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AOOS eNews - May 2015

AOOS Launches 2015 Short Film Contest

AOOS is seeking ocean-related films under 10 minutes for the second annual AOOS Film Contest. The grand prize is $1,000 and submissions are due Sept. 15. Learn more

Cook Inlet Wave Buoy Up and Running

The Lower Cook Inlet wave buoy was deployed in April and is providing important wave data to Homer area boaters.  Special thanks to Angie Doroff (KBRR), Kris Holderied (NOAA's Kasitsna Bay Lab) and the crew of the R/V Pandalus for a smooth deployment.
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Holly Kent Joins AOOS Staff

AOOS is excited to welcome new Program Coordinator Holly Kent. Holly is a long-time Alaskan, former executive director of the Anchorage Waterways Council, and was most recently with the Alaska Community Action on Toxics. Holly will be leading AOOS communications and also working on special projects, including ocean acidification and coastal hazards. 

AOOS Data Portal offers new legend and search options

Within the Ocean Data Explorer, you can now change the color and resolution of legends for gridded data to highlight thresholds or values of interest. A new advanced search function has also been added, where users can search for data using geography (drawing a polygon around a region of interest), time period, or access method. Data portal updates are regularly posted here

Welcome Dan White and Farewell Mike Castellini

The University of ALaska seat on the AOOS Board changed from Mike Castellini (former Dean of UAF's SFOS) to Dan White, the UA Vice President for Academic Affairs & Research. We greatly appreciated the hard work Mike did for the AOOS Board during his tenure, and look forward to working with Dan (pictured at right).


Scientists Gather to Discuss "The Blob" and other unusual ocean weather and climate patterns in the North Pacific

AOOS Director Molly McCammon is joining more than 70 scientists and resource managers this week in San Diego to discuss unusual ocean weather and climate patterns in the North Pacific basin. Learn more

AOOS and AMCC to Co-Sponsor 2015 Anchorage Coastal Cleanup

Along with Alaska Marine Conservation Council, AOOS is organizing the Anchorage Coastal Cleanup. This family-friendly event will be on June 6th from 10:00 - Noon at Lyn Ary Park on the Coastal Trail. Visit the project website for sign ups and more information.
Best regards from Molly McCammon, Darcy Dugan, Holly Kent, and Rob Bochenek
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