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NOAA Science Seminar Series

NOAA Science Seminar Series

The NOAA Science Seminar Series began in 2004 and is a voluntary effort by over 70 NOAA seminar coordinators to integrate and distribute a list of NOAA-hosted, publicly accessible science seminars. In 2020 we shared listings for over 500 seminars!

  • NOAA Science Seminars Contributors
  • For general questions about the NOAA Science Seminar Series, the calendar, and weekly e-mail, contact Hernan Garcia, Tracy Gill, or Lori Brown.
  • For questions specific to a particular seminar, email the contact listed in the seminar description.
  • During the COVID-19 Pandemic: All NOAA seminars will be presented via webinar only.
 

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Past Seminars

All seminar are listed in Eastern Time

27 July 2021

Title: Moved to 9/2: A Mixotropic Model for Toxigenic Karlodinimum veneficum Blooms in Chesapeake Bay
Presenter(s): Ming Li, Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and Patricia M. Glibert, Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Date & Time: 27 July 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar SeriesRESCHEDULED TO SEPT 2, 12-1PM ET
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Title: A Mixotropic Model for Toxigenic Karlodinimum veneficum Blooms in Chesapeake Bay

Presenter(s):
Ming Li, Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and
Patricia M. Glibert, Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) Science Seminar Series, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)

Seminar Contact(s):
Quay.Dortch@noaa.gov and Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

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Abstract:
Blooms of dinoflagellate Karlodinium veneficumare widely distributed in estuarine and coastal waters and have been found to cause fish kills worldwide. K. veneficum has a mixed nutritional mode and relies on both photosynthesis and phagotrophy for growth. Mixotrophic plankton are ubiquitous in the ocean and fundamentally change the flows of energy in the marine food chain, but their important role in marine ecology has only been recognized over the past decade. Many Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB)species deploy a mixotrophic strategy to gain a competitive advantage, but a mechanistic understanding of these blooms is often lacking, making it challenging to predict the HAB impacts on marine ecosystem and human health. Here we report the development of 3D coupled hydrodynamic (ROMS)-biogeochemical(RCA)-mixotrophic (MIXO) models of K. veneficum and their prey Cryptomonas in Chesapeake Bay. MIXOis based on the perfect beast model of Flynn and Mitra and has been calibrated against physiological experiments of these species grown inmixed-batch cultures and under varying nitrogen (N):phosphorus (P)stoichiometry ratios. Hindcast simulations showed that K. veneficum blooms occurred during June-August and were confined to the upper and middle Bay. The numbers of prey ingested by K. veneficum varied from 0.1 to 0.6 per day and the food vacuole content reached up to 50% of the core mixotroph biomass. The ingestion rate increased with prey density but dropped sharply when P:N ratio exceeded 0.03, indicating that K. veneficum only switched to mixotrophic feeding in phosphorus-deficient waters. The digestion rate increased with both the food vacuole content and temperature. Autotrophic growth dominated in late spring and early fall but heterotrophic growth dominated during the summer. The modeling analysis affirms K. veneficum as a phagotropic algae' which is primarily photosynthetic but switches to mixotrophic feeding under nutrient deficient conditions.

Bio(s):
Ming Li is a Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. He obtained B.Eng from Hohai University and Ph.D from University of Oxford. His research spans several areas in physical oceanography, including estuarine and coastal dynamics, sea level rise, and storm surge. He is actively engaged in interdisciplinary research such as hypoxia, ocean acidification, and harmful algal blooms. A major focus of his current research is the regional impact of climate change.Patricia Glibert is also a Professor with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. She obtained a B.A. from Skidmore College, an M.S. from the University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. She also holds an Honorary Doctorate from Linnaeus University, Sweden. Her work is focused on the fate and transformation of nutrients in marine and estuarine waters, eutrophication, and the ecology and physiology of phytoplankton, including harmful algae.

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Title: Real-Time Production the Second Generation CMORPH - To Be Rescheduled
Presenter(s): Pingping Xie, Research Meteorologist, Development Branch, NOAA Climate Prediction Center
Date & Time: 27 July 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

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NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Real-Time Production the Second Generation CMORPH


Presenter(s):
Pingping Xie, Research Meteorologist, Development Branch, NOAA Climate Prediction Center

Sponsor(s): Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Science Seminar

Seminar Contact(s): Bill Sjoberg (bill.sjoberg@noaa.gov)Join from the meeting linkhttps://nasaenterprise.webex.com/nasaenterprise/j.php?MTID=m622c72f0b6896364103bbd74e3e56e17Join by meeting numberMeeting number (access code): 199 779 9531Meeting password: JPSSRocks#1Join by phone+1-929-251-9612 USA Toll 2+1-415-527-5035 US Toll

