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The NOAA NMFS Southeast Regional Office unveiled their new address, 263 NOAA Place, with the help of NOAA Administrator VADM Conrad Lautenbacher and Regional Administrator Dr. Roy Crabtree. L-R: Phil Steele, Monica Smit-Brunello, Dr. Crabtree, Becky Stanley, Kim Amendola, Cheryl Franzen, and VADM Lautenbacher.
Florida, St. Petersburg
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Greetings from the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC). Staff with one of the largest Shortraker Rockfish ever seen. Caught in the Bering Sea in the 2007 winter and donated to AFSC for research the fish weighed 62 pounds, was 112 cm in length, and study of otoliths (ear bones) the fish was determined to be 90 to 115 years old, having lived through half of NOAA with never having been caught.
Washington, Seattle
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Celebrating 200 years of science and service by dedicating NOAA's 200th operational tide gage, part of the National Water Level Observation Network, at the Mobile State Docks. L-RL: Gina Stoney, Darren Wright, Jack Dunnigan (NOS Asst. Admin), Tom Landon, Mike Szabados (Director of CO-OPS). Brad Wynn, Rick James, Kate Bosley, Heidi Keller, and Bruce Servary (top).
Alabama, Mobile
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Personnel from NOAA's Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service teamed up to promote the Sanctuary's Seabird Colony Protection Program at the 2007 Pacific Coast Dream Machines event. L-R: Gerry McChesney, USF&WS, Kelly Higgason, and Karen Reyna, both from NOAA's Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary office.
California, Half Moon Bay
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Peter Jung, Senior Hydrologist, and William Gartner, Forecaster, staff a booth at the Open House hosted by the co-located NWS Forecast Office and Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center facility in State College, Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania, State College
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The BEST Scientists on Ice - The Bering Ecosystem Study (BEST) aims to understand the Bering Sea ecosystem and the potential consequences of sea ice loss that is accompanying global warming. Scientists from NOAA NMFS, NOAA OAR, University of Washington/JISAO, and Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory accompanied this April 2007 cruise of the USCG icebreaker Healy.
Alaska, Bering Sea
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As part of NOAA's year-long 200th celebration, WFO Missoula held two Open House events. The Missoula NWSFO staff is shown here standing in front of a "Slurry" bomber on Neptune Aviation's airfield which is used to drop fire retardant on wildfires. L-R: Ray Nickless, Peter Felsch, Bruce Bauck, Michelle Mead, Bryan Henry, Steve Sigler, Bob Nester, Eugene Petrescu, and Mike Johnson.
Montana, Missoula
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Bill Thomas (L) , Director Pacific Services Center, and Manning Taite (R), Environmental Literacy Coordinator, (PSC) are shown at the 50th Hawai'i State Science and Engineering Fair with the winner of NOAA's "Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award," Christopher Hakoda, a 9th Grade student at Mililani High School on O'ahu. His project was "Reducing Tsunami Inundation and Run-up."
Hawaii, Oahu, Honolulu
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Refitting team of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer beneath the bow of the ship in shipyard. The Okeanos Explorer, former Navy vessel Capable, was being refitted as the only ship in the Federal fleet dedicated to ocean exploration. It joined NOAA's fleet in 2008.
Washington, Seattle
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Repesentative Vern Ehlers (L) accepted a recent invitation to visit the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Grand Rapids. He is shown with Daniel Cobb, Meteorologist-in-Charge of the Grand Rapids facility.
Michigan, Grand Rapids
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Officials from NOAA's National Weather Service Grand Rapids Forecast Office, Michigan State Police and Michigan Emergency Managers Association at ceremony recognizing East Grand Rapids, Michigan, as the first StormReady community in Kent County. From R: in brown, NWS MIC Dan Cobb, East Grand Rapids Mayor Cindy Bartman, WZZM Chief Meteorologist George Lessons, and other officials.
Michigan, East Grand Rapids
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Greetings from Newport, Rhode Island. The officers and crew of the NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow led the Naval Station Newport annual shoreline cleanup onMay 21 . L-R: Pete Gamache, ENS Patrick Sweeney, Mike Murray, Ava Dent, CDR Stephen Beckwith, and LCDR Scott Sirois.
Rhode Island, Newport 2007 May 21
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National Weather Service meteorologists teamed with scientists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory to exhibit at Alaska's premier aviation event, the Alaska State Aviation Trade Show and Conference. L-R: Brad Sipperley, Hydrometeorologic al Technician, WFO Fairbanks; David Hadley, Lead Forecaster, Alaska Aviation Wea ther Unit; and Kristine Nelson, MIC, Center Weather Service Unit-WFO Fairbanks.
