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Comment by Julia Begley on July 9, 2013 at 2:16pm
Google Apps Collaboration area now open on OMB's MAX!
To help encourage info exchange and collaboration for those of us in Google Apps for Government, I've created a collaboration space in the MAX Federal Community 'E-Government Community' with the main page as Google Apps Collaboration and a scripting discussion forum at Google Apps Script Forum.
This grew out of the need within NOAA for a discussion space - which ironically cannot be hosted within NOAA's Google Groups due to technical difficulties for our domain.  The benefit of having this in MAX is that it also allows cross-GAFG domain and outside GAFG participation.
As with any discussion forum or collaboration platform, this is what we make of it.  I hope it proves useful.
Comment by Dennis Boyer on April 29, 2013 at 12:31am

The recently completed citizen discussion guide on climate policy approaches.

Comment by Troy Kitch on October 4, 2012 at 9:15am

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, which created our nation's national marine sanctuary system. What are sanctuaries? How do these special areas help to protect and conserve our ocean? Our latest podcast features a NOAA Ocean Today video to put this milestone in perspective.

Comment by Mike Shelby on September 27, 2012 at 9:02am

NOAA Ocean Today continues to bring you videos that cover a wide variety of topics written in manner understandable to students and adults. Our latest video discusses the recent analysis on the loss of Arctic sea ice.  According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, the summer sea ice minimum extent has dropped to its smallest size in recorded history. It’s now 3.41 million square kilometers or 1.32 million square miles. 

The coverage of sea ice was relatively stable from 1979 – 2000, but has since been reduced by nearly 50%. Watch our latest 'Happening Now' video that discusses the loss of summer sea

 ice cover as one of the the most visible warning signs of severe climate change.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay abreast of the latest Ocean information.

Comment by Troy Kitch on September 26, 2012 at 8:31am

Don't miss the latest Diving Deeper podcast from NOAA's National Ocean Service: Our nation's estuaries provide endless recreation opportunities. In today's Diving Deeper , we learn about why estuaries are important, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, some of the fun recreational activities at these sites, and economic benefits of our reserves.
Comment by Mike Shelby on September 20, 2012 at 6:52am

We've all heard that hurricanes are one of the most powerful and destructive forces on Earth. But did you ever wonder where they get their strength?  Our latest video describes the 3 factors that hurricanes need in order to develop.

Comment by Mike Shelby on August 30, 2012 at 1:26pm

Storm surge is the most dangerous part of a hurricane. Watch this video to learn more:

For other hurricane videos see Ocean Today:

Comment by Troy Kitch on June 28, 2012 at 9:57am

How much do you know about NOAA’s navigation services? In the latest episode of Making Waves, Dr. Holly Bamford, National Ocean Service Deputy Assistant Administrator, talks about ‘positioning America for the future,’ an effort to focus NOS navigation services on upcoming challenges as maritime commerce increases, coastal populations grow, sea levels rise, and new navigation routes open up in the Arctic.

Comment by Dennis Boyer on June 25, 2012 at 10:54am

Did anyone here attend Rio conference? Looking to hear first hand accounts of discussions outside of the "leader" non-negotiations.

Comment by Troy Kitch on June 21, 2012 at 8:09am

Today is World Hydrography Day! Do you know the one thing mariners need to safely navigate our nation’s waters? Tune into today’s Diving Deeper podcast for the answer to this question and much more.


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