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Does the Disappearance of Sea Ice Matter?

July 29, 2016

Every month, the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo., puts out a news release about how much ice is floating on the cold seas at the top of the world. Those who follow this obscure bit of news will know that last month marked the lowest extent of Arctic sea ice on record for June, going back to the beginning of satellite observations in the late 1970s.

Link: Does the Disappearance of Sea Ice Matter?

On July 7th Oscar Dyson deployed two Carbon Wave Gliders

July 18, 2016

On July 7th Oscar Dyson deployed two Carbon Wave Gliders! They are autonomous surface vessels that use ocean wave energy for propulsion and solar panels to charge batteries for electronics. The Carbon Wave Gliders can collect data on water and air temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, carbon dioxide in the water and air, and pH monitoring equipment. 

Link: On July 7th Oscar Dyson deployed two Carbon Wave Gliders

Sailboat-Like Drone Helps NOAA Study the Arctic Ecosystem

July 14, 2016

Drones are changing the way we look at coastlines. In a conference call on Thursday about the use of drones in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Jessica N. Cross, an oceanographer at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, talked about the use of Saildrone, a sailboat-sized, commercially produced UAV in monitoring populations of fish and other information about the changing oceans in the Arctic.

Link: Sailboat-Like Drone Helps NOAA Study the Arctic Ecosystem

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July 14, 2016

Drones are changing the way we look at coastlines. In a conference call on Thursday about the use of drones in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Jessica N. Cross, an oceanographer at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, talked about the use of Saildrone, a sailboat-sized, commercially produced UAV in monitoring populations of fish and other information about the changing oceans in the Arctic.

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NWS Alaska supports NOAA research campaign

July 08, 2016

NWS Alaska team is providing decision support to a group of NOAA researchers studying upper-ocean changes in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. Meteorologists with the Alaska Sea Ice Program (ASIP) and the Alaska Aviation Weather Unit (AAWU) are helping NOAA research scientists and pilots make informed decisions about where to fly and where to deploy ocean observing instrumentation for the Arctic Heat Open Science Experiment. 

Link: NWS Alaska supports NOAA research campaign

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