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Greetings from the (corn) field! The Air Resources Laboratory is collaborating with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and North Carolina State University in a 3-year project to measure and model ammonia fluxes in forest and agricultural lands. L-R: Mary Hicks, John T. Walker, Lauren Elich, Tilden Meyers, R. Laureen Gunter, and Jesse Bash.
North Carolina
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The NOAA Ship Rainier docked at NOAA's Western Regional Center (WRC) and held an Open House for the employees of the WRC campus before heading out to sea. On this unusually blustery and gray Seattle day, only the courageous few braved the elements to show their NOAA pride. The WRC hosts the greatest variety of NOAA programs and the most NOAA employees outside of Washington, D.C.
Washington, Seattle, Lake Washington
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Beginning its second decade of continuous operations the Marine Optical Buoy (MOBY) was successfully deployed from the University of Hawai'i Research Vessel Ka'imikai-O-Kanaloa (KOK) in Hawaiian waters off Lana'i. L-R: Terence Houlihan, Darryl Peters, Kent Hughes, Eric Stengel, Yong Sung Kim, Mark Yarbrough, Michael Ondrusek, and Michael Feinholz.
Hawai'i, Lana'i
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Greetings from NOAA Fisheries Northwest Region.This photo was taken at the first Open Rivers Initiative dam removal project, on the Calapooia River, Oregon. This dam removal, coupled with another downstream, will open up 50 miles of newly accessible salmon and steelhead habitat. L-R: Melissa Jundt, Micheal Tehan, Mike Crouse, Barry Thom, Christy Fellas, and Ben Meyer.
Oregon, Calapooia River
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Greetings from the San Joaquin Valley of California! The National Weather Service Office in Hanford provides forecasts, advisories, watches and warnings for a large and geographically diverse area of interior Central California. L-R: Chris Stachelski, Steve Mendenhall, James Brotherton, Paul Jones, Kevin Durfee, and Jim Knutson.
California, Hanford
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Greetings from Cameroon, West Africa! During the week of September 3-7, 2007, the NOS Office of Response and Restoration sent a member to Douala, Cameroon, to co-teach a class on Incident Command System with the U.S. Coast Guard to 30 students from the governments of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. Students are shown with instructor Mark Dix of OR&R and other instructors.
Cameroon, Douala
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The National Data Buoy Center commemorates NOAA's 200th celebration with a catfish fry attended by NDBC and its technical services contractor, Science Applications International Corporation. Led by NDBC Director Dr. Paul Moersdorf (2nd from R) and SAIC's Program Manager Ted Neville (t3rd from L) over 100 employees, spouses and children attended and enjoyed a beautiful afternoon.
Mississippi, Bay St. Louis
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Greetings from the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory, Special Operations and Research Division, Desert Rock Meteorological Observatory, which provides meteorological services and support to the NNSA Nevada Test Site. L-R: Marc Pitchford, Karen Balecha, Rick Lantrip, Don Kim, Paul Rogers, Ray Dennis, Darryl Randerson, Don Bullard, Phil Abbott, Kip Smith, Ogie Olanday, and James Wood.
Nevada, Desert Rock
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Managers from the Weather Service Offices in Micronesia gathered on Guam for a week-long meeting at WFO Guam to discuss regional issues among the offices. L-R: Johannes Berdon (WSO Chuuk OIC), Maria Ngemaes (WSO Koror MIC), David Aranug (WSO Yap MIC), Chip Guard (WFO Guam WCM), Genevieve Miller (WFO Guam MIC), Eden Skilling (WSO Pohnpei OIC), and Reginald White (WSO Majuro MIC).
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Participants celebrating the launch of a tsunami buoy in the Indian Ocean took time to commemorate NOAA's 200th celebration on the deck of the Indonesian R/V Baruna Jaya III before it left Jakarta in mid-September with the buoy and four NOAA climate buoys on board.
Indonesia, Jakarta
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The scientists and crew of the NOAA Ship OSCAR DYSON crossed the Arctic Circle during the Bering-Aleutian Salmon International Survey in the Chukchi Sea and Eastern Bering Sea Shelf. To celebrate, everyone got their "Bluenose".
Alaska, Chukchi Sea 2007 September 7
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Personnel from the NOAA Marine Protected Area (MPA) Center visit the MPA located at the center of the Monterey Day coastline, the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. L-R: Charlie Wahle, Lauren Wenzel, Joe Uravitch, Kirti Datla, Mimi D'Iorio, Kara Meckley, Lisa Wooninck, Mike O'Farrell, BJ Atanasio, Alex Choe.
