December 2014

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

New Perspectives on Chemosynthetic Communities, Cold Water Corals and other Animals in the Gulf of Mexico

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (NOAA/OER) announced the release of a final report, Investigations of Chemosynthetic Communities on the Lower Continental Slope of the Gulf of Mexico.  The two-volume report (OCS Study BOEM 2014-650) presents the results of a five-year […] Read more

NOPP Announces 2014 Excellence in Partnering Award Winner

The NOPP Office is excited to announce that the 2014 NOPP Excellence in Partnering Award has been awarded to the project team “Development of an integrated ISFET pH sensor for high pressure applications in the deep-sea.”  The project is led by Dr. Kenneth Johnson from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), with co-PIs from Scripps Institution […] 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