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Rick Spinrad Confirmed as NOAA Administrator

Richard (Rick) W. Spinrad, Ph.D., an internationally renowned scientist with four decades of ocean, atmosphere, and climate science and policy expertise, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and the 11th NOAA administrator. Building upon NOAA’s extensive mission, Spinrad intends to advance three overarching NOAA priorities: Developing a full portfolio of

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NOAA Seeks Nominations for Marine Debris Foundation Board

NOAA seeks nominations to serve on the board of directors of the new Marine Debris Foundation. NOAA seeks nominees representing a variety of backgrounds, areas of expertise and experiences, and who will contribute to a diverse, equitable and inclusive board that supports activities related to marine debris.  Nominees should have a background in the following categories:  the assessment, prevention, reduction

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Saildrone to Collect Data Inside Hurricane

As hurricane season approaches each summer, coastal communities on the U.S. Atlantic seaboard brace for impact. These fast-moving and often deadly storms aren’t only a persistent threat to human safety, they also present a significant economic impact—hurricane damage in the U.S. is estimated at around $54 billion annually.  In partnership with NOAA, Saildrone is going storm chasing in the Tropical

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Biden Chooses New Head of NOAA

Dr. Rick Spinrad has been chosen by U.S. President Joe Biden to head NOAA, pending Senate confirmation. He is currently a professor of oceanography at Oregon State University. In 2016, he retired as chief scientist of NOAA, where he had been appointed by President Barack Obama in 2014. Among his accomplishments, Spinrad was a co-lead of the White House Committee

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New Age of Ocean Science Communications

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By Monica Allen, Director of Public Affairs, NOAA Research Communication and ocean technology are revolutionizing ocean science. This comes at a time when we urgently need progress in understanding, protecting, restoring and sustainably using the global ocean. In January 2021, the United Nations launched a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development to bring together all nations to address significant

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