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NANOOS Observer                              Nov - Dec 2017
Updates to the NVS (NANOOS Visualization System)
Forecasts for Pycnocline and Thermocline Depths
Thanks to feedback received from the fishing community, the NVS Data Explorer and Tuna Fisher apps now include forecasts for pycnocline and thermocline depths for the NANOOS region produced from the OSU ROMS model, indicating the areas and depths at which fish are more likely to be found. More information and definitions for these variables can be found here
Global View of NOAA Models
The NOAA HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) and WaveWatch III models are now displayed on globally on NVS, making it easier to track conditions on a larger geographic scale.  
The HYCOM model provides forecasts for sea surface water temperature, salinity, and currents, while WaveWatch III forecasts dominant wave period, wave height, and wind speed. 

Seafloor Data Available from Ocean Observatories Initiative
Data streams from the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Coastal Endurance Array's Benthic Environmental Packages are now available on NVS for offshore Oregon (580 m) and the Oregon shelf (80 m). Measurements displayed on NVS from these instrument packages include water temperature, salinity, and pressure. 
Reaching out to the Maritime Community 

NANOOS staff shared a booth with NOAA at the annual Pacific Marine Expo from 16-18 November in Seattle, Washington. This event is the largest commercial fishing and marine tradeshow on the West Coast, with attendance from fishermen, shipyard workers, captains, charter boat operators, port officials, and other groups affiliated with the maritime industry. Participants appreciated the live demos of the various maritime NVS Apps with much enthusiasm. 

NANOOS Outreach Specialist Rachel Wold joined the Puget Sound Cruising Club’s meeting on November 17 as a guest speaker. Rachel presented the NVS Boaters App, followed by a live demonstration guided by questions from the audience, which was made up of over 40 club members.
Presentation slides can be found here.

If you know of a group who would like a Boaters App presentation, please contact Rachel Wold at  


Upcoming NANOOS Outreach & Education Events
PORTLAND BOAT SHOW, January 10-14, 2018
Join us on January 10 - 14 for the 58th annual Portland Boat Show at the Portland Expo Center, where NANOOS staff will be presenting the NVS Boaters and NVS Tuna Fishers apps, as well as other tools that NANOOS provides. See you there! 
STORMING THE SOUND, January 25, 2018

This one-day gathering for environmental educators in the northern Puget Sound region has been going strong for 18 years! NANOOS and NANOOS member organizations including Northwest Aquatic & Marine Educators, WA Sea Grant and Padilla Bay NERR representatives will be among the presenters and sponsors of this inspiring event taking place in La Conner, WA. Registration is open!
SEATTLE BOAT SHOW, January 30, 2018

NANOOS staff Rachel Wold will be giving a seminar at the 2018 Seattle Boat Show on January 30, where she will be teaching attendees how to use the NVS Boaters App to safely navigate local waters. 
For more information on the boat show and a full list of seminars, visit this link.  
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