ocean sampling Articles

  • Surface Ocean Acidification studies using Ships Of Opportunity

    Ships of Opportunity Ships of opportunity (SOOP) are used as a platform for cost-efficient collection of environmental data, Ferrybox. The SOOP network operated by NIVA cover the majority of the Norwegian coastline (from Germany (54N ) in the South to Svalbard (78N) in the North. This network is used in the national OA monitoring program. Globally, SOOPs are used for pCO2 measurements and ...


    By Franatech GmbH

  • 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 ...

  • On the consortium of the tintinnid Eutintinnus and the diatom Chaetoceros in the Pacific Ocean

    The morphology and distribution of the diatoms Chaetoceros tetrastichon and Ch. dadayi as epiphytes on the loricae of the tintinnids Eutintinnus apertus and E. pinguis investigated in the open waters of the PaciWc Ocean. The Eutintinnus–Chaetoceros consortia was encountered in 38 of the 52 sampling stations from 34°N to 33°S, and together were among represented the ...


  • 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

  • What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?

    From drones to filters to artificial islands, innovators are working to reduce the threat thousands of tons of trash pose to marine ecosystems. A few palm trees stand strong in the salty breeze. Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere. Just a few hundred yards ...


    By Ensia

  • Molecular genetic variation in tarpon ( Megalops atlanticus Valenciennes) in the northern Atlantic Ocean

    The tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) is a highly valued game fish and occasional food fish in the eastern and western Atlantic Ocean. Tarpon have a high capacity for dispersal, but some regional biological differences have been reported. In this study we used two molecular genetic techniques—protein electrophoresis of nuclear DNA loci, and restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of the ...


    By Springer

  • Ocean outfall plume characterization using an autonomous underwater vehicle

    A monitoring mission to map and characterize the Point Loma Ocean Outfall (PLOO) wastewater plume using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) was performed on 3 March 2011. The mobility of an AUV provides a significant advantage in surveying discharge plumes over traditional cast-based methods, and when combined with optical and oceanographic sensors, provides a capability for both detecting ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pesticide removal through wastewater and advanced treatment: full-scale sampling and bench-scale testing

    Dieldrin and DDx removal through wastewater treatment, ozonation, and microfiltration was assessed for a water reuse project for groundwater replenishment in Monterey, California, USA. Full-scale sampling was conducted at the wastewater treatment plant, and physical wastewater treatment processes, ozonation, and microfiltration were tested at the bench scale. Removals observed through ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • New oil spill response application note from China

    The Problem: Oil may spill out in the process of oil exploration & development, refining, storage and transportation and enter into open water environment like oceanic environment due to incident or incorrect operation. Oil spill damages include to human heath, safety, ecological environment, aquaculture. In China, the State Oceanic Administration requires the oil content in the discharge to ...

  • Marine sediment components: identification and dispersal assessed by diffuse reflectance spectrophotometry

    Analysis of deep-sea sediments presents a number of exceptional challenges. Generally, the amount of material available is small and has to be shared among investigators. Also, deep-sea sediment contains a diverse range of components from a variety of sources including lithogenous, biogenous and hydrogenous. Finally, large number of samples is frequently analysed making rapid analysis a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Characterising and identifying toxicants in marine waters: a review of marine toxicity identification evaluations (TIEs)

    One impact of human activity is contamination of the world’s oceans with toxic pollutants. Marine toxicity identification evaluation (TIE) technology provides an approach for characterising and identifying the causes of toxicity in aqueous and sediment samples. This review describes the evolution and use of marine TIEs since their initial development approximately fifteen years ago. Currently, 30 ...


    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

  • Sunscreen’s Dark Side

    In 2013, more than 200 million tourists sunbathed on Mediterranean beaches. You can bet that most of them applied sunscreen. That sunscreen may be valuable for preventing skin cancer for humans, but it can also wreak havoc on marine ecosystems. A new study published in Environmental ...


    By Ensia

  • 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 ...


  • Influence of sea-land breezes on the tempospatial distribution of atmospheric aerosols over coastal region

    The influence of sea-land breezes (SLBs) on the spatial distribution and temporal variation of particulate matter (PM) in the atmosphere was investigated over coastal Taiwan. PM was simultaneously sampled at inland and offshore locations during three intensive sampling periods. The intensive PM sampling protocol was continuously conducted over a 48-hr period. During this time, PM2.5 and ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Evaluation of submarine groundwater discharge into the northern Bohai Bay, China using 226Ra

    Submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) has been widely recognized as a significant source of water and dissolved material transport from land to ocean. To quantify SGD into the northern Bohai Bay, China, naturally occurring radium isotope (226Ra) was measured in water samples collected along two transects in September 2012. Based on a tidal prism model, two different flushing times of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aeolian dust in sediment: a re-examination of methods for identification and dispersal assessed by diffuse reflectance spectrophotometry

    Analyses of aeolian sediments present two main challenges: (1) when aerosol particles are collected on atmospheric filters, only a small amount of aeolian material is normally present, and (2) in these and other samples, the aeolian sediment is typically mixed with other types of particles and the aeolian material often makes up only a small percentage of the total sample. Diffuse Reflectance ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Surface Decontamination of Navy Dye Marker by DeconGel 1101

    Abstract Surface decontamination efficacy determination of DeconGel™ 1101 on aluminum, stainless steel, and concrete surfaces contaminated with Navy Dye Marker was performed with LC/MS (Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SW-846 Methods: 3500C (sampling) and 8321B (analysis). Hazardous Materials ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

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