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NOAA Scholars are a force for hurricane research

15 min 31 sec ago
Hollings Scholar Lauren Cutler was in the 5th grade when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. Watching the news coverage of the storm, she was taken aback by the scale of the destruction and the severe impact it had on people’s lives. This tragic and historic storm fostered Lauren’s interest in tropical meteorology.

NOAA predicts a near- or above-normal 2017 Central Pacific hurricane season

Tue, 2017-05-23 23:00
NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center today announced that climate conditions point to an 80 percent chance of a near- or above-normal hurricane season in the Central Pacific basin this year.

Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee to meet May 23-24 in Annapolis

Thu, 2017-05-18 23:00
The Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee, which advises the U.S. Departments of Commerce and the Interior on issues related to marine protected areas (MPAs), will meet May 23-24 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum in Annapolis, Maryland. The committee advises the agencies on topics related to the development and implementation of the nation’s system of marine protected areas.