California, Moss Landing
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NOAA/NMFS staff members of the SEFSC Engineering Laboratory located in the John C. Stennis Space Center, MS. This laboratory is the oldest tenant agency located at the NASA Stennis facility. L-R: Lee Howard, Walt Gandy (Chief), Rex Herron, Ken Wilkinson, Nelson May, Woody Nero, Charles Thompson, Rebecca Spiker, Ian McCoy, Jeneane Davis, Travis Burke, and Donna Spiers.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center
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Greetings from NOAA's National Weather Service office in Lincoln, Illinois! We have been serving a population of approximately 1.6 million people across central and southeast Illinois for the last 12 years. The WFO contributed to the local balloon festival by launching its routine evening balloon and radiosonde which was cheered on by family members and spectators along a nearby highway.
Illinois, Lincoln
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The habitat and marine chemistry section of Auke Bay Laboratories, Alaska Science Center (NOAA) is collaborating with Norwegian researchers in the study of polar cod. The experiment is in Ny ¸lesund, Svalbard Islands, the fourth northernmost permanently inhabited location in the world. L-R: Arve Kristian, Mark Carls (kneeling) Woytek Moskal, Cedric Couret, and Jasmine Nahrgang.
Norway, Ny Alesund
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200th Celebration Greetings from the Emerald Isle of Kodiak, Alaska! A group of severely wounded U.S. veterans from the Iraq war and Afghanistan conflict were invited to Kodiak as part of the Wounded Warrior Project's Kodiak Outdoors Program. NOAA personnel and veterans Ryan Pavlu(under NOAA), Brian Neumann, Dan Barnes, and Kevin Pannell (kneeling) and Tom Carpenter (far right standing.)
Alaska, Kodiak
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Greetings from the NOAA Knoll in Seattle, Washington! The NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) is dedicated primarily to the enforcement of laws that protect our Nation's living marine resources. Administrative personnel of OLE offices from all over the country met in Seattle to review procedures and policies.
Washington, Seattle 2007 May
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employees from WFO Fairbanks and NOAA/NESDIS CDAS (Command and Data Acquisition Station) staffed a booth at the Tanana Valley State Fair. A wide ariety of NOAA information was provided to fairgoers including NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, sustainable fisheries, plus coastal information. L-R: Ed Plumb and Kelly Songster, NWS Fairbanks, and Bonny Pagel, NESDIS Fairbanks.
Alaska, Fairbanks 2007 August
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To commemorate NOAA's 200th celebration, National Weather Service employees and families from the Nebraska Weather Forecasting Offices in Hastings and North Platte participated in a friendly game of softball. It was hard fought and close but in the end North Platte took home the trophy.
Nebraska, North Platte
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Employees from NOAA's National Ocean Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Weather Service, National Estuarine Research Reserve System, and National Sea Grant College Program teamed up to feature "One NOAA" at the annual North Carolina Seafood Festival in Morehead City.
North Carolina, Morehead City 2007 October
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NOAA Fisheries Service's Northeast Regional Office hosted a three day public event with the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center celebrating Gloucester's maritime heritage and NOAA's 200th. L-R top: Mark Kurlansky author of "Cod"; Jill Ortiz, Kathie Ciarametaro, Marcy Scott: L-R bottom: Grandson of Susan Johnson, Tim Keeney giving award to Capt. Arthur Wardwell, NOAA Corps (ret.)100
Massachusetts, Gloucester
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Scientists from NCCOS' Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, Office of Coast Survey, and NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory collect zebra mussels attached to rocks in Lake Erie for NCCOS' Mussel Watch Program. L-R: Cliff Cosgrove and Dr. Gunnar Lauenstein with Andrew Yagiela on the boat.
Ohio, Peach Orchard Point, South Bass Island
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The 2007 Humboldt Bay Maritime Expo was held on Woodley Island in Eureka. Thousands of locals and visitors came out for a day of education and fun. The National Weather Service, National Ocean Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, and Sea Grant all participated as part of "One NOAA". L-R: Gerry Wheaton, Jeffrey Lewitsky, Rick Rodgers, Susan Schlosser, and Debbie Richie.
California, Eureka
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The Knauss Fellows spent a day in the refuge removing invasive species and learning different aspects of the management of Haystack Rock Unit of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
Oregon, Cannon Beach
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A warm NOAA Teacher at Sea greeting from a variety of NOAA ships! Twenty-five teachers were sent to sea to work side-by-side with NOAA scientists on cutting- edge research. The teachers were then able to bring what they learned back to their classrooms to share with their students. Since its inception in 1990, the program has introduced over 500 teachers to the ocean science on NOAA ships.
United States
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The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary hosted an educator workshop called "Down Under, Out Yonder." Participants were introduced to the biology and ecology of coral reefs through a series of presentations and activities for two days on land, then headed out to the sanctuary for three days of diving.
