Canonico Discusses MBON in NOAA NOS Podcast
Jan 2017. In a podcast produced by the National Ocean Service, Gabrielle Canonico, U.S. IOOS MBON program manager, discusses the importance of integrating existing datasets and how MBON is working to increase our understanding of life in the ocean. Click to listen/read. Canonico explains how the U.S. MBON researchers with expertise in remote sensing, genomics, ecology, fisheries, biogeochemistry, and data management, are working together define methods for monitoring essential ocean variables that will enable researchers and managers to study changes in ecosystems, biodiversity and oceanographic conditions over time, and make this accessible in the MBON portal online databases.
MBON Initiatives Recognized by Obama White House Fall 2016
Sept, 2016. The White House acknowledged the importance of creating a unified global Marine Biodiversity Observation Network and coordination between the U.S. Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) and international ocean observing and data networks such as the Global Ocean Observation System (GOOS) and the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) to improve the acquisition, delivery and application of information on change in the marine environment, and support marine conservation and decision-making at the national, regional, and global levels. Click here to read the Fact Sheet.
The U.S. MBON projects are funded under the National Ocean Partnership Program (NOPP RFP NOAA-NOS-IOOS-2014-2003803) in partnership between NOAA, BOEM, and NASA, with the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (U.S. IOOS) program pioneering the implementation.
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