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WHOI engineer Daniel Kot assembles an ocean-bottom seismograph in the OBS Lab at WHOI. The lab will serve as the foundation for the new OBS Instrument Center being established under a five-year cooperative agreement between WHOI and the National Science Foundation. Photo by Thomas Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will operate a new center to provide seafloor seismographs and technical support to the U.S. academic community beginning in August 1, 2018.

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A $26 million beach nourishment project completed by Southampton Town and oceanfront residents of Water Mill, Bridgehampton and Sagaponack, New York nearly five years ago was named one of the nation’s best “restored beaches” by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association—the second such project on the South Fork to have been recognized by the group.

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July 2018 Global Wind Speed Map from MERRByS the dominance of settled conditions around the UK is reflected in low wind speed values for July (blue colours), whereas parts of the Southern and Pacific Oceans showed much higher values.

 Monthly maps of wind speed over the oceans can be obtained from MERRByS L2 Windspeed Monthly Maps.

The first global GNSS-Reflectometry ocean wind data service has been launched by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), in partnership with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), and with support from the European Space Agency.

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