polar bear

The US Arctic GEOTRACES crew is hard at work conducting research at a variety of sampling stations. Rough seas and heavy ice conditions prompted a reversal of the original plan to go north on the western leg and return south on the eastern. The revised plan has worked well so far, with lighter ice and some time savings. This past Sunday there was a huge polar bear that hung around the ship for about an hour, approaching as close as 50 yards. Check the website soon for photos and blogs!

Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Kerr

Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Kerr, commander of the 14th Weather Squadron of the US Air Force, has been named the inaugural Executive Director of the American Association of State Climatologists (AASC).  Kerr received his Meteorology Bachelors degree  from FSU and his Masters from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He has served in  weather and climate related capacities for the Air Force for more than 20 years. To see more of his experience, etc. follow the link to his LinkedIn profile.

GEOTRACES 2015 Arctic Map

The U.S. and German Arctic GEOTRACES cruises are set for departure. The U.S. cruise will be sailing from August 7 to October 10 on board the RV U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (HLY1502).  The German cruise will leave port on August 16 to October 15 on board RV Polarstern (PS94). These two cruises, together with the Canadian Arctic cruise (GN02) that left port on July 10, will complete the International GEOTRACES Arctic Programme. Follow the Read More link to visit the project website.

EOAS Professor Dr. Mariana Fuentes has just launched “A sea turtle lesson with Traina and Tjanna,” an educational book which aims to educate kids about the perils faced by sea turtles. The main characters of the book, Traina and Tjanna, a flatback and olive ridley turtle, teach the reader about sea turtles, the issues they face and how we can help. The story takes place in Cape York Australia. ISBN 978-0-9808178-7-4


‘Read More’ to download the book.

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Tallahassee, FL
2:53pm EDT Sat 29 Aug 2015

Skies: Broken clouds at 2000 ft, Broken clouds at 25000 ft
Humidity: 74%
Winds from the East-Southeast at 7 kts

Sunrise: 7:12am EDT Sunset: 8:04pm EDT
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