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NWRC Weekly Highlights

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FY 2012 (October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012)

September 27, 2012

  • Waterbird Biologist Visits NWRC
  • Geography as a Career
  • NWRC Scientist to Give EcoSummit 2012 Presentation

September 20, 2012

  • Florida Threatened and Endangered Species Database
  • Proposed Resource Managers Handbook on Sea-level Rise and Ecological Modeling
  • NWRC Hosts Chinese Delegation of Wetland Scientists
  • Presentation on Water Flow in Swamps
  • Symposium Lecture on Swamp Ecosystems

September 13, 2012

  • USGS Investigates Impacts of Hurricane Isaac on Shorebirds
  • Satellite Radar Flood Inundation Products
  • USGS Continues Recovery of Storm Surge Sensor Data
  • BTNEP Management Conference
  • USGS Completes Second Flyover of Storm Damage and Marsh Dieback
  • CWPPRA Technical Committee Meeting
  • NWRC Director Meets with UL Lafayette Interim Vice President for Research
  • GOMA Federal Work Group Conference Call
  • Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge Hunting and Fishing Day 2012
  • Gulf of Mexico Program Director to Visit NWRC

September 6, 2012

  • NWRC Initiates Science Investigations in Wake of Hurricane Isaac
  • NWRC Scientists Assist with Recovery of Storm Surge Sensors
  • USGS Flyover Shows Storm Damage and Marsh Dieback
  • NWRC Invited to Water Institute of the Gulf Open House

August 30, 2012

  • NWRC Prepares for Tropical Weather
  • Bangladesh Planning Official Visits NWRC
  • NWRC Hosts Louisiana Feral Hog Meeting

August 23, 2012

  • Next Generation Ecological Data Modeling Methods
  • USGS Investigates 2000-year-old Cypress Logs in Jean Lafitte National Park
  • Bayou Teche Paddle Trail

August 16, 2012

  • Provisional 2008 Land-Water Classification Data Ready
  • Presentation on Micronesian Mangroves
  • Proposed Resource Managers Handbook on Sea-level Rise and Ecological Modeling
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District and NWRC Meet

August 9, 2012

  • Vulnerability Assessment Course
  • Feral Hog Collared: Data Will Help Control Population
  • NWRC Scientist Presents Work at World Congress of Herpetology
  • Future of Collaborative Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ecosystem Research
  • Congressman Boustany’s Staff Visits NWRC

August 2, 2012

  • USGS Contributes to New Book on Monitoring
  • North Carolina A&T State University Students Visit NWRC
  • Vietnamese Scientist Participates in Scientific Exchange
  • USGS National Youth Program Manager Visit
  • Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas

July 26, 2012

  • Provisional Land-Water Classification Maps Available Online
  • Decision Support Tool Proposed for Mobile River Basin
  • Novel Chromatin Analysis Method for Use with Different Species
  • Study of the U.S. Institute on Global Environmental Issues
  • NWRC Hosts Lafayette Parish Master Gardeners Association Meeting

July 19, 2012

  • Deepwater Horizon Restoration Draft PEIS Review
  • NWRC Computer Scientist Presents Everglades Planning Model
  • Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprises CEO Welcomed
  • NWRC Scientist Gives Presentation at LUMCON

July 12, 2012

  • ULL Architecture Students Visit NWRC
  • Coastal Louisiana Avian Research
  • Math/Science Partnership Program
  • Brownie Troop Visits NWRC

July 5, 2012

  • Remote Sensing Contractor Participates in International Conference
  • Scientist Gives Presentation at Goddard Space Center
  • NWRC Executive Management Team to Meet with USACE ERDC
  • NWRC Hosts Educators
  • Native Plant Project MOU
  • USGS Staff Provides CRMS Training Session

June 28, 2012

  • Informational Session on Flow Cytometry Given to U.S. FWS Staff
  • NWRC Scientist Delivers Plenary Talk on Mangroves at International Meeting

June 21, 2012

  • China Geological Survey Meetings and Signing Ceremony
  • State of the Coast Conference
  • Effective Techniques in Outreach and Education
  • University STAGE Students Visit NWRC
  • University Students Learn About Science Careers
  • NWRC Staff Invited to Governor’s Mansion for Youth Award Ceremony

June 14, 2012

  • USGS Certificate of Appreciation Recognizes 40 Years of Service
  • Cypress Tree, “Monarch of the Swamp,” to Be Honored
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance Annual Meeting
  • Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Meeting

