TAG: NOAA

Scientists map fast-moving fault off Alaska

August 7, 2018By

U.S. researchers have completed the first high-resolution, comprehensive mapping of one of the fastest moving underwater tectonic faults in the world, located in southeastern Alaska. The mapping information will help communities in coastal Alaska and Canada better understand and prepare for the risks from earthquakes and tsunamis that can occur when faults suddenly move. Since 2015, scientists have been gathering... read more

Ground system ready for Joint Polar Satellite launch

November 9, 2017By
The northernmost Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System station in Svalbard, Norway. (Photo: Raytheon)

Newest version of Raytheon’s Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System is now operational Raytheon’s next-generation Common Ground System for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS CGS 2.0) is now operational, supporting 11 polar-orbiting satellites and delivering observations to NOAA’s National Weather Service almost 50 percent faster than before. Svalbard, Norway, is the location of the northernmost Joint Polar Satellite... read more

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Esri releases mobile app for understanding the oceans

May 25, 2017By
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The app provides a new way to measure marine environments on a 3D interactive map for more cost-effective fishery planning and informed conservation. Esri has released an Ecological Marine Units (EMU) app for mobile devices. The app is a resource for scientists, educators, governments and industries seeking accessible information and imagery about the ocean’s long-term physical and nutrient properties. The EMU app puts... read more

NOAA seeks new members for hydrographic advisory panel

March 27, 2017By

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking new members for its Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on the agency’s hydrographic programs, products and technology. “We depend on the perspectives of the people who rely on NOAA maritime products, especially for safety at sea or commercial efficiency, as we plan... read more

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
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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

Track Cat 5 Hurricane Patricia as It Nears Mexico

October 23, 2015By

Hurricane Patricia — “Extremely Dangerous” Category 5 Hurricane — Is the Strongest Storm Ever Recorded. Esri is providing a continuously updated hurricane map that shows the projected paths, storm surge, weather warnings and precipitation of Hurricane Patricia, the “strongest hurricane ever recorded.” In addition, the real-time effects of the storm can be seen via social media posts. The website, Hurricanes & Cyclones, is... read more

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Track Hurricane Joaquin with Maps, Social Media

October 1, 2015By

Esri is providing a continuously updated hurricane map that shows the projected paths, storm surge, weather warnings and precipitation of Hurricane Joaquin. In addition, the real-time effects of the storm can be seen via social media posts. The website, Hurricanes & Cyclones, is part of the Esri Disaster Response Program. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is offering updates through its National... read more

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Track Tropical Storm Erika with Interactive Esri Map

August 28, 2015By

As Florida declares a state of emergency in preparation for Tropical Storm Erika, you can track the storm’s progress with Esri’s Hurricane Public Information Map. This interactive map features live data from the National  Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showing Erika’s projected path, as well as storm watches, warnings, and storm surge information. You can also explore geotagged social media from... read more

Track Wildfires Across Western U.S. with Interactive Maps

August 5, 2015By

Esri has published an interactive Wildfire Public Information Map and a 2015 California Wildfire Activity Map. Wildfire Public Information Map The Wildfire Public Information Map provides continuously updated information about wildfires and their perimeters from the U.S. Geological Survey and other agencies. It provides live weather warnings and wind information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as live weather radar... read more