New research shows ocean warming poses "immediate threat" to keystone reef-building coral in the Caribbean 6 November 2014

New research shows ocean warming poses "immediate threat" to keystone reef-building coral in the Caribbean

New research published in The Proceeding of the Royal Society - Biological Sciences provides new insights on the threat  ocean warming poses on coral growth in Mesoamerican barrier reefs.  The research, partially funded by CPO's Climate Monitoring program, used laboratory experiments to examine the adverse effects of ocean warming and acidification, and showed that the warming predicted by the IPCC for the end of the 21st century produced a five-fold decrease in coral calcification - the process by which corals produce calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and build reefs.

CPO contributes to Happening Now: State of the Climate 2013 video 20 October 2014

CPO contributes to Happening Now: State of the Climate 2013 video

The Climate Program Office contributed to one of Ocean Today's latest videos: Happening Now: State of the Climate 2013. CPO's Diane Stanitski, Ned Gardiner, and Frank Niepold helped suggest reviewers for the video and the Climate Program Office is listed as a contributor.
NOAA contributes key carbon dioxide data to global carbon assessment 6 October 2014

NOAA contributes key carbon dioxide data to global carbon assessment

The release of Global Carbon Budget 2014 coincided with the UN Climate Summit in New York on Sept. 23, 2014.  The global report measures carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and land environment draws heavily from data and observations by NOAA research scientists and their partners.
CPO’s Thurston to attend Typhoon Workshop in Kyoto 19 September 2014

CPO’s Thurston to attend Typhoon Workshop in Kyoto

CPO’s Sidney Thurston will attend the Third Capacity Development Workshop for the North Pacific Ocean and Marginal Seas (NPOMS-3) at Kyoto University Oct 6-8, 2014.
9th NOAA-Indonesia Ocean-Climate Observations, Analysis, and Applications Partnership Workshop 10 August 2014

9th NOAA-Indonesia Ocean-Climate Observations, Analysis, and Applications Partnership Workshop

The "9th NOAA-Indonesia Ocean-Climate Observations, Analysis and Applications Partnership Workshop” will be held in Jakarta on August 20-23, 2014. 

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