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February 2015 Issue

25 Years Ago 1990. The last two Sikorsky Aircraft-build Sea Guard helicopters were recently retired after a 26-year history. Coast Guard officials said the aircraft flew 24,031 search and rescue missions throughout their final 10 years. ... The International Maritime Satellite Organization announced plans to increase the number of satellite coverage regions within its satellite network from three to four by the end of 1990. ... The Canadian National Research Council’s Atlantic Research Laboratory and OceanChem research (Dartmouth, Canada) signed a $1 million agreement to collaborate on research on shellfish toxins.


15 Years Ago 2000. Robin Alden, former head of the Compass Fisheries Division and executive publisher of Commercial Fisheries News, was tapped by Commerce Secretary William M. Daley as one of three new members to the National Sea Grant Review Panel. ... The National Marine Electronics Association presented product awards to 13 companies in 25 product categories at the association’s annual convention and exposition. ... Susan Solomon, a researcher with NOAA’s Aeronomy Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, received the highest award given by the American Meteorological Society, the Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal.


10 Years Ago 2005. Nancy Foster, longtime NOAA scientist and administrator, was honored posthumously by Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park with the naming of a section of the world’s largest coral reef in her honor. ... The Minerals Management Service commemorated the 50th anniversary of the first federal offshore oil and gas lease sale held on October 13, 1954. ... The U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency changed the way the “U.S. Notice to Mariners” publications are made available to the maritime community. The printing and distribution of “U.S. Notice to Mariners 52/04” was the last hardcopy version of the maritime safety publication.


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