To remain relevant and responsive, NOAA
report was indeed a good deal more sober than either the LA Times or the New York Times.
Important ocean programs such as the six NOAA
Undersea Research Centers were severely cut for 2006 and would not be fully restored under the 2007 budget.
During the last such solar cycle, which occurred in 1989, the entire province of Quebec in Canada went dark when a geomagnetic storm caused power lines to overload, according to NOAA
s Habitat Blueprint, which provides a framework for NOAA
to effectively improve habitats for fisheries, marine life, and coastal communities, Habitat Focus Areas are selected to prioritize long-term habitat science and conservation efforts.
In addition to modernizing NOAA
's messaging infrastructure, the contract will integrate Google's collaborative tools and facilitate synchronization with mobile devices to support NOAA
personnel, contractors and associates located coast to coast, on the oceans and in the air.
adopted strategic plans for the Tsunami Program in 2008 and NTHMP in 2009, which it developed by following key planning practices and including most of the critical components of strategic plans identified by leading organizations, but some components have not been fully developed.
The hurdle went up when the General Accountability Office, acting under political pressure, sustained a protest from the Port of Bellingham, forcing NOAA
to review its decision in Newport's favor.
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.
scientists began genetic studies of red lionfish to determine how many separate releases in the Atlantic have occurred.
Grants Online is a top priority for NOAA
and its administrator, retired Navy Vice Admiral Conrad C.
Ken McDonald, Data Management Architect of NOAA
's Satellite and Information Service, Technical, Planning & Integration (TPI) Program Office, said, "the motivation to raise our level of membership was really driven by the widespread and growing interest in OGC specifications and activities found in numerous NOAA
programs and projects from across the agency.