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NOAA News Releases 2002

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December

  • 12/31/02 — Commerce Department Determines No Significant Adverse Impact of Fishing on Dolphin Populations
  • 12/20/02 — Tug Company to Pay Nearly $1 Million for Seagrass Damage
  • 12/18/02 — Baltimore Foundation Receives NOAA Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education Awards
  • 12/18/02 — Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Volunteer Advisors Sanctuary
  • 12/18/02 — NOAA to Aid NORAD in Tracking Santa Claus
  • 12/18/02 — Santa Asks NOAA: Who Will Have a White Christmas?
  • 12/18/02 — NOAA Funds $129,650 of Alaska Fisheries Habitat Restoration in 2002
  • 12/17/02 — Fewer Northern Fur Seal Pups Born in 2002
  • 12/17/02 — NOAA Surveys Louisiana Hurricane Evacuation Routes
  • 12/17/02 — NOAA Fisheries Proposes Crab Fishery Buyback
  • 12/17/02 — NOAA Reports 2002 Was Marked by Widespread Drought in the U.S., Return of El Ni๑o, and Warm Global Temperature
  • 12/16/02 — Florida Fisherman Fined for Falsifying Permit Application
  • 12/16/02 — First Image of Historic Shipwrecks Released on 100th Anniversary of Palmer-CrarySinking
  • 12/13/02 — Director of NOAA's National Climatic Data Center to Receive Honorary Doctorate from North Carolina State University
  • 12/12/02 — National Oceanographic Partnership Program Leads U.S. Global Ocean Data Effort
  • 12/12/02 — NOAA Says El Ni๑o To Influence U.S. Weather
  • 12/12/02 — NOAA Announces $2.7 Million Patuxent River Oil Spill Restoration
  • 12/10/02 — Recovered Silverware from USS Monitor Reveals Names of Four Crew Members
  • 12/10/02 — Expanded Area to Be Avoided Implemented at the NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
  • 12/10/02 — NOAA Drift Card Study Will Help Scientists Track Pollutants
  • 12/10/02 — NOAA and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Form Strategic Remote Sensing Alliance
  • 12/10/02 — NOAA Honors Van Wert Heroes For Saving Lives Through StormReady
  • 12/10/02 — NOAA Administrator Highlights U.S. Contribution to Coral Reef Management, Protection
  • 12/6/02 — NOAA Holds Satellite Data Users Conference for the Americas
  • 12/6/02 — South Bronx Youth Use New High-tech Environmental Monitoring Center to Measure Weather
  • 12/6/02 — Commerce Secretary Appoints Ben Ellis to North Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • 12/4/02 — NOAA Fisheries Seeks to Protect Migrating Sea Turtles from Mortality in Large-mesh Gillnet Gear
  • 12/3/02 — Strategy for Climate Change Research Defined at Science Workshop
  • 12/3/02 — NOAA and the Mariners' Museum Successfully Completed First Phase of Monitor Turret Excavation
  • 12/3/02 — Virginia Fisherman Receives $10,100 Fine for Sale of Illegally Caught Fish
  • 12/3/02 — 29 Years of U.S. Climate Maps Now on New CD-ROM
  • 12/2/02 — NOAA Shows Its Science On A Sphere
November

  • 11/26/02 — Stellwagen Bank Sanctuary Releases New Shipwreck Images On 104th Anniversary of Portland Loss
  • 11/26/02 — NOAA Studies Coral Reef Decline in the Caribbean and Micronesia
  • 11/25/02 — NOAA: El Ni๑o Suppressed Hurricanes In 2002 Season
  • 11/22/02 — NOAA Sends Oil Spill Experts to Spain
  • 11/19/02 — NOAA Administrator to Discuss Enhanced Cooperation on Climate Science, Ocean Issues During Visit To New Zealand and Australia
  • 11/15/02 — Maryland Saltwater Sportfisherman's Association Joins Noaa Fisheries Ethical Anglerฎ Partnership
  • 11/15/02 — National Weather Service Expands NOAA Weather Radio Coverage
  • 11/14/02 — NOAA Fisheries Determines the Southern Population of Bocaccio Does Not Warrant Listing Under the Endangered Species Act
  • 11/14/02 — North Carolina Federal Executive to Receive Presidential Award
  • 11/14/02 — Colorado Federal Executive to Receive Presidential Award
  • 11/14/02 — Alaska Federal Executive to Receive Presidential Award
