Atlantic Canyons: Pathways to the Abyss

  A stunning video, Atlantic Canyons: Pathways to the Abyss, documents a major NOPP collaboration between BOEM, USGS and NOAA as well as academic partners and CSA Ocean Sciences Inc.  A three year expedition (2011-2013) succeeded in characterizing the Baltimore and Norfolk deep water canyons off of the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast in order to ensure protection of […] 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

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