Congressional Testimony

Second Session, 111th Congress - 2010

 

House Hearing on Ocean Acidification

November 17 - Testimony of the Senior Scientist of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Dr. Richard Feely, before the House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment (Chair, Representative Brian Baird, D WA-3) during a hearing on “A Rational Discussion of Climate Change: the Science, the Evidence, and the Response.”

 

House Hearing on South Pacific Tuna Treaty

September 22 - Testimony of NOAA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Fisheries, Russell Smith, before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment (Chair, Delegate Eni Faleomavaega, D-American Samoa) during a hearing on “Renegotiating the South Pacific Tuna Treaty: Closing Loopholes and Protecting U.S. Interests.”

 

Senate Field Hearing on the Arctic

August 19 - Testimony of the Deputy Assistant Administrator for NOAA’s National Weather Service, Laura Furgione, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Chair, Senator Jay Rockefeller, D-WV) during a field hearing in Barrow, Alaska, on current and planned services for a changing Arctic.

 

House Oil Spill Hearing

August 19 - Testimony of a Senior Scientist in the Emergency Response Division of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Dr. Bill Lehr, before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment (Chair, Representative Ed Markey, D MA-7) during a hearing on “The BP Oil Spill: Accounting for the Spilled Oil and Ensuring the Safety of Seafood from the Gulf.”

 

Senate Hearing on the Gulf Oil Spill and Dispersants

August 4 - Testimony of the Director of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Dave Westerholm, before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (Chair, Senator Barbara Boxer, D-CA) and its Subcommittee on Oversight (Chair, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI) during a joint hearing on the “Use of Oil Dispersants in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.”

 

Senate Hearing on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

July 27 - Testimony of the Deputy Division Chief of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, South East/Gulf of Mexico Branch, Tony Penn, before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife (Chair, Senator Ben Cardin, D-MD) during a hearing on “Assessing Natural Resource Damages from the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.”

 

House Hearing on Coastal Jobs Bill, Longline Fisheries, and Ombudsman Act

July 27 - Testimony the Assistant Administrator of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Eric Schwaab, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam) during a legislative hearing on HR 4914, the Coastal Jobs Creation Act of 2010; HR 3910, the Longline Catcher Processor Subsector Single Fishery Cooperative Act; and HR 5180, the National Marine Fisheries Service Ombudsman Act of 2010.

 

Senate Hearing on Flooding in Tennessee

July 22 - Testimony of the Director of NOAA’s National Weather Service, Office of Hydrological Development, Gary Carter, before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development (Chair, Senator Byron Dorgan, D-ND) during a hearing on "Lessons from the 2010 Tennessee Flood."

 

Senate Oil Spill Hearing

July 21 - Testimony of the Incident Operations Coordinator for the Emergency Response Division of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Doug Helton, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard (Chair, Senator Maria Cantwell, D-WA) during a hearing on “Turning Ideas into Action: Ensuring Effective Clean Up and Restoration in the Gulf.”

 

Senate Hearing on Dispersants

July 15 - Testimony of NOAA’s Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Dr. Larry Robinson, before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (Chair, Senator Barbara Mikulski, D-MD), during a hearing on the use of dispersants as a response to oil spills.

 

Senate Hearing on Ocean Conservation and U.S. Exports

July 14 - Testimony of the Assistant Administrator of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Eric Schwaab, before the Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness (Chair, Senator Ron Wyden, D-OR) during a hearing on "Marine Wealth: Promoting Conservation and Advancing American Exports."

 

Field Hearing on ARRA in Hawaii

July 7 - Testimony of NOAA’s Chief Administrative Officer, William Broglie, before the Senate Committee on Appropriations (Chair, Senator Daniel Inouye, D-HI) during a field hearing in Hawaii on the “Status of the Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 in Hawaii.”

 

House Hearing on NPOESS Transition

June 29 - Testimony of NOAA’s Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Mary M. Glackin, before the House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight (Chair, Representative Brad Miller, D NC-13) during a hearing on Setting New Courses For Polar Weather Satellites and Earth Observations.

 

House Hearing on Environmental Data

June 16 - Testimony of the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Dr. Sandy MacDonald, before the House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment (Chair, Representative Brian Baird, D WA-3) during a hearing on Environmental Data and Information Services For Renewable Energy.

 

House Hearing on Ocean Science

June 15 - Testimony of the Acting Assistant Administrator of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Dave Kennedy, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam), during a hearing on "Ocean Science and Data Limits in a Time of Crisis: Do NOAA and the Fish and Wildlife Service Have Resources to Respond?"