  • 11/14/02 — Michigan Federal Executive to Receive Presidential Award
  • 11/14/02 — Washington Federal Executive to Receive Presidential Award
  • 11/14/02 — NOAA and Louisiana DNR Celebrate Pecan Island Terrace Creation Groundbreaking
  • 11/14/02 — Metro D.C. Federal Managers to Receive Presidential Award
  • 11/14/02 — October 2002: Cooler and wetter than normal throughout much of the Nation
  • 11/13/02 — Florida Keys Coral Reefs First in U.S. to Receive International Protection
  • 11/13/02 — El Ni๑o Expected to Influence Winter Weather in the South
  • 11/8/02 — NOAA Announces Measures to Improve Ocean Safety for Hawaii Residents and Visitors
  • 11/8/02 — NOAA Awards $56 Million Contract to Colorado Company for Alaska Satellite Ground Station Support
  • 11/8/02 — NOAA Experts Brief California Officials on Upcoming Winter Season: Potential Impacts of Moderate El Ni๑o Conditions
  • 11/8/02 — NOAA Seeks Nominations for "Coastal Heroes" Awards
  • 11/7/02 — El Ni๑o on Track to Influence U.S. Winter, NOAA Says
  • 11/6/02 — International Commission Acts to Control Rogue Fishing and Extends Marlin Protection
  • 11/6/02 — California Professor Receives 1st Hagemeyer Tsunami Award
  • 11/5/02 — NOAA and Saltwater, Inc. Agree on Penalty for Observer Reporting Violations
  • 11/4/02 — Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Citizen At-large Representative for Sanctuary Advisory Council
  • 11/1/02 — Applications Accepted for Third Year of NOAA Educational Partnership Program
October

  • 10/31/02 — NOAA Fisheries Programs in Alaska Garner National Awards
  • 10/31/02 — NOAA Funds $125,000 in Texas Fishery Habitat Restoration
  • 10/31/02 — NOAA Funds $15,200 in Puerto Rico Fishery Habitat Restoration
  • 10/31/02 — NOAA Funds $150,000 in Louisiana Fishery Habitat Restoration
  • 10/31/02 — NOAA Funds $185,000 in Florida Fishery Habitat Restoration
  • 10/31/02 — NOAA Science Advisory Board to Review Science and Research Programs
  • 10/31/02 — El Ni๑o Expected to Influence Central U.S. Winter Weather
  • 10/29/02 — NOAA Celebrates 30 Years of the Coastal Zone Management Act
  • 10/29/02 — NOAA Seeking Comments on Draft Guidelines for Coastal Conservation Program
  • 10/28/02 — NOAA to Dedicate Special Collections Room
  • 10/28/02 — NOAA'S National Weather Service Breaks Ground at New Weather Radar Site
  • 10/25/02 — Groundfish Data Collected with Mismarked Gear Stands up in Statistical Analysis
  • 10/24/02 — John Snow Named to NOAA Science Advisory Board
  • 10/24/02 — Gagosian and Rosen Named to NOAA Science Advisory Board
  • 10/24/02 — David Blaskovich Named to NOAA Science Advisory Board
  • 10/24/02 — NOAA Science Advisory Board Names Four New Members
  • 10/23/02 — NOAA Honors Cooperative Weather Observers; Prestigious Awards Presented to 34 Observers Across the U.S.
  • 10/22/02 — NOAA Fisheries Cosponsors Symposium on Effects of Fishing Activities to Ocean Bottom Habitats
  • 10/22/02 — Department of Commerce Awards Bronze Medal to Grand Rapids Hydrologist Mark Walton
  • 10/22/02 — Commerce Department Awards Bronze Medal to Salt Lake Teams for Winter Games' Weather Forecasting
  • 10/22/02 — Commerce Department Awards Bronze Medal to Phoenix Weather Office Team
  • 10/22/02 — Commerce Department Awards Bronze Medal to Buffalo Weather Forecaster for Olympic Winter Games
  • 10/22/02 — Department of Commerce Awards Bronze Medal to Kansas City Weather Forecast Office
  • 10/22/02 — Commerce Department Awards Bronze Medal to Grand Rapids Weather Forecaster for Olympic Winter Games
  • 10/22/02 — Department of Commerce Awards Bronze Medal to Duluth Weather Service Forecast Office
  • 10/22/02 — Commerce Department Awards Bronze Medal to Raleigh Weather Forecaster for Olympic Winter Games
  • 10/22/02 — Commerce Department Awards Bronze Medal to Billings Weather Office Team
  • 10/22/02 — Commerce Department Awards Bronze Medal to Boise Weather Forecaster for Olympic Winter Games
