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  • 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 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 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 ...

  • Future of the Baltic Sea the focus of new research

    The problems associated with eutrophication have long affected the Baltic Sea. Large blooms of toxic algae, oxygen-free bottoms and changes to composition of species have all impacted on the sea. Four years of research will provide more knowledge about the future of the Baltic. The Baltic Sea is a unique and sensitive inland sea which is heavily influenced by some 90 million people living around ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • US scientists head to Antarctica for climate research

    More than 30 scientists will embark on a research cruise this month to the Southern Ocean, which surrounds Antarctica. There they will combat cold and wind to study how gases that impact climate change move between the atmosphere and the ocean under high winds and seas. The Southern Ocean Gas Exchange Experiment, a six week cruise aboard the research vessel Ronald H. Brown, is co-sponsored by ...

  • 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

  • New global marine alliance to tackle bio-invasions

    A new Global Industry Alliance (GIA) was launched this week to tackle the threats of marine bio-invasions caused by the transfer of marine organisms from one environment to another, in ship ballast tanks. Ballast water is carried in cargo ships to provide needed stability. It is taken onboard at the start of every trip a ship makes and then pumped out on arrival. Some organisms in the ballast ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • UK research is pioneering a low carbon future

    New website highlights groundbreaking technologies that are making a difference to climate change Research Councils UK Energy Programme led by EPSRC is investing more than £530 million in UK research to develop low carbon technologies to fight the effects of climate change.  A new website to highlight and explain this work has now been launched and is available at ...

  • Ocean research drives growth for SEAL Analytical

    Business is booming in the UK for SEAL Analytical, the manufacturer of the AA3HR and QuAAtro automated segmented flow laboratory analyzers. Explaining the recent upturn in business, EMEA Sales Manager Haydon Warner says: “Automated testing of large numbers of samples at very low levels of analysis has been the main driver. Our team of application chemists and engineers are constantly ...


    By SEAL Analytical, Inc.

  • New research into climate change and waves released

    Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, this week released new research to improve understanding of how climate change might affect off-shore waves and the potential impact on our coastal zones. The research investigated climatic conditions which could lead to changes in waves on Australia’s coast, including ‘extreme waves’ of around three metres or more. The available modelled ...


    By Australian Government

  • AUS$10m for research on effects of climate change

    The Rudd Government will provide $10 million over four years to establish research networks investigating the effects of climate change on areas such as water resources, human health, emergency services, infrastructure and biodiversity. Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, said today the seven new 'adaptation research networks' will foster critical research into the effects ...


    By Australian Government

  • Reef fate in hands of chiefs and researchers — for now

    Trust and strong relationships between researchers and traditional tribal leaders of small pacific islands allows for quick and effective implementation of science-based strategies that slow the decline of coral reefs, an international conference has heard. Coral reefs recovered far quicker when scientists worked directly with leaders of local communities — rather than national governments ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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

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