June 7, 2012

  • USGS Scientist Contributes to Assessment Published in Nature Magazine
  • Deltas 2013 Meeting in Vietnam Being Planned
  • OMB Gulf Coast Visit
  • NWRC to Host Mangrove Expansion Workshop
  • Data Coordination Meeting Concerning Gulf Atlas
  • Prioritization Decision Support Tools to Support GCERTF
  • Safety Meeting to Cover Hurricane Preparedness and Personal Safety

May 31, 2012

  • NWRC Represented at America’s Energy Coast Leadership Forum
  • GOMA Federal Work Group Conference Call
  • NWRC Hosts Student Researchers
  • NWRC Meets with Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture to Discuss Conservation
  • NWRC Staff Participates in CWPPRA Task Force Meeting
  • Land Use Toolkit Workshop

May 24, 2012

  • NWRC Participates in NGI Annual Meeting
  • GOMA Federal Work Group Conference Call
  • Planning for Next Lower Mekong Basin Science Conference Underway
  • NWRC Meets with USGS Interdisciplinary ACES Team to Plan Processes Analysis

May 17, 2012

  • New Paper on Multimetric Indices Published
  • NWRC Executive Management Team to Meet with USACE ERDC
  • NWRC Meets to Discuss Future of Climate Science Research
  • NWRC Scientist to Give Presentations in China
  • NWRC to Attend Gulf of Mexico Climate Data and Scenarios Workshop at LSU

May 10, 2012

  • NWRC Proposal to Spatially Expand Oil Detection Mapping Accepted
  • NWRC Scientist Judges LEEC Student Art Contest
  • Feral Hog Invasive Species Study
  • DOI Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science to Visit NWRC
  • DOI Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science to Address NWRC Staff
  • NWRC Attends 2012 Spring Meeting of the Gulf Coast Joint Venture Managing Board
  • NWRC Scientist to Give Presentations on Multivariate Statistics and Climate Change

May 3, 2012

  • NWRC Continues Celebration of 20th Anniversary in Acadiana
  • NWRC to Forge Memorandum of Understanding with LSU Medical Center
  • USGS Ecosystems International Program Presentation
  • Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Executive Director to Visit NWRC
  • NWRC Invited to Join SLCC’s ASLT Degree Program Committee
  • NWRC Climate Science Program Reviewed by Ecosystems Mission Area
  • Senator Landrieu’s Staffer Visits NWRC

April 26, 2012

  • NWRC Attends 28th Annual Louisiana Remote Sensing and GIS Workshop
  • GOMA Federal Work Group Conference Call
  • NAWCA Proposal Assessment Teleconference
  • NWRC Invited to Attend INNOV8’s iOPENER
  • University Watershed Science Class Visit

April 19, 2012

  • NWRC Celebrating 20th Anniversary of Lafayette Location
  • NWRC to Host Open House
  • Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative Meeting

April 12, 2012

  • NWRC Invited to Speak at Gulf of Mexico Alliance Climate Outreach Meeting
  • Earth Day Celebration at ULL
  • NWRC to Speak at South Louisiana Community College Annual Awards Ceremony

April 5, 2012

  • Lafayette Consolidated Government Officials Tour NWRC
  • NWRC Invited to Participate in US Dept. of State-Peoples Republic of China Bilateral 10-Year Framework
  • NWRC Contractor to Receive Coastal Stewardship Award

March 29, 2012

  • NWRC Invited to Participate in Bilateral Committee on Gulf Ecosystems
  • Conclusions from Science Article Defended by USGS Scientist
  • NWRC Scientist Participates in SERDP Reviews for Brown Tree Snake Control Projects

March 22, 2012

  • NWRC Director Meets to Discuss Significant Projects
  • NWRC Participates in Annual High-Water Survey of the Mississippi River Basin

March 15, 2012

  • NWRC Director Invited to The National Academies Workshop
  • NWRC to Meet with DOI Office of International Affairs on Forecast Mekong Program
  • NWRC Invited to 25th Joint Venture Anniversary in Washington, DC
  • NWRC to Host 2012 Women’s History Art Exhibit
  • USGS Teleconference with Department of State Thailand Embassy Officials

March 8, 2012

  • Beaver Club Visits NWRC
  • NWRC Scientist to Teach Workshop in Finland on Structural Equation Modeling

March 1, 2012

  • NWRC Scientist Presents Research Involving Asian Carp
  • NWRC To Host Short Course for La. Environmental Education Symposium

February 23, 2012

  • USGS Communications Products Receive Awards
  • NWRC Hosts Seminar in Honor of National African American History Month

