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Ocean-Going Robots Poised to Enter Bering Sea to Start Unconventional Fisheries Survey
Scientists implement a contingency plan to collect valuable abundance data to support sustainable management of the largest commercial fishery in the United States.
Climate conundrum: Could COVID-19 be linked to early Arctic ice melt?
Scientists are working to determine if, and by how much, sulphate aerosols have declined due to the industrial slowdown brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Patricia Quinn is quoted about her work on aerosols.
Autonomous Vehicles Help Scientists Estimate Fish Abundance While Protecting Human Health and Safety
Scientists are capitalizing on existing technological capabilities and partnerships to collect fisheries data. This will help fill the information gap resulting from the cancellation of FY20 ship-based surveys due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NOAA Fisheries plans to use autonomous surface vehicles to collect some critically needed data to support management of the nation’s largest commercial fishery for Alaska pollock. Eugene Burger, ITAE, and EDD are featured.
The Arctic is Undergoing Changes Scientists ‘Never Expected Would Happen This Soon’
Surprise, surprise: the Arctic didn’t do too well this past year. You can thank global warming for that. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its annual Arctic Report Card Tuesday, and the findings show a region in the midst of a rapid transformation. Jim Overland is quoted.
Grades keep slipping on the Arctic Report Card
At this annual gathering of thousands of scientists that has grown in step with the increasing number of people on Earth, researchers at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union again sounded the alarm for a quiet place — the top of the world. Jim Overland is quoted.