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AOOS eNews - October 2014

AOOS 10th Anniversary Celebration - Nov 19!

Join us at the Anchorage Museum from 6:30-8:30pm on Wednesday, Nov 19 for an evening of award winning films from the AOOS short film contest, food, drinks, and merriment. Details

AOOS Film Contest Winners Announced

In honor of the 10th Anniversary, AOOS hosted its first ever short film contest.  We received over 30 submissions ranging from salmon shark management, to paddling the Arctic coast, to what climate change means to kids in Barrow.  Films will be highlighted individually on the AOOS website, as well as at the AK Marine Science Symposium, Sitka WhaleFest and other venues.  See awards. 

Welcome New Board Officers 

The October AOOS Board meeting included officer elections.

Re-elected officers:

  • Board Chair: Ed Page, Executive director of the Marine Exchange of Alaska
  • Vice Chair: Ed Fogels, Deputy Commissioner of the AK Dept. of Natural Resources
New officers (pictured at right):
  • Secretary: Cheryl Rosa, deputy commissioner of the US Arctic Research Commission
  • Treasurer: Jim Kendall, Alaska regional director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Kenai River weather station now live; webcam coming soon

Interested in conditions at the mouth of the Kenai? A new weather station now provides real-time information thanks to a partnership between the Cook Inlet RCAC, the Marine Exchange of Alaska, and AOOS.  Learn more

Ocean Acidification Workshop

On December 2, AOOS is co-hosting a workshop aimed at bringing together interested individuals to hear the latest research, policy implications, community perspectives and potential impacts of ocean acidification in Alaska.  
Learn more

Buoy Update

Two buoys operated by AOOS are safely ashore.  The Norton Sound buoy was picked up by Olgoonik Fairweather after a successful season providing wave data in the Bering Strait.  The buoy will overwinter in Nome. Read more. The Lower Cook Inlet buoy underwent repairs in California, and is waiting for a spring deployment to avoid damage by winter seas.  
Best regards from Molly McCammon, Darcy Dugan, Ellen Tyler, and Rob Bochenek
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