Abstract: Thanks to the continued supports from the JPSS programs, the second generation CMORPH (CMORPH2) has started real-time production of high-quality, high-resolution pole-to-pole global precipitation estimates since April 2017. Inputs to the CMORPH2 include rainfall and snowfall rate retrievals from passive microwave (PMW) measurements aboard all available low earth orbit (LEO) satellites, precipitation estimates derived from infrared (IR) observations of geostationary (GEO) and LEO platforms, and model precipitation forecast from the NCEP operational global forecast system (GFS). Inputs from the various sources are first inter-calibrated to ensure quantitative consistencies. The inter-calibrated PMW retrievals and IR-based precipitation estimates are then propagated from their respective observation times to the target analysis time along the cloud motion vectors. The propagated PMW and IR based precipitation estimates are finally integrated into a single field of global precipitation through the Kalman Filter framework. In addition to the total precipitation, fraction of solid precipitation is computed from the surface air temperature and other surface meteorological variables using the algorithm of Sims and Liu (2015).
A processing system has been constructed at NOAA/NWS/NCEP to produce the CMORPH2 satellite precipitation estimates on a real-time mode. CMORPH2 precipitation estimates are generated at a very short latency of one hour and then updated with any newly available inputs. The updates are performed once every hour up to 12 hours after the target analysis time when all inputs are available in most situations. The real-time production of CMORPH2 is pushed to NESDIS as a part of the JPSS Hydrology Package into the AWIPS and to the NESDIS Operations for further distributions and applications.CMORPH2 precipitation estimates generated at various latency levels show very good quantitative consistencies, while comparison against gauge and radar observations indicates pattern correlation improving with the production latency. Inter-comparison studies demonstrated superior performance of the second generation CMORPH upon its predecessor the first generation CMORPH and similar products, especially in the representation of cold season precipitation. Detailed results will be reported at the JPSS seminar.

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28 July 2021

Title: NOAA’s Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program: Recent Research to Understand and Protect Vulnerable Deep-Sea Ecosystems
Presenter(s): Dr. Thomas Hourigan, Chief Scientist, NOAA's Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program and Rachel Bassett, M.S., Ecological Science Analyst, NOAA NCCOS Deep Coral Ecology Lab, Hollings Marine Laboratory
Date & Time: 28 July 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series
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Title: NOAA's Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program: Recent Research to Understand and Protect Vulnerable Deep-Sea Ecosystems

Presenter(s):
Dr. Thomas Hourigan, Chief Scientist, NOAA's Deep Sea Coral Research & Technology Program;
Rachel Bassett, M.S., Ecological Science Analyst, NOAA NCCOS Deep Coral Ecology Lab; and
Dr. Meredith Everett, Marine Biologist, NOAA/NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center.

Sponsor(s): NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. Coordinator is Tracy Gill.

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Abstract: Corals and sponges create the most important biogenic habitats in the deep sea and support ecosystems of incredible variety and biodiversity. These ecosystems are also vulnerable to human impacts and are recognized as important conservation targets. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) established the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program in 2009 as the first U.S. program dedicated to providing scientific information to inform the management of these deep-sea ecosystems. The Program focuses on: 1) developing alliances and partnerships; 2) conducting 3-4year regional field research and analysis initiatives on deep-sea biogenic habitats; and 3) creating frameworks for data and information to guide management. Over the last decade, our program and partnerships have supported integrated research initiatives and smaller targeted projects in every U.S. region, from the Bering Sea to the U.S. Caribbean, and from New England Seamounts to American Samoa. This talk draws from our recently published Report to Congress, highlighting results from research initiatives off the U.S. Southeast and West Coast, and showing how our Program's work is catalyzing U.S. deepwater conservation. As we enter our second decade, deep water ecosystems will face new challenges from expanding economic activities in offshore waters and changing ocean conditions. As we launch our next research initiative in Alaska, we are exploring ways that our research, partnerships, and approaches can meet these challenges and advance deep-sea conservation.

Bio(s): Dr. Hourigan is the Chief Scientist for NOAA's Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program. His work over the last 30 years has been at the intersection between science and conservation in both the United States and internationally. In addition to leading development of deep-sea coral programs at NOAA, Dr. Hourigan represented NOAA on marine issues at the Convention on Biological Diversity from 1997 to 2002 and coordinated NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service's components of NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program from 2001 to 2007. Prior to coming to NOAA, he was the Senior Policy Advisor for Climate Change and Biodiversity at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Dr. Hourigan received his doctorate from the University of Hawaii, working on the ecology of coral reef fishes and held an Affiliate Faculty appointment at the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University.Rachel Bassett: After receiving a degree in Public Relations from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Rachel worked in the corporate arena for 4 years before deciding that science was her true calling. Rachel received her B.S. in marine biology and her M.S. in Environmental Studies, both from the College of Charleston. During her master's work she completed a project at the SC Department of Natural Resources where her focus was on conservation biology, specifically fisheries management and marine protected areas. She is currently the lead video analyst at NOAA NCCOS Deep Coral Ecology Lab and is passionate about anything that will help conserve and protect our ocean resources.

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Title: Salvaging Solutions to Abandoned and Derelict Vessels: Oil and Hazardous Waste Issues
Presenter(s): Doug Helton, Acting Regional Operations Branch Supervisor, NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration; David Jones, Chief Marine Science Technician and Federal On-Scene Coordinator Representative, U.S. Coast Guard
Date & Time: 28 July 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Salvaging Solutions to Abandoned and Derelict Vessels: Oil and Hazardous Waste Issues

Presenter(s):
  • Doug Helton, Acting Regional Operations Branch Supervisor, NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration
  • David Jones, Chief Marine Science Technician and Federal On-Scene Coordinator Representative, U.S. Coast Guard


Sponsor(s): NOAA Marine Debris Program

Points of Contact: Sarah Latshaw (Sarah.Latshaw@noaa.gov) and the Salvaging Solutions team (SalvagingSolutions@noaa.gov)

Remote Access: https://noaaorr.adobeconnect.com/advs/

Accessibility: Closed Captioning will be available.

