H.R. 208, Superstorm Sandy Relief and Disaster Loan Program Improvement Act of 2015, introduced in January by Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), was passed by the House this week by voice vote.
Tagged: Weather Forecasting
Republicans urged National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to buy commercial space-based weather data in order to solve the potential data gap problem, which could last between three and eleven months.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing that approved nine bills and several promotions within the U.S. Coast Guard. Included in the hearing were measures to reform ocean governance, climate change and pollution.
Hurricane Sandy flood victims that filed insurance claims have been described as “severely underpaid” as a result of the sheer amount of claims filed.
“Many tropical cyclones and hurricanes change landscapes forever,” and can impact the future of cities stated Dr. Shuyi Chen, Professor of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at the University of Miami.
Senate Commerce Committee Reviews STEM Education, Fisheries Implementation, IUU Fisheries, And Seasonal Forecasting Bills Flounder
Education, fisheries treaties implementation, IUU fisheries, and seasonal forecasting bills gained bipartisan support in a markup today; the fate of these bills will depend on the Senate.
Five ocean sciences relevant bills breezed through the House with voice vote this week and are now destined to undergo scrutiny in the Senate.
The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) convened a full Committee hearing on communicating weather threats.