Alaska, Anchorage
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NWSFO Amarillo personnel serving the citizens of the Texas Panhandle area. L-R L-R front: Glen Woodall, Rich Wynne, Chris Kimble, Tabatha Tripp, Ed Andrade, Sc ott Plischke, Mike Johnson, Dave Wilburn. Back L-R: Jose Garcia, Roland Nunez, J .J. Brost, Steve Bilodeau, Ken Hunter, Steve Drillette, Lance Goehring, Ken Schn eider, David Hennig, John Cockrell, Jason Jordan, Oferal Wise, Matthew Kramar.
Texas, Amarillo
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Crew members of NOAA's WP-3D Orion Hurricane Hunter Aircraft join members of WFO Melbourne, the final stop of the 2007 Hurricane Awareness Tour. The 2007 tour attracted over 10,000 visitors from Rhode Island to Florida.
Florida, Daytona Beach
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Volunteers from the Austin/San Antonio WSFO participated in an Adopt-a- Highway litter program in April to support their community. L-R: Monte Oaks, Jim Ellis, Marianne Sutton, David Schumacher, Bob Fogarty, Dale Lininger, and Jim Ward (retired NWS).
Texas, New Braunfels
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A magnificent female tiger shark (3 meters length) captured off the Atlantic coast of North Florida during 2006 pelagic longline survey aboard the NOAA Ship Oregon II. The healthy shark was measured, weighed, tagged, an released. Handling the shark are Skilled Fisherman Tim Martin, Chief Scientist Mark Grace, and Shark Specialist Trey Diggers.
Florida, Atlantic coast
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Greetings from the NOAA Fisheries Ecosystem Survey Branch (making fisheries surv eys for over 40 years) of the NMFS Woods Hole Laboratory.Front L-R: Robert Gambl e, Stacy Rowe, Melanie Underwood, Lara Jarvis, Jonathan Duquette, Alicia Long, Heath Cook, Peter Chase, Kevin McIntosh. Back L-R: Linda Despres, William Kramer , Nikolai Klibansky, Andrew Hall, Larry Brady, Yvonna Rowinski, Sean Lucey.
Massachusetts, Woods Hole
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Several members of the Office of Coast Survey ad hoc SPOT (Special Projects Operations Team aboard the NOAA Survey Vessel S3004 during an integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping Project with NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries, and Nationa l Centers for Coastal and Ocean Science. L-R: Mike Davidson, Dave Elliott, Paul Turner, and Caleb Gostnell from NOAA's Office of Coast Survey.
Florida, Key West
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Scientists and crew aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster after finishing a multi- beam mapping cruise in Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern along the Florida coast. Participants included NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program; National Undersea Research Center at UNC-Wilmington; National Institute of Under sea Science and Technology; Office of Coast Survey, and others.
Florida, Atlantic Ocean
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Greetings from the NOAA exhibit area at Nauticus Center at the National Maritime Museum. NOAA personnel showcased NOAA products and services at the 2007 Annual Meeting of State Floodplain Managers. NOAA personnel from the National Geodetic Survey, Coastal Services Center, Office of Communications, and National Weather Service provided information to participants.
Virginia, Norfolk
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Greetings from the Southwest Divisional Office of Law Enforcement and the Conser vation Educations Corps Senior Volunteers! The Conservation Education Corps act as NOAA Wildlife Conservation Stewards to educate the public on California natural resource issues and to raise protection and conservation awareness.
California, Long Beach
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Aloha from the Hilo Earth Day Fair. Mauna Loa Observatory (MLO) scientists and staff joined other NOAA organizations to celebrate Earth Day 2007, commemorate NOAA's 200 years, and also help celebrate MLO's 50th Anniversary. L-R: Preston Sato, David Nardini, Trevor Kaplan, Director John Barnes, Darryl Kuniyuki, Aidan Colton, Kalei Lau, Steve Ryan, and Paul Fukumura-Sawada.
Hawaii, Hilo
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NOAA participated in "America's Weekend" marking the 400th Anniversary of the founding of Jamestown and dedicating the inauguration of the Chesapeake National Historic Water Trail. L-R: NOAA Administrator VADM Conrad Lautenbacher, Mary Bomar, Director National Park Service, Alicia Jarboe, Doug Wilson, Captain John Smith- Ian Bystrom, Peyton Robertson, Andrew Larkin, and Brady Phillips.
Virginia, Jamestown
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NOAA participants in a NOAA day at Riviera Beach Maritime Academy. This event was developed by Joe Shewmaker, an Einstein Fellow in NOAA Office of Education. Pictured aboard the R/V Triton are L-R: LCDR Carl Newman, Joe Shewmaker, LTJG Rebecca Waddington, Jocelyn Karazsia, Hugh Cobb, Robert Molleda, and LTJG Jennifer Pralgo. Joe Shewmaker is also a faculty member of the Academy.
