U.S. Department of the Interior: Ocean, Great Lakes and Coasts

U.S. Department of the Interior: Ocean, Great Lakes and Coasts The Interior Department is one of our Nation’s principal stewards for our Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes resources and recognizes the vital connection between the health of our Nation’s natural resources and human health and economy.

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BOEM is hiring! Are you an expert in Marine Mammal Bioacoustics?BOEM is looking for a #Marine #Mammal #Bioacoustician to...
02/10/2021

BOEM is hiring! Are you an expert in Marine Mammal Bioacoustics?
BOEM is looking for a #Marine #Mammal #Bioacoustician to join the new Center for Marine Acoustics (CMA).
Deadline to submit applications is February 22, 2021.

Position announcement: BOEM-MMGG-21-KN-034(DH): http://ow.ly/cJh650Dmqjy
Learn more about the CMA: http://ow.ly/xu5H50Dmqjx
#DOIBluePortfolio #DOICoasts #DOIocean #Careers #Jobs #HBCU #diversityandinclusion #ScienceandTechnology #acoustics #physics #blueeconomy

#BOEMJobs We're hiring #Marine #Mammal #Bioacoustician to join our new Center for Marine Acoustics (CMA) .
Deadline to submit applications is apply February 22, 2021.

BOEM-MMGG-21-KN-034(DH): http://ow.ly/cJh650Dmqjy

Find out more about the CMA at: http://ow.ly/xu5H50Dmqjx

On February 3, Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced that it will resume the environmental review of Vi...
02/10/2021

On February 3, Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced that it will resume the environmental review of Vineyard Wind’s proposed offshore wind project.
This action will aid in the effort to address climate change and promote offshore renewable energy production. Learn more: http://ow.ly/U5mF50Dqzw5
#offshorewind #renewableenergy #BOEM #DOIBluePortfolio U.S. Department of the Interior #DOIocean #DOICoasts #stewardship #sustainable

Today, Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced that it will resume the environmental review of Vineyard Wind’s proposed offshore wind project. This action will aid in the effort to address climate change and promote offshore renewable energy production. Learn more: http://ow.ly/U5mF50Dqzw5

Renewable energy through offshore wind -- Share your thoughts.BOEM kicked off the first of three virtual meetings on the...
02/10/2021

Renewable energy through offshore wind -- Share your thoughts.
BOEM kicked off the first of three virtual meetings on the #SouthFork Wind Farm Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) earlier today.
Visit the virtual meeting room for details and information.
Deadline for commenting is February 22. http://ow.ly/dwPl50DvUl2

#BOEM #Offshorewind #renewableenergy Bureau of Ocean Energy Management #partners #DOIDelivers #DOIBluePortfolio #DOIOcean #DOICoasts #stewardship #sustainable #virtualmeeting U.S. Department of the Interior

BOEM kicked off the first of three virtual meetings on the #SouthFork Wind Farm DEIS earlier today. Visit our virtual meeting room for details and information about the DEIS. Deadline for commenting is February 22. http://ow.ly/dwPl50DvUl2

New #USGS research can be used to inform elkhorn coral restoration plans along the Florida Keys reef tract. Dr. Ilsa Kuf...
02/09/2021

New #USGS research can be used to inform elkhorn coral restoration plans along the Florida Keys reef tract. Dr. Ilsa Kuffner of the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center recently led a study on the growth of this critical species. The study, published in Endangered Species Research showed that nursery-grown elkhorn coral transplanted into Dry Tortugas National Park survived and thrived, growing twice as fast as corals planted in other locations in the Florida Keys.
Read the press release: https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-study-threatened-coral-can-guide-reef-restoration?fbclid=IwAR3kXIznOdGtH6loWwOtMNzprhtmzq5_e21nvrzQDRLxsLCQ7j_P0Es81JU
#DOIOcean #DOICoasts #DOIBluePortfolio #stewardship #Restore #protect #conserve #coralreefs #marinescience #DRTO National Park Service U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries #partners #resourceManagement

Florida Keys elkhorn corals planted in the Dry Tortugas grow faster and twice the size of corals planted in the Upper Keys more than 200 miles away, according to a new USGS study in Endangered Species Research. These new corals could help Dry Tortugas National Park’s last known colony of elkhorn coral seed future generations. This research can help partners such as the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the National Park Service refine coral restoration plans.