February 16, 2012

  • USGS To Provide Briefing to La. Governor’s Office of Homeland Security
  • NWRC Staff Host Job Shadowers from L.J. Alleman Middle School and from Ascension Episcopal School
  • NWRC Staff Meet with NASA to Discuss Forecast Mekong Projects
  • Students from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints To Visit NWRC
  • NWRC Scientist To Present Lecture in Australia on Modeling Coastal Wetlands
  • NWRC Continues Work with DOI Federal Urban Waters Partnership
  • La. Alligator Advisory Council Briefing on Feral Hog Research
  • Students from Comeaux High School To Visit NWRC

February 9, 2012

  • USGS NWRC Partners with USFWS to Map Texas Coastal Wetlands
  • Papers Published on New Methods for Remote Sensing Mapping of Macro-algae
  • NWRC Scientists Assist with Determinations for Wild and Scenic Rivers Program
  • Students from Carencro High School to Visit NWRC
  • USGS NWRC Participates in Southeast Climate Science Center Planning Workshop

February 2, 2012

  • NWRC Staff Host Job Shadower from Broussard Middle School
  • USGS NWRC Director Participates in Task Group on Nautical Depth
  • NWRC Deputy Director To Participate in Mekong River Fish Workshop
  • NWRC Director to Serve as Judge of the 48th Louisiana Wildlife Federation Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards

January 26, 2012

  • Forecast Mekong Plans to be Discussed with MRC
  • USGS NWRC Participates in the 2012 Nebraska Weed Management Summit

January 19, 2012

  • La. CPRA Releases Draft 2012 Coastal Master Plan
  • NWRC Scientist Participates in Indonesian Mangrove Workshop
  • NWRC Staff To Meet with USGS Leaders to Discuss Future Gulf of Mexico Work
  • Homeschool Group, Adventures in Homeschooling, to Visit NWRC
  • NWRC Staff To Educate Students About Careers in Science through “Career Connections”

January 12, 2012

  • Creation of Landcover Map for Natchez Trace Documented
  • NWRC Ecologist To Present Lecture and Workshop in Sweden
  • Kickoff Meeting for the Atchafalaya Basin Lidar Collection Project
  • NWRC To Host USGS HIF and Canadian Agencies for Discussions

January 5, 2012

  • Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Meets at NWRC
  • NWRC Meets with Vietnam Ambassador to the United States, Nguyen Quoc Cuong
  • NWRC Director Participates in the South Central Area Center Director Meeting

December 22, 2011

  • Ergonomic Needs Addressed
  • Science Club Learns about USGS Science at NWRC
  • Students Learn about Louisiana’s Coastal Wetlands

December 15, 2011

  • New Publication Features USGS/NASA Work on Oil Detection in Coastal Marshes
  • Motorboat Operator’s Certification Course Held
  • NWRC Scientist Presents on Oil Detection at AGU Meeting
  • NWRC Staff Meets with Caddo Lake Institute
  • CWPPRA Technical Committee Meeting
  • NWRC Participates in Secretarial Events
  • NWRC Judges School Science Fair

December 8, 2011

  • New Mapping Technique Provides for Daily Monitoring of Small Areas
  • Performance of Satellite Radar Sensor Systems in Producing Inundation Maps Documented
  • NWRC Staff Participates in Discussion of Coupling Hydrodynamic, Sediment Transport and Soil Biogeochemistry Models for Coastal Louisiana Ecosystem Restoration at LSU
  • USGS Participates in State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit: NWRC Director Participates on Gulf of Mexico Summit Steering Committee
  • Research on Sediment Deposition from 2011 Flood Highlighted at AGU Meeting
  • Briefing on Wetland Assessments at Acadia National Park
  • Annual LAMP Meeting to be Held at NWRC
  • NWRC Staff to Meet with Caddo Lake Institute

December 1, 2011

  • NWRC Staff Presents at PECORA 18 Symposium
  • USGS NWRC Participates in Discussion of USGS Energy and Minerals, and Environmental Health 2012 Budget & Implications
  • Cub Scouts Visit NWRC
  • NWRC meets with Crescent City – CleanTech LCC
  • NWRC Participates in DOI Call to Federal Urban Waters Partnership
  • NWRC Spatial Analysis Branch Hosts Webinars with NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS)
  • NWRC Executive Management Team Meets for Two-Day Strategic Retreat
  • NWRC Director Participates in SCA Leadership Team Call

