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Assessing the Impact of Science Communication: Strategies and Online Tools 19 June 2013

Assessing the Impact of Science Communication: Strategies and Online Tools

David Herring, AAAS Fellow and Director of Communication and Education at the NOAA Climate Program Office, wrote a guest article for the inaugural issue of the webLyzard Newsletter on strategies and online tools for conveying science.
Nitrogen cycle interagency group meets at USGCR 18 June 2013

Nitrogen cycle interagency group meets at USGCR

Monika Kopacz of NOAA's Earth System Science program participated in a full-day meeting with a group of 21 agency and U.S. Global Change Research Program representatives aimed at improving interagency coordination of nitrogen cycle research and identifying opportunities for interagency collaboration. 

Acting NOAA Administrator mentions CPO-supported project in keynote address 11 June 2013

Acting NOAA Administrator mentions CPO-supported project in keynote address

 Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan delivered the Welcome and Opening Keynote Address at Capitol Hill Oceans Week on June 4 in Washington, D.C. One of the projects Dr. Sullivan mentioned in her remarks was the Marine InVest tool. NOAA CPO's Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications program is currently supporting a project involving the marine InVEST tool in Galveston Bay, Tx.

Wayne Higgins named director of NOAA’s Climate Program Office 4 June 2013

Wayne Higgins named director of NOAA’s Climate Program Office

Today, NOAA announced Wayne Higgins, Ph.D., as director of NOAA’s Climate Program Office.  Higgins, who has spent much of his career at the forefront of weather and climate prediction for NOAA’s National Weather Service, starts his new position July 28.

New Case Study: Drought in Central Texas 28 May 2013

New Case Study: Drought in Central Texas

A newly released case study explores the wide-reaching impacts of drought in Texas. Central Texas entered its third consecutive year of drought in 2013, which began in 2011 when the state endured its worst single-year drought and hottest summer in recorded history. That year, communities in Central Texas faced 90 days of triple-digit heat, during which extensive wildfires burned hundreds of homes. 
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