Elkhorn coral is a threatened species critical to reversing coral reef ecosystem collapse and protecting coastlines from storm damage in Florida and throughout the Caribbean. The USGS’s Ilsa Kuffner and colleagues studied the growth of different genetic strains of nursery-grown elkhorn corals in Dry Tortugas National Park, Biscayne National Park and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Their next step is to work with the Ohio State University to learn why the planted corals grew better in the Dry Tortugas.
“If we can introduce enough genetic diversity, the corals have a better chance of responding to stress and seeding future populations that are better adapted to the changing environment, making a stronger, more resilient population,” says Kuffner.
https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-study-threatened-coral-can-guide-reef-restoration
#CoralReefs #ElkhornCoral #CoralRestoration #DOIDelivers #Marine #Ecosystems

Photos: USGS research marine biologist Ilsa Kuffner studies a colony of elkhorn coral at an underwater “calcification station” in Dry Tortugas National Park. The USGS studies coral growth and survival at sites like this one in the Florida Keys and U.S. Virgin Islands. Credit: Andréa G. Grottoli, Ohio State University.

Threatened elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata, shown here at one of 30 USGS “calcification stations” in Dry Tortugas National Park, is the main species that creates the reef-crest zone where waves break, providing shoreline protection. Photo: Ilsa Kuffner, USGS

New research from USGS to help restore #coral Florida Keys elkhorn corals planted in the Dry Tortugas grow faster and tw...
02/09/2021
USGS Study on Threatened Coral Can Guide Reef Restoration

New research from USGS to help restore #coral

Florida Keys elkhorn corals planted in the Dry Tortugas grow faster and twice the size of corals planted in the Upper Keys more than 200 miles away, according to a new USGS study in Endangered Species Research. The USGS’s Ilsa Kuffner and colleagues studied the growth of different genetic strains of nursery-grown elkhorn corals in Dry Tortugas National Park, Biscayne National Park and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

These new corals could help Dry Tortugas National Park’s last known colony of elkhorn coral seed future generations.
“If we can introduce enough genetic diversity, the corals have a better chance of responding to stress and seeding future populations that are better adapted to the changing environment, making a stronger, more resilient population,” says Kuffner.
This research can help partners such as the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the National Park Service refine coral restoration plans.
Read the Press Release: https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-study-threatened-coral-can-guide-reef-restoration

#USGS U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program #DOIBluePortfolio #DOIcoasts #DOIOcean #NPS #findyourcoralpark #CoralReefs #ElkhornCoral #CoralRestoration #DOIDelivers #Marine #Ecosystems
Photos: USGS research marine biologist Ilsa Kuffner studies a colony of elkhorn coral at an underwater “calcification station” in Dry Tortugas National Park. The USGS studies coral growth and survival at sites like this one in the Florida Keys and U.S. Virgin Islands. Credit: Andréa G. Grottoli, Ohio State University.
Threatened elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata, shown here at one of 30 USGS “calcification stations” in Dry Tortugas National Park, is the main species that creates the reef-crest zone where waves break, providing shoreline protection. Photo: Ilsa Kuffner, USGS

USGS researchers are studying the growth and success of nursery-grown transplanted corals in the Florida Keys; research that might help this population of the threatened species rebound. Reefs there have experienced significant coral loss in recent decades from coral bleaching, disease and human-rel...

The Woods Hole Scientific Diversity Initiative! This group is a great example of how we are building scientific communit...
02/05/2021

The Woods Hole Scientific Diversity Initiative!
This group is a great example of how we are building scientific communities, the scientific and engineering workforces of our nation, together to better reflect the society that we serve. #DOIBluePortfolio #BlackHistoryMonth #DiversityandInclusion #HBCU #JEDI #abrighterfuture #community #partners #USGS

The USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center is one of six institutions that makes up the Woods Hole scientific community Diversity Initiative.

Members of the initiative work together to attract and retain a more diverse workforce. A 2004 memorandum of understanding established the Woods Hole Diversity Initiative (WHDI), which in addition to the USGS includes: the Marine Biological Laboratory, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Woodwell Climate Research Center.

Their efforts include recruiting through Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions for a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral programs and internships.