November 17, 2011

  • USGS Scientist Receives Three Lifetime Service Awards
  • USGS NWRC Participates in the 2011 Natural Areas Association Early Detection and Rapid Response System (EDRR) Symposium
  • NWRC Librarian Selected as Non-Depository Libraries Representative
  • NWRC meets with Gulf Coast Preservation and Reclamation Organization
  • NWRC Scientist Presents Paper on Mangrove Vulnerability
  • NWRC Meets with State of Louisiana Water Institute and Baton Rouge Area Foundation
  • Briefing on Biomonitoring of Freshwater Diversions in La.
  • Glencoe Charter School Students Learn About Science Careers and La.’s Coastal Wetlands
  • NWRC Director Participates in Ecosystems Center Director Call
  • NWRC Staff Participates in the National Science Teachers Association Annual Convention
  • NSTA Event Attendees Learn About Louisiana Wetland Invasive and Native Species
  • USGS Meets with State of Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to Discuss Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring
  • NWRC Director Participates in Urban Waters Pilot Project Conference Call
  • ULL Architecture Students Visit NWRC
  • NWRC meets with USACE Louisiana Coastal Area's Science & Technology Program
  • USGS Presented with Medallion in Honor of Whooping Crane Conservation Efforts
  • NWRC Spatial Analysis Branch Hosts Webinar with Gulf of Mexico Alliance Habitat Conservation and Restoration Team
  • NWRC Senior Management Attend USGS Safety Training Webinar for Managers
  • NWRC Staff Member To Retire After Nearly 21 Years
  • NWRC Science Forum Held
  • NWRC Branch Chief Participates in Smithsonian MarineGEO Workshop
  • Pot Luck Thanksgiving Luncheon at NWRC

November 3, 2011

  • NWRC Staff Contribute Chapter for New Book on Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
  • Scientist Participates in Gulf of Mexico Report Card Workshop
  • ULL Student Teachers Visit NWRC
  • NWRC Deputy Participates in Blue Economic Forum in People’s Republic of China
  • Tensas River NWR Birding and Heritage Festival Committee Meeting
  • St. Pius Students Visit NWRC
  • NWRC Director Participates on Gulf of Mexico Summit Steering Committee
  • NWRC Director Participates in Urban Waters Pilot Project Conference Call
  • Ecologist Educates Students about Careers in Science
  • NWRC Participates in GCJV Meeting
  • Future Involvement in USACE LCA Program Discussed
  • NWRC Staff Participates in Louisiana Sea Grant’s Ocean Commotion 2011
  • NWRC Scientists Participate in CERF Conference
  • Seminar on Ecology and Engineering To Be Presented at LSU

October 27, 2011

  • NWRC Ecologist Educates Students about Wetlands
  • Photointerpretation Training Being Provided
  • NWRC Director Participating in Fair Labor Standards Training
  • LFDLC and LACSDDP To Meet at NWRC
  • Remote Sensing Presentation Given to USAID Bangkok
  • Forecast Mekong Update Provided to U.S. Department of State
  • Workshop on Radar Remote Sensing Held in Vietnam
  • USGS Provides Technical Assistance for Study of POP Contamination in the Mekong Basin
  • NWRC Reviews Science Strategy for the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force

October 20, 2011

  • Science Article Rated by Faculty of 1000 as a “Must Read”
  • Workshop on Technology of Ploidy Determination in Asian Carp
  • Lower Mekong Initiative Plans for 2012 Discussed
  • NWRC Assists Federal and State Partners with Measuring Water Quality of the Atchafalaya Basin during the Flood of 2011
  • Summary of USGS 2011 Floods Being Prepared
  • NWRC Staff Attends Annual Bamboo Society Meeting
  • USGS NWRC Participates in the 2011 Delaware Invasive Species Annual Conference in Wilmington, Del.
  • NWRC Participates in the Louisiana GIS Council October Meeting
  • NWRC to Attend Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture Managing Board Members to Meet
  • Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative to Meet
  • Scientist Invited to Participate in Gulf of Mexico Report Card Workshop
  • NWRC Branch Chief Participates in Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Workshop
  • NWRC Branch Chief Participates in SE CESU Meeting
  • NWRC to Participate in Blue Economy Forum in China

October 13, 2011

  • NWRC Educates Green Team Students from Converse, La
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division Visits NWRC
  • Gulf of Mexico Research Institute Director to Meet with NWRC
  • Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture to Meet with NWRC
  • Louisiana Folk Healing Seminar
  • Society of Wetland Scientists Meeting at NWRC

October 6, 2011

  • Wetland Classification and Interpretation Workshop Held in Montana
  • Call To Discuss Plans for NWRC Library Held
  • NWRC Scientist Presents at NASA Science Workshop
  • NWRC 2012 Budget To Be Discussed
  • 2012 Forecast Mekong Plans Being Considered
  • Planning for Future NGOM Work Underway

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