ocean monitoring technology Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 2014 JRC Ocean Energy Status Report

    Abstract Oceans and seas have the potential to play a significant role in providing clean energy. Different technologies are currently being developed to ensure a long term contribution of ocean energy to the future energy system. Among the different ocean energy technologies, tidal and wave conversion systems are expected to contribute the most to the European energy system in the short ...

  • 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

  • Ocean Power connects wave energy system to grid

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Pennington, NJ) announced that it has achieved what it claims to be the first-ever connection of a wave-energy system to the power grid in the United States. Ocean Power’s PB40 Powerbuoy system is now delivering power to the grid at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Hawaii on the island of Oahu. The Powerbuoy unit, which was installed in December 2009 at a ...

  • Lead from gasoline discovered in Indian Ocean

    Levels began to climb in the 1970s, peaking a decade ago — a timeline consistent with the region’s pattern of leaded gasoline use. Written by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office.You can read the original new in MIT NewsSince the 1970s, leaded gasoline has been slowly phased out ...

  • New monitoring technology helps reveal Arctic secrets

    A group of Arctic researchers has employed the latest monitoring technology to investigate the effects of climate change, by measuring temperature and salinity in the water column beneath surface ice. The results of the investigation, which utilised YSI’s new 'Castaway-CTD', could cast new light on our understanding of the ways in which shifting ocean currents impact upon the climate in ...

  • The number one thing we can do to protect Earth’s oceans

    Marine governance favors consumption and commerce over conservation. Here's what we can do about it. When New England fishers complained of working harder and harder to catch fewer and fewer fish, Spencer Baird assembled a scientific team to investigate. Though a fishery failure would once have seemed inconceivable, Baird wrote in his report, “an alarming decrease of the ...


    By Ensia

  • Organics Monitoring: A Practical Guide

    Preventing product loss, lowering waste treatment costs, and reducing system maintenance and energy consumption through organics monitoring in the chemical, refining, food, and wastewater treatment industries. Summary Process water and steam condensate contamination includes organic, inorganic, and biological components. Sources of organic contamination include process ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Advancing Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Technology

    Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are a mainstay of the subsea survey industry. With unparalleled speed and accuracy in deep water, they have long been the obvious choice for surveys in inhospitable, deep environments. In light of the current downturn in the oil and gas market and the increasing visibility of autonomous vehicles, such as self-driving cars, AUV technology is poised to break ...

  • Real-time environmental monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is the largest natural feature on earth, stretching more than 2300 km along the northeast coast of Australia. It contains a diverse array of species and habitats that are threatened by environmental and human impacts. Monitoring environmental changes would give a better understanding of the health of this ecological system. It would also help shape decision-making to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring network for Scottish ports - Case Studies

    Historically, ferry masters operating off the west coast of Scotland would have to sail to a port and on arrival visually assess the weather and tide conditions before deciding whether safe berthing alongside the pier or quayside would be possible. This wastes time and fuel, and can causes immense frustration among passengers, who may see ferries come close to a port, but thereafter depart ...

  • Your guide to science and technology at Rio+20

    How will science and technology fare at the Rio+20 summit? Aisling Irwin looks at scientists' demands and assesses their chances. Is this the last chance for scientists to save the planet? The UN Conference on Sustainable Development — Rio+20 — enters its final phase of negotiations next week at a summit to be attended by more than 130 heads of state. At stake ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Microbial Biodiversity Detection And Monitoring Using Molecular Biology Tools

    Micro-organisms are responsible for the most biogeochemical cycles that shape the environment of earth and its oceans. So far, only part of these organisms has been well studied, especially those living on earth and more considered from an anthropogenic perspective, e.g causing human diseases or providing useful products and services. Further the inability to generate pure culture has hampered ...


  • Tracking biological pollution sources using PCR-DGGE technology at Ta-An Beach

    The environmental authority of Taiwan has announced that ocean quality standard A, with E. coli less than 1,000 CFU/100 mL is safe for swimming. Ta-An Beach in central Taiwan was found to have exceeded 1,000 CFU/100 mL, which is 51% of the total monitoring records. Sewage, piggery and duck wastewater are discharged directly into this area. The traditional pollution source trace methods did not ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Press Advisory: Global Forest Watch to provide unprecedented monitoring of forests worldwide

    On February 20, the World Resources Institute (WRI) will launch Global Forest Watch (GFW), a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests. Created by WRI, Google, and more than 40 partners, GFW unites satellite technology, open data, and crowd sourcing to guarantee ...

  • Advanced Water Treatment Technologies May Bring Purified Water to San Diego

    'In four years, half of San Diego may be filling its glasses with tap water that once ran through its toilets,' reported the San Diego Union-Tribune recently. A plan to mix 'repurified water' with the City's raw drinking water reservoir could become a reality, thanks to the wonders of water treatment technology. Such a possibility elicits various reactions including disgust, marvel and fear. ...

  • A global setting for European environmental monitoring — measuring what we must manage. EEA International conference, 13-15 May 2009. key conclusions

    Meeting statement Worldwide observation systems deliver regular products based on comprehensive data sets of high quality. They provide society with indispensable services for the sustainable management of Earth"s resources. There is a clear need to intensify efforts to increase the sustainability, coordination, quality, integration integration, extent and operational capabilities of ...

  • Blue Heron Ultraviolet Stormwater Management System case study

    Horry County Engineering Department Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA Even a single day of beach closure has a major impact on the tourist-dependent economy of beach communities. To reduce beach closures in Myrtle Beach, HDR used ultraviolet (UV) light to treat stormwater runoff to reduce pathogens prior to discharge to the ocean. The system uses disinfection ...


  • Heroes of the Waters

    A sense of adventure and desire to explore the depths were the inspiring forces behind Deep Trekker. We believe that the more awareness people see underwater the more they care about the oceans and waterways and keeping them clean. Finding that perfect balance between making sure our underwater drones are accessible to everyone but maintaining durable equipment that can withstand serious and ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

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