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  • 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

  • Marine Robotics Innovation Centre 1 year anniversary

    Southampton’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at the National Oceanography Centre is this week celebrating its one year anniversary, by hosting a week of marine technology events and welcoming a recent flurry of new partners and members. Opened in November last year, by Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, the centre now has 19 members and eight companies located in ...

  • Government publishes UK marine science strategy

    The Government has today published a 15 year strategy to deliver world class marine science which will inform decisions on food and energy security, managing the seas sustainably and climate change. By coordinating marine science across Government, devolved administrations and agencies, the UK will become a world leader in marine environment science and expertise. This partnership approach comes ...


  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Marine protistan ecology and evolution

    This position has a duration of one year, with a possible extension depending on job performance and funding. Microbes play fundamental roles in all ocean ecology. Our primary focus is on eukaryotic phytoplankton, and variations in the communities of bacteria, archaea and heterotrophic eukaryotes, as well as viruses, that accompany different phytoplankton taxa. To investigate these complex ...

  • Modelling marine exhaust emissions in the Baltic Sea

    A new tool used to investigate exhaust emissions of marine vessels has been developed and applied to shipping in the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea is a busy maritime region with 3500-5000 ships operating in the area every month. Emissions from shipping contribute significantly to atmospheric pollution, leading to health and environmental problems. In May 2006, the Baltic Sea was the first area ...

  • No plain sailing for marine life as climate warms

    Direct effects of climate warming on biodiversity pose a serious conservation challenge for marine life, according to new research published today in Science. Marine life may need to relocate faster than land species as well as speed up alterations in the timing of major life cycle events. This challenges previous thinking that marine life in the ocean would respond more gradually than ...

  • Tenure-Track faculty position in Marine Science and Conservation

    The Division of Marine Science and Conservation, part of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, invites applications for a full time tenure track faculty position, based at the Duke Marine Laboratory on the North Carolina coast. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and offer students ...

  • Rising acidity in seawater damages marine ecosystems

    Rising emissions of carbon dioxide from human activities are not only contributing to the warming effect of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, they are also acidifying the world's oceans. New research examines the major ecological tipping points that occur when the concentration of dissolved carbon dioxide in seawater increases. The oceans absorb CO2 from the atmosphere where it dissolves and ...

  • Scientists start to tap marine microbes for biotech use

    The hot, brackish waters of French Polynesia’s lagoons in the Pacific could harbour microbes with huge commercial potential, including for drug creation or to produce alternatives to plastics, say researchers. The extreme conditions found in some Polynesian ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Mariners should use caution near buoy site

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies deployed a data buoy off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, three years ago to gather information on wave action for a Corps study and the scientific instrument has been providing useful information to scientists, mariners and the general public since that time. One of the main purposes of deploying the data buoy was to acquire wave ...


    By US Army Corps of Engineers

  • Global Marine Biotechnology Market 2013-2019

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report" Marine Biotechnology Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019 " to its huge collection of research reports. Marine biotechnology is the study of the creatures that inhabit oceans and saltwater environments. More than 80% of the earth’s living organisms are found in the aquatic ...


  • New international co-operation to tackle marine debris

    Government representatives, major industries and leading marine researchers have come together to make a new set of commitments to tackle the widespread problem of debris in the world's seas and oceans. Despite decades of efforts to prevent and reduce marine debris, such as discarded plastic, abandoned fishing nets and industrial waste, there is evidence that the problem continues to grow. A lack ...

  • Pollution and overfishing are public’s biggest marine concerns

    A pan-European survey has revealed the public’s awareness, concerns and priorities about human impacts on the oceans. The results show high levels of concern about marine pollution in particular, and that, generally, respondents were most concerned about the issues they felt most informed about. The study could help policymakers develop marine strategies that are more responsive to public ...

  • 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 ...

  • Great barrier reef Marine Park Authority appointment

    Minister for the Environment, Peter Garrett, today announced the appointment of Daniel Gschwind as a member of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Daniel Gschwind to the Marine Park Authority. Mr Gschwind has extensive knowledge and experience with the Great Barrier Reef tourism industry and is well respected within the industry,” Mr ...


    By Australian Government

  • Geomares launches website on Marine spills and pollution

    Geomares Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Spill International, the international website and newsletter on the prevention, preparedness for, response to and restoration of marine spills and pollution, www.spill-international.com. Spill International provides international experts with information on recent events, developments in the industry and significant research projects. It ...


    By Geomares Publishing bv

  • Canada gets failing grade on marine protected areas

    Canada hasn’t made a lot progress on its commitment to establish a system of marine protected areas in our oceans concludes a new report by the David Suzuki Foundation, the Living Oceans Society, and the Sierra Club of B.C. The report card compares the performance of Canada, the United States, and Australia in designating marine protected areas. Canada gets a failing grade despite the fact ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 25 years of research in polar seas aboard the research vessel Polarstern

    On December 9, 2007, the ice-breaking research vessel Polarstern will celebrate her 25th anniversary of service: since 1982, the world¹s most powerful polar research vessel has been venturing to the Arctic and Antarctic on behalf of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, part of the Helmholtz Association. 7600 scientist from 36 nations have gained insights into the polar ...

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