 

House Hearing on Effects of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

June 10 - Testimony of the Director of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Dave Westerholm, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam), during a hearing on "Our Natural Resources at Risk: The Short and Long Term Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill."

 

House Hearing on Oil Spill Cleanup Research and Technology

June 9 - Testimony of the Incident Operations Coordinator for the Emergency Response Division of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Doug Helton, before the House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment (Chair, Representative Brian Baird, D WA-3) during a hearing on the “Deluge of Oil Highlights Research and Technology Needs for Effective Cleanup of Oil Spills.”

 

House Hearing on Combating the Oil Spill

May 27 - Testimony of NOAA’s Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Dr. Larry Robinson, before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment (Chair, Representative Ed Markey, D MA-7) during a hearing on “Combating the BP Oil Spill."

 

House Hearing on Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Strategy

May 26 - Testimony of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, before the House Committee on Natural Resources (Chair, Representative Nick Rahall, D WV-3)during a hearing on outer continental shelf oil and gas strategy and implications of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion.

 

House Hearing on Oil Spill Prevention and Response

May 19 - Testimony of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (Chair, Representative James Oberstar, D MN-8) during a hearing on the “Deepwater Horizon: Oil Spill Prevention and Response Measures and Natural Resource Impacts”.

 

Senate Hearing on Response Efforts to the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

May 18 - Testimony of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Chair, Senator Jay Rockefeller, D-WV) during a hearing regarding the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill that occurred as a result of an explosion and fire on a deepwater drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, late in the evening on April 20 approximately 50 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta.

 

House Hearing on Hydrographic Services Improvement Act

May 6 - Testimony of the Director of NOAA's National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, Capt. John Lowell, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam) during a hearing on HR 2864. This bill would amend the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 to authorize NOAA to gather hydrographic data and develop products in the Arctic region.

 

House Hearing on the IWC

May 6 - Testimony of NOAA’s Senior Advisor, Monica Medina, before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight (Chair, Representative Russ Carnahan, D MO-3) and Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment (Chair, Delegate Eni Faleomavaegoa, D-AS) during a joint hearing on the International Whaling Commission (IWC). The Committee wanted to hear from NOAA on how we participate in the IWC and how we see the process moving forward. In addition, we were asked to comment on HR 2455, which would amend the Whale Conservation and Protection Study Act.

 

House Hearing on Standards of Care for Marine Mammals

April 27 - Testimony of the Assistant Administrator of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Eric Schwaab, before the House Committee on Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam) during a hearing on the standards of care for marine mammals in aquariums and public display facilities.

 

House Appropriations Hearing

March 17 - Testimony of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (Chair, Representative Alan Mollohan, D WV-1), during a hearing on the FY11 NOAA Budget Request.

 

House Hearing on Catch Shares

March 16 - Testimony of the Assistant Administrator of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Eric Schwaab, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam) during a hearing on “Catch Shares as a Management Option: Criteria for Ensuring Success.”

 

House Hearing on FY11 Budget

March 10 - Testimony of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, before the House Committee on Science and Technology (Chair, Representative Bart Gordon, D TN-6) during a hearing on the FY11 NOAA Budget Request.

 

House Hearing on Fisheries Enforcement

March 3 - Testimony of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam) during an oversight hearing on “Setting the Bar for Accountability: Improving NOAA Fisheries Law Enforcement Programs and Operations.”

 

Senate Hearing on FY11 Budget

March 3 - Testimony of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, and Coast Guard (Chair, Senator Maria Cantwell, D-WA) during a hearing on the FY11 NOAA Budget Request and fisheries enforcement.

 

House Field Hearing on Fisheries Enforcement

March 2 - Testimony of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Domestic Policy (Chair, Representative Dennis Kucinich, D OH-10) during a field hearing on fisheries enforcement in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

 

House Hearing on FY11 Budget

February 24 - Testimony of NOAA’s Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce, Mary M. Glackin, bfeore the House Committee on Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam) during a hearing on the FY11 NOAA Budget Request.

 

First Session, 111th Congress - 2009

 

Hearing on the State of Climate Science

December 2 - Testimony of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, before the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming (Chair, Representative Ed Markey, D MA-7) during a hearing on the state of climate science in anticipation of COP-15, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, December 7-18.

 

Senate Hearing on the Ocean Policy Task Force

November 4 - Testimony of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard (Chair, Senator Maria Cantwell, D-WA), during a hearing on the Ocean Policy Task Force.

