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PMEL carries out interdisciplinary scientific investigations in oceanography and atmospheric science.

Current PMEL programs focus on open ocean observations in support of long-term monitoring and prediction of the ocean environment on time scales from minutes to decades.

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PMEL Contributes to NOAA Arctic Action Plan


PMEL scientist and Arctic expert, Dr. James Overland, was one of the program leads on the recently released NOAA Arctic Action Plan.  The plan provides a roadmap to make shared progress in monitoring, understanding, and protecting the vulnerable Arctic region.  PMEL is actively involved in Arctic climate dynamics research by conducting observations and evaluating models of Arctic sea ice to document and predict climate change impacts on Arctic marine ecosystems.

Find out more on the NOAA Arctic theme page and PMEL Arctic research web pages.


What's New Archive- EcoFOCI Contributes to New Understanding of Bering Sea Fisheries and Ecosystems


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Ocean Acidification
Argo Ocean Floats

Fisheries Oceanography
Underwater Volcanoes

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