Interactive maps of global climate information

NOAA View is a data exploration tool produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and developed by the NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory. It contains an enormous amount of information relevant to global geoscience issues in interactive map form. Over 100 different datasets are available on a wide range of topics related to the Earth system. Datasets include:

EARTH: Seeing the Seafloor in High Definition

As the U.S. celebrates National Oceans Month in June, scientists who study the seafloor are excited because they believe that humans will end this century with a far better view of our seafloor than at any other time in human history. Geoscientists have been mapping land on Earth, and even other planets in our solar system, in high definition for years, but the picture of the ocean floor has remained blurry for the most part. But with advances in engineering, what lies beneath is starting to come into much better focus.

Ocean Acidification Impacts on Fisheries

Friday, March 11, 2016

Background: As the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide has increased over recent history, so has the acidity of oceans worldwide. The changing acidity of the ocean has many ecological and economic impacts, one of the most serious being its effects on marine life and fisheries. The impact of ocean acidification is intensified in colder bodies of water such as those off the coast of New England, a region with a large fisheries sector. These impacts have already been recognized on both coasts, with the Washington, Maine, and Maryland state legislatures commissioning reports on ocean acidification and marine life/fisheries. In 2015, the Massachusetts Legislature also introduced a bill to establish a taskforce to investigate the impact of increasingly acidic waters off the coast of Massachusetts on commercially harvested or grown marine species.

Our speakers include:

Webinar Co-Sponsors:

Consortium for Ocean Leadership, NOAA Ocean Acidification ProgramNortheast Coastal Acidification Network

CEU Credits

To earn CEU credits, please complete the associated on-demand GOLI course that was developed from this webinar with a grade of 70% or higher and then submit your application for CEUs. CEUs are awarded from the American Institute of Professional Geologists. To view the full list of on-demand GOLI courses, please browse the GOLI course catalog.

Resources to learn more:

Search the Geological Surveys Database for reports and factsheets about ocean acidification.

Ocean Acidification Impacts on Fisheries: The geological record of ocean acidification

Critical Needs: Ocean & Coasts

To ensure the long-term sustainable use of our ocean and coastal resources:

Support basic and applied research on ocean and coastal issues. Better knowledge of the ocean and its role in global processes now and in the past allows scientists to forecast for the future. An improved understanding of ocean and coastal processes will reduce damage and promote responsible growth of coastal communities.

United States Arctic opportunities hearing

Icebergs in Greeland
Admiral Robert Papp
U.S. Department of State Special Representative for the Arctic
The Honorable Lesil McGuire
Alaska State Legislature Representative
The Honorable Bob Herron
Alaska State Legislature Representative
The Honorable Charlotte Brower
Mayor of North Slope Borough
Dr. Cecilia Bitz
University of Washington College of the Environment, School Atmospheric Sciences Professor
Mr. Patrick R. Arnold

EarthComm Earth's Fluid Spheres: Oceans and Your Community Activity 6

Here you will find resources to help educators and their students to graph the annual Pacific fish catch from 1957 to 1983; using your graph, identify past El Nino events and predict future events; understand the relationship between upwelling, phytoplankton abundance, and fish catches in the equatorial Pacific, use an Earth system approach to consider how phytoplankton production is related to cycles of matter that could affect your state and community.


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