December 29, 2011
The Aquarium of the Pacific has had a long-standing partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Aquarium works closely with scientists and policymakers at NOAA in developing its exhibits as well as in planning and executing the Aquarium’s Aquatic Forums and Aquatic Academy courses. NOAA scientists have also participated in the Aquarium’s Guest Speaker series and served as sources for articles in the Aquarium’s member magazine, Pacific Currents.
Most recently, Aquarium of the Pacific President and CEO Jerry Schubel was appointed to a second term on NOAA’s Science Advisory Board. In this position, Schubel will help provide guidance for the agency’s future activities, particularly its research portfolio, informal education, and ocean exploration.
Members of the public can learn more about NOAA by attending the Aquarium’s annual NOAA Day event. NOAA Day 2012, to be held November 17, will feature TERRI the artificially intelligent robot and interactive booths, where visitors can learn more about a variety of NOAA programs, the ocean, climate, and more. Visitors will learn how NOAA works to understand and predict changes in Earth’s environment to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources.