PMEL in the News
The Most Exciting Drones Aren't in the Air--They're in the Ocean
In July, three odd-looking, 23-foot-long sailboats will launch from a dock in Alaska's Dutch Harbor. They will meander the seas between the U.S. and Russia to track ice melt, measure the ocean's levels of carbon dioxide, and count fish, seal, and whale populations. And they'll do all this without a single human being on board.
Rant & Rave: Interesting NOAA Open House
RAVE To NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) for their excellent June 9 Open House. The exhibits and guided tours were very informative and well coordinated.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association center is hosting a public tour during an open house Friday.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Sandpoint center will host a behind-the-scenes tour during an open house Friday. The open house is a family-friendly event with activities for children. It’s a chance to meet oceanographers, marine biologists, meteorologists and engineers who work on environmental issues and tour their labs.
In Appreciation of AGU’s Outstanding Reviewers of 2016
With this article, the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Publications department again recognizes a number of outstanding reviewers selected by the editors of each AGU journal for their work in 2016.
St. Lawrence Island tribal groups tried to protect walruses. Now the animal they rely on faces a threat they cannot control.
Long ago, the walruses were almost wiped out, and with them the people of St. Lawrence Island. Commercial whalers were the danger. Now a new threat is emerging from the changing sea. The island used to be home to an estimated 4,000 residents in dozens of villages. Today the population is 1,400, and they live in just two villages, Savoonga and Gambell.