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Last summer, NOAA researchers deployed a new type of autonomous vehicle in Alaska waters to test whether long distance, surface level measurements were possible. Watch a video of how the ‘sail drone’ works in this Alaska Public Media story. Continue reading
For the fourth year, NOAA, ADFG and AOOS are collaborating to predict the timing of Chinook on the Yukon River. Read the preliminary forecast & learn more. Continue reading
Learn the latest on marine funding, legislation, and state and federal policy issues relating to the marine environment by joining the bi-monthly telecon.
As Siberian permafrost thaws, crumbling Russian coastlines and big rivers flowing north along eroding banks are dumping vast loads of organic carbon into marine waters there, causing much quicker acidification than had been anticipated.
In preparation for President Obama’s Alaska visit, AOOS co-hosted a climate change science expo for the media on Aug 30, including expert speakers, program resources, handouts, and key resource lists. Find the presentations and additional resources here. Continue reading
For the fourth year, a partnership between NOAA, ADF&G, and AOOS has produced a surprisingly accurate forecast for Chinook salmon run timing by factoring in sea surface temperature, air temperature, and sea ice. Continue reading
AOOS is seeking ocean-related films under 10 minutes for the second annual Short Film Contest. The grand prize is $1,000. Submissions due Sept 15. Continue reading
Users can now use the AOOS data portal to “fly the coast” through a Prince William Sound, the Alaska Peninsula, Bristol Bay, Southeast, and the northwest Arctic thanks to the ShoreZone Alaska project. Continue reading
AOOS is seeking ocean-related films under 10 minutes for the second annual AOOS Film Contest. The grand prize is $1,000. Submissions due Sept 15. Continue reading
Enjoy an afternoon of 12 short ocean films from the AOOS 10th Anniversary Film Contest at one of Anchorage’s most popular venues. The event is co-hosted by AOOS and Alaska Geographic. Continue reading