  • 10/21/02 — Pocket Knives, Wool Coat, Key, Coins, and Silverware Some of Many Artifacts Recovered During Excavation Inside Monitor's Turret
  • 10/16/02 — NOAA Announces Funding for Washington State Habitat Restoration Projects in Pierce, Jefferson and Snohomish Counties
  • 10/16/02 — NOAA Fisheries Proposes Protections for Loggerhead Turtles off the Southern California Coast During El Ni๑o Conditions
  • 10/16/02 — Hikers and Outdoor Adventurers to Have Same Satellite Protection as Pilots and Mariners
  • 10/15/02 — NOAA/USCG Announces Frequency Access for Land-Based Distress Beacons in Continental United States
  • 10/15/02 — NCEP, AWC Earn FAA Excellence Award
  • 10/11/02 — NOAA to Describe its Broad Vision for a Global Observing System at World Space Congress
  • 10/11/02 — NOAA Selects a Dozen New Advisory Committee Members
  • 10/10/02 — NOAA Decommissions Honolulu-based Research Ship After 39 Years of Service
  • 10/10/02 — U.S. Climate Change Science Program Office Launches New Web Site
  • 10/9/02 — Prepare for El Ni๑o's Drier and Warmer Winter NOAA Experts Tell Northwest Officials
  • 10/9/02 — NOAA Announces $5 Million Grant to OU's Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies
  • 10/9/02 — NOAA and the National Space Club Seek Nominations for Prestigious NOAA-David Johnson Award
  • 10/8/02 — NOAA Director Speaks to Students at Youth Watershed Summit
  • 10/7/02 — Two Florida Women Win Prestigious NOAA Scholarships to Pursue Doctorates in Marine Biology
  • 10/7/02 — Deborah Howard of Baltimore Wins NOAA's Nancy Foster Scholarship to Pursue Doctorate in Marine Biology
  • 10/7/02 — Amy Noel Van Buren of Seattle Wins Prestigious NOAA Scholarship to Pursue Doctorate in Marine Biology
  • 10/7/02 — NOAA and Salt Lake City Mark Olympic Site with Commemorative Reference Station for Surveyors, Hikers
  • 10/7/02 — NOAA Awards Four Students the Nancy Foster Scholarship To Pursue Doctorates in Marine Biology
  • 10/4/02 — NOAA Issues La Plata Tornado Service Assessment Report
  • 10/4/02 — Good News for North Atlantic Swordfish: Latest Assessment Shows Stock Recovering Quickly
  • 10/1/02 — NOAA Awards More than $35 Million in Grants to Oregon
  • 10/1/02 — NOAA Announces $3.15 Million Grant to North Carolina for Flood Observing and Warning System
  • 10/1/02 — NOAA Announces a $5.7 Million Grant to University of Hawaii's Joint Institute for Marine Atmospheric Research
  • 10/1/02 — NOAA Announces $17 Million in Grants to the University of New Hampshire and the Nature Conservancy
  • 10/1/02 — NOAA Announces More than $20 Million in Grants to Alaska
  • 10/1/02 — NOAA Announces $2.6 Million in Grants to Mississippi
  • 10/1/02 — NOAA Announces $1.5 Million Grant to CSU's Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
  • 10/1/02 — NOAA Awards $6.8 Million in Research Grants to Florida Institutions
  • 10/1/02 — NOAA Awards $1.8 Million Grant to Delaware's Coastal Management Program
  • 10/1/02 — NOAA and EPA Kick off National Estuaries Day
  • 10/1/02 — NOAA Awards $13.1 Million Educational Package to Minority Serving Institutions
September

  • 9/30/02 — Unusually Small Antarctic Ozone Hole this Year Attributed to Exceptionally Strong Stratospheric Weather, NASA and NOAA Report
  • 9/27/02 — NOAA to Hold Environmental (GOES) Satellite Users' Conference
  • 9/27/02 — NOAA Unveils Comprehensive Web Site on Coral Reefs
  • 9/26/02 — NOAA Releases First National Study of U.S. Coral Reefs
  • 9/24/02 — NOAA Announces $13.8 Million Grant to University of Washington
  • 9/24/02 — NOAA Announces $4.6 Million Grant to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • 9/24/02 — Tropical Storm Isidore Proves the Perfect Candidate for NOAA's Rapid Intensification Study
  • 9/24/02 — U.S. Climate Research and Technology Progress Outlined
  • 9/24/02 — NOAA Celebrates Completion of Oyster Project Partners Plant 500,000 Oysters
  • 9/23/02 — NOAA Implements Nationwide Strategic Planning Program; Meeting in Boulder, Colo.