 

Hearing on Magnuson Act Implementation

October 27 - Testimony of the Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor for NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Dr. Steve Murawskibefore the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam) during a hearing on NOAA's implementation of the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act of 2006.

 

Hearing on HR 1672 and HR 2458

October 20 - Testimony of the Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management for NOAA’s National Ocean Service, David Kennedy, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam) during a hearing on two NOAA-related bills. First, HR 1672, the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative Reauthorization Act; would promote protection of the resources of the Northwest Straits, and for other purposes. The second bill, HR 2548, the Keep America’s Waterfronts Working Act, would amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to require establishment of a Working Waterfront Grant Program, and for other purposes.

 

Hearing on B-WET Legislation

October 15 - Testimony of the Director of NOAA’s Office of Education, Louisa Koch, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam) during a hearing on HR 3644, the Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Regional Program and National Environmental Literacy Grant Program Act.

 

Hearing on HABHRCA Reauthorization

September 17 - Testimony of the Director of NOAA’s National Ocean Service National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science’s Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, Rob Magnien, before the House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment (Chair, Representative Brian Baird, D WA-3) during a legislative hearing to discuss a draft bill for reauthorization of the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act (HABHRCA).

 

Hearing on HR 3534, the Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009

September 16 - Testimony of Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator before the the House Committee on Natural Resources (Chair, Representative Nick Rahall, D WV-3) during the first of two hearings on HR 3534, the Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009.

 

Hearing on Aquaculture

September 9 - Testimony of the Acting Assistant Administrator of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Jim Balsiger, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam) on offshore aquaculture. NOAA’s testimony focused on three main areas:

 

Hearing on Hurricane Research

July 28 - Testimony of the Assistant Administrator of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Dr. Rick Spinrad, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senator Bill Nelson, D-FL, served as chair) during a hearing on hurricane research. The hearing addressed hurricane research, planning, and response – from basic research into understanding and forecasting to building technology to community preparedness.

 

Hearing on Global Climate Change

July 23 - Testimony of the Director of NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service National Climatic Data Center, Tom Karl, before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment (Chair, Delegate Eni Faleomavaega, D-AS) during a hearing on Global Climate Change and Impacts on the Most Vulnerable Societies.

 

Hearing on Aviation Weather Services

July 16 - Testimony of the Assistant Administrator of NOAA’s National Weather Service, Dr. Jack Hayes, before the House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight (Chair, Representative Brad Miller, D NC-13), during a hearing on aviation weather services. The GAO is currently completing an inquiry into NOAA’s National Weather Service’s (NWS) provision of aviation weather services to the FAA, and the FAA's requested proposal to consolidate the Center Weather Service Units. This hearing examined issues and concerns surrounding FAA's requirements and requests for, and NWS provision of, those services.

 

Hearing on Chesapeake Bay and Thunder Bay Legislation

July 8 - Testimony of the Director of NOAA’s Chesapeake Bay Office, Peyton Robertson, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam), during a hearing on HR 1771, the Chesapeake Bay Science, Education, and Ecosystem Enhancement Act of 2009, and HR 905, the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve Boundary Modification Act of 2009.

 

Hearing on Climate Change and the Chesapeake

June 23 - Testimony of the Director of NOAA’s National Ocean Service Cooperative Oxford Laboratory, Robert Wood, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam) and the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (Chair, Representative Raul Grijalva, D AZ-7), during a field hearing on the Impacts of Climate Change on Chesapeake Bay.

 

Hearing on HR 21

June 18 - Testimony of NOAA’s Senior Advisor, Monica Medina, before the the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam) during a hearing on HR 21, the Ocean Conservation, Education, and National Strategy for the 21st Century Act.

 

Hearing on NPOESS

June 17 - Testimony of the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere (DUS), Mary M. Glackin, before the House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight (Chair, Representative Brad Miller D NC-13) during a hearing on the Continuing Independent Assessment of the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites System (NPOESS).

 

Hearing on Pacific Salmon Legislation

June 16 - Testimony of the Acting Assistant Administrator of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Jim Balsiger, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam), during a hearing on, HR 2055, the Pacific Salmon Stronghold Conservation Act, and HR 2565, the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act.

 

Hearing on FY2010 Budget

June 11 - Testimony of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard (Chair, Senator Maria Cantwell, D-WA) during a hearing on NOAA’s FY2010 Budget Request.