Abstract: Each month's webinar features experts on a topic related to abandoned and derelict vessels. The goal of the series is to share perspectives from across the country on common issues arising from abandoned and derelict vessels, in hopes to help communities better deal with them. The webinar speakers are specialists from federal, state, and local governments; nongovernmental organizations; universities; and industry, and will discuss topics about communications, funding, policy, and successes and challenges under blue skies and hurricane conditions. Our July speakers will focus on oil and hazardous waste challenges when addressing ADVs. More information: https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/outreach/salvaging-solutions-abandoned-and-derelict-vessels-webinar-series.

Recordings: Recordings of previous Salvaging Solutions webinars have been posted on our website. Links to the recordings are available in the "Resources - Links" box or under "Past Salvaging Solutions Webinars" at the bottom of the page.

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Title:
New
VAWS: NOAA Enterprise Cloud Products and Introduction to the Next GOES Series (GeoXO)
Presenter(s): Andrew Heidinger, NESDIS Geo Senior Scientist, NOAA
Date & Time: 28 July 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: VAWS: NOAA Enterprise Cloud Products and Introduction to the Next GOES Series (GeoXO)

Presenter(s): Andrew Heidinger, NESDIS Geo Senior Scientist, NOAA

Sponsor(s): NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series

Seminar Contact(s): tmbuxbaum@alaska.edu

Remote Access: https://uaf.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b4e157af8905918af730d5d1c&id=9549c0683e&e=9097598e1a

Abstract: NOAA/NESDIS is moving to an enterprise suite of algorithms for all of its remote sensing products. This seminar will describe the NOAA Enterprise Cloud Products which are the operational suite for the JPSS/VIIRS sensors and are soon the operational suite for the GOES-R/ABI sensors. These products are available operationally and from software packages such as the Community Satellite Processing Package (CSPP). These products are currently being used in aviation applications over Alaska. In addition to the move to Enterprise Algorithms, NESDIS is also planning the next series of GOES satellites (GeoXO) for the 2030's. With high spatial resolutions, GOES data are becoming more and more relevant to Alaska. This seminar will provide the current plans for GeoXO and how to become involved in the process.


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29 July 2021

Title: Understanding and forecasting species range dynamics in the oceans
Presenter(s): Alexa Fredston, Rutgers University
Date & Time: 29 July 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Understanding and forecasting species range dynamics in the oceans

Presenter(s): Alexa Fredston, Rutgers University

Sponsor(s): U.S. Northeast Climate-Fisheries Seminar Series; coordinator is
Vincent.Saba@noaa.gov

Remote Access: Register via Google meet at: https://meet.google.com/paw-jhrb-nzr

Abstract: TBD

Bio(s): TBD

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Title:
New
Exploring the Heat Hazard
Presenter(s): Jen Runkle, NC State University; Cameron Lee, Kent State University; and Brian Garcia, NOAA/National Weather Service
Date & Time: 29 July 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: TBD
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series
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Title: Exploring the Heat Hazard
Part of NOAA's National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) Urban Heat Island Community of Practice Webinar Series

Presenter(s):
Jen Runkle, NC State University: Personal exposure measured through wearable iButtons
Cameron Lee, Kent State University: Regional trends in climate/weather and extreme heat
Brian Garcia, NOAA/National Weather Service (NWS), Warning Coordination Meteorologist
Moderator: Noura Randle, NOAA/OAR Climate Program Office

Sponsor(s): NOAA's Climate Program Office, National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS).

Remote Access: Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/908712691845629199

Abstract: How is extreme heat experienced and how can it be measured? There are a variety of methods and approaches to measure heat, from satellites, mobile transects, stationary observations, to wearable sensors. Each can provide important information and context to the urban heat effect and its impact. Extreme heat is a subtle hazard that is felt differently across the nation. This session will highlight the range of experience of heat across the US.Recent applications include deep-water ecology under wind-farms (NY),sustainable fisheries (AK), habitat patchiness (FL to TX), benthic-pelagic coupling (MEX to NC), human impacts (CAN), sonar performance, and human-objects burial (DEU). High efficiencies on system buildout and high accuracies on the data products have been achieved by incorporating math/computing methods, and calibrations of the information processing at all stages. A brief guide to the system will be given, while inviting new projects and collaborations.

Bio(s): Brian Garcia: Warning Coordination Meteorologist (NOAA/NWS), Brian has been a professional meteorologist for 16 years, beginning his career within the private sector before joining the federal government with the National Weather Service. Weather was not always forefront on Brian's mind, but did play a role in everything he did. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, mountain and marine meteorology were critical to his recreation. From climbing and backcountry snowboarding to surfing and camping, everything revolved around weather. Once this connection was made, Brian was off into the world of weather. Brian is a graduate of the University of Washington and has followed positions to Houston, DC, Eureka CA, and now in Monterey CA. In his current role as the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the NWS SF Bay Area / Monterey Bay regions, he is tasked with building partnership across a diverse sector of communities. Through this role he translates technical weather information for partner agencies to take action on in order to protect lives and property. He also is allotted the opportunity to work with NOAA on projects such as the Urban Heat Island Campaign. Outside of work you'll typically find Brian in the waters of Santa Cruz, surfing as much as possible.