  • 9/23/02 — Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Education Representative for Sanctuary Advisory Council
  • 9/23/02 — NOAA Satellites Help Save Hiker from Blizzard on Utah Mountainside
  • 9/23/02 — NOAA Fisheries Unveils New Book on American Fishing
  • 9/23/02 — NOAA Fisheries Restricts Gillnets off Georgia and Florida to Protect Whales
  • 9/20/02 — Right Whale Calf Sighted in Bering Sea
  • 9/19/02 — NOAA Implements Nationwide Strategic Planning Program; Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • 9/19/02 — NOAA, American Rivers Select Projects in Fish Habitat Restoration Partnership
  • 9/18/02 — NOAA Creates Historical Database on 150 Years of Atlantic Hurricanes
  • 9/17/02 — NOAA Awards $250,000 to Provide Environmental Education Experiences for Chesapeake Bay Teachers
  • 9/17/02 — NOAA Holds Public Meetings to Evaluate the Operation of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
  • 9/16/02 — Trustees Release Plan to Assess Hudson River Resource Injuries
  • 9/13/02 — 2002 Summer Hot, Dry Across Much of United States; Upper Mid-West Experiences Wetter-Than-Average Summer
  • 9/12/02 — NOAA Meets with Private Partners to Plan Modernization of the Nation's Largest Weather Observing Network
  • 9/12/02 — El Ni๑o To Play Role In Nation's Fall, Winter Weather, NOAA Says
  • 9/12/02 — NOAA Implements Nationwide Strategic Planning Program; Meeting in Boston, Mass.
  • 9/11/02 — NOAA Relaxes Regulations to Give Fishermen Access to Healthy Stocks While Protecting Dark Blotched Rockfish
  • 9/9/02 — NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Sanctuary Management Plan Renewed for Five Years
  • 9/6/02 — NOAA Announces Public Hearing of Millennium Pipeline Appeal
  • 9/5/02 — NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Comprehensive Pacific Salmon-Harvest Policy Paper
  • 9/4/02 — Tropical Storm Edouard Prompts NOAA's National Weather to Caution on Inland Flooding
  • 9/4/02 — NOAA Fisheries and World Partners Appraise Successes in International Fisheries Management for World Summit
  • 9/4/02 — NOAA Fisheries Determines Atlantic White Marlin Does Not Warrant Listing Under the Endangered Species Act
August

  • 8/30/02 — NOAA Administrator Promotes Role of Global Observations to Sustainable Development at WSSD; Calls for More International Cooperation
  • 8/30/02 — Oceans Partnership Members Highlight the Need to Protect Ocean Resources to Meet Sustainable Development Aims
  • 8/29/02 — NOAA Implements Nationwide Strategic Planning Program
  • 8/29/02 — Location of the Portland Wreck Confirmed by NOAA
  • 8/29/02 — Top NOAA Management Official to Meet with Southern New England Fishermen in Stonington, Connecticut
  • 8/29/02 — International Fisher's Forum Set for November
  • 8/28/02 — Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary Expedition Takes to the Water
  • 8/28/02 — NOAA Chief Stresses Land Use as an Important Key to Ocean Health at World Summit for Sustainable Development
  • 8/28/02 — Shrimp Overtakes Canned Tuna as Top U.S. Seafood
  • 8/27/02 — Anchorage Becomes Nation's Ninth PORTS Harbor
  • 8/27/02 — NOAA Wind Profiler Network Comes to Austin
  • 8/26/02 — NOAA Installs New Coral Reef Monitoring Station in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • 8/23/02 — NOAA Kicks off Nationwide Strategic Planning Program
  • 8/23/02 — $4.5 Billion Contract Awarded for Environmental Satellite System of the Future – DOD, NOAA, AND NASA Announce
  • 8/21/02 — After 10 Years, Hurricane Andrew Gains Strength
  • 8/19/02 — NOAA Awards Students From NAACP's "Olympics of the Mind" Competition Science Cruise on NOAA Oceanographic Ship
  • 8/14/02 — NOAA Office For Law Enforcement Agents Seize 71 Illegal Bluefin Tuna
  • 8/14/02 — National Radar Network Upgrade To Give Forecasters Quicker, More Thorough Information
  • 8/14/02 — Drought Affects Half of the Contiguous States; Temperatures Much Warmer than 100-year Average in July
  • 8/14/02 — NOAA Mariner Dies When Survey Launch Capsizes
  • 8/13/02 — Dutch Harbor-Unalaska and New Bedford Land Titles of Nation's Top Fishing Ports for 2001
  • 8/12/02 — Cannon Beach Named Oregon's First "TsunamiReady" Community
  • 8/9/02 — NOAA and Navy Bring Turret of USS Monitor to Shore
