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NOAA and Three Global Energy Companies Agree to Share Ocean, Coastal and Meteorological Data for the Arctic

8/22/2011 NOAA, Shell Exploration & Production, ConocoPhillips, and Statoil USA E&P Inc. have agreed to share a number of scientific data sets, including weather and ocean observations, biological information, and sea-ice and sea-floor mapping studies. More

University of Arizona: Warming Ocean Layers will Undermine Polar Ice Sheets

7/5/2011 Warming of the ocean's subsurface layers will melt underwater portions of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets faster than previously thought, according to new University of Arizona-led research. More

NOAA: U.S., Arctic Coastal States Collaborate to Improve Nautical Charts

10/6/2010 The United States has joined other Arctic Coastal States in a mutual effort to develop nautical charts that will improve the safety of mariners transiting the Arctic. More

Underwater Gliders May Change How Scientists Track Fish off Alaska

6/8/2010 Tracking fish across Alaska’s vast continental shelves can present a challenge to any scientist studying Alaska’s seas. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have successfully tested a solution in the form of underwater gliders. More

BESTing Severe Ice: Dispatches from NOAA Research Vessel Studying the Bering Sea Ecosystem

6/7/2010 The NOAA research vessel Thomas G. Thompson is at sea carrying scientists from a multitude of disciplines to measure ocean conditions and food web productivity on the eastern Bering Sea shelf. More

NOAA Launches "Arctic Future" Web site

3/16/2010 NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory has launched a new Web site to help those interested in the Arctic learn more about the long-term effects of the loss of Arctic summer sea ice. More

NOAA: Significant Ozone Hole Remains Over Antarctica

11/17/2009 The Antarctic ozone hole reached its 2009 peak circumference in late September, according to measurements by NOAA. It This ranked as the 10th largest since satellite measurements began in 1979. More

Unusual Arctic Warmth, Tropical Wetness Likely Cause for Methane Increase

9/25/2009 Unusually high temperatures in the Arctic and heavy rains in the tropics likely drove a global increase in atmospheric methane in 2007 and 2008 after a decade of near-zero growth, according to a new study. More

NOAA Unmanned Aircraft Helping Scientists Learn About Alaskan Ice Seals

6/2/2009 NOAA's Fisheries Service scientists and their partners have launched an unmanned aircraft to mount the vehicle’s first search for ice seals at the southern edge of the Bering Sea pack ice during the Arctic spring. More

NOAA Opens Public Comment on Potential Arctic Fishing Plan

5/26/2009 NOAA’s Fisheries Service has announced it will open public comment on a proposed framework to manage for the first time fishing in the Arctic waters of the United States in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. More
                                      
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