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General Information

All Brown Bag Seminars (unless otherwise noted) are held from 12:00pm - 1 p.m. in the NOAA Central Library, 2nd Floor, SSMC#3, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring.

For remote access: Audio: Dial toll-free US 866-833-7307, participant code is 8986360#. Webcast at www.mymeetings.com. Under "Participant Join", click "Join an Event", then add conf no: 742656968. Passcode is brownbag. Be sure to install the correct plug-in (or run the plug-in as a temporary application) for WebEx before the seminar starts. During the presentation, please mute your phone by pressing *6.

Contact Judith Salter (301-713-2600 ext. 135) or Library Reference (301-713-2600 ext. 157) for further information on how to schedule a Brown Bag seminar.

Archived Seminars

A list of previous Brown Bag Seminars and their accompanying Powerpoint presentations, when available, can be found on the Archive Brown Bags page.

 

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Upcoming Seminars

Unmanned Maritime Systems and Advancements in Adaptive Autonomy

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker:Andrew Ziegwied, ASV Global Scientific Sales Manager - Americas

Abstract: The presentation will showcase our unmanned and autonomous maritime systems benefit to scientific applications, research capabilities, and ocean observations. Whether it be forecasts to help to protect the public from harmful algae blooms or integrated environmental and water quality monitoring of the ecological impacts of climate change and acidification, ASV's provide an ideal platform for multiple fully integrated sensors and payloads, such as: ADCP (current meter), CTD, Multi-beam Sonar, Acoustic Telemetry, and Passive Acoustic Sonar (PAM) for marine mammal detection, allowing for bespoke solutions. Autonomous behaviors can now integrate sensor data and interpretation methods to enable adaptive, multi-vehicle missions using combinations of USV, UUV and Glider assets to reduce the complexity and frequency of operator input when supervising large fleets of autonomous systems from the shore. Autonomous Surface Vehicles can offer considerable reductions in cost, an increase in operational flexibility, improved data timelines and quality, whilst mitigating safety concerns of manned vessels.

About the Speaker: Andrew Ziegwied, ASV Global Scientific Sales Manager - Americas, is an applied oceanographer with extensive government and commercial consulting experience providing integrated instrumentation solutions with the international MacArtney Underwater Technology Group. Andrew is a University of Washington School of Oceanography graduate. His background includes field work and project management with Evans-Hamilton, Inc. and application engineering with instrument manufacturer Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


NOAA Line Offices Brown Bag Series: A special session for Knauss Fellows

Date: Friday, May 27, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: Craig McLean, Assistant Administrator, NOAA Oceanic & Atmospheric Research

Abstract: These brown bags are your opportunity to learn everything you've ever wanted to know about the NOAA Line Offices, and to ask career questions of NOAA leadership in a small group setting.

About the Speaker: Craig McLean is the Assistant Administrator for NOAA's Oceanic and Atmospheric Research having served as Deputy Assistant Administrator for OAR's Programs and Administration. He is responsible for daily operations and administration of NOAA's research enterprise including a network of research laboratories and the execution of NOAA programs including the Climate program, National Sea Grant, and Ocean Exploration. He has previously served in NOAA as Executive Officer of the National Ocean Service, and was the founding Director of NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration. McLean served in uniform for nearly 25 years, retiring from NOAA's Commissioned Corps in the grade of Captain after service at sea, underwater, and in operational, legal, and marine resource management positions. McLean served aboard hydrographic, oceanographic, and fisheries research ships and was the first commanding officer of NOAA's largest fisheries research vessel, the 224-foot Gordon Gunter. He led NOAA's innovation and planning for the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Hall, and achieved a National Ocean Action Plan goal of securing a permanent, dedicated ship for the national ocean exploration program, the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. A lifelong diver, he began exploring deep shipwrecks through decompression diving while in junior high school. These experiences have taken him to the Amazon River searching for freshwater dolphins, and to the USS MONITOR and RMS TITANIC searching for solutions in historic shipwreck management. Craig McLean is also an attorney and has practiced marine resource law for NOAA. He has been awarded the Departmental Silver and Bronze Medals, the NOAA Corps Commendation Medal, and Special Achievement Medal. He is a frequent speaker on ocean related subjects, rooted in his diverse NOAA career experience in fisheries, coastal and marine area management, directing research, law, and both surface and submerged marine operations. He is a Fellow of the Explorers Club, and of the Marine Technology Society, and a Past-President and Chairman of the Sea-Space Symposium.

Remote access via webinar will be available for Knauss Fellows.


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

About the Speaker: TBD

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


NOAA Line Offices Brown Bag Series: A special session for Knauss Fellows

Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBA

Abstract: These brown bags are your opportunity to learn everything you've ever wanted to know about the NOAA Line Offices, and to ask career questions of NOAA leadership in a small group setting.

About the Speaker: TBA.

Remote access via webinar will be available for Knauss Fellows.


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

About the Speaker: TBD

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.



Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

About the Speaker: TBD

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

About the Speaker: TBD

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

About the Speaker: TBD

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

About the Speaker: TBD

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

About the Speaker: TBD

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

About the Speaker: TBD

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


Additional seminars are scheduled through the OneNOAA Science Discussion Seminar Series

 

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