 

Hearing on Endocrine Disrupters

June 9 - Testimony of the Chief of the Environmental Conservation Division, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest Fishery Science Center, Tracy Collier, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam) during a hearing titled, “Overdose: How Drugs and Chemicals in Water Supplies and the Environment are Harming our Fish and Wildlife”. Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) are chemicals that when absorbed mimic or block hormones. Given the affects of EDCs on our fish and wildlife resources, the hearing focused on the widespread nature of EDCs; their affects on fish and wildlife resources; and possible solutions for reducing them in the environment.

 

Hearing on Oil Spill R&D

June 4 - Testimony of the Incident Operations Coordinator, NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Emergency Response Division of the Office of Response and Restoration , Doug Helton before the House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment (Chair, Representative Brian Baird, D WA-3), during a hearing on oil spill research and development (R&D). Witnesses at the hearing discussed how new or improved technologies could reduce response time and or environmental affects.

 

Hearing on FY2010 Budget

June 3 - Testimony of the Assistant Administrator of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, John H. Dunnigan, before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (Chair, Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, D TX-30), during a hearing on NOAA’s FY2010 Budget Request.

 

Hearing on the International Whaling Commission (IWC)

May 20 - Written Statement of Nancy Sutley, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality and the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, for a hearing before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam) on the IWC. Testimony of Dr. William Hogarth, the current U.S. Delegate to, and Chairman of, the IWC (until June 2009) and former Assistant Administrator of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service. The purpose of the hearing was to allow the Committee to conduct oversight activities leading up to the annual meeting of the Commission to be held in Madeira, Portugal, at the end of June 2009.

 

Hearing on National Climate Service

May 5 - Testimony of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, before the House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment (Chair, Representative Brian Baird, D WA-3) during a hearing titled “Expanding Climate Services at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Developing the National Climate Service”.

 

Hearing on the 2009 Hurricane Season

May 1 - Testimony of the Deputy Director of NOAA’s National Weather Service National Hurricane Center, Dr. Edward Rappaport, before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management (Chair, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC) during a field hearing in Miami, Florida, on the National Weather Service’s hurricane forecasting and collaboration with emergency managers.

 

Hearing on GOES-R GAO Report

April 23 - Testimony of the Assistant Administrator of NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Mary Kicza, before the House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment (Chair, Representative Brian Baird, D WA-3) at a hearing on the GOES-R GAO report.

 

Hearing on Greenhouse Gas Monitoring

April 22 - Testimony of the Director of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Earth System Research Lab, Dr. Alexander MacDonald,before the House Committee on Science and Technology (Chair, Representative Bart Gordon, D TN-6) at a hearing on NOAA’s greenhouse gas and aerosol monitoring activities.

 

Hearing on California Drought

March 31 - Testimony of NOAA’s Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Mary M. Glackin, before the House Committee on Natural Resources (Chair, Representative Nick Rahall, D WV-3) at a hearing on the drought in California and actions taken by federal and state agencies to address the affects on natural resources and resource users.

 

Hearing on Climate Adaptation

March 25 - Testimony of the Director of NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Services National Climatic Data Center, Tom Karl, before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment (Chair, Representative Ed Markey, D MA-7) on climate adaptation.

 

Hearing on IUU Fishing Legislation

March 19 - Testimony of the Director of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service Office of International Affairs, Dr. Rebecca Lent, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam) on HR 1080, the Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2009.

 

Hearing on Satellites and Climate Data

March 18 - Testimony of the Director of NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Services National Climatic Data Center, Tom Karl, before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (Chair, Representative Alan Mollohan, D WV-3) on satellites and climate data.

 

Hearing on Climate Science

March 17 - Testimony of the Senior Scientist for NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Dr. Susan Solomon, before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (Chair, Representative Alan Mollohan, D WV-3) on climate science.

 

Hearing on HR 860, Coral Reef Conservation Legislation

February 25 - Testimony of the Director of NOAA’s National Ocean Service Coral Reef Program, Kacky Andrews, before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife (Chair, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam), on HR 860, the Coral Reef Conservation Act Reauthorization and Enhancement Amendments of 2009.

 

Confirmation Hearing for Dr. Lubchenco

February 12 - Statement of Dr. Jane Lubchenco before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Chair, Senator John Rockefeller, D-WV) during a hearing on her nomination to be the new Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced Dr. Lubchenco who then provided a statement and responded to questions from the Committee.

 

Hearing on Flood Forecast for Devils' Lake, North Dakota

February 11 - Testimony of Scott Dümmer, Hydrologist-In-Charge of NOAA’s National Weather Service North Central River Forecast Center, Chanhassen, Minnesota, before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water (Chair, Senator Byron Dorgan, D-ND) on the Flood Forecast for Devil’s Lake, North Dakota.