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NANOOS Observer                         September 2018
New App for Coastal Fishing Community
The new NANOOS Seacast App was designed for the coastal fishing community, allowing users to see forecasts for a variety of ocean conditions up to three days out for any location in the region. Building on the web app that Oregon State University PIs have been designing and testing since 2012 via Oregon Sea Grant funding, the app has now been transitioned to NVS, with new features based on requests by users at our NANOOS community workshop held summer, 2017. Read this article for the fascinating story of Seacast’s development, and feel free to send us any comments and questions though our Contact Us page!
Call for participation!
NANOOS, CeNCOOS, and SCCOOS are teaming up for a Biological Observations Workshop on Nov 7-9 in Santa Cruz, CA, focusing on animal movement and marine biodiversity. The goal is to identify priority stakeholder needs for regional telemetry and other types of observations of aquatic species that could be served by an Animal Telemetry Network/Marine Biodiversity Observing Network/Ocean Tracking Network baseline network and evaluate current capabilities. We invite both stakeholders with biological information needs and scientists working in this field. See the flier for more info.
Observing Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)
ESP Seasonal Deployment
In early September, a team led by John Mickett (UW & NANOOS) and Stephanie Moore (NOAA NWFSC) deployed the Environmental Sample Processor "ESPeddie" ~15 miles off La Push, WA, to aid managers and scientists understanding HABs as part of an IOOS Ocean Technology Transfer award to NANOOS. This fifth deployment, lasting for six weeks, was funded by IOOS and NCCOS. ESPeddie samples Pseudo-nitzschia and domoic acid levels, with the near-real time data served by NVS and the "Real-time HABs" app, which incorporates contextual data and other data products (e.g., maps of water paths) to enhance interpretation and understanding of the ESP data.
New technology tested to aid HAB forecasts
The Submaran S10, an autonomous surface/underwater vehicle powered by wind and solar power, was deployed on a test mission in late September to sample seawater for harmful algal bloom (HAB) cells off the Washington coast. Samples from two 1-2 day pilot missions will be delivered to the Makah Tribe Water Quality Lab for analysis. Funded by U.S. IOOS via NANOOS, the effort is contributing to the development of a NOAA Pacific Northwest HAB Bulletin, a forecast system that supports the management of shellfisheries, clamming beaches, and human health. This work is a collaboration of NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), University of Washington Applied Physics Lab (APL), NANOOS, the Makah Tribe, the Olympic Region HAB (ORHAB) partnership and OceanAero.
Delivering the data for Ocean Acidification
IPACOA Goes National

The IOOS Pacific OA data portal is now the IOOS Partners Across Coasts OA data portal, with the same great URL and IPACOA acronym! This data portal provides ocean acidification relevant data for diverse user groups, from shellfish growers to scientists to managers to the public. Originally built for the west coast of the United States, the geographic scope of the portal is now expanding to the entire nation with support from U.S. IOOS and NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) and to Canada, through our partnership with the Hakai Institute and others.  
Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers' Association Conference
NANOOS had a booth at the 72nd Annual Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association (PCSGA) Conference and Tradeshow in Blaine, WA, on 18-20 September, where Alex Mitchell-Morton, NANOOS Outreach, interacted with growers, demonstrating the NANOOS Shellfish Growers app and the recently expanded IPACOA. A presentation about our work on the IOOS-NOAA OAP Ocean Technology Transfer project on OA sensor development to support shellfish aquaculture was given by Wiley Evans, Hakai Institute, a NANOOS member, and co-PI on the project. The talk represents work NANOOS is doing in partnership with AOOS, CeNCOOS, SCCOOS, OSU, Sunburst Sensors, and PCSGA.
NANOOS Participates in NOAA West Watch
NOAA's Western Regional Collaboration Team hosted the September 2018 West Watch webinar, which summarized coastal environmental conditions and impacts in the Western Region. The webinar included contributed slides from the NANOOS, CeNCOOS, and SCCOOS regions, who regularly report on their local coastal ocean conditions. View the webinar slide set here. The next webinar will be November 28 at 1 pm. Contact us at NANOOS if you want to participate.
Great Attendance at Annual NANOOS Meetings
NANOOS held its annual Governing Council and Principal Investigator meetings on August 16 - 17 in Vancouver, Washington at the Washington State University-Vancouver campus. Over 30 attendees from diverse NANOOS member institutions were present to review progress to date as well as to provide input on plans for the upcoming year. Many thanks to IOOS Program Director Carl Gouldman and IOOS Assocation Director Josie Quintrell for joining to share IOOS updates and help celebrate NANOOS' certification.  Presentation slides from the Governing Council meeting can be viewed here.
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