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Wed, 01 Nov 2006

High resolution imagery from SPOT available
In June 2005, UCSB and TerraImage USA joined efforts to establish a unique collaboration allowing UCSB researchers unprecedented and nearly unfettered access to SPOT data and targeting opportunities for North America. In November 2006 the UCSB SPOT Center signed a contract allowing it to offer North American SPOT imagery to other U.S. academic institutions. To date, 35,000 scenes are available and it is expected that this database will grow at a rate of 8,000 scenes per month for the next year.
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Sun, 01 Oct 2006

2006 LTER All Scientists Meeting
SBC-LTER was represented by ~20 participants at the LTER All Scientists Meeting in September of 2006 in Estes Park, Colorado. For more information on the meeting and program visit the Santa Barbara Coastal's posters and Powerpoint presentations can be found on our internal data server.
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Tue, 01 Aug 2006

7th International Temperate Reefs Symposium
The 7th International Temperate Reefs Symposium was held at UC Santa Barbara June 26-July 1, 2006. More information on the symposium, sessions and speakers is available at
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Mon, 01 May 2006

SBC at 2006 Science Fairs
Local high school students, Kristin Hempy and Angie Afman, mentored by Jenny Dugan, completed a science project comparing kelp wrack consumption by beachhoppers on groomed and ungroomed sandy beaches and competed in the Santa Barbara County Science Fair in April 2006. Their project entitled "Beach Grooming: Does it banish the beachhoppers?" was one of the three finalists for the Life Science division, which made them eligible to compete in the California State Science Fair in May. At the state science fair the students earned state honorable mention in the senior enviromental science category. They were also awarded $500 by American Shore and Beach Society for this project on coastal ecology.
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SBC LTER renewal proposal successful
The recently announced success of our renewal proposal means our project looks forward to the 6 more years of exciting research. Full text of the renewal proposal is available (SBC-LTER Proposals).
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Thu, 20 Apr 2006

Arroyo Burro Watershed Virtual Tour released
The SBC Schoolyard project has developed a "virtual tour" of a local creek watershed, Arroyo Burro, on CD. Included are a flyover of the watershed, an interactive rain and runoff animation activity, plus chapters describing natural history and lesson plans. An abbreviated web version of the module can be accessed from our "Resources for Teachers" web page, and a copy of the CD requested from The virtual tour was demonstrated at the Kid's Creek Festival sponsored by the Community Environmental Council on June 25, 2006 at the Watershed Resource Center at Arroyo Burro Beach.
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Wed, 01 Mar 2006

SBC Bibliography - Phase I launched
The first phase of SBC's bibliography database has been launched at Citations and presentations since the start of the project can be searched by author, and are also linked from names on SBC's People page. The database is being developed using EML and Metacat, and the next version will employ searches based on author, citation type, year and keyword.
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