New Website Explores National Effort to Better Understand Marine Life, Ecosystem Change
NOAA News: April 5, 2016
The U.S. Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (U.S. MBON), an effort to improve our understanding of changes and connections between marine biodiversity and ecosystems, recently launched a new website. For the full article click here.
Year 1 Results for the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Network Released
IOOS News: April 2016
In August 2015, the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (AMBON) set out for their first field cruise…Despite challenging weather conditions, the team was able to complete sampling of the entire Chukchi shelf from south to north and across the shelf from nearshore to 250 km (150 miles) offshore. Key findings from Year 1 on the water column, the sea floor, marine mammals and seabirds can be found through the article here.
President Obama Announces New Investments to Enhance Safety and Security in the Changing Arctic
The White House, Office of the Press Secretary: September 01, 2015
Climate change is reshaping the Arctic in profound ways. The global Arctic has warmed approximately twice as fast as the rest of the world, resulting in significant impacts on land and sea. Among the most noticeable changes is the retreat of Arctic sea ice, which has experienced significant, sustained declines in both extent and thickness in recent decades. For the full article click here.
U.S. Initiates Prototype System to Gauge National Marine Biodiversity
NASA News: October 6, 2014
NOAA, NASA and the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) have joined together to support three demonstration projects that will lay the foundation for the first national network to monitor marine biodiversity at scales ranging from microbes to whales. For the full article click here.