Program Updates

NOPP Program Update: April 2011

The National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) will attend and host an exhibit booth at the 2nd International Marine Conservation Congress in Victoria, British Columbia from May 14-18. Please stop by our booth and pick up a copy of the report on Attaining an Operational Marine Biodiversity Observation Network. Read more

NOPP Program Update: March 2011

The National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) is pleased to announce the release of the Attaining an Operational Marine Biodiversity Observation Network Synthesis Report. The report is the result of a three-day workshop held at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership to plan for the implementation of a sustainable marine Biodiversity Observing Network (BON). Currently, there is no standardized, coordinated approach to monitoring marine biodiversity, the degree of variation in marine life forms. The report provides a set of recommendations and case studies for implementing a national and global marine BON. Read more

NOPP Program Update: February 2011

The recommendations from the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) breakout session on Attaining an Operational Biodiversity Observing Network: Transforming Recommendations to Action at the January 19-20, 2011 National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) conference are now available. To view these recommendations and recommendations from additional breakout sessions, please visit http://communities.earthportal.org/ncseoceans2011/. Read more

NOPP Program Update: November 2010

The National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) is pleased to announce a breakout session on Attaining an Operational Biodiversity Observing Network: Transforming Recommendations to Action, to be held at the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) conference in Washington, DC on 20 January 2011. Read more

NOPP Program Update: October 2010

For funding beginning in FY 2011, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) welcome research proposals on Marine Mammal Detection and Monitoring. The partner agencies are particularly interested in new technologies and systems to detect, identify, locate and track marine mammals within a specified area with a high level of confidence. Proposals may address one or more of the following topic areas: Read more

NOPP Program Update: August 2010

For funding beginning in FY 2011, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) welcome research proposals on Marine Mammal Detection and Monitoring. Read more

NOPP Program Update: July 2010

NOPP is pleased to announce the draft report from the Attaining Operational Marine Biodiversity Observations workshop, hosted at Ocean Leadership in May 2010, is available for review and comment on the NOPP website at http://www.nopp.org/forum. We hope you will provide constructive commentary and suggestions, as appropriate, to strengthen the overall report and/or individual sections and appendices. Read more

NOPP Program Update: June 2010

The National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) presented a poster at the Coastal Society’s 22nd International Conference on Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future in Wilmington, NC on June 15, 2010. Read more

NOPP Program Update: May 2010

The Biodiversity Ad Hoc Group, of the Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology’s (JSOST) Interagency Working Group on Ocean Partnerships (IWG-OP), hosted a workshop on Attaining Operational Marine Biodiversity Observations. Read more