PMEL in the News
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.
Searching for the World's Most Endangered Whale
For 25 years, an oceanographic buoy named Peggy has been moored in the middle of the Bering Sea collecting data on ocean conditions for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. EcoFOCI's M2 mooring work is referenced.
NOAA makes a pact with Vulcan to deepen collaboration on ocean science
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it has forged a new agreement with Vulcan Inc., the Seattle-based holding company created by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, to share data on ocean science and exploration. The PMEL/Paul G. Allen Family Foundation partnership is referenced.