ocean information Articles

  • Managing oceans with sound science

    Management of marine resources for sustainable development needs local capacity for science, particularly in the Pacific region. Those who care about environmental damage and its effects on the health and welfare of communities tend to focus on land-based threats. That is where harm can be most easily observed, and where its causes — from agricultural pesticides to industrial air ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The Ocean Conference: How the United Nations is addressing ocean health

    Coming up June 5 in New York, the United Nations will bring together stakeholders from around the globe to discuss the health of the world’s oceans. The Ocean Conference will run for five days and will see delegates tackling a host of issues centered on Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and ...

  • Will Rio+20 commit to protecting the oceans?

    Promises made at previous summits have not delivered enough protection for the oceans — campaigners are pushing for better results from Rio+20, writes Prime Sarmiento. This month, scientists, campaigners and many developing nations are optimistic they will set in motion a deal on the conservation of the high seas at ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Shellfisheries: Time to prepare for ocean acidification

    Both physical and social factors must be considered as coastal communities brace for an uncertain future. Oceans are gradually becoming warmer and more acidic as more carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere — two shifts that are altering the economic foundations of many coastal regions. In a ...


    By Ensia

  • Ocean science for sustainable development: Facts and figures

    Sarah Grimes explores why we need good ocean monitoring, how to get it, and why it still fails Small Island Developing States. Oceans are a critically important component of the Earth system, supporting ecosystem and human health. They regulate the weather and climate; are essential for producing freshwater; and soak up ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Time to stop losing ocean data to vandalism

    More must be done to prevent damage of ocean data buoys that costs money, vital data — and lives, say Sidney Thurston and M. Ravichandran. The global community relies on a rapidly expanding ocean observing network to understand the climate and ecosystems, to help warn against ocean-borne hazards such as tsunamis and storm surges caused by cyclones, and to support sea rescue ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Why Pacific islands should take on ocean monitoring

    Pacific islands must build capacity for their own environmental monitoring to tackle both local and global problems, says Ben Ponia. Small island developing states are viewed as the early-warning canary for global environmental change. But though they share global problems, many have an eye for economic growth and have become industrialised nations facing their own suite of home-grown ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • “We continue to be stunned at how rapidly the ocean is warming.”

    Oceans have been absorbing more of global warming’s heat and energy than would normally be expected, helping to slow rates of warming on land. But how long will that last? Probing a blue abyss can be an abysmal recipe for the blues. For every 10 joules of energy that our greenhouse gas pollution traps here on Earth, about 9 of them end up in an ocean. ...


    By Ensia

  • Convergence unlimited: overloaded call centres and the Indian Ocean tsunami

    In the wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, hundreds of thousands of persons all over the world called their foreign ministries to report that they were concerned their loved ones were among the victims. There were so many calls that most Foreign Ministry call centres were overwhelmed in short, there was worldwide information convergence. Though all call centres had problems some fared better ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessing Risk Information Concerning Coastal Runoff

    Executive Summary In coastal urban watersheds, runoff from the landscape eventually reaches the ocean. If beaches along the ocean are used for recreation, three vital and interrelated questions arise. First, whether and to what extent does urban runoff degrade the quality of ocean water that is used for recreation? Second, to what extent docs this runoff-related ocean pollution pose a ...

  • Overview of Infrastructure Asset Management A View from Both Sides of the Atlantic Ocean

    AbstractEurope and the United Kingdom (UK) are at the forefront of Asset Management for water utilities. This is primarily due to the fact of privatization of water utilities in the UK. The UK is currently in the third generation of the Asset Management procedures and has well defined methods for identifying and managing assets. In the United Kingdom (UK), large scale Asset Management has been ...

  • Customer Diversification is Key to Marketing of Biosolid Product for Ocean County, New Jersey

    ABSTRACT In the United States, most public wastewater treatment agencies with beneficial-use biosolids management programs utilize Class B biosolids. Many of these agencies have concerns about their Class B programs, and therefore, are examining Class A treatment processes. Within the family of Class A technologies, thermal drying is one of the fastest growing management methods. A critical ...

  • NASA Science Zeros in on Ocean Rise: How Much? How Soon?

    Seas around the world have risen an average of nearly 3 inches since 1992, with some locations rising more than 9 inches due to natural variation, according to the latest satellite measurements from NASA and its partners. An intensive research effort now underway, aided by NASA observations and analysis, points to an unavoidable rise of several feet in the future. Members of NASA's new ...

  • Stevens Equipment Records Historical Information During Tsunami

    One of the longest lived products in water resource monitoring has been the Stevens’ chart recorder. In fact, the chart recorder, originally invented by Stevens’ founder and namesake J.C. Stevens in 1911, is the product that established Stevens’ leadership in the water monitoring business.  It’s no surprise then that some of these chart recorders have had long service lives and have recorded ...

  • Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation and Alden complete DOE-funded environmental feasibility study of OTEC in Hawaii

    The U.S. Department of Energy recently released the final report for an OTEC project titled “The Potential Impacts of OTEC Intakes on Aquatic Organisms at an OTEC Site under Development on Kauai, HI”. OTE Corp and Alden were the principal investigators and Tenera Environmental and AECOS assisted with the fieldwork and processing of the samples. The report includes both an evaluation ...

  • El Niño/La Niña Update: Current Situation and outlook

    Despite warming of the Tropical Pacific Ocean up until June, the overlaying atmosphere largely failed to respond. As a result, ocean temperature anomalies along the equator have decreased over the past two months. Changes in the wind patterns in early-August brought some weak re-warming, but winds have now returned to near normal in the western Pacific, while the pattern of cloudiness has ...

  • Water Preservation: What YOU Can Do

    If you’re presently reading this blog, you probably truly appreciate and understand something in which we all have a passionate interest. Water! We rely on water for hydration, irrigation, transportation, energy production, food production, weather patterns and so much more. Lakes, oceans, rivers and reservoirs across the Globe are part of the pillars that sustain life. If you are ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Case study - SEAWATCH Ecuador

    CLIENT: Instituto Oceanografico de la Armada (INOCAR). DURATION:  2002 onwards LOCATION:  Pacific Ocean off Ecuador This project for INOCAR (Instituto Oceanografico de la Armada) consisted of the delivery of a real time system to monitor meteorological and oceanographic parameters in water depths reaching 5000m. The ...


    By Fugro OCEANOR AS

  • Technology and its CRM implications in the shipping industry

    This paper investigates the relative importance of service factors such as technology and facilities, how service providers are rated on those factors, and their relationship to customer satisfaction in a B2B environment. The results show that in the ocean freight shipping industry, customers placed more importance on factors such as efficiency in complaint handling, prompt availability of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • SafeSeaNet and traffic monitoring of ships and dangerous or polluting goods in maritime transport within the European Economic Area

    The European Union (EU) has established an extensive vessel traffic monitoring and information system with a view to enhancing the safety and efficiency of maritime traffic. This new information system will be mandated in most ships and provide the EU Member States and the European Commission with various information pertaining to cargo and traffic routes. The information system requires ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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