  • 8/8/02 — El Ni๑o Expected To Impact Atlantic Hurricane Season, NOAA Reports
  • 8/6/02 — NOAA National Weather Service and Aws Convergence Technologies Unveil Homeland Security Initiative
  • 8/5/02 — NOAA Scientist Dies in Plane Crash
  • 8/5/02 — NOAA, Navy Raise Turret of USS Monitor Civil War Ironclad from Graveyard of the Atlantic
  • 8/5/02 — NOAA Fisheries Director Praises Mid-atlantic Fishery Management Council for Rebuilding Successes
July

  • 7/30/02 — Scientific Panel Identifies Goals for next Generation of Fish Stock Assessments; Plan Cites Need for Increased Partnerships and Staff; Shift Toward Ecosystem-based Management
  • 7/25/02 — National Tornado Count Remains Lowest since 1988
  • 7/24/02 — NOAA Ocean Exploration Investigates Atlantic Deep, Educates Students
  • 7/23/02 — Commerce Secretary Appoints Dana B. Rice to New England Fishery Management Council
  • 7/19/02 — Mount Pleasant, N.C., Student Finds ‘Write' Way to NOAA's Underwater Habitat
  • 7/19/02 — Harrisburg, Pa., Student Finds ‘Write' Way to Noaa's Underwater Habitat
  • 7/19/02 — Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Celebrates 10 Years
  • 7/18/02 — NOAA Research Scientists Win Presidential Early Career Awards
  • 7/17/02 — More than a Third of the Contiguous States in Drought
  • 7/16/02 — Operational Control of Environmental Satellite Successfully Transferred from NASA To NOAA
  • 7/15/02 — NOAA Unveils Initial Findings from California Shipwreck Visit
  • 7/15/02 — Strong Protection Measures for Marine Mammals Tied to Operation of Low Frequency Sonar
  • 7/11/02 — Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Applicants for Advisory Council
  • 7/11/02 — El Ni๑o Makes its Official Return, NOAA Says
  • 7/9/02 — NOAA, Smithsonian Associates Begin Wild, Wild Watershed Summer Camp for Kids
  • 7/9/02 — New NOAA Weather Radio Voices Debut in Nation's Capital
  • 7/9/02 — NOAA and Others Study New England Air Quality
  • 7/8/02 — Monitor's Historic Gun Turret Closer to Recovery
  • 7/3/02 — NOAA Science Advisory Board to Review Science & Research Programs
  • 7/3/02 — NOAA's Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Applicants for Advisory Council
  • 7/3/02 — NOAA Fisheries Reminds Beach Goers to Avoid Harassing Seals
  • 7/3/02 — NOAA: Feeding and Harassing Wild Dolphins Against Law
  • 7/2/02 — Local Teachers Chosen for Underwater Workshops in NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
June

  • 6/29/02 — Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Opens Comment Period for Management Plan Review
  • 6/27/02 — NOAA Fisheries Forecasts above Average 2002 Season for Brown Shrimp in Western Gulf of Mexico
  • 6/27/02 — Classic Marine Fish Guide Revised
  • 6/27/02 — New Weather Buoy Fills Crucial Data Gap Off Florida Coast
  • 6/27/02 — NOAA, Navy, the Mariners' Museum Begin Efforts to Raise USS Monitor's Turret
  • 6/26/02 — NOAA-17 Sends First Image of Earth
  • 6/26/02 — NOAA Fisheries Law Enforcement Seizes 5,000 Seal Skins
  • 6/25/02 — NOAA Repairs Damaged Coral Reef
  • 6/25/02 — NOAA Seizes Large Shipment of Illegally Harvested Chilean Sea Bass
  • 6/24/02 — NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Begins Search for Visitor Center Site
  • 6/24/02 — NOAA-M Environmental Satellite Successfully Launched
  • 6/21/02 — NOAA Unveils New Method To Warn of Heat Waves, Save Lives
  • 6/20/02 — New NOAA Research Sheds Light on Pfiesteria Life Cycle
  • 6/18/02 — NOAA Great Lakes Lab to Operate University of Michigan Science Vessel
  • 6/17/02 — Commerce Secretary Evans Announces 2002 Ocean Fishery Council Appointments
  • 6/17/02 — Phyllis Wyeth Named NOAA Environmental Hero in 2002 for Maine Marine Education Center Development
  • 6/14/02 — NOAA Assists Colorado Firefighting Effort from Space and at Blaze Site
  • 6/14/02 — NOAA Honors U.S. Power Squadrons for Helping Update Nation's Nautical Charts
  • 6/14/02 — Drought Worsens in West, Eases In East
  • 6/13/02 — NOAA Fisheries Protects Sea Turtles in the Chesapeake by Prohibiting Pound Net Devices Through June 30
  • 6/11/02 — NOAA Chief Announces New U.S. Funding for Global Climate Observing Efforts
  • 6/7/02 — NOAA Head to Promote Climate Science, International Cooperation During European Tour
  • 6/7/02 — NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Input on Atlantic White Marlin Status