“We strive to increase STEM education opportunities for minorities and underrepresented groups here in Woods Hole and nationally by virtue of our nationwide recruiting through HBCUs and MSIs,” said center director Rob Thieler, who serves as the chair for WHDI. “All six institutions are motivated by the opportunity to work together towards having the Woods Hole science community – and the national scientific and engineering workforce – better reflect the society that we serve.”

The WHDI also chartered a Diversity Advisory Committee to develop programs and make recommendations as to how the institutions can make the village a more diverse, more inclusive community. #BlackHistoryMonth

For more information about WHDI visit: http://ow.ly/YG7u50DnSPE

The #Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, OR is a distinguished landmark. Learn more about ongoing repair work and the ot...
01/29/2021

The #Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, OR is a distinguished landmark. Learn more about ongoing repair work and the other priceless resources that can be found in this #outstandingnaturalarea

#BLM Bureau of Land Management #DOIBluePortfolio #historic #lighthouse #DOICoasts #tidepools #yourfederallands #getoutside

At Yaquina Head Lighthouse, modern technology is helping us preserve a historic structure! 🌊🐋⚒

A few years ago, a historic preservation team noticed some cracks in the brick that makes up the lighthouse and some rust on the exposed iron elements.
These brackets help support the brick walls of the lighthouse, and hold up the lantern room and the heavy, first order Fresnel lens.

We needed to evaluate the integrity—or strength and reliability—of the cast iron brackets, but parts of them are inside the lighthouse’s brick walls.
So, we used ground penetrating radar (GPR) to look through the bricks.
When the GPR results showed cause for concern, we carefully removed bricks from the inside of the lighthouse to fully expose the brackets.
The south-facing bracket was cracked in multiple places, and the north-facing bracket was mostly missing. It had corroded over time due to the salty ocean air!

With the status of the brackets uncovered, we are now working on a plan to repair and restore them.

The entire project is designed to maintain the historic character of the lighthouse in order to protect the lighthouse for future generations to enjoy. Work is completed in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and in concordance with the Oregon Historic Preservation Office. The historic preservation specialists that are doing the work are using techniques and materials that are sympathetic to the original.

#OregonCoast #PNW #history #preservation

More from Yaquina Head:
⚓ How to visit Yaquina Head: https://on.doi.gov/2G2Jmfo
⭐ Tips and tricks for tidepooling safely: http://bit.ly/35ELhTZ
🌊 Mossy chiton found in tidepools: http://bit.ly/2LNYIKd
🦀 360° inside tide pools: https://youtu.be/1cm8f53qFXs
🐋 Gray whale feeds close to shore: bit.ly/2ZWIHWF
💦 Sea lion rescue: http://ow.ly/9rvs50yH4aW

01/29/2021
Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery

Science for Salmon-
with a Sampling Shack! Looks Simple?
In this quick snippet, see scientists sample salmon for size!
Great job and great news for salmon!
#DOIBluePortfolio #DOICoasts #HealthyWatershed #healthyfishery #conserve #protect #steward #science USFWS Fisheries U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service #salmon

Sampling for Size! Take a look at how we sample, a task done every other week to assure our salmon are growing properly. #sampling #springcreek #tulefallchinook

Did you know that the Marine Cadastre has over 10 years of vessel traffic (AIS) data? They even have tools to help proce...
01/27/2021

Did you know that the Marine Cadastre has over 10 years of vessel traffic (AIS) data? They even have tools to help process it. Check it out: https://go.usa.gov/xm5by
#Partners #data #DOIBluePortfolio #DOIOcean #DOICoasts #DOIGreatLakes #maps Bureau of Ocean Energy Management #BOEM #NOAA

Did you hear the news? We have over 10 years of vessel traffic (AIS) data! We even have tools to help process it. Check it out: https://go.usa.gov/xm5by

Duck Stamps are Conservation Art!!!Junior Duck Stamps are a great chance to share your talents for a good cause.Here is ...
01/27/2021

