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  • Large Corporate Investment and Government Price Supports Are Critical to the Expansion of the Marine and Hydrokinetic Power Sector, According to Pike Research

    In many ways marine and hydrokinetic power systems offer one of the most promising areas for renewable energy development.  Marine and hydrokinetic resources – including ocean waves, tidal streams, river flows, ocean currents, and ocean thermal differences – are abundant, the technology is improving rapidly, and countries that have strong marine ...


  • Marine governance across the English Channel lacks integration

    The English Channel (La Manche) is one of the world’s busiest sea areas, and management of it is a challenging task. This study reviews governance across the Channel, finding poor integration between countries, sectors, policies and research. The study also considers management in terms of the ecosystem approach and suggests that linking research between the UK and France could be key to ...

  • Small oil spills: Overlooked source of marine pollution?

    'Small oils spills are just as important as large oil spills, according to new research. By analysing images of oil slicks taken over an eight year period, researchers were able to show that smaller spills contribute a larger proportion of the oil pollution present in European waters. Oil spills represent a major threat to European seas. Over 600 million tonnes of crude oil are imported by EU ...

  • Strong connections found between marine protected areas

    Marine Protected Areas should be managed as integrated networks rather than isolated units because of the high degree of exchange between them, a new study suggests. The researchers found that the large majority of sea bream (Sparidae) and wrasse (Labridae) fish spawned in MPA study sites in the Mediterranean Sea were transported via currents to other MPAs and unprotected areas, highlighting ...

  • Marine ecosystems get a climate form guide

    The Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card for Australia, and an accompanying website, will provide a biennial guide for scientists, government and the community on observed and projected impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems. 'The objective of compiling this information is to consider options available to environmental and resource managers in their response to changes ...

  • Request for information regarding the testing of marine and hydrokinetic systems

    The Energy Department’s Water Power Program is seeking information from the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on the development details of MHK systems that have the greatest potential for commercial viability. Feedback will inform the Program’s future ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Marine Power (Wave and Tidal), Analysis to 2030

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Marine Power (Wave and Tidal) - Installed Capacity, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Profiles of Technology Developers and Key Country Analysis to 2030" to its huge collection of research reports. ...


  • Marine environment adequately covered despite complex legislation

    More than 200 pieces of English and EU-wide marine environmental legislation have been analysed in a recent review. While complex, the legislation adequately covered all areas of the marine environment, the authors conclude. However, there is opportunity to remove overlap and conflicts between different legislation and improve cross-border co-operation. The world’s oceans are under threat ...

  • Federal agencies map plans to address marine debris

    EPA, NOAA and nine other federal agencies have announced the completion of an interagency report that guides the strategies of individual federal agencies and of the Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee (IMDCC) to prevent and reduce marine debris. The report also discusses marine debris efforts, recent progress and innovative ways to reduce the problem in the future. The report, ...

  • Challenger Society Marine Science Conference 2016

    Valeport will be attending the Challenger Society Marine Science Conference 2016, being held at University of Liverpool, UK. The conference theme for 2016 is "Oceans and Climate " and Valeport is pleased to be one of the key sponsors for this year's event. The conference is being held over 4 days from 5th-8th September 2016 (with an ice breaker reception being held on the evening of the 5th) and ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Marine litter in deep sea ecosystems of the Mediterranean

    Marine litter is a major issue in deep sea ecosystems in the Mediterranean Sea, new research confirms. A recent study shows that the total weight of litter found in these sensitive areas often equals, and even exceeds, that of the animals that live there. This work can provide a baseline for assessments of the impact of deep sea marine litter and to inform future policy reforms, the researchers ...

  • Marine life in reefs and coastal waters critically endangered

    Many marine ecosystems are facing mass extinction as a result of human activity, such as habitat destruction, acidification of sea-water and overfishing. New research into the regions and species most at risk suggests that up to 90 per cent of large predatory fish stocks have disappeared, transforming complex food webs into simplified ecosystems dominated by microbes and algae. The research ...

  • Marine Robotics Innovation Centre celebrates 1st Anniversary

    The Marine Robotics Innovation Centre is where science meets business, bringing together a range of industries to develop the next generation of marine autonomy. Opened by Science Minister, Jo Johnson, on 23 November 2015 the centre is now celebrating a very successful first year of operation. ...

  • Request for Information for Marine and Hydrokinetic Field Measurements

    The Energy Department’s Water Power Program is seeking feedback from the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the verification and validation of advanced open source MHK design tools and models. The Water Power Program is specifically interested in information on imminent demonstrations or deployments ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Research and Markets: Analysis of Statkraft AS

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wc232x/analysis_of) has announced the addition of the "Analysis of Statkraft AS" company profile to their offering. Norway-based Statkraft AS is an electrical utility company ...


  • NOC reaffirms commitment to European Marine Board

    The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has reaffirmed its commitment to working alongside other European countries for the advancement of ocean science, by becoming one of the founding members of the reformed European Marine Board following its transformation to a new legal entity as an international non-profit association under Belgian law (IVZW). The European Marine Board (EMB) was originally ...

  • Mussels: Biomonitoring tools for pharmaceutical pollution in the marine environment?

    Pharmaceutical pollution of marine environments has important biological consequences for aquatic organisms. This study investigated the effects on mussels of treatment with environmentally relevant levels of an antidepressant, fluoxetine, and a beta-blocker, propranolol, using biomarkers including DNA damage. The results showed that mussels are most vulnerable to these drugs in combination. Many ...

  • Pollutants released by seafloor trawling affect marine life

    Commercial bottom trawling, the technique of pulling fishing gear across the seabed to catch fish and other seafood, releases pollutants trapped in the seabed, which can negatively affect local marine life and ecosystems. Recent findings from a Norwegian fjord show how mussels can take up high levels of contaminants released by trawling, with important health implications for consumers. ...

  • New Member for Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

    Liquid Robotics®, the leader in long duration, unmanned surface ocean robots has become the newest Associate Member of the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre. Kevin Forshaw, Associate Director, Innovation and Enterprise at the NOC said, “As the Liquid Robotics® Wave ...

  • DOE Announces Marine and Hydrokinetic Open Data Effort

    In an effort to improve future data management and access, DOE’s Water Power Program is standing up a Marine and Hydrokinetics (MHK) Data Repository to manage the receipt, protection, and dissemination of scientific and technical data generated by DOE funded awards. Capabilities of the proposed MHK Data Repository include: Secure and intuitive submission ...


    By US Department of Energy

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