Texas, Flower Garden Banks
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Greetings from the National Weather Service in Great Falls, Montana! The National Weather Service in Great Falls, Montana is home to some of the nation's most extreme weather. Lowest temp in continental U.S.-70F at Rogers Pass 1954; greatest 24-hour temperature change of 103 degrees F in Loma from -49 to 54 on 01/14-15/1972. Also (not a record) 143mph gust at Miller Colony on 2/21/2002.
Montana, Great Falls
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A celebration greetings from the Inland Northwest! A celebration at NOAA's National Weather Service Forecast Office in Spokane attracted 400 visitors. L-R back: Dwight Williams, Ron Miller, Bob Tobin, Steve Bodnar, and Kerry Jones; Middle: Mike Fries, Jeremy Wolf, Vern Ballard, Royce Fontenot, Greg Koch, and Todd Carter. Front: Laurie Nisbet, Chrisha Layh, and Robin Fox.
Washington, Spokane 2007 October
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An award ceremony for Doug Hollier, National Weather Service volunteer cooperative weather observer. Doug won the prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award, given for unusual and outstanding achievements in the field of meteorological observations. L-R: Jimmy Nunn, Roger Erickson, Andy Patrick, Todd Mogged of NWS Lake Charles; Tim Osborn, NMFS; and Doug Hollier and family.
Louisiana, Lake Charles
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Greetings from Wellfleet, on Cape Cod Massachusetts! Employees from the Northeast Regional Office of the National Marine Fisheries Service along with HQ staff participated in the 7th Annual Wellfleet OysterFest in October. L-R: Brian Hooker, Paul Perra, Peter Kelliher, David Bean and Carli Bertrand.
Massachusetts, Wellfleet
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Omaha NWS staff hosted a Cooperative Observer Appreciation Celebration and Awards Presentation with more than 40 observers attending. Holding plaquesL-R: Bob Brehm, Raymond, NE (Holm Award); Jim Perley, Little Sioux, IA (20 years); Daryl Obermeyer, Auburn, NE (30 yrs); and Swede Crosier, Oakdale, NE (Stoll Award 50 years.)
Nebraska, Omaha 2007 September
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NOAA Fisheries personnel participated in the 5th International Fisheries Observer Conference in Victoria, British Columbia. Nearly 300 delegats from 40 countries attended. L-R: NMFS delegation, Todd Dubois, Dr. James Nance, Samantha Brooke, Kevin Busscher, Amy Martins, Dr. Lisa Desfosse, Dr. John Boreman; (seated from left): Mike Tork and Teresa Turk.
Canada, British Columbia, Victoria
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Nearly 3,000 educators from around the State of California participated in the participated in the California Science Teachers Association's annual conference. L-R: Claire Fackler, National Marine Sanctuary Program; partner Jessica Neely of PBS-affiliate KQED; Jessica Stock, Cordell Bank NMS; Debra Herring Channel Islands NMS volunteer; and National Park Service partners.
California, Long Beach 2007 October
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Greetings from National Marine Fisheries Service in New Jersey! New Jersey is home to several thriving commercial fishing ports posting landings of 100 million pounds in 2006. L-R: Alissa Wilson, Anna Macan, Ingo Fleming, Joanne Pellegrino, and Walt Makowski.
New Jersey
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Greetings from the Columbia River estuary! Here you see a crew from the Pt. Adams Biological Field Station in Hammond, Oregon at a beach seine sampling site where we investigate juvenile salmon life histories, habitat requirements, and migratory behavior. L-R: Regan McNatt, Rick Nelson, and Curtis Roegner.
Oregon, Point Adams
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Valdez is known as the "Snow Capital of Alaska," where seasonal snowfall can exceed 560 inches, more snow than any sea-level station in the United States. Besides normal NWSFO duties, NWS Valdez office serves as the regional hub for the collection of ship observations via satellite telephone. L-R: Rob Brooks, Gordon May, Debra Elliott, OIC, Wendy Zwickl, and Ron Williams.
Alaska, Valdez
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A cross-NOAA workshop was held to assess how NOAA uses Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies in operations and research. The 2-day workshop involved 56 participants from across most line offices and many locations. GPS is mainly used within NOAA for navigational purposes but also for tracking radio sondes, storm damage marking, datum referencing, and numerous other uses.
United States
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NOAA Ships RONALD H. BROWN and NANCY FOSTER see eye to eye on meeting NOAA's mission! Following their annual Ship Inspection, the two Commanding Officers had a chance to show off their ship handling skills while posing for a photo in Charleston Harbor. Though the two ships share a pier in Charleston, rarely do they see each other due to their demanding schedules.