Duck Stamps are Conservation Art!!!
Junior Duck Stamps are a great chance to share your talents for a good cause.
Here is a call for Maine student artists.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Maine Audubon looking for Maine students to submit some creative, innovative, and beautiful waterfowl art!
Designs are judged in four grade categories—K-3rd grades, 4th-6th grades, 7th-9th grades, 10th-12th grades—with awards for first, second, and third places and honorable mentions.
Learn more:
Maine Junior Duck Stamp Challenge 2021: http://ow.ly/ixMC50Di1DH
The submission deadline for the 2020-2021 challenge is March 1, 2021.
Learn more about this program, find a Duck Stamp contest in your state. https://www.fws.gov/birds/education/junior-duck-stamp-conservation-program.php
#art #conservation #duckstamps #artists #waterfowl #DOIBluePortfolio #DOICoasts #DOIOcean #DOIGreatLakes #shorebirds USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System USFWS Migratory Birds Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Maine Audubon are collaborating on the 2020-2021 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest, and we’re looking for Maine students to submit some creative, innovative, and beautiful waterfowl art!

Students will be able to submit an entry of approved waterfowl art into the competition. Designs are judged in four grade categories—K-3rd grades, 4th-6th grades, 7th-9th grades, 10th-12th grades—with awards for first, second, and third places and honorable mentions.

The Maine Best of Show entry will compete with contest winners from other states in a national competition. The first place national winning design is used to create the Federal Junior Duck Stamp. Proceeds from the sale of Junior Duck Stamps (which cost $5 each) support conservation education by providing awards and scholarships for students, teachers, and schools.

Maine Junior Duck Stamp Challenge 2021: http://ow.ly/ixMC50Di1DH

The submission deadline for the 2020-2021 challenge is March 1, 2021.

01/19/2021

This recent accomplishments report highlights a number of ways DOI's work in our ocean, Great Lakes and coasts has benefitted our Nation. #DOIDelivers #DOIBluePortfolio #DOICoasts #CoralsandCommunities #insularareas Office of Insular Affairs #partners

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is pleased to announce that it has released a report highlighting oil and g...
01/15/2021

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is pleased to announce that it has released a report highlighting oil and gas activity in the deep water Gulf of Mexico, one of the world's most productive hydrocarbon basins.

"As I look forward to the Gulf of Mexico's future, I am pleased to present this report on current deep water activities focused on oil and gas leasing, seismic, well data and geology," said Mike Celata, BOEM, Gulf of Mexico Regional Director. In its latest report, BOEM expanded upon its 2016 edition to extend the focus beyond resource potential to include environmental assessment and study information. It also presents detailed information on resources and production for the deep water portion of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Gulf of Mexico has decades of production history and is the primary offshore source of hydrocarbons for the United States, generating approximately 98% of all offshore oil and natural gas production. Deepwater wells drilled in 1,000 feet (305 meters) of water or greater, represent most of that total production over the past 15 years.

In 2019, the Gulf of Mexico produced 596.9 million barrels, or 15% of domestic oil production, and $5.7 billion in direct revenues to the government. Additionally, offshore oil and gas supported 275,000 total domestic jobs and $60 billion total economic contributions in the U.S.

The new report is available for download on the BOEM website: https://www.boem.gov/regions/gulf-mexico-ocs-region/deepwater-gulf-mexico-report-2019
#BOEM Bureau of Ocean Energy Management #DOIBluePortfolio #DOIocean #offshoreenergy #deepwater #OCS #gulfofmexico

BOEM has announced the next steps for a proposed oil & gas lease sale in Cook Inlet, off the southcentral coast of Alask...
01/14/2021

BOEM has announced the next steps for a proposed oil & gas lease sale in Cook Inlet, off the southcentral coast of Alaska. Public hearings to be held Feb. 9 - Feb. 11.
For more information: www.boem.gov/CookInlet2021

#offshoreenergy #Alaska #BOEM Bureau of Ocean Energy Management #DOIBluePortfolio #DOICoasts #DOIocean

BOEM has announced the next steps for a proposed oil & gas lease sale in Cook Inlet, off the southcentral coast of Alaska. We have identified an area proposed for leasing, and are asking for public comment on our draft environmental analysis. A comment period will open Jan. 16 and run through March 1. We will host public hearings Feb. 9 - Feb. 11. For more information, please visit www.boem.gov/CookInlet2021.

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USGS researchers head out with BOEM and NOAA partners on the #OceanDeepSearch expedition, part of a 4.5 year project called Deep Sea Exploration and Research of Coral/Canyon/Cold seep Habitats (DEEP SEARCH). The interagency effort is sponsored by the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), with TDI-Brooks International and nine participating academic institutions. #oceanscience #learn