  • 6/6/02 — Conditions Fuel El Ni๑o Development
  • 6/6/02 — NOAA Fish Fry Showcases the Benefits of Aquaculture
  • 6/5/02 — NOAA Manager Inducted into Engineering Hall of Fame
May

  • 5/31/02 — Commerce Awards New Climate and Weather Supercomputer Contract to IBM
  • 5/31/02 — NOAA Fisheries Completes Biological Opinion on Klamath Coho; Agency Proposes Measures to Protect Salmon During Dam Operations
  • 5/30/02 — NOAA, NASA to Launch New Environmental Satellite
  • 5/30/02 — NOAA's National Weather Service Honors Nation's First Native American "TsunamiReady" Community; Quinault Indian Tribe Receives Honors at Ceremony
  • 5/28/02 — New Weather Prediction Model to Improve Aviation and Severe Weather Forecasts
  • 5/24/02 — NOAA Seeking Research and Development Proposals for Projects to Strengthen and Improve the U.S. Fishing Industry; $10.3 Million Available through Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program for FY 2002
  • 5/23/02 — Scientists Return to Where Science Fiction Became Science Fact
  • 5/22/02 — New Manager Hired for Great Lakes Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve
  • 5/22/02 — No Discharge Zone to Protect Sanctuary Waters; New Rules Take Effect June 19, 2002
  • 5/21/02 — NOAA Seeks Sources for Synthetic Aperture Radar Data
  • 5/20/02 — Hurricane Forecasters Say 6 to 8 Hurricanes Could Threaten in 2002
  • 5/17/02 — NOAA Weather Radio Grants Program Included in 2002 Farm Bill
  • 5/16/02 — Going to Extremes: Sea and Space Experts Explore Parallels in Exploration
  • 5/16/02 — Warm Temperatures and Severe Drought Continue in April Throughout Parts of United States
  • 5/16/02 — President Bush Declares May 19-25 as National Hurricane Awareness Week
  • 5/15/02 — NOAA Seeks Proposals for Coral Reef Conservation Projects; Estimated $5.5 Million Available
  • 5/10/02 — Internet Salmon-consultation-tracking in Northwest Moves into its Second Phase
  • 5/10/02 — Pacific Gray Whale Population Estimate Released
  • 5/10/02 — Wayland Resident Awarded NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship
  • 5/10/02 — NOAA to Lend Environmental Satellite to Japan, Ensures Continuity of Weather Data over Western Pacific
  • 5/10/02 — NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Award Fellowships to Four
  • 5/9/02 — El Ni๑o Expected to Develop by Year's End
  • 5/7/02 — NOAA Kicks off Gulf Coast Hurricane Awareness Tour
  • 5/7/02 — NOAA Team Ranks Strongest of Maryland Tornadoes at Wind Speeds of up to 260 Miles Per Hour
  • 5/6/02 — NOAA's National Weather Service Selects New Pacific Region Director
  • 5/6/02 — Drought Monitoring to Include All of North America, NOAA Announces
  • 5/2/02 — NOAA Announces 2001 Status of U.S. Fish Stocks; Fisheries on a Path Toward Recovery
  • 5/2/02 — Drought Monitoring to Include All of North America, NOAA Announces
  • 5/2/02 — National Weather Service Begins Service Assessment of Maryland Tornado Outbreak
  • 5/1/02 — NNOAA Aeronomy Researchers Study Intercontinental Pollution Along the U.S. West Coast
April

  • 4/30/02 — Carmel Valley Residents Honored as Environmental Heroes
  • 4/30/02 — NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Longline Hook Restrictions to Protect Sea Turtles in Western Pacific
  • 4/26/02 — NOAA Honors Environmental Heroes at South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • 4/26/02 — NOAA Plants Grasses in Marshland to Celebrate National Volunteer Week
  • 4/25/02 — NOAA Warns: Lightning Kills; Safety Highlighted During Lightning Awareness Week
  • 4/25/02 — NOAA Fisheries to Accept Public Comment on Rule Through Pilot E-comments Web Site
  • 4/25/02 — NOAA Fisheries Seeks Annual Permit for Highly Migratory Species Anglers; Comments Will Be Accepted Online
  • 4/23/02 — NOAA Explores Depths of its Five West Coast Marine Sanctuaries on 60-day Sanctuary Quest 2002
  • 4/23/02 — Aquarius Begins 2002 Mission Season with All-Female Crew; Undersea Lab Will Host Astronauts, Scientists, Students
  • 4/23/02 — NOAA Sets its Five-year Plan for Marine Fisheries Research
  • 4/22/02 — NOAA Chief Heads U.S. Delegation to First Apec Oceans Meeting in Seoul, South Korea; U.S. Agenda to Focus on Global Ocean Observing Systems, International Cooperation