South Carolina, Charleston
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The Florida Key's National Marine Sanctuary cruise aboard the NOAA Ship NANCY FOSTER yielded an opportunity to assist other programs in need of valuable data. In coordination with NOAA's Undersea Research Center and the Sanctuary, FOSTER worked to create a 1 meter resolution image of the area surrounding the Aquarius Habitat and then supported coral disease studies in the Sanctuary.
Florida, Florida Keys
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200th Greetings from Seattle, Washington!The children of the on-site daycare Little Anchor, their teachers and the parents parade through the NOAA hallways on Halloween and are greeted by many of the employees from Fisheries, Weather Service, Law Enforcement, Workforce Management, NOS, Facilities, Security, etc. It's always an annual treat for everyone.
Washington, Seattle 2007 October
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Cartographers of the Office of Coast Survey's Marine Chart Division, Products Branch gather in Hassler Park to pay tribute to Ferdinand Hassler, first superin tendent of the U.S. Survey of the Coast. L-R: Frank Powers, Paul Spence, Richard Cole (with chart), Patrick Chauvet, Mark Hetrick, Joe Robinson, Mike Gaeta, Holly Johnson, Pramod Singh, John Barber, Dan Morrow, Pearce Hunt, Tangdi Yang.
Maryland, Silver Spring
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Greetings from Milford, Connecticut! NOAA Fisheries Aquaculture and Enhancement Division scientists Lisa Milke and James Widman are joined by Kirk Shadle and his students from the Bridgeport Regional Vocational Aquaculture School onboard the vessel Catherine Moore during a cruise to deply an experiment that will analyze overwinter mortality of bay scallops.
Connecticut, Milford
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Personnel and family members from the National Weather Service Office in Grand Junction, Colorado participate in their annual Adopt a Lake clean up program, a service they have participated in since 1992. They clean two lakes at nearly 10,500 feet. L-R: Doug Crowley, Lisa Pringle, Jim Pringle, Matt Figgs, Melissa and Troy Lindquist: front, Weston, Nolan, Zoe, Madison and McKibben Lindquist.
Colorado, Grand Mesa, near Grand Junction 2007 Summer
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200th Greetings from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center! The CPC can be traced to 1979 as a growing awareness of climate events and their societal influence (such as El Ni¤o; the severe winter blocking pattern of 1976; and ozone depletion) peaked the interest of the nation.
Maryland, Camp Springs
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Close to 100 NOAA's Oceans and Human Health Initiative investigators gathered at the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory field station for their annual meeting. This field station is a renovated 1905 Coast Guard station and the oldest building NOAA operates. Attendees represented the three NOAA OHH Centers and distinguished scholars, external grantees,and advisory panel members
Michigan, Muskegon
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Greetings from Isla Negra, Chile! Participants from the U.S., Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, and Mexico attended the First International Workshop on Tools for Marine Protected Area Management Effectiveness. L-R: Sonya Padr¢n, Brad Barr, Anne Walton all of NMSP, Susie Qashu, Elizabeth Taylor, Debra Purce, and Gonzalo Cid of NOS-IPO.
Chile, Isla Negra 2007 October
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The NOAA Fisheries Laboratory in Panama City, Florida held an open house to commemorate NOAA's 200th Celebration. Personnel from three laboratories of the Southeast Fisheries Science Center participated. Teams from the Galveston, TX Pascagoula, MS laboratories displayed over 100 loggerhead sea turtles and technologies used to prevent sea turtle entrapment in shrimp nets.
Florida, Panama City 2007 June 23
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Greetings from Navigation Response Team 6, located in Suisun Bay. The team a hydrographic survey around Reserve Fleet vessels. Aging warships and supply vessels are anchored here and maintained by the Dept. of Transportation's Maritime Administration. L-R: Edmund Wernicke, Eric Moore, Laura Pagano.
California, Suisun Bay
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Greetings from the Desert Southwest! The NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office in Tucson, AZ, is located on the University of Arizona campus and co- located with USGS offices. L-R: Krist'l Palacio, Chris Rasmussen, Glen Sampson, Glenn Lader, Evelyn Bersack, Erik Pytlak, Norm Phelps, and Chad Kahler.
Arizona, Tucson
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NOAA NMFS Milford Laboratory and partners teamed up to provide a Teacher Research Experience on board the NOAA R/V Loosanof. L-R back: Ann Guerrera, Krista Bauchman, Valerie Cournoyer, Tracy Bennett, and George Sennefelder; L-R front: Lorrie Martin, Alix Brands, Lawrence Poppe, Ivar Babb, Werner Schreiner, and Capt. Bob Alix. On deck: Dann Blackwood.
Connecticut, Milford

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