Jen Runkle, NC State University: Bio TBDCameron Lee, Kent State University: Bio TBD

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Title: Collaborative Science Conversations: Designing Science for Coastal and Ocean Decision Making
Presenter(s): Christine Angelini, University of Florida, christine.angelini@essie.ufl.edu; Mike Langston, USGS, mlangston@usgs.gov; Eric Sparks, Mississippi State University, eric.sparks@msstate.edu; Jeanne Bloomberg, NOAA RESTORE Program, jeanne.bloomberg@noaa.gov; Doug George, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, douglas.george@noaa.gov
Date & Time: 29 July 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Collaborative Science Conversations: Designing Science for Coastal and Ocean Decision Making

Presenter(s): Christine Angelini, Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida; Mike Langston, Deputy Director of the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center, USGS; Eric Sparks, Director of Coastal and Marine Extension/Associate Extension Professor, Mississippi State University, and Assistant Director for Outreach/Coastal Ecology Specialist for Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant; Jeanne Bloomberg, National Academies Gulf Research Program Science Policy Fellow, NOAA RESTORE Science Program; Doug George, NERRS Science Collaborative Program Manager, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Sponsor(s): This webinar is sponsored by the NERRS Science Collaborative

Seminar Contact(s): Doug George (douglas.george@noaa.gov) or Nick Soberal (nsoberal@umich.edu)

Remote Access: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6468690105396411915

Abstract: Collaborative science and the co-production of science involve working closely with partners at every stage - from conceptualizing a new project, to conducting the research, to refining tools to best meet a management need. The goal is to encourage mutually beneficial exchanges between researchers and resource managers. Essential to collaborative science is building relationships and engendering trust among the partners. NOAA's NERRS Science Collaborative and RESTORE Science programs support collaborative science through funding and partnerships around protected and at-risk coastal and ocean areas. This webinar, the first jointly hosted event between the NERRS Science Collaborative and RESTORE programs, will feature a panel discussion among three contributors to the programs, highlighting important lessons learned and experiences on how to become effective co-producers of science.About NERRS Science Collaborative: The National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative supports science for estuarine and coastal decision-makers. Managed by the University of Michigan Water Center, through a cooperative agreement with NOAA, the Science Collaborative coordinates regular funding opportunities and supports user-driven collaborative research, assessment, and transfer activities that address critical coastal management needs identified by the reserves.
About RESTORE: The NOAA RESTORE Science Program was authorized by Congress in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to carry out research, observation, and monitoring to support the long-term sustainability of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, including its fisheries. The Science Program supports teams of resource managers and researchers committed to work together to produce science that helps answer the questions resource managers are facing.

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30 July 2021

Title: Three Minute Thesis Webinar: NOAA’s Role in Wildfire Events
Presenter(s): Robyn Heffernan, National Interagency Fire Center / NOAA National Weather Service; Matt Elliott, NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Center; Dan Borsum, NOAA NWS Forecast Office, Billings, MT; Eric James, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences / NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Global Systems Laboratory; Wilfrid Schroeder, NOAA National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service; Joshua -Shuka- Schwarz, NOAA OAR Chemical Sciences Laboratory; Brett Lutz, NOAA NWS Forecast Office, Medford, OR; Britt Parker, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences / National Integrated Drought Information System; Tony Anderson, NOAA NWS Forecast Office, Pueblo, CO
Date & Time: 30 July 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Three Minute Thesis

Remote Access: NOAA's Role in Wildfire Events

Presenter(s): NOAA's Role in Wildland Fires -- Robyn Heffernan (National Interagency Fire Center / NOAA National Weather Service)Fire Weather Outlooks: The Role of the NOAA Storm Prediction Center -- Matt Elliott (NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Center)The Role of a NWS Incident Meteorologist -- Dan Borsum (NOAA NWS Forecast Office, Billings, MT)HRRR-Smoke: Predicting the Evolution of Wildfire Smoke Plumes -- Eric James (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences / NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Global Systems Laboratory)
Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product -- Wilfrid Schroeder (NOAA National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service)How FIREX-AQ Science Strengthens the Foundation for NOAA Operations -- Joshua (Shuka) Schwarz (NOAA OAR Chemical Sciences Laboratory)How Wildfires Impact Communities -- Brett Lutz (NOAA NWS Forecast Office, Medford, OR)Drought and Wildfire Interaction -- Britt Parker (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, National Integrated Drought Information System)
The Incident Isn't Over When the Fire Is Out -- Tony Anderson (NOAA NWS Forecast Office, Pueblo, CO)

Sponsor(s): NOAA Central Region Collaboration Team

Seminar Contact(s): Keli Pirtle, keli.pirtle@noaa.gov; Bethany Perry, bethany.perry@noaa.gov; Aja Szumylo, aja.szumylo@noaa.gov

Remote Access: Please register for the Three Minute Thesis Webinar on NOAA's Role in Wildfire Events: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3482672710086720526 . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Abstract: What's a Three Minute Thesis Webinar? Borrowing from a format used by universities across the country, colleagues from NOAA and partners will each have one slide and three minutes to present on their topic. There will also be time for questions from the audience between each group of speakers. We look forward to your attendance and feedback on the webinar - a way to get to know more about your colleagues, partners, noteworthy projects, unique ideas, and more!

Recordings: A recording will be available the week after the webinar on the NOAA Central Region Collaboration Team homepage: https://www.noaa.gov/regions/regional-collaboration-regions/central-region

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2 August 2021

Title:
New
Zoomable Oceans: the NOAA STAR SOCD OceanView (OV)
Presenter(s): Prasanjit Dash, CSU/CIRA
Date & Time: 2 August 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Note: This seminar will be presented online only.

