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

BOEM’s Environmental Studies Program Releases New Reports

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Environmental Studies Program (ESP) announces the availability of 13 new reports. The new postings relay findings from regional studies for Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific. The reports and associated technical summaries can be accessed through the Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS). They include reports on: Alaska: […] 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

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 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 Partners Launch Arctic Ecosystem Study

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and National OceanographicPartnership Program (NOPP) partners announced the award of a study titled “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 of the Arctic marine environment through integration of […] 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 Partners Announce Marine Biodiversity Observation Network Demonstration Project

NOAA, NASA and the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) have announced a new partnership through the National Oceanographic Partnership Program. These agencies have joined together to support three projects to demonstrate how a national network to monitor marine biodiversity could be developed. Marine biodiversity is a key indicator of ocean health and […] Read more