New tools to enhance storm prediction in the Gulf of Mexico

With the new GPS-based tools more precise storm prediction is possible for the Gulf of Mexico (Image: NOAA)

The foundation of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) has provided new tools helping to predict storms and enhance ship navigation. Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida will be covered with more accurate information thanks to the GPS Continually Operating Reference Systems (CORS) and Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®) tools that are being implemented through local, state and federal partnerships.


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Wed, 17/06/2015 - 08:33

SMOS: Measuring seawater salinity from space

Sea-surface salinity and ocean circulation

Surface seawater salinty plays a great role in ocean circulation and Earth's water cycle. The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinty mission by the European Space Agency ESA, SMOS, helps scientists and researchers understand this relationship better by measuring seawater salinity from space.

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Wed, 31/12/2014 - 08:37

Symposium on Climate Research and Earth Observations from Space/Climate information for decision making

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

The symposium will consist of two segments. The first will focus on findings from the Fifth assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the necessary dialogue between information providers and users of science-based climate information for decision making. The second segment will be organised around key scientific themes such as Clouds circulation and climate sensitivity, The changing water cycle, Regional sea level rise, Weather prediction and attribution of extremes, Regional climate variability and change.





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Mon, 15/09/2014


Darmstadtium Science and Congress Centre

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with the support of the European Commission, the European Space Agency, and the City of Darmstadt.



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Satellite imagery show origins of giant underwater waves

NASA's satellite Terra ASTER radiometer captured an image of internal waves

Satellite imagery helps scientists investigate underwater waves. Internal waves can tower hundreds of feet and have great impact on climate and ocean’s ecosystems.

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Thu, 09/01/2014 - 11:28

BSEE and NOAA offer Arctic oil spill response mapping tool

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States offer an Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) for oil spills in the Arctic region.

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Tue, 28/08/2012 - 11:29

Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology

The Department of Meteorology in Sri Lanka is in charge of providing services pertaining to Meteorology, Aeronautical Meteorology, Ocean Meteorology, Hydro Meteorology, Agricultural Meteorology, Climatology and Astronomy to government agencies, the private sector and the general public.

Website: http://www.meteo.slt.lk/


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Ecuadoran Oceanographic Institute of the Naval Forces (INOCAR)

The INOCAR is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and monitoring the technical and administrative activities related to the Service of Hydrographic, Navigation, Oceanography, Meteorology, Marine Sciences, Marine Signalling and the management of the material used for these activities.

Website: http://www.inocar.mil.ec


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