Month: August 2014

Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Grant to Support Coastal Observations in Great Lakes

An observation system that provides real-time data on the health of the coastal ecosystem of the Great Lakes will receive a federal grant of $252,681, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve its online presence, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today. The Synthesis, Observations and Response (SOAR) system integrates various activities in support of restoration of the Great Lakes. Today’s award will be administered by the University of Michigan. ‘The Great Lakes are critical to Michigan’s economy and our way of life,’ said Stabenow. ‘This support will help University of Michigan researchers better understand how we can restore and protect our Lakes for future generations.’ ‘In cleaning up the Great Lakes, we need to ensure that scientists and decision makers have the best tools available to manage restoration projects in a targeted and cost-effective manner,’ Levin said. ‘This grant will help improve access to information to researchers working on restoration of the Great Lakes we all love dearly.’ SOAR combines observations of water conditions and models of the coastal ecosystem to develop tools that support Great Lakes restoration such as on-water and remote sensing platforms and databases created from these observations. The real-time data provides valuable information for researchers and decision makers. SOAR is a collaboration of federal agencies including NOAA, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Geological Survey, and non-federal partners including the...

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NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Orion Move in Preparation for First Flight

Media accreditation now is open to attend an event marking the move of NASA’s Orion spacecraft at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft will be transferred from the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building to the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility during the second week of September. Read more here:: NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Orion Move in Preparation for First Flight Bookmark It Hide...

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NASA Probes Studying Earth’s Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary

NASA’s twin Van Allen Probes will celebrate on Saturday two years of studying the sun’s influence on our planet and near-Earth space. The probes, shortly after launch in August 2012, discovered a third radiation belt around Earth when only two had previously been detected. Read more here:: NASA Probes Studying Earth’s Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary Bookmark It Hide...

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