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January 2017 Issue

25 Years Ago 1992. Dr. Robert Ballard’s Jason Project had a $10 million bargeload of satellite equipment sink in the 9,000-ft.-plus water 460 mi. off the coast of Ecuador. Several organizations leaped to the rescue, including Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution (HBOI), which sent ROV operator Scott Olsen and two mini rovers, helping respond to the situation. ... NOAA’s geostationary weather satellite GOES-7 began a four-month move 4° westward. The move provided wider coverage of Alaska and Hawaii and of Pacific storms headed to the mainland. ... Scientists from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory started recording the long-term effects of El Niño.


15 Years Ago 2002. The U.S. Ocean Commission held its second meeting, representing the initial step in a series of dialogs with the public on wide-ranging issues such as management of living and nonliving marine resources, ocean science and technology. ... Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld refused to recommend that President Bush veto the Defense Appropriations Bill over the base closure list. ... As part of an ongoing effort to reduce the risk of sabotage or terrorist acts in the U.S., the U.S. Coast Guard implemented additional port security measures in ports around the Texas coastline.


10 Years Ago 2007. The U.S. Department of Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) launched a hurricane website that brought together extensive information and resources to help describe and explain the prep that goes into protecting human life and environmental safety when natural disasters threaten energy facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. ... A NOAA research project revealed nutrient pollution in estuaries, bays and harbors from the mid-Atlantic to New England was on the rise. ... A U.S. Coast Guard port security unit based in Alameda, California, returned in late 2006 following a six-month deployment in support of the U.S. Navy’s Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the global war on terrorism.


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