Presenter(s): Prasanjit Dash, CSU/CIRA and Paul DiGiacomo, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR

Sponsor(s): STAR Science Seminar Series

Seminar Contact(s):
Stacy Bunin, stacy.bunin@noaa.gov

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Abstract: The NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division (SOCD) OceanView(OV) is a web-based visualization application delivering an integrated display of remote sensing, in situ, and model output data over oceans, coastal waterways, and inland bodies of water. OV's objective is to assist both expert and general public users in understanding the diverse water bodies in space and over time, both from a synoptic and an event-scale perspective. The OV incorporates data and products primarily from NOAA and some non-NOAA partner sources, spanning satellites, airborne and field platforms, and environmental modeling output. Various datasets produced by the SOCD science teams and distributed publicly either via the SOCD CoastWatch program or other online media comprise the bulk of the information presented in OV. Other data include products, images, or information from ESA CCI, NASA WorldView, EU CMEMS, USGS, NOAA NCEI, and NASA EONET. OceanView 1.0 was publicly released on 19-May-2021 at https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/socd/ov/. This release was the culmination of nearly two years of work, from vision to design and implementation. An enhanced version 1.1 with an improved timeline widget and bell icon for changelog notification was released on 19-Jun-2021. Besides serving the satellite remote sensing community and ocean enthusiasts, the OceanView will contribute to global earth observing activities led by SOCD, including the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Coastal Observations, Applications, Services and Tools (COAST) Ad Hoc Team, as well as the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Blue Planet and AquaWatch initiatives. These efforts are directed to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The presentation will brief on modern integrated mapping approaches and provide a live demo and outlook.

Bio(s): Prasanjit Dash is a remote sensing scientist with over 20 years of experience in terrestrial infrared satellite applications. Since 2006, he has been with NOAA NESDIS STAR SOCD and the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere of Colorado State University (CSU CIRA), excluding mid-2016 to 2017 when he contributed to the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission at EUMETSAT. Prasanjit received a Ph.D. in Physics from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, in 2004 and an MBA from College of Business, Colorado State University, USA, in 2017.

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Title:
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Prediction at Weeks 3 - 4 and Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Timescales, June 2021: UFS-based Seasonal-to-Subseasonal Prototypes and Community Development of the UFS
Presenter(s): Dr. Maria Gehne, NOAA/OAR/PSL & CIRES/CU, and Dr. Tara Jensen, NCAR/RAL
Date & Time: 2 August 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Prediction at Weeks 3 - 4 and Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Timescales, August 2021: Tropical Dynamics Diagnostics, and METplus Verification and Diagnostics

Presenter(s): Dr. Maria Gehne, NOAA/OAR/PSL & CIRES/CU, and Dr. Tara Jensen, NCAR/RAL

Sponsor(s): NOAA OAR Weather Program Office S2S Program and NOAA NWS Office of Science and Technology Integration Modeling Program Division

Seminar Contact(s): Karen Keith, karen.keith@noaa.gov

Remote Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/5514526215193198861

Abstract: This monthly webinar series was created to share ongoing work within NWS and OAR at the Weeks 3-4 and S2S timescales. We would like to foster a relaxed, informal dialogue among forecasters, modelers and researchers. This month, Dr. Maria Gehne will speak about "Tropical Dynamics Diagnostics for Numerical Weather Prediction." Dr. Tara Jensen will speak about "METplus Verification and Diagnostics Framework for S2S."

Recordings: Available on the Weeks 3-4/S2S Webinar Series website: https://vlab.ncep.noaa.gov/web/weeks-3-4-s2s-webinar-series

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3 August 2021

Title:
New
Seafloor Materials and Habitats - USA & Worldwide: New, Extensive Data are Available
Presenter(s): Dr. Chris Jenkins, Senior Research Scientist in Environmental Computing at the Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research - INSTAAR, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
Date & Time: 3 August 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

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Title: Seafloor Materials and Habitats - USA & Worldwide: New, Extensive Data are Available
Part of NOAA's Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IOCM) Webinar Series

Presenter(s): Dr. Chris Jenkins, Senior Research Scientist in Environmental Computing at the Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research (INSTAAR), University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO.

Sponsor(s): NOAA's IOCM Webinar Series and NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar
Series. Seminar coordinators are Amber.Butler@noaa.gov and Tracy.GIll@noaa.gov

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Abstract: In what has been a long project, detailed information on seafloor compositions, habitats, physical properties is now available for all US waters, and indeed for the global ocean. Over four million observation sites are held in the dbSEABED system, which is currently helping many major projects, and is seeking to assist programs even more widely. The US East, Gulf Mexico, and Western margins, Alaska and the Arctic are especially well covered with data, and more data is constantly being added. Parameters include grainsize, hard/soft seabed types, CaCO3 and OrgC contents, seabed strengths, roughness, and grain-type and feature occurrences.Recent applications include deep-water ecology under wind-farms (NY),sustainable fisheries (AK), habitat patchiness (FL to TX), benthic-pelagic coupling (MEX to NC), human impacts (CAN), sonar performance, and human-objects burial (DEU). High efficiencies on system buildout and high accuracies on the data products have been achieved by incorporating math/computing methods, and calibrations of the information processing at all stages. A brief guide to the system will be given, while inviting new projects and collaborations.

Bio(s): Chris Jenkins is an INSTAAR Senior Researcher in ocean environmental computing. Major project is the world mapping of ocean substrates/habitats using modern and legacy data, with applications in underwater acoustics, benthic ecology, biogeochemistry and stratigraphy.

