Program Updates

NOPP Program Update: May 2015

This month, the NOPP office provided support to the Interagency Working Group on Facilities and Infrastructure (IWG-FI) as they focused on maximizing efficiency of the oceanographic fleet. The NOPP office also supported the Interagency Working Group on Ocean Partnerships (IWG-OP) and the Task Force on Ocean Exploration and Underwater Research Technology and Infrastructure (TFORT) and […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: April 2015

During the month of April, the NOPP office provided support to both the IWG-OP and IWG-FI as they planned partnership activities and implemented aspects of the National Ocean Policy. A major partnership activity that took place in April was the first annual meeting of the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network projects. This meeting brought together representatives […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: March 2015

The NOPP continuously strives to keep our web presence current, engaging, and easy to access. This month, we added a section for Daily Ocean News, where we bring together ocean related news from local and national media, academic journals and corporate/trade sources to keep you informed and up-to-date on trending issues.  If you are interested […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: February 2015

During the month of February the NOPP office hosted a workshop for ONR funded NOPP projects. The workshop brought together researchers working on models that incorporate atmospheric, land, riverine, coastal, and oceanic variables of the hydrological cycle. Improved models will assist in developing more accurate forecasts for weather events. The workshop discussions focused on ways […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: January 2015

During the month of January, the NOPP staff attended a Capitol Hill Briefing titled “Technology Transfer for the Blue Economy:  Opportunities for Growing the Economy and Employment” hosted by the Marine Technology Society in conjunction with the House Oceans Caucus and the Congressional Technology Transfer Caucus.  The panel was made up of oceanography and technology experts including […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: December 2014

During the month of December, the NOPP staff attended a legislative hearing by the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs on H.R. 3099.  The Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Conservation Act of 2013 proposes that management of the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper be transferred from the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: November 2014

During the month of November, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) partners announced the launch of a new study, “Marine Artic Ecosystem Study (MARES) – Ecosystem Dynamics and Monitoring of the Beaufort Sea: An Integrated Science Approach.”  The core of this research initiative is to improve the understanding […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: October 2014

During the month of October three awards were announced under the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network funding opportunity; more information on this announcement can be found here. The NOPP Office staff attended the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) annual meeting in October. The NOPP office also attended several presentations, including one given by Dr. Libby Jewett (NOAA) […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: September 2014

During the month of September the NOPP Office attended a briefing held by the Marine Mammal Commission on the increasing awareness of the impacts of sound on marine mammals and their environment, with an emphasis on shipping. The NOPP Office also attended the celebration of the expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, which is […] Read more

NOPP Program Update: August 2014

Representatives from the Interagency Working Group on Facilities and Infrastructure (IWG-FI) will be  participating in the upcoming International Research Ship Operators (IRSO) 2014 meeting from September 9-12, 2014 in Nantes, France. If you will be attending this meeting, make sure to look for the UNOLS poster presentation. The NOPP Office received several proposals in response […] Read more