Florida, Riviera Beach
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Participants in a conference highlighting the 50th Anniversary of the Fargo 1957 tornado held at North Dakota State University. This tornado prompted Dr. Ted Fujita to develop the Fujita Scale which is used to describe the strength of those storms. Dave McShane, MIC of the Grand Forks, NWSFO, is back row left.
North Dakota, Fargo
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200th Celebration greetings from the NOAA Satellite Operations facility. This new facility is the home to approximately 550 employees of the Operations Control Center which provides command, control, and communication for NOAA satellites and the Defense Meteorological Satellite program. This new building was dedicated on June 11, 2007.
Maryland, Suitland 2007 July 2
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Fulfilling the National Marine Sanctuaries Act mandate to cooperate with other governments in the protection and management of special marine areas, a NOAA team comprising from L-R George Galasso, Ann Weaver, Bob Steelquist, and Ann Walton, as well as Paula Brown ( R at end) worked with Vietnamese mentors in training a management team for the soon to be designated Phu Quoc MPA.
Vietnam 2007 May
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Scientists and crew aboard the NOAA Ship David Starr Jordan send greetings from the Farallon Islands off of San Francisco. These scientists from NOAA SWFSC were in the midst of conducting the 25th Annual Midwater Trawl Survey. Back L-R : Ken Baltz, Joao Alves, Keith Sakuma, Kevin Stierhoff, and Jose"Chico" Gomez. Front L-R: Lisa Sheffield, Cathy Preston, and Sophie Webb.
California, Farallon Islands
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NOAA Administrator VADM Conrad Lautenbacher (R), NOAA Director of National Marine Sanctuary Program Dan Basta (L), and Navy Captain Christopher Murray (C), unveil a NOAA Heritage Marker during the grand opening of the USS Monitor Center at the Mariners' Museum. the marker is set below a steel cradle which removed the Monitor turret from the seafloor.
Virginia, Newport News
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Greetings from the Basic Officer Training Class 111 at the United States Merchant Marine Academy. L-R: Ensigns Russell Quintero, Jonathan Heesch, Nathan Parker, Mark Andrews, Nathan Witherly, Glen Rice, Brian Player, Megan O'Brien, Ronald Moyers, Matthew Griffin, Patrick Redmond, Bennie Johnson, Christine Schul tz, Claire Surrey, Megan Guberski, Faith Opatrny, and CDR Anne Lynch.
New York, Kings Point
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NOAA NMFS Assistant Administrator Bill Hogarth (first row center) took time out from Regional Fishery Management Councils annual meetings with NMFS to lead over 45 fishery managers from around the country on a restoration and cleanup activity to aid a local fisherman and his family devastated by Hurricane Katrina .
Louisiana, east New Orleans
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The NOAA Boulder Outreach Coordinating Council and other NOAA personnel shown here worked with artist and meteorologist Ken Leap to implement a sundial sculpture named "Shadows of the Seasons" which serves to explain the tilt of the Earth's axis, climate zones, and seasons.
Colorado, Boulder
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The Dodge City National Weather Service Forecast Office sponsored an Earth Day poster contest among local elementary schools with the theme "Protecting Our Great Plains." Kindergarten through Fourth Grade winners are shown with NOAA employees from L: Scott Reiter, Rick Sloan, Serri Baker, Rick Leupold, Tim Burke , Jesse Lee, and Larry Ruthi.
Kansas, Dodge City
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In June the Indianapolis Weather Forecast Office hosted a lightning safety awareness week event on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. Shown under the awning are from L: an interested citizen, NWS meteorologists Joseph Nield and Jason Puma.
Indiana, Indianapolis
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200th Celebration Greetings from the "Biggest Little City in the World." The Reno Weather Forecast Office is responsible for NE California, the Sierras, W Nevada, and Lake Tahoe. L-R: Brian O'Hara, Chris Smallcomb, Mike Reitas, Bubba Cummings, Jessica Keilhorn, Patsy Buckley, Jane Hollingsworth, Gary Barbato, Chris Jordan, Scott McGuire, Shane Snider, Dave Pike, and Duffy Johnson.
Nevada, Reno
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Six NOAA participants including Pam van der Leeden (2 back row) , Doug Weaver ( blue back row), Michelle Lander (center white) Kalei Shotwell (2nd row red), Larry Swenson (R end 2nd row), and Sam McClatchie (3rd row red, 2nd from left). Participants were being instructed in "Satellite Remote Sensing in Biological Oceanography with funding by the NESDIS Satellite Research and Operations.
