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New Regional Executive Visits Florida Integrated Science Center Office in St. Petersburg, FL

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Lisa Robbins presents Dick Poore with the Meritorious Service Award
Above: Lisa Robbins presents Dick Poore with the Meritorious Service Award. Pictured (left to right): Jack Kindinger, Dick Poore, Lisa Robbins, and Pam Malam.

Malam holds the FISC puzzle.
Above: Pam Malam holds the FISC puzzle. The Virgin Islands puzzle piece, designed to dangle from the rest of the puzzle, is on the table. Also pictured (left to right) are Gene Shinn and Jack Kindinger.

Pam Malam, the new Regional Executive for Geospatial Information and the Florida Integrated Science Center (FISC) in the Eastern Region of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), visited the FISC St. Petersburg Science Center (CCWS) in St. Petersburg, FL, on November 18. This was the last stop in Pam's tour of FISC offices in Gainesville, Tallahassee, Altamonte Springs (Orlando), Tampa, Fort Myers, Miami, and St. Petersburg. During an all-hands meeting at the CCWS in St. Petersburg, John Brock and Dick Poore were presented awards by center director Lisa Robbins. John was acknowledged for 10 years of Federal service, 6 of which he has worked at the USGS. Dick received the Meritorious Service Award for his outstanding contributions in the field of paleoclimatology and for his leadership in the USGS component of the interagency U.S. Global Change Research Program.

During the all-hands meeting, Pam introduced herself to the CCWS staff and hosted a question-and-answer session. Abby Sallenger gave a presentation on the 2004 hurricane season. Gene Shinn presented Pam with a FISC puzzle in the shape of Florida during lunch on the lawn. In the afternoon, Pam met with several investigators and heard presentations on several major projects, including the Tampa Bay Study, whose project chief is Kim Yates; the National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards, represented by Robert Morton; and the Coral Mortality and African Dust project, whose project chief is Gene Shinn.

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Deltaic Habitats in Puget Sound

Invasive Sea Squirt Flourishing

How Sea Floor Sediment Moves

Research Submarine Canyons Named for Marine Geologists

Outreach Appreciation Day for Congressman Young

Students Learn About Coastal and Marine Science

Hurricanes Focus Attention on USGS Research

College Students Visit USGS Center in St. Petersburg

Scientists Participate in Great-American Teach-In

Scientists Interviewed About Invasive Sea Squirt


CCWS Open House

Scientists Interviewed for HBO Program

Meetings International Symposium on Coastal Issues

Jeff Williams Reviews Storm Surge Model

Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institutes Conference

Suwannee River Basin and Estuary Integrated Science Workshop

Staff & Center News Regional Executive Visits FISC Office

Jingping Xu Joins Western Coastal and Marine Geology Team

Publications Special Oceanography Issue Includes Sediment Dynamics Article

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