session Apr. 15 at 12-1 p.m. for the funding opportunity: “Advancing Research for the Co-Existence of Fishing, Coastal Communities and Regional Ocean Renewable Energies.” The session is open to any researcher. You can access the funding announcement and full RFP here. You can register for the Q&A session here.