Please join us on Thursday, October 22, from 4:00-5:00pm at the Newport 60+ Activity Center next to the Newport Recreation Center, for a very informative presentation from NOAA.
NOAA, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is a federal agency whose roots date back to 1807 when the Nation’s first scientific agency, the Survey of the Coast, was established. Since then NOAA has evolved to meet the needs of a changing country. NOAA maintains a presence in every state and has emerged as an international leader on scientific and environmental matters.
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Their reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as they work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them.
The ships in NOAA’s Pacific fleet collect data essential to protecting marine mammals, coral reefs and historic shipwrecks, managing commercial marine fish stocks, understanding climate processes, and producing nautical charts that help keep mariners safe. NOAA ships also deploy and help maintain buoys that gather oceanographic and weather information and warn of tsunamis.
The Newport facility also houses the Marine Operations directorate, which oversees the Pacific, Pacific-Islands, and Atlantic marine centers and all NOAA ship operations.
Seats available are limited, so please RSVP at the Newport 60+ Activities Center located at 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport, or call 541-265-9617 to reserve a spot.