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How US Coastal Communities Are Building Climate Resilience

According to the Third National Climate Assessment, nearly 5 million people in the coastal U.S. live within 4 ft. of their local high-tide level, and global sea levels are predicted to rise by up to 6.6 ft. by 2100 compared to 1992 measurements. Extreme weather events such as hurricanes, which bring with them flooding, are increasing in frequency and causing

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New MARAD Head Sworn In

RAdm. Mark H. Buzby, U.S. Navy (retired), was sworn in as the administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration. Prior to his appointment, Buzby served as president of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA). As Maritime Administrator, Buzby will lead an agency tasked with promoting the use of waterborne transportation and its seamless integration with other segments of the transportation system; and the

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Bills to Reauthorize IOOS

Legislation has been introduced in both the U.S. House and the Senate to reauthorize the Integrated Coastal Ocean Observing System Act (ICOOS) of 2009. The act established the framework for the IOOS (U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System) program: the 17 federal agencies and the national network of 11 Regional Associations. Representative Donald Young (R-Alaska) introduced  H.R. 237, the “Integrated Coastal

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Interior Deputy Sec Confirmed

On July 24, U.S. Department of the Interior veteran David Bernhardt ​was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve ​as the Interior’s deputy secretary. ​He will be sworn-in in the coming days.​ This position makes him the COO of the department. Bernhardt is an avid hunter and fisherman and recently served on the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries for

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Wilson Center Arctic Forum

The Wilson Center hosted its Arctic Circle Forum June 21 to 22, bringing together experts on the region to discuss the latest happenings and opportunities in the polar North. Sea Technology attended the first day of the forum, which played up U.S.-Russia relations. Representatives from the Russian government emphasized that the bilateral bond is deteriorating with the sanctions having just

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Climate Change Roundtable on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill Ocean Week is a three-day event, but the business of championing the oceans is ongoing throughout the year. If you’re in town, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, ranking member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, will hold a roundtable event aimed at promoting an informed dialog to help Congress and the public better understand the effects of climate

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