National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

What's New

November 20, 2014

Deep Sea Research Part II just published a special issue on research in the Bering Sea.   Ten PMEL and Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean scientists contributed to this issue.  The Bering Sea Project: Volume III documents the findings of six years of research and the partnership of two ecosystem programs. 

The NSF-funded Bering Ecosystem Study (BEST) and the NPRB-funded Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (BSIERP), with in-kind contributions from NOAA and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, have shed light on ecosystem dynamics and how the region may respond to climate change.  In particular, researchers found that when and where the sea ice extends are major factors that determine productivity and impact the entire ecosystem of the Bering Sea.   To find out more information about these exciting programs, visit the EcoFOCI and BEST-BSIERP websites.

PMEL in the News

November 20, 2014

Shellfish farms and hatcheries along the Pacific U.S. coast can now get real-time, online ocean acidification data through the Integrated Ocean Observation System (IOOS), a NOAA-led national-regional partnership.

November 10, 2014

Old Man Winter seems to have gone maverick in the Northern Hemisphere over the last few years. Take 2014 as an example. It's on track to be the warmest globally in more than a century of record-keeping, with May, June, August, and September all setting world heat records.