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  • Successful two week mission in the North Sea for autonomous vehicle

    The world’s first autonomous robotic vessel to measure sea level completes a successful two week mission in the North Sea. A team of scientists and engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and Newcastle University (NU) have developed a novel technique to measure sea surface height directly using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology in combination with a marine ...

  • New research provides insight into ice sheet behaviour

    A new study published this week takes scientists a step further in their quest to understand how Antarctica’s vast glaciers will contribute to future sea-level rise.  Reporting in the journal Nature Geoscience,  scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and University of Durham describe how a new 3-d map created from radar measurements reveals features in the landscape beneath a  vast river ...

  • Happy 10th Birthday James Cook

    In August 2006 the Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Cook was delivered to the National Oceanography Centre ready to carry scientists and equipment to some of Earth's most challenging environments, from tropical oceans to the edge of the ice sheets. James Cook plays a significant role in delivering ...

  • Shewanella oneidensis Bacteria Found to Breathe Iron

    According to R&D Magazine, researchers have discovered that when proteins on the surface of bacteria touch a mineral surface, the bacteria produces an electric current allowing it to breathe iron the way humans breathe oxygen. Researchers believe that by understanding how the bacteria are able to breathe iron, they will be able to use the microbes for cleaning up soil contaminants, trapping ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Under a frozen lake in Siberia, UMass Amherst geoscientist drills for secrets of Earth’s ancient climate

    In the next few days, a convoy of bulldozers and trucks will set out from a remote airport in Siberia, heading for a frozen lake 62 miles north of the Arctic Circle, but the trip isn’t a holiday visit to the North Pole. Instead, the trucks will deliver core-drilling equipment for a study of sediment and meteorite-impact rocks that should provide the longest time-continuous climate record ever ...


  • 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

  • Southampton becomes the home of ‘Boaty McBoatface’

    A new yellow robot submarine, based at Southampton’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC), has been named Boaty McBoatface by Jo Johnson – Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation. The naming took place alongside the keel-laying ceremony of the UK’s new ...

  • EU project taking CO2 out of the atmosphere

    'The European Commission is committed to encouraging industry to reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and research plays a vital role in that,' said the European Science and Research Commissioner, Janez Potočnik. The accumulation of CO2 is considered to be the main cause of climate change. However, the EU-backed project CO2SINK, with financing to the tune of EUR 8.7 million, aims to ...

  • NOC’s Autosub Long Range is Boaty McBoatface

    In March 2016 the Natural Environment Research Council launched a campaign to find a name for the UK’s next world-class polar research ship. One suggestion in particular captured the nation’s imagination and #BoatyMcBoatface was soon trending on Twitter and being talked about all over the world! The ship was named another popular choice, RRS Sir ...

  • BAS begins monitoring waters under largest ice shelf in Antarctica

    It was 1914 when the famed British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton advertised for crew to attempt the first trans-continental crossing of Antarctica. “Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful,” he wrote. A hundred years later, some things haven’t changed—and many things have. In spite of its bitter cold and long ...


    By RBR Ltd.

  • Teams Begin Testing in the Final Stage of the $1.4 Million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE

    The X PRIZE Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization solving the world's Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, global incentivized competitions, began the field testing phase of the $1.4 million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE on July 22 at the OHMSETT -- The ...


    By Marketwire

  • EVTN Voraxial Team From Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Finalist in the $1.4 million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge

    Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCQB: EVTN) announced today that their company team, Team Voraxial®, will move forward to the final phase of the $1.4 Million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE.  The X PRIZE Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization solving the world's Grand Challenges of our time by creating and managing large-scale, global incentivized ...

  • Germany: renewable energy - an overview

    Germany’s renewable energy goals are ambitious. In order to cut 270 million metric tons of CO2 emissions between 2006 and 2020, the federal government announced an action program that fosters the production and consumption of energy produced from renewable sources, thereby encouraging a significant increase in energy efficiency. Germany strives to be the worldwide leader by 2050 in all ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • X PRIZE Foundation Announces Finalist Teams in the $1.4 Million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE

    The X PRIZE Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization solving the world's Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, global incentivized competitions, today announced the 10 finalist teams that will move forward to the final phase of the $1.4 Million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X ...


    By Marketwire

  • POPULAR MECHANICS Recognizes World-Changing Innovations With the 2011 Breakthrough Awards

    Today, POPULAR MECHANICS announced the winners of its seventh annual Breakthrough Awards, recognizing the innovators and products that dramatically advanced the fields of technology, medicine, space exploration, automotive design, environmental engineering, and more. The honorees will be celebrated at an invitation-only conference and gala awards ceremony at Hearst ...


    By Marketwire

  • The True North, Strong and Ice-Free – A GLOBE-Net Special Report

    It’s not a matter of whether ice-free navigation of the Arctic Ocean will be possible. The issue is how soon this will happen and to what degree. Opinions vary as to how soon ice-free navigation may be possible, but recent studies by the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The economics of climate change: Speech by Chris Huhne

    THE ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE by Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP (29 June 2011 to the Corporate Leaders’ Group, London) Thanks very much. I’m particularly delighted to be here among a group of people so responsible for seeing and delivering our future prosperity.   Today, I want to set out three key arguments about the economics of climate change that I believe must be crucial to our ...

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