The Send2NODC web application provides a web-based form for easily collecting required and optional descriptive metadata to describe oceanographic data in a way that supports Executive Order 12906 and structures those metadata to conform to the internationally used ISO 19115-2 Geospatial Metadata standard.
Category: Policy News
Association of Ecosystem Research Centers Holds Briefing on Role of Ecosystem Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
This week, the Association of Ecosystem Research Centers held a briefing entitled, “The Role of Ecosystem Science in Developing Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies to Climate Change.”
The federal agency tasked with regulating the safety of offshore oil-and-gas drilling does not consistently enforce rules for permit review on its regional offices, according to the Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).
Arctic experts and policymakers gathered at a Washington, D.C. think-tank today to focus on how the U.S. might wield its leadership when it assumes the chairmanship of the Arctic Council next year. Recommendations ranged from the lofty to the concrete.
Four times this past summer, in a spare room on the top floor of the headquarters of the National Science Foundation (NSF) outside of Washington, D.C., two congressional staffers spent hours poring over material relating to 20 research projects that NSF has funded over the past decade.
The National Geographic Society announced a major expansion Monday of its campaign to help protect the planet’s most species-rich marine areas, with a goal of convincing governments to officially safeguard more than 770,000 square miles (two million square kilometers) of ocean.
The town of Castine, Maine, feels like a place bypassed by time. First settled in the early seventeenth century, its streets are lined with buildings hundreds of years old. Boats bob in its small harbour and a white lighthouse, constructed of rough-hewn stone, stands guard from a high hill.
Thousands of miles off America’s shores, an ocean preserve flush with rare seabirds, turtles and marine mammals will grow to roughly three times the size of California under a memorandum that President Barack Obama signed Thursday.
The Marine Mammal Commission and the National Marine Fisheries Service hosted a briefing titled “Increasing awareness of ocean sound: Impacts from shipping on marine mammals.” Speakers represented government, academia, industry, and the nonprofit community.
The federal government can and will continue to do more to help mitigate the damaging effects of climate change, a top administration official said.