The Alaska OA Network hosted a 'State of the Science' workshop in Anchorage on November 30-December 1, convening over 250 people both in person and online to share the latest research and findings. A new technology was used to create word clouds (like the one above) from instant polls of the audience. A workshop summary and 'state of the science' report will be posted soon, as well as recorded videos of the presentations. Learn more on the Alaska OA Network website where you can also find OA basics, interviews with scientists, links to data, and more.
AOOS 2016 FILM CONTEST
AOOS 2016 Film Contest grand prize winner
We Eat Fish: Why Fish Consumption in Alaska Matters, by Southeast Alaska Conservation Council
The AOOS 2016 Film Contest has concluded with six entries and five awards given including the Grand Prize to the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council for their film We Eat Fish: Why Fish Consumption in Alaska Matters. Check out the other winners and view all of the film entries at the AOOS website.
AOOS HOSTS IOOS ASSOCIATION FALL MEETING
IOOS Association Fall 2016 meeting attendees including all of the Regional Ocean Observing System directors and staff from national program office.
AOOS hosted the 2016 fall meeting of the Integrated Ocean Observing System Association, packed with fun and informative field trips and tons of collaboration. Learn more about how AOOS fits into the larger national and global systems including 11 regional associations, a national program office within NOAA and global programs at the AOOS website.
THE BLOB STILL LIVES IN ALASKA
Warm surface water temperatures continue to occur in the North Pacific including Alaska. You can find the latest updates on this anomaly and get more information on resources and media links from our expert Blob team at our blog the Alaska Blob Tracker. AOOS will also coordinate a scientist outreach event at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium on January 25 from 5-7pm at the Captain Cook Hotel.
AOOS RECEIVES GRANT AWARDS
AOOS has recently been awarded the following grants:
$530,000 from the National Academy of Sciences Gulf Research Program - A two year project synthesizing ship tracking data, oil spill model results, and subsistence use information into a unique, interactive tool to aid research and planning in coastal communities bordering the Alaska Beaufort Sea.
$2.7M, Year 1 Cooperative Agreement with NOAA -Implementation and Development of Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System: Alaska Ocean Observing System 2016-2021.
$218,000 from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council - Year 1 data management services for the Gulf Watch Alaska and Herring Research and Monitoring programs.
Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season from all of us at AOOS.