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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 via webinar (unless specified otherwise below), please fill out the registration form a few minutes before the meeting is scheduled to begin. The Meeting Number is 742656968; the Passcode is brownbag. For audio in the US and Canada, dial 866-833-7307. The participant passcode is 8986360.

Contact Mary Lou Cumberpatch (301-713-2600 ext. 140) or Albert (Skip) Theberge (301-713-2600 ext. 118) for further information or to set up a Brown Bag.

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

How to Get Your Article Published: An Author Workshop

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:30 Eastern

Speaker: Mercedes Simoncelli, Publisher, Health and Medical Sciences

Abstract: Knowing the best way to structure your scientific paper, identify the most appropriate jounral, and understand the peer review process is critical to getting your work published. Sensitive areas such as publishing ethics, plagiarism, and duplicate publishing will also be addressed. Attend this workshop and learn from one of the world's leading publishers of science, technology, and health sciences journals:

  • Steps tp take before writing a paper
  • How to develop and submit a manuscript
  • What editors and publishers are looking for
  • How to deal with referee comments

Lunch will be served. After you register, you will receive an email asking for your preference: Roast Beef and Cheddar Sandwich with horseradish dill; Ham and Swiss Sandwich with honey mustard; Roasted Turkey and Havarti Sandwich with lemon caper mayonnaise; or Roasted Vegetables and Red Pepper Hummus Wrap with fresh spinach (vegan).

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


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

Note: This seminar is part of the 2015 Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar series .

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


Plain Language, Writing for clarity and Impact with your Readers in Mind

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: Frances Pflieger, NOAA Fisheries

Abstract:

This presentation is for you, if you write:

  • Public Outreach Documents
  • Web Page Content
  • Budget Justification Narratives
  • Policy or Guidance Documents
  • Quarterly/Annual Accomplishment Reports
  • Instructions, of any sort

Plain language (also called Plain English) is the communication readers can understand the first time they read or hear it. Written material is in plain language if readers can:

  • Find what they need.
  • Understand what they find.
  • Use what they find to meet their needs.

No one technique defines plain language. rather, plain language is defined by results-it is easy to read, understand, and use.

Note: this seminar is sponsored by the NOAA Evaluation Training and Capacity Building Subcommittee

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


Hydrothermal source for a critical ocean nutrient (iron) will have just been published in Nature

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: Joe Resing, PhD, Researcher, NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) and Affiliate Assistant Professor, School of Oceanography, University of Washington

Abstract: TBD

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


The Argos Data Collection and Location System-40 Years and Counting

Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: Scott Rogerson, NOAA/NESDIS Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO), Satellite Products and Services Division (SPSD), Direct Services Branch (DSB)

Abstract: The Argos Data Collection and Location System (DCS) consists of instruments provided by the French Space Agency on polar-orbiting satellites operated by NOAA, EUMETSAT, and the Indian Space Research Organization. Nearly 2,000 users in over 100 countries currently collect data from over 21,000 active platforms, including a wide variety of wildlife, meteorological and oceanographic equipment, commercial fishing vessels, and merchant ships. A brief history, overview of the Argos system, and diversity of user applications will be provided-with a focus on current NOAA applications and the next (fifth) decade of operations

About the Speaker: Scott Rogerson has been the Argos DCS program manager for NESDIS/OSPO since August of 2010. Before joining NOAA, he served as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard for 21 years, including command of two patrol boats, teaching marine science at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and two tours at the International Ice Patrol, where he was responsible for monitoring the iceberg danger near the Grand Banks of Newfoundland and providing the limit of all known ice to the maritime community.

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


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

Note: This seminar is part of the 2015 Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar series .

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


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Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

Note: This seminar is part of the 2015 Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar series .

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


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

Note: This seminar is part of the 2015 Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar series .

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


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

Note: This seminar is part of the 2015 Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar series .

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


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

Note: This seminar is part of the 2015 Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar series .

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


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

Note: This seminar is part of the 2015 Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar series .

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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