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5 August 2021

Title:
New
Bringing the State of the World's Fisheries Assessment into the 21st century: What Is Needed to Improve Our Global Coverage, and How to Make the Assessment Accessible to Interested Parties Globally
Presenter(s): Rishi Sharma & Arni Magnusson, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy
Date & Time: 5 August 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: TBD
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title:
Bringing the State of the World's Fisheries Assessment into the 21st century: What Is Needed to Improve Our Global Coverage, and How to Make the Assessment Accessible to Interested Parties Globally (National Stock Assessment Science Seminar Series)

Presenter(s):
Rishi Sharma & Arni Magnusson, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and NOAA's Central Library (NCL)Seminar Contacts: Kristan Blackhart and Library Seminars

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Abstract:
We present the current workflow in developing a Global Fish Stock Assessment for SOFIA and identify issues in estimating this globally important metric indicating status of stocks into three categories: i) overfished, ii) fully sustainably fished, and iii) underfished. We highlight how a new assessment package SRAplus can be used to get better estimates of regional and country estimates of overfishing categories using effort data and depletion priors based on external data. Transparency issues are highlighted and a transparent assessment framework (TAF) is used to implement a modular workflow for SOFIA (TSAF).


Bio(s):
Rishi has a doctorate in Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management from the University of Washington. He has worked for 20+ years in Fisheries issues in the Pacific Northwest, and global tuna fisheries. Prior to FAO, Rishi worked at the NWFSC, SEFSC, Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) and Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Commission (CRITFC). Rishi has experience in population ecology, ecological statistics and stock assessment, and has numerous peer-review articles on these topics. Arni has a doctorate in Fisheries Science from the University of Washington. He has worked for 20+ years in fisheries science and fisheries management in the Northeast Atlantic, New Zealand, and the Mediterranean. Prior to FAO, Arni worked at the New Zealand Seafood Industry Council, Icelandic Marine Research Institute, and the ICES Secretariat. Arni has experience in stock assessment methods, statistical computing and data management, and has published peer-reviewed articles and software covering these topics.

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10 August 2021

Title: Southeast Climate Monthly Webinar + Heat Risk Tools for the Southeast
Presenter(s): Sandra Rayne, Southeast Regional Climate Center; Jeff Dobur, NWS Southeast River Forecast Center; Todd Hamill, NWS Southeast River Forecast Center; Pam Knox, University of Georgia, Chip Konrad, Southeast Regional Climate Center
Date & Time: 10 August 2021
10:00 am - 10:45 am ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Presenter(s):
Climate Overview
Sandra Rayne | Southeast Regional Climate Center

Water Resources Overview
Jeff Dobur/Todd Hamill | NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Agriculture Impact Update
Pam Knox | University of Georgia

Spotlight: Heat Risk Tools for the Southeast, Chip Konrad, Southeast Regional Climate Center

Sponsor(s): NOAA NCEI, National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), National Weather Service, Southeast Regional Climate Center, American Association of State Climatologists

Seminar Contact(s): Meredith Muth, NIDIS, (Meredith.muth@noaa.gov)

Access: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/6735992372888130064

Abstract: Join us for the Southeast Climate Monthly Webinar! These webinars will provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Nio and La Nia. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as wildfires, agriculture production, disruption to water supply, and ecosystems.

The August 10 webinar will also feature an overview of Heat Risk Tools for the Southeast.

Recordings: You can find them here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmADP4Cm4SNtYZMmrY48PtQ)

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11 August 2021

Title:
New
Tracking White Sharks! An Update on Population Changes off the West Coast of North America
Presenter(s): Dr. Salvador Jorgensen, Marine Ecologist, University of California, Santa Cruz
Date & Time: 11 August 2021
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm ET
Location: Webinar - Remote Access Only
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Tracking White Sharks! An Update on Population Changes off the West Coast of North America

Presenter(s): Dr. Salvador Jorgensen, Marine Ecologist, University of California, Santa Cruz

Sponsor(s): NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Seminar contact: Claire.Fackler@noaa.gov, (805) 570-1113

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Abstract: This presentation will detail the latest developments in a long-term study of the northeast Pacific great white sharks. A combination of management practices and climate change have led to range shifting and population fluxes among juvenile and adult white sharks. These changes, along with surprising interactions with other predators, underscore the dynamic nature of this cryptic top predator and its important role in coastal and ocean ecology.

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12 August 2021

Title:
New
NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Bathymetry Team - Data Contribution, Sharing, Accessibility, and Archive Overview
Presenter(s): Christie Reiser, Physical Scientist/Bathymetry Data Manager, NOAA/NESDIS
National Centers for Environmental Information - NCEI, Boulder CO
Date & Time: 12 August 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: TBD
Description:

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Title: NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Bathymetry Team -
Data Contribution, Sharing, Accessibility, and Archive Overview
Part of NOAA's Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IOCM) Webinar Series

Presenter(s): Christie Reiser, Physical Scientist/Bathymetry Data Manager, NOAA/NESDIS
National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), Boulder CO.

Sponsor(s): NOAA's IOCM Webinar Series and NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar
Series. Seminar coordinators are Amber.Butler@noaa.gov and Tracy.GIll@noaa.gov

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Abstract: Bathymetry data managers at NCEI preserve, manage, and make bathymetry data accessible to the public via the NCEI data viewer. The archive houses ~60 terabytes of (uncompressed) bathymetric data. The team works with providers--guiding them through organizing, packaging, and submitting bathymetry data to the archive.
With the event of global mapping initiatives such as the National Ocean Mapping, Exploration, and Characterization Strategy (NOMEC) and the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 project, NOAA is seeking new partners to make progress on these mapping goals. In response, IOCM created a data submission form for potential new data providers, which connects them directly to IOCM and NCEI bathy data managers.

