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Attending the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting

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To present their work and explore emerging research on the ocean, several of our scientists and staff are attending the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) from February 11 through February 16 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. This international meeting brings together scientists, educators, students, and other professionals for scientific exchanges about all aspects of marine sciences and oceanography.

Check out the topics below to learn more about some of the products and services that our scientists are highlighting at the meeting. Follow #OSM18 and #NCEIatOSM on social media for more updates on the Ocean Sciences Meeting and our contributions to it.

The meeting is co-sponsored by the American Geophysical Union, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, and The Oceanography Society.

Visit the NOAA NCEI Booth

We’ll be at the NOAA NCEI booth (#313) at the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM PT Tuesday through Thursday, so stop by and visit. NCEI oceanographers, meteorologists, and other scientists will be available to talk with you and answer any questions you may have about our ocean-related products and services.

Join Us for a Town Hall and Q&A

On Monday, February 12, NCEI will lead a Town Hall and Q&A focusing on NCEI’s mission as a data archive as well as showcasing the latest developments in our products and services. The Town Hall will take place from 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM PT at the Oregon Convention Center, room E143–E144. The event opens a dialogue directly with our scientists and leadership for those interested in our coastal, ocean, and marine data. It’s the opportunity for attendees to learn more about our archives and ask questions about data ingest to access to products. NCEI representatives will include:

  • Eric A. Kihn, Director, NCEI Center for Coasts Oceans and Geophysics
  • Kenneth Casey, Deputy Director, NCEI Data Stewardship Division
  • Andrew Allegra, Oceanographer, NCEI Scientific Engagement

World Ocean Database

The World Ocean Database is one of the most comprehensive collections of scientific information about the oceans, with records dating back as far as 1773. In addition to a wide array of temperature and salinity observations, the database captures other measurements including oxygen, nutrients, pH, and chlorophyll, which help scientists reveal the chemical, physical, and biological structure of the world's oceans.

Check out our OSM talks, posters, and presentations for opportunities to learn more about our commitment to stewarding and providing access to ocean data.

Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Program Database

The Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Program (GTSPP) is a cooperative international project that provides timely access to the high-quality, high-resolution global temperature and salinity data for operational forecasting and climate research. The GTSPP also implements internationally agreed upon quality control mechanisms and data management techniques. In cooperation with the GTSPP, we maintain an online database of the program’s global ocean data.

Check out our OSM talks, posters, and presentations for opportunities to learn more about our efforts to make high-quality ocean data accessible to the international community.

Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas

The Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas provides information on the physical environment, marine resources, and economic activity in the Gulf with data from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Cuba, and Mexico. With this digital atlas, you can view maps of bathymetry, climatology, living marine resources, economic activity, jurisdictions, and more.

Check out our OSM talks, posters, and presentations for opportunities to learn more about the coastal and ocean environment in the Gulf.

Water Column Sonar Data

NOAA fishery survey vessels as well as academic and international fleets collect water column sonar data at a variety of locations across the ocean. These data contain acoustic scattering information from near the surface down to the seafloor. NCEI receives these data, ensures their long-term preservation, and provides worldwide access to them. Scientists use these data to assess physical and biological characteristics of the ocean, including the spatial distribution of plankton, fish, methane seeps, and underwater oil plumes.

Check out our OSM talks, posters, and presentations for opportunities to learn more about applications for sonar data.

Blended Sea Winds

Our Blended Sea Winds dataset provides high-resolution six-hourly, daily, and monthly wind speeds over the world’s oceans at 10-meter height. The dataset blends observations from up to six different satellites to fill in data gaps and reduce errors. Scientists can use these high-resolution data to help improve forecasts of ocean and weather conditions.

Check out our OSM talks, posters, and presentations for opportunities to learn more about a wide variety of oceanic data.

NCEI Talks, Posters, and Presentations

All times listed below are in Pacific Time and all rooms are in the Oregon Convention Center.

Monday, February 12

Tuesday, February 13

Wednesday, February 14

Thursday, February 15

Friday, February 16