PMEL in the News
Autonomous Vehicles Help Scientists Estimate Fish Abundance While Protecting Human Health and Safety
Scientists are capitalizing on existing technological capabilities and partnerships to collect fisheries data. This will help fill the information gap resulting from the cancellation of FY20 ship-based surveys due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NOAA Fisheries plans to use autonomous surface vehicles to collect some critically needed data to support management of the nation’s largest commercial fishery for Alaska pollock. Eugene Burger, ITAE, and EDD are featured.
Sensor Network Warns of Stealth Tsunamis
A next-generation network of seismic and wave sensors in the southwestern Pacific will warn coastal residents of an approaching tsunami before they see the wave.
Big score for University of Washington -- $300 million for ocean, climate studies
The University of Washington has scored big in two fields in which its research enjoys international renown -- ocean and climate research. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has selected the UW to lead a new Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean and Ecosystem Studies...The new cooperative institute will work alongside scientists at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center and Northwest Fisheries Science Center.
Global warming could trigger ancient Indian Ocean El Niño-like climate pattern that would cause destructive floods, storms and droughts around the globe by 2100
Climate change could trigger an ancient El Niño-like pattern in the Indian Ocean that would create extreme weather such as floods, storms and droughts across the globe. McPhaden is quoted.
Climate Change Could Reawaken Indian Ocean El Niño
Global warming is approaching a tipping point that during this century could reawaken an ancient climate pattern similar to El Niño in the Indian Ocean, new research led by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin has found. Mike McPhaden is quoted.