NCEI offers tools to make data submissions easier such as the "Submitting Data Guidelines", a stand-alone packaging tool called "CruisePack", and of course the assistance of the data managers themselves.Looking forward, NCEI is redesigning their multibeam ingest pipeline, which will allow for improved reliability, greater ease of ingesting new data, greater flexibility in allowed data formats, and simplify data delivery to users. Additionally, the NCEI bathy team is in the process of hiring two additional people to bulk up the team in anticipation of large volumes of incoming bathymetry data.

Bio(s): Christie Reiser, along with NOAA's NCEI bathy team, archive bathymetry data that comes to NCEI. She works with data providers such as federal agencies, private sector companies, academia, as well as international partners. She offers data providers assistance in getting their data to NCEI, shows how to package it properly, and sees the data through the archive process. Christie also assists customers in need of data--making those data and information more accessible. She works on several interagency and international working groups that strive to make data more accessible and make data contribution an easier process.

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Title:
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Seagrass Meadows: Unsung Heroes in Combating Climate Change?
Presenter(s): Aurora M Ricart, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Researcher at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and Melissa Ward, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Researcher at San Diego State University
Date & Time: 12 August 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar - Remote Access Only
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Seagrass Meadows: Unsung Heroes in Combating Climate Change?

Presenter(s): Aurora M Ricart, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Researcher at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and Melissa Ward, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Researcher at San Diego State University

Sponsor(s): NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Seminar contact: Claire.Fackler@noaa.gov, (805) 570-1113

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Abstract: Seagrass meadows can be found from the tropics to the arctic circle, with over 60 species in total. These meadows form the foundation of many marine food webs, while also serving to improve water quality, stabilize sediment, and buffer storm surge. More recently, scientists are investigating seagrasses as a natural-based solution in combating climate change. Research, including that of Drs. Aurora M Ricart and Melissa Ward, suggests that these habitats contribute to long-term climate mitigation through sediment carbon sequestration, while also serving to ameliorate the impacts of ocean acidification. In this talk, they will explore the capacity of seagrass ecosystems to help mitigate climate change effects and discuss the implications for the conservation and management of these coastal ecosystems.

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19 August 2021

Title:
New
The World Does Not Stand Still - Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change in Papahānaumokuākea
Presenter(s): Dr. Dan Polhemus, Aquatic Ecosystems and Environmental Contaminants program manager at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Islands
Date & Time: 19 August 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar - Remote Access Only
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: The World Does Not Stand Still - Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change in Papahnaumokukea

Presenter(s): Dr. Dan Polhemus, Aquatic Ecosystems and Environmental Contaminants program manager at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Islands

Sponsor(s): NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Seminar contact: Claire.Fackler@noaa.gov, (805) 570-1113

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Abstract: Current and future impacts from climate change are considered to be the single greatest threat to the long-term integrity of Papahnaumokukea. The effects of climate change are already being observed, with rising sea levels leading to shoreline retreat, increasing ocean heat content producing more frequent and severe coral bleaching events, and a more westward trajectory for tropical cyclones inflicting severe damage to certain atolls, notably Lalo (French Frigate Shoals). Current modelling indicates that all these stressors will continue to impact the Monument to progressively greater degrees going forward, producing major resource management challenges. A climate change vulnerability assessment for the Monument was completed in 2016, and the managers are now moving forward to convert this into an action plan that will facilitate future climate adaptation.

This presentation is part of the Third Thursday By the Bay Presentation Series at Mokuppapa Discovery Center that is the visitor center for Papahnaumokukea Marine National Monument in Hilo, Hawaii. This State of the Monument lecture series is also supported by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
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26 August 2021

Title: Regional drivers of interannual and spatial variability of Ocean Acification variables on the NE shelf
Presenter(s): Samantha Siedlecki and Kelly McGarry, University of Connecticut
Date & Time: 26 August 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: Regional drivers of interannual and spatial variability of OA variables on the NE shelf.

Presenter(s): Samantha Siedlecki and Kelly McGarry, University of Connecticut

Sponsor(s): U.S. Northeast Climate-Fisheries Seminar Series; coordinator is
Vincent.Saba@noaa.gov

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Abstract: TBD

Bio(s): TBD

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31 August 2021

Title: NOAA Eastern Region Climate Services: North Atlantic Circulation
Presenter(s): Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University, and Matthew Rosencrans, NOAA/NWS/Climate Prediction Center
Date & Time: 31 August 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am ET
Location: Webinar
Description:

NOAA Science Seminar Series

Title: NOAA Eastern Region Climate Services Webinar/North Atlantic Circulation

Presenter(s):
Samantha Borisoff, Climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University,
Matthew Rosencrans, NOAA/NWS/Climate Prediction Center


Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service/National Centers for Environmental Information/Regional Climate Services; coordinator is Ellen Mecray. If interested in obtaining a PDF of the slides and/or the recording, see the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

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Abstract:
The webinar will feature a recap of August conditions and Matthew Rosencrans will share the August update on the North Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Bio(s): TBD

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2 September 2021

Title: A Mixotropic Model for Toxigenic Karlodinimum veneficum Blooms in Chesapeake Bay
Presenter(s): Ming Li, Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and Patricia M. Glibert, Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Date & Time: 2 September 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar
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Title: A Mixotropic Model for Toxigenic Karlodinimum veneficum Blooms in Chesapeake Bay