  • 4/18/02 — NOAA and Volunteers Test Water Quality of Monterey Bay Area Streams on Earth Day Weekend
  • 4/17/02 — Fifteen Get Awards for Contributions to Life-saving NOAA Weather Radio
  • 4/17/02 — Timothy Keeney Sworn in as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
  • 4/15/02 — Lake Ontario Data Buoy Will Provide More Data to Forecasters, Marine Community
  • 4/12/02 — U.S. Experiences First Cooler-than-average Month since March 2001; Global Temperature for March Warmest on Record
  • 4/11/02 — NOAA Reports U.S. Could Soon Feel Impacts of El Ni๑o
  • 4/11/02 — NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comment on Proposed Seasonal Gillnet Restrictions to Protect Whales Off Georgia and Florida
  • 4/11/02 — NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Impacts to Marine Mammals During Bridge Project in Humboldt Bay
  • 4/11/02 — NOAA Chief Leads Volunteers in Restoring Fort McHenry Wetland on Saturday
  • 4/8/02 — NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Affects to Marine Mammals During Earthquake Hazards Survey off Southern California
  • 4/3/02 — NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comment on Proposed Moratorium on For-Hire Permits in Gulf of Mexico
  • 4/2/02 — James Mahoney Sworn in as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
  • 4/2/02 — National Weather Service Appoints New Operations Chief
March

  • 3/29/02 — NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comment on Proposal to Protect Turtles in Chesapeake Bay by Restricting Pound Net Devices in the Spring
  • 3/28/02 — NOAA Awards New Jersey Company Contract for Weather Balloons
  • 3/28/02 — NOAA and EPA Approve State Environmental Plan; Delaware Receives an Additional $150,000 for Finalizing Coastal Polluted Runoff Program
  • 3/26/02 — NOAA Holds Meetings to Discuss Creating Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Sanctuary
  • 3/25/02 — NOAA Names New Climate Prediction Center Director
  • 3/25/02 — NOAA's National Hurricane Center Tests Five-Day Experimental Forecast
  • 3/25/02 — Illegal Harvests of Chilean Sea Bass Get Close Review; U.S. Aggressively Monitoring Imports; Issues Consumer Fact Sheet
  • 3/21/02 — Kevin C. Cooley Named Director of NOAA's National Weather Service National Centers for Environmental Prediction Central Operations
  • 3/21/02 — NOAA/NASA Polar Satellite Program Team to Be Honored by National Space Club
  • 3/20/02 — University of Wisconsin Scientist To Receive Prestigious NOAA-David Johnson Award
  • 3/20/02 — Jack May Named Director of NOAA's Aviation Weather Center
  • 3/18/02 — Iceberg B-22 Calves Off Thwaites Ice Tongue
  • 3/15/02 — NOAA Moves to Strengthen Protections for Northwestern Hawaiian Islands; Ocean Agency Unveils Four Actions to Protect Corals, Designate Reserve as National Marine Sanctuary
  • 3/15/02 — Science Advisors Review NOAA Programs at D.C. Meeting
  • 3/14/02 — NOAA Reports Droughts May Linger in East, West
  • 3/14/02 — Record Warm Winter in Much of Midwest and Northeast
  • 3/13/02 — 2002 Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour Takes Wing
  • 3/8/02 — Second Wyoming Site Earns "Storm Ready" Title
  • 3/7/02 — El Ni๑o Continues to Develop
  • 3/6/02 — NOAA Fisheries Gives $900,000 to Washington's Department of Fish & Wildlife for Additional Enforcement Patrols
  • 3/6/02 — NOAA Fisheries Agreement Provides Oregon $100,000 for Additional Marine Enforcement Patrols
  • 3/6/02 — Shells on Ocean Floor Act as Buffer Against Chemical Change over Thousands of Years, NOAA Reports
  • 3/4/02 — $30 Million Annual Benefit Predicted from Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System
  • 3/1/02 — Comment Sought on Permit Proposal for Gulf Shrimpers
February

  • 2/28/02 — Marie Colton Heads NOAA'S Satellite Service Office of Research
  • 2/27/02 — 2ND Annual National Severe Weather Workshop to Be Held March 1 & 2
  • 2/26/02 — NOAA Satellites Help Save Four Sailors from Atlantic Ocean
  • 2/25/02 — Milestone Reached in Development of next Generation Satellite System
  • 2/22/02 — NOAA Considers Updating Protection for Marine Mammals
  • 2/22/02 — NOAA Fisheries Awards $10,000 Grant to Continue Horseshoe Crab Conservation
  • 2/21/02 — November 2001 - January 2002 Warmest on Record in U.S.
