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

Proposed Rule to Open Offshore Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has announced an open comment period for a proposed rule that creates a comprehensive framework for authorizing and regulating offshore aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico in Federal waters. While there are many aquaculture operations in state waters, prior to this rule there […] Read more

The Way Ahead: Four Goals for the Future of the IWG-OP

The Interagency Working Group on Ocean Partnerships (IWG-OP), which coordinates the NOPP, has released a brochure covering its future goals. The IWG-OP has laid out four key goals and action items to implement these goals. The key goals are: Goal 1: Facilitate and Promote Ocean Partnerships Through the NOPP; Goal 2: Foster Partnerships Necessary to Support […] 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

NOPP Program Update: May 2014

During the month of May the committees supported by the NOPP Office continued to meet. To stay up-to-date on the National Oceanographic Partnership Program, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Read more