marine research Articles

  • Interviews: Ken Buesseler, Researcher into marine discharges at Fukushima

    We as scientists do have a responsibility and I hope to be able to contribute in some way“ Ken Buesseler, researcher at the Wood Hoods Oceanographic Institute is investigating the radioactivity leaked from the Fukushima nuclear power station, initially from data facilitated by the TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) and then from samples gathered in situ. He believes that official bodies ...

  • Bioremediation Technologies for Marine Sediments

      USA – Baltic International Symposium on Advances in Marine Environmental Research, Monitoring and Technologies. Klaipeda, Lithuania. June 15-17, 2004 Global commerce relies heavily on waterborne transportation. Innovative, economical and environmentally sound ways to manage ...


  • The Ecosystem Approach To Marine Planning and Management

    Keywords: ecosystem management, marine spatial planning, Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, marine protected areas (MPAs) Provisions for marine planning form a key component of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and the planning process has already commenced in some parts of the country. A book on The Ecosystem Approach to Marine Planning and Management is therefore timely. The ...


  • Marine litter – a growing threat worldwide

    Increasing amounts of litter are ending up in the world’s oceans and harming the health of ecosystems, killing animals when they become trapped or swallow the litter. Human health is also at risk, as plastics may break down into smaller pieces that may subsequently end up in our food. These are just a few of the problems emerging from the waste collecting in our seas. There are now ...

  • Fish out of water — marine management in a changing climate

    A fisherman's tale: on the night of 6 October 1986 lobster fishermen from the small town of Gilleleje, north of Copenhagen, fishing the Kattegat Sea, found their nets crammed with Norway lobster. Many of the animals were dead or dying. About half were a strange colour. Observations of dissolved oxygen in the water in combination with the dead lobsters told researchers at the National ...

  • Reproducibility of Borehole Shear Test Results in Marine Clay

    An investigation was conducted to determine the variability of borehole shear test results obtained in testing soft and medium consistency marine clays. A statistical comparison of the results of stage tests obtained by different operators at two test depths at a research site is made. An additional comparison of the results obtained from stage tests and fresh shearing and a brief discussion of ...


    By ASTM International

  • Marine Birds as Indicators of Arctic Marine Ecosystem Health: Linking the Northern Ecosystem Initiative to Long-Term Studies

    Marine birds are sensitive indicators of the condition of marine ecosystems in the Arctic, partly because they feed at the top of the arctic food chain. The Northern Ecosystem Initiative (NEI) recently supported four separate studies that investigated aspects of Arctic marine bird science which simultaneously addressed goals of the NEI to better understand northern ecosystems and their response ...


    By Springer

  • Marine phanerogams as a tool in the evaluation of marine trace-metal contamination: an example from the Mediterranean

    New ways of evaluating the quality of the coastal marine environment in a practical, dependable and cost-efficient manner are continually sought. It would thus appear of some value to make use of bioindicator species that reflect both the average levels and the temporal variations of contaminants at a given site. Owing to their extensive distribution in the littoral zone and the ecological ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Efforts towards setting eutrophication assessment criteria for coastal marine ecosystems

    Eutrophication of coastal marine environments is a widespread and transboundary problem necessitating consideration of measures to conserve and restore the marine environments that have been adversely affected. As of now, there exist no criteria set for eutrophication of coastal marine waters due to the difficulty to establish single national/international assessment criteria for eutrophication ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cirrus Research SoundSigns in Sheffield Forgemasters

    Cirrus Research SoundSign technology was chosen by world renowned Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd. As the world's largest independently owned Forgemaster, Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd (SFIL) is renowned globally for its steel production and engineering. Its ...


  • Research and development in ocean energy technologies

    The volatile fuel prices for electricity generation, elevated concerns about global warming and energy security has prompted countries to look for alternative energy sources. One of the alternative energy sources is ocean energy. Currently, there is few ocean energy technologies that are commercially available to harness electrical energy from ocean despite the fact that ocean covers more than ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An overview of recent IAEA projects on mercury in non-marine environments

    Nuclear and isotopic techniques are unique tools for studying mercury contamination and cycling in various environments. Therefore, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been supporting the use of nuclear and complementary analytical techniques (mainly neutron activation analysis, inductively coupled plasma – mass spectrometry and atomic absorption spectrometry), and application of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pacific lessons on research engagement and impact

    The University of the South Pacific's massive catchment may mean less research cash, but its science helps the region, reports Anne Moorhead. The University of the South Pacific, known locally as USP, is one of just two regional universities in the world: the other is the University of theWest Indies. Serving the academic and research needs of 12 small island countries spread over ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 210 Pb in marine salt consumed by the inhabitants of Recife, Brazil

    210 Pb is widely distributed in the marine environment. The aim of this research, therefore, was to determine 210 Pb concentrations in marine salt consumed by the population of Recife and calculate the ingestion dose of 210 Pb due to marine salt consumption. The ion exchange resin method was used. The concentration of 210 Pb varied from 4 to 365 Bq kg ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Identification of a suitable sterilisation method for collagen derived from a marine Demosponge

    Collagen is widely used as a biomedical material, and its importance is likely to grow as research and understanding progresses in this field. As a biomedical material, ensuring the sterility of collagen before use as, or incorporation into, a medical device is paramount. However, common sterilisation techniques can induce changes in the physical structure and protein chemistry of collagen, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Marine specimen banking: archive and pollution control for the 21st century

    The oceans have in the past been extensively used as disposal sites for various kinds of waste. The world ocean – being the final sink for many natural and anthropogenic substances – is a "labile" ecosystem, which is and has for a long time been the focal point of extensive interdisciplinary research. Measurements of heavy metals and a suite of various chemical compounds in the marine ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New approaches for monitoring the marine environment: the case of antifouling paints

    Protection of ships hulls against biofouling has been a problem since man began sailing the seas. The most common protections are specially produced antifouling paints. These paints could be broadly classified in three main groups, or generations, depending on the technology applied: first generation copper-based, second generation organotin-based, and the new, third generation, organotin-free ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solar inactivation of four Salmonella serovars in fresh and marine waters

    Sunlight-mediated disinfection of water is of interest to both the drinking and recreational water quality community of researchers due to its potential to reduce microbial contamination and waterborne illness. Photo-inactivation of enteric bacteria has primarily been investigated using Escherichia coli and laboratory strains of model bacteria. The present study sought to document the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Marine ecotourism as a potential agent for sustainable development in Kaikoura, New Zealand

    The terms "sustainability" and "ecotourism" have become much used in recent years, yet there have been few examinations of how they might apply in practical cases. Kaikoura, a small coastal town (population 3600) on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island, has a rapidly developing tourism industry. This industry has helped to transform the town from an economically ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biological responses of marine flatfish exposed to municipal wastewater effluent

    There is an increasing concern approximately the presence of pharmaceutical compounds, personal care products, and other chemicals collectively known as contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in municipal effluents. Yet, knowledge approximately potential environmental impacts related to these compounds is still limited. In the present study, we conducted laboratory exposures that examined ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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