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Archive for July, 2011

Sea Grant’s water blogger moving on

Posted by: | July 28, 2011 Comments Off on Sea Grant’s water blogger moving on |

Rob Emanuel, who for the past few years has been actively blogging from Tillamook about water, water quality and community on Oregon’s north coast, is leaving Oregon Sea Grant for a private-sector position in the Portland metro area. Rob plans to continue blogging, however, at a new address: http://h2oncoast.wordpress.com Rob plans to continue blogging about […]

under: blogs, Extension, Internet technology, people, Social media, water quality & conservation

Annie and Michael: Back to sea

Posted by: | July 26, 2011 Comments Off on Annie and Michael: Back to sea |

Michael Courtney and Annie Thorp, “intrepid volunteers” at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, are heading back out to sea  to assist on not one, but two research cruises. And they’re reviving their blog,  Buoy Tales, to chronicle their experiences. The Salem couple launched the blog (with help from Oregon Sea Grant) in 2010  to record […]

under: marine science, oceanography, people, research, Social media

NOAA invites comment on scientific integrity policy

Posted by: | July 12, 2011 Comments Off on NOAA invites comment on scientific integrity policy |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is inviting public comments on its new draft scientific integrity policy. The policy incorporates the principles of scientific integrity contained in guidance from the White House, and addresses how NOAA ensures quality science in its practices and policies and promotes a culture of transparency, integrity and […]

under: marine science, NOAA, public review

What’s Hiding in Firewood?

Posted by: | July 7, 2011 Comments Off on What’s Hiding in Firewood? |

Sea Grant invasive species expert Sam Chan talks to Blue Earth Wire about his recent work trying to inform Oregonians about how imported firewood can harbor invasive, tree-killing pests: What’s Hiding in Firewood?. Chan has been working with the Oregon Invasive Species Council to pass legislation that will ban the commercial import of untreated firewood […]

under: invasive species