Presenter(s):
Ming Li, Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and
Patricia M. Glibert, Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Sponsor(s):
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) Science Seminar Series, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)

Seminar Contact(s):
Quay.Dortch@noaa.gov and Tracy.Gill@noaa.gov

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Abstract:
Blooms of dinoflagellate Karlodinium veneficumare widely distributed in estuarine and coastal waters and have been found to cause fish kills worldwide. K. veneficum has a mixed nutritional mode and relies on both photosynthesis and phagotrophy for growth. Mixotrophic plankton are ubiquitous in the ocean and fundamentally change the flows of energy in the marine food chain, but their important role in marine ecology has only been recognized over the past decade. Many Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB)species deploy a mixotrophic strategy to gain a competitive advantage, but a mechanistic understanding of these blooms is often lacking, making it challenging to predict the HAB impacts on marine ecosystem and human health. Here we report the development of 3D coupled hydrodynamic (ROMS)-biogeochemical(RCA)-mixotrophic (MIXO) models of K. veneficum and their prey Cryptomonas in Chesapeake Bay. MIXOis based on the perfect beast model of Flynn and Mitra and has been calibrated against physiological experiments of these species grown inmixed-batch cultures and under varying nitrogen (N):phosphorus (P)stoichiometry ratios. Hindcast simulations showed that K. veneficum blooms occurred during June-August and were confined to the upper and middle Bay. The numbers of prey ingested by K. veneficum varied from 0.1 to 0.6 per day and the food vacuole content reached up to 50% of the core mixotroph biomass. The ingestion rate increased with prey density but dropped sharply when P:N ratio exceeded 0.03, indicating that K. veneficum only switched to mixotrophic feeding in phosphorus-deficient waters. The digestion rate increased with both the food vacuole content and temperature. Autotrophic growth dominated in late spring and early fall but heterotrophic growth dominated during the summer. The modeling analysis affirms K. veneficum as a phagotropic algae' which is primarily photosynthetic but switches to mixotrophic feeding under nutrient deficient conditions.

Bio(s):
Ming Li is a Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. He obtained B.Eng from Hohai University and Ph.D from University of Oxford. His research spans several areas in physical oceanography, including estuarine and coastal dynamics, sea level rise, and storm surge. He is actively engaged in interdisciplinary research such as hypoxia, ocean acidification, and harmful algal blooms. A major focus of his current research is the regional impact of climate change.Patricia Glibert is also a Professor with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. She obtained a B.A. from Skidmore College, an M.S. from the University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. She also holds an Honorary Doctorate from Linnaeus University, Sweden. Her work is focused on the fate and transformation of nutrients in marine and estuarine waters, eutrophication, and the ecology and physiology of phytoplankton, including harmful algae.

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30 September 2021

Title: Ocean acidification effects on Eastern oysters, surfclams, and Atlantic sea scallops: Commonalities and differences?
Presenter(s): Shannon Meseck, NOAA NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: 30 September 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
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Title: Ocean acidification effects on Eastern oysters, surf clams, and Atlantic sea scallops: Commonalities and differences?

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12 October 2021

Title: NOAA Assistant Administrators Look at the Year Ahead; First Annual NELS Panel Discussion
Presenter(s): Panel of NOAA Assistant Administrators: Mr. Craig McLean, Dr. Louis Uccellini, RDML Nancy Hann, Ms. Nicole LeBoeuf, Dr. Steve Volz, Dr. Paul Doremus; Moderator: Louisa Koch
Date & Time: 12 October 2021
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Title: NOAA Assistant Administrators Look at the Year Ahead; First Annual NELS Panel Discussion
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Presenter(s): Panel of NOAA Assistant Administrators: Mr. Craig McLean, Dr. Louis Uccellini, RDML Nancy Hann, Ms. Nicole LeBoeuf, Dr. Steve Volz, Dr. Paul Doremus. Moderator: Louisa Koch (NOAA Education Director)

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Abstract: Motivation for the panel: An opportunity for the NOAA AA leadership to come together to share, inform and engage with the NOAA staff and the public on what is being planned for the year ahead. Tentative framing questions: How is NOAA collaboration relevant to the average NOAA staff across the Nation? And the American Society?; What are the most impactful future mission challenges best served by crossline office collaboration?; What ongoing good collaborative efforts or examples exist across the NOAA line offices? Panel moderator: Louisa Koch (NOAA Education Director)

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28 October 2021

Title: Evaluating the performance of Northeast Groundfish Fisheries Management in a Changing Ocean
Presenter(s): Mackenzie Mazur and Lisa Kerr, both with Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Date & Time: 28 October 2021
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Title: Evaluating the performance of Northeast Groundfish Fisheries Management in a Changing Ocean.

Presenter(s): Mackenzie Mazur and Lisa Kerr, both with Gulf of Maine Research Institute

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18 November 2021

Title: Biological consequences of a changing climate on the pre-recruit life stages of NE US finfish: Effects of CO2 and thermal environments
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Date & Time: 18 November 2021
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Title: Biological consequences of a changing climate on the pre-recruit life stages of NE US finfish: Effects of CO2 and thermal environments.

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16 December 2021

Title: Shifting species and climate adaptation pathways for Northeast U. S. fishing communities
Presenter(s): Andrew Allyn and Kathy Mills, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Date & Time: 16 December 2021
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Title: Shifting species and climate adaptation pathways for Northeast U. S. fishing communities.

Presenter(s): Andrew Allyn and Kathy Mills, Gulf of Maine Research Institute

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