  • 2/20/02 — NOAA Satellites Track Extensive Climate-related Coral Bleaching Event on Australia's Great Barrier Reef
  • 2/20/02 — New NOAA Research Vessel Named after Sept. 11 Victim
  • 2/11/02 — NOAA, National Park Service, Spearheaded Emergency Coral Reef Restoration Activities in Florida's Dry Tortugas
  • 2/7/02 — Iceberg C-17 Calves off Matusevich Glacier Tongue in Antarctica
  • 2/7/02 — United States Extends Ban on Shark Finning to Pacific Ocean
  • 2/6/02 — Ocean Currents Slow, Causing Warmer Ocean and less Co2 Input to Atmosphere, Say NOAA Scientists
  • 2/5/02 — NOAA Conducts Winter Storms Reconnaissance Missions from Anchorage
  • 2/5/02 — NOAA Predicts Sea Surface Temperatures Will Rise in Eastern Tropical Pacific
  • 2/4/02 — Lt. John K. Longenecker, NOAA Corps, of Annville, Pa., Named Junior Officer of the Year
  • 2/4/02 — President's Budget for NOAA Focuses on Stewardship and Environmental Science
  • 2/1/02 — NOAA Satellites Help Rescue 166 People in U.S. in 2001
January

  • 1/31/02 — NOAA Announces FY 2003 Proposed Budget
  • 1/29/02 — NOAA Polar Satellites Detect Warm Waters Down Under
  • 1/28/02 — NOAA Replaces Critical Buoy Lost in Storm off Oregon Coast
  • 1/28/02 — River Flood Potential below Normal for Winter and Early Spring Throughout Eastern United States
  • 1/21/02 — NOAA Ocean Service Sponsors International Coral Health and Disease Workshop
  • 1/16/02 — NOAA'S National Weather Service Honors Seward as Alaska's First "TsunamiReady" Community
  • 1/16/02 — NOAA Fisheries Director Receives Valuable Guidance from Eight Previous Directors for Future of Agency
  • 1/15/02 — NOAA to Publish Final Rule for Essential Fish Habitat
  • 1/14/02 — Three-day Hurricane Forecast Becoming More Accurate with Better Environmental Modeling
  • 1/14/02 — NOAA Tests New Weather Radio Voice at Five Offices
  • 1/14/02 — National Weather Service Meteorologist Honored by American Meteorological Society
  • 1/14/02 — National Weather Service Director Sees Brighter Future for Forecasting, Public-private Partnerships
  • 1/14/02 — An Olympic First: Partners Provide Weather Support for Games
  • 1/14/02 — Weather Event Simulator Helps Forecasters Train for the Worst
  • 1/13/02 — NOAA Researchers Help Develop New Early-Warning Radar
  • 1/11/02 — NOAA Officials to Testify at First Regional Ocean Commission Hearing
  • 1/11/02 — NOAA, CUNY City College Open $2.5 Million Cooperative Science Center
  • 1/10/02 — NOAA Satellites Help Save Six Fishermen from Atlantic Ocean
  • 1/10/02 — Lionfish Observed off North Carolina
  • 1/4/02 — Court Decision Validates NOAA Fisheries Dolphin Protection in Eastern Tropical Pacific Tuna Fishery
  • 1/3/02 — NOAA Fisheries Announces 2002 Catch Limits for Atlantic Summer Flounder
  • 1/2/02 — NOAA Announces Funding for Northern California Coastal Stream Habitat Restoration
  • 1/2/02 — NOAA Announces Funding for Channel Islands Eelgrass Restoration

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