New York, Ithaca, Cornell University
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200th Celebration Greetings from the Eureka NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office. When the Coast Guard towed this malfunctioning wave rider buoy into Humboldt Bay, NWS Hydrologist Carol Ciliberti came up with this innovative transportation mode to move the 300 pound buoy to a more convenient location for shipment to a repair facility.
California, Eureka
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200th Celebration Greetins from Southern California! Staff of the National Weather Service Forecast Office for Los Angeles region and staff from the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary get together to discuss collaborative efforts and how to serve the public better.
California, Oxnard
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Greetings from the Central Gulf Coast! NOAA's National Weather Service Forecast Office in Birmingham, Alabama represented the NWS offices serving the state at the Alabama Broadcasters Association 2007 Convention. Former NFL quarterback Kenny Stabler and then color commentator for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide joins L-R: Mark Linhares, Scott Unger, Stabler, and John Sirmon.
Alabama, Clear Point
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The National Weather Service Office in Gaylord, Michigan, sends 200th Greetings! Both the Upper Air Building and NEXRAD radar are shown with L-R: Bruce Smith, Kevin A. Sullivan, David Lawrence, Richard Melton, Scott Rozanski, Gary Campbell , Jeffrey Lutz, Odell Prince, Kevin Farina, Upper Air Balloon, Mary Prentice, Jeffrey Zoltowski, and Robert Weaver.
Michigan, Gaylord
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NOAA's National Weather Service Northern Indiana office sends 200th Greetings! The Northern Indiana NWSO set up an information and display booth at the Goshen Freedom Fest. Shown here with a Blackhawk Helicopter crew are L-R: Senior Meteorologists John Taylor and Sam Lashley, along with SCEP Sara Weisser and Intern B.J. Simpson.
Indiana, Goshen 2007 June 30
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After addressing the Western Governors Conference in Deadwood, South Dakota, NOAA Chief of Staff Scott Rayder joins several of the staff of the Rapid City, SD Weather Service Forecast staff at Mount Rushmore. L-R back: Matt Bunkers, Kelly Whitaker, Scott Rayder, Lynn Maximuk, Joel Cline, and Kandis Boyd. Front L -R: Susan Sanders, Dave Carpenter, and Melissa Smith.
South Dakota, Mount Rushmore
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Hunkering down from the wind at the 7,600-foot summit of Mt. Ashland, electronics technician Matt Wymore from NWSFO Medford is on-site to ensure the doppler radar there remains operational.
Oregon, Mt. Ashland
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Electronics technicians David Kauwe, Darren Dixon, Warren Matt Wymore, and Nancy McGlothlan travel by truck-size snowcat or snowmobile nine months out of each year to the Mt. Ashland radar site. The trip is not for the faint-hearted. The radar provides warnings from the rain-forest of the southern Oregon coast, to the high desert of SE Oregon and N Calif. and on to the high Sierra.
Oregon, Medford
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NOAA librarians take time out from the books to send greetings from the Annual NOAA Libraries Conference. NOAA has 31 libraries encompassing some of the largest environmental science collections on Earth that serve NOAA personnel Antarctica to the Alaskan Arctic and have even provided information to NOAA ships at sea. Janice Beattie, NOAA Central Library Director, in black, front row
Maryland, Silver Spring
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Promoting environmental literacy is essential to support NOAA's mission. One way NOAA does this is through internship programs that provide the opportunity for young scholars to work with NOAA scientists. In 2007 more than 120 interns came to NOAA through the Ernest Hollings Undergraduate Scholars, Educational Partnership Program (EPP) for undergrads, and EPP for graduate students.
Maryland, Silver Spring
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NOAA hosted the 5th Annual Women's History Month Training Conference. These attendees from National Weather Service facilities in the western U.S. were able to meet and discuss common interests. L-R: Janet Nix, Tanja Fransen, Linda Cheng, Mary Smith, Carolina Walbrun, Michelle Mead, Dawn Fishler, Maureen Ballard, Sheila Deiotte, Michelle Pezel, and Cindy Bean.
Washington, D.C.
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Greetings from the NOAA Fisheries NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) coordinators who met at the David Skaggs Research Center in June. L-R: David Keys (SE), Tony Morton (SW). Tamra Faris (Oregon), David Tomey (NE), Steve Kokkinakis (NOAA HQ), Marilyn Luipold (Pacific Islands), Kathe Hawe (NW), Steve Davis (Alaska), Cristi Reid, Shelby Mendez, and Mitch Bryman (all NOAA HQ.)
Colorado, Boulder
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Crew of the NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown surveying the Western Atlantic Ocean and celebrating NOAA's 200th and the 25th anniversary of observations of the Florida Current and the meridional overturning circulation. These observations have become a cornerstone of the NSF Rapid Climate Change Program.
Atlantic Ocean, Gulf Stream

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