TAG: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Trump administration proposes slashing NOAA funding

March 4, 2017By

The Washington Post reported March 3 that the Trump administration proposes slashing the budget of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) by 17 percent, cutting steeply into climate change research funding and satellite programs. The Post cited a four-page budget memo it obtained. In the memo, NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research would lose $126 million, or 26 percent, of its funding,... read more

USGS reveals 6 new California seafloor, coastal maps

April 1, 2016By
Maps: USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released six new sets of publicly available maps that show the diverse and complex range of seafloor habitats along 80 miles of the central California coast from the Monterey Peninsula north to Pigeon Point, according to a news release form the organization. The new USGS publications, products of the California Seafloor Mapping Program, combine new and legacy data to reveal offshore bathymetry,... read more

Enhanced Sea-level Prediction System to Improve Coastal Flooding Plans

June 5, 2014By
Logo: National Geodetic Survey

As the Gulf Coast begins another hurricane season, researchers with the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science (CBI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will be improving the data collection system to allow for more accurate planning and predictions for flooding and sea-level rise. CBI has been awarded $1.35 million to enhance the National Spatial Reference System that helps model... read more