Recommendation: To strengthen NOAA
's ability to determine the effectiveness of the National Coastal Zone Management Program, NOAA
should develop an approach to integrate the qualitative data from its periodic state evaluations with the quantitative data in its performance measurement system.
The port has been wooing NOAA
to relocate its Seattle-based operations to the Waterfront District for the last several years, and recently stepped up its effort recently with a "Get NOAA
to Bellingham" letter-writing campaign geared toward state legislators.
Still, it doesn't fully compensate for adult-whale deaths sustained over the past 2 decades, NOAA
reported in a June 26 Federal Register announcement of the proposed new rule.
Tsunami buoys also would be useful in an early warning system, NOAA
Grants Online is a top priority for NOAA
and its administrator, retired Navy Vice Admiral Conrad C.
is working with scientists, resource managers and communities around the world to determine what the true impacts of this event will be on coral reefs," Mark Eakin, Coral Reef Watch Coordinator at NOAA
, said (http://www.
Going beyond the science of the forecast and understanding how weather warnings are perceived and how the perception may or may not lead to action is critically important to NOAA
as it is our goal not just to predict the weather, but to keep people safe," said John Cortinas, director of the NOAA
Office of Weather and Air Quality.
In October, Port Manager Don Mann told The Register-Guard that parts of the Newport site are indeed in a flood plain and parts aren't, but that the port's engineers contended that that wasn't a bar to the NOAA
fleet's relocation to Newport.
Needless to say, port officials think NOAA
and Bellingham would be the perfect couple.
has yet to structure all of its field acquisition activities under the direct oversight of its acquisition organization, increasing the risk that taxpayers are not getting the best value for their dollars.
Oceans and Human Health Initiative coordinates agency activities and focuses funding on ocean and health issues including infectious diseases, harmful algal blooms, environmental indicators, climate, and marine biomedicine.
Freeland, founder and chief executive officer of RGII Technologies, said, "We are pleased with the continued growth of our relationship with NOAA