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NANOOS Observer                         April 2018
NANOOS Becomes Certified!
NANOOS passed the requirements for Certification as a Regional Information Coordination Entity (RICE). Certification as a RICE means that NANOOS' governance is transparent and linked to regional priorities, our people are qualified, and our data are sound. Complying with IOOS data standards ensures the data are reliable, freely available to the public, and will be archived at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.
NVS Version 6.0 Released!
The newest version of the NANOOS Visualization System (NVS), NANOOS' online data portal, has many exciting updates:
  • NVS Seacast: The new NVS Seacast web app, designed for the coastal fishing community, allows users to see forecasts for a variety of ocean conditions up to three days out, for any location in the region. This app was developed in partnership with Oregon Sea Grant and Oregon State University.  
Usability improvements include:
  • Layers: Map overlays have been consolidated to provide a more intuitive user experience while retaining access to all the data that NVS has to offer.
  • Guide: Each app now includes a helpful guide to walk users through different aspects of the app and introduce new features.
Buoy Deployments
Bellingham Bay Buoy
Se'lhaem, the Bellingham Bay buoy, is back up and running thanks to the hard work of partners from UW-APL, Northwest Indian College (NWIC) and  Western Washington University (WWU). The original buoy was recovered and replaced, with new sensors and refurbished instruments added. Visit NVS for near real-time atmospheric and hydrographic data in Bellingham Bay. Photo credit: Andres Quesada.
OOI Mooring Redeployment
The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Spring 2018 Endurance Array cruise took place from March 24 to April 4 aboard the R/V Sikuliaq. The purpose of this cruise was to recover and redeploy OR and WA buoys, profilers and autonomous gliders which monitor conditions in the upwelling region off the coast. Buoy data are available on NVS, as well as the OOI Data Portal. Follow the OOI team on Instagram. Photo credit: Jenna Katt.
Coos Bay Buoy Redeployment
A team from Oregon State University (OSU) redeployed CB-06 for the 2018 season. The buoy provides near real-time surface measurements including biogeochemical, meteorological, and currents data through NVS. A time series of data from the water column will also be available upon recovery.
WA-DOH Platforms
Data from the first two of eleven sites planned by the WA Department of Health (WADOH) are now available on NVS for stations in Oakland Bay and Hood Canal. Sensors are deployed from May through October to monitor for high temperatures that increase risk of Vibrio developing.
Salish Sea Cruise
The Washington Ocean Acidification Center (WOAC) April 2018 cruise took place from April 7 - 11 on the new UW School of Oceanography R/V Rachel Carson. These cruises provide monitoring of physical, chemical, and biology conditions around the Salish Sea, with a focus on ocean acidification. Station data going back to 1998 are available on NVS. Photo credit: Dan Hannafious.

Global Yacht Race Collaborates on Pioneering Ocean Research

UW, NOAA, Sunburst Sensors, and the Port of Seattle partnered with the Clipper Race to outfit the 'Visit Seattle' vessel with a flow-through pH sensor for its next sailing leg from Seattle to New York. NOAA PMEL Senior Scientist Richard Feely and NANOOS Director Jan Newton will be analyzing the data. Photo credit: Jan Newton.

Meetings and Conferences
Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference, April 4-6
NANOOS participated in the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Seattle, a bi-annual meeting shared by British Columbia and Washington. Emilio Mayorga represented NANOOS on a bi-national data management panel featuring the Hakai Institute, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, Ocean Networks Canada (all NANOOS members!) and the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Jan Newton presented ocean acidification data from NANOOS buoys, collected in partnership with NOAA OAP and PMEL. Rachel Wold presented a poster on NANOOS, which included how users can view both UW's LiveOcean and UBC's Salish SeaCast model output.

National Coastal Ecosystem Moorings Workshop, March 20-21

More than 30 experts from government, academia, and private industry came together in Seattle, Washington, for the inaugural National Coastal Ecosystem Moorings Workshop, which NANOOS helped lead. Organized and hosted by the Alliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT) and sponsored by NOAA/U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), participants discussed configurations of ecosystem moorings, use requirements, current and emerging sensors, technical needs, deployment and maintenance, and the integration with other observing systems. Expanding the suite of existing water column ecosystem moorings in the coastal regions of the United States is one of the recommendations of the National Strategy for a Sustained Network of Coastal Moorings

Call for Presentations Open 
The Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME), a NANOOS partner, has a call for presentations now open for their annual summer conference. This year's conference will be in Portland, OR, from July 29-Aug 2. Please visit their website for more information.
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