Oceanic

USGS Offers Details on California Seafloor

USGS said the “California Seafloor Mapping Program” has peeled back “a veil of water just offshore of California,” revealing the ocean’s floor in significantly new detail. “New imagery, specialized undersea maps, and a wealth of data from along the California coast are now available,” a USGS spokesperson said.

August 14, 2013

Incidental Taking of Arctic Marine Mammals Reviewed

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a division of the Commerce Department, said it plans to conduct a supplemental environmental review of the incidental taking of marine mammals, specifically whales, dolphins, sea lions and seals, by the oil and gas industry incidental to exploration activities in Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort Seas.

February 4, 2013

Agencies Expand Review of Harm to Mammals in Arctic Seas

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a division of the Commerce Department, announced that it plans to conduct a supplemental environmental review of the incidental taking of marine mammals, specifically whales, dolphins, sea lions and seals, by the oil and gas industry incidental to exploration activities in Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort Seas.

January 31, 2013

NOAA Expects Atlantic Hurricane Activity to Pick Up

The chances of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season have increased, prompting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to raise its tropical forecast to a total of 12-17 named storms, including five-eight hurricanes, two-three of them major (Category 3 or higher).

August 10, 2012

NOAA Joins Consensus on 2012 Hurricane Season

Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) agree with the consensus forecast for the upcoming hurricane season, saying Thursday that conditions in the atmosphere and the ocean favor a near-normal number of tropical storms this year.

May 25, 2012

NOAA Draft EIS Examines Arctic Exploration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Thursday published a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) describing how offshore oil and natural gas activities in the U.S. Beaufort and Chukchi seas could affect marine mammals and the Alaska Native communities that depend on them for subsistence.

December 23, 2011

NOAA, Producers Collaborate for Arctic Study

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and three global energy producers are collaborating on ocean, coastal and climate science for the Arctic.

August 29, 2011

EIA Sees Less Hurricane Shut-Ins in Gulf This Year

Based on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) projection for a “near-normal” hurricane season this year, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said it expects shut-ins of oil and natural gas volumes in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) to be significantly less than they were last year.

June 15, 2009

EIA Sees Less Hurricane Shut-Ins in Gulf This Year

Based on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) projection for a “near-normal” hurricane season this year, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said it expects shut-ins of oil and natural gas volumes in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) to be significantly less than they were last year.

June 15, 2009

NOAA Sees ‘Near-Normal’ Hurricane Season; Offshore Prepares

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Thursday forecast a “near-normal” Atlantic hurricane season this year, but the Minerals Management Service (MMS) and offshore operators are preparing for all possibilities.

May 25, 2009
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