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NOAA image of artist’s rendering of NOAA GOES in a geosynchronous position above the Earth.FUTURE NOAA SPACECRAFT WILL IMPROVE MANAGEMENT OF AMERICA'S COASTAL WATERS
Scientists from NOAA, NASA, the Office of Naval Research and academia are looking to use data from a highly advanced imaging device—set to go onboard the next generation of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES-R)—to track red tides, oil spills, upwelling and other U.S. coastal water management issues more effectively. The device, called the Hyperspectral Environment Suite, will be a major imaging instrument on the GOES-R spacecraft, which is scheduled to launch in 2012. HES will include a capability to image all U.S. coastal waters and is expected to provide critical data to resource managers and researchers studying climate, fisheries, coastal ecology and oceanography.
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NOAA image of NOAA research vessel Hi'ialakai leaving the NOAA Marine Operations Center, Pacific in Seattle, Wash., before the ship was commissioned Sept. 3, 2004. NEW NOAA RESEARCH VESSEL COMPLETES MAIDEN VOYAGE WITH FIVE-WEEK SURVEY OF NORTHWESTERN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS — The newly commissioned NOAA research vessel Hi'ialakai completed its first mission with a successful, comprehensive, five-week survey of marine ecosystems in the waters of the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve. During the 35-day cruise, 18 researchers conducted assessments, monitoring and mapping operations throughout the waters and reefs within the reserve.
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NOAA image of NOAA ship naming contest poster. CONTEST TO NAME NOAA'S SHIP FOR OCEAN EXPLORATION;
OCEAN AGENCY PROVIDES DETAILS ON COMPETITION FOR STUDENT TEAMS
— NOAA, in partnership with Coastal America and the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, provided details on a nationwide contest for teams of students to choose a name for a newly acquired NOAA exploration ship and develop an education project based on a proposed name.

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POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE HERALD NEW NOAA MARINE AND AVIATION OPERATIONS LEADERSHIP

NOAA image of forecast winter temperatures for the USA. NOAA U.S. WINTER OUTLOOK — NOAA scientists announced that a number of climate conditions will influence the winter weather across the United States from December through February. The NOAA 2004-2005 Winter Outlook calls for above-average temperatures in Alaska, much of the West and the northern and central Great Plains. Below average temperatures are expected across the Gulf Coast states, the Southeast and the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. There are equal chances of warmer, cooler or near-normal temperatures this winter in the Northeast, Midwest and parts of Southwest. AccessNOAA - NOAA Employees Make a Difference
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NOAA Begins Operational Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast System for Florida, Gulf of Mexico 
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NOAA Strategic Plan, 2005-2010 (PDF)
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NOAA Strategic Plan 2007 Annual Guidance Memorandum
NOAA 2004 Satellite Direct Readout Conference — Miami, Fla., December 6-10
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NOAA: Where Science Creates Value for America (2003 Accomplishments)
NOAA 2005 Budget Request — "Blue Book" Online
NOAA Climate Data at a Glance - Find 108 years of weather data for the U.S.
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NOAA Posts Images Online of Northeast Blackout
Dept. Of Commerce Consistency Appeal of Islander East Pipeline Company (54-page PDF File)
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