marine sampling News

  • Postdoctoral Investigator in Environmental Metabolomics

    We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of environmental metabolomics and/or environmental analytical chemistry. The Kujawinski lab uses analytical chemistry to explore the intersection of microbial biology and chemistry within marine systems. The funded project involves complex mixture analysis by qualitative and quantitative mass spectrometry, with a focus on ...

  • Hi-techs strategies reveal Europe’s underwater map at ESOF 2008

    Cold-water corals and the mud volcanoes of Europe remain a mystery to many Europeans. Despite EU waters covering an area much larger than the continent, little is known about this hidden underwater map of Europe. This knowledge gap was highlighted at the ESOF (EuroScience Open Forum) event, held on 21 July 2008 in Barcelona. “Much progress has been made in the field of marine technology in ...


    By European Science Foundation

  • Ocean pH value decreasing

    A research project into ocean acidification has increased knowledge about conditions in the Baltic Sea and Kattegat-Skagerrak. When the pH value falls, the whole marine ecosystem is affected. A newly developed measurement technique provides information about natural variations in the oceans, which results in improved environmental monitoring. Since 1850 the pH value of the world’s ...

  • Floating litter in the Black Sea: abundance and composition

    Reliable data regarding marine debris pollution in the Black Sea are lacking. This study provides the first account of the abundance and types of litter floating in the north-western part of the Sea. This information will help to develop effective solutions for marine litter in the region and therefore to achieve the EU objective of ‘Good Environmental Status’ by 2020. Marine litter ...

  • Putting the `CSI` into CSIRO on world water day

    Potentially applicable to coastal ecosystems around the world, the technique is based on a custom-made DNA microarray (gene chip), which contains DNA sequences from over 42,000 organisms found at the bottom of oceans and estuaries. A significant proportion of this genetic information was derived from samples taken around Sydney Harbour. Using the chip, scientists can investigate how many and what ...

  • POS Bio-Sciences Analytical Labs Recognized in AOCS Proficiency Testing

    Saskatoon – POS Bio-Sciences Analytical Labs were recently notified of recognition received from the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS )through the AOCS Lab Proficiency Testing program. The AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program is the world’s most extensive and respected collaborative proficiency testing program for oil- and fat-related commodities, oilseeds, oilseed ...


    By POS Bio-Sciences

  • EPA Monitoring Shows South China Sea Not Polluted

    The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) of the Executive Yuan said the first successful marine water quality monitoring it conducted in the Spratly Islands in September 2010 showed that water quality at all monitoring points around Taiping Island and Central Reef are qualified with Taiwan’s A type standards of marine environmental quality, making it an unpolluted sea area. It is ...

  • ASTM E2680 - 09e1 standard test method for appearance of clear, transparent liquids (Visual Inspection Procedure)

    This method provides a pass/fail test for appearance of clear, transparent liquids. Many liquid organic products have a product specification requiring them to be clear and bright and free of visible particulate matter and of liquid phases other than the main liquid. Producers of these liquid organic products need a test method to confirm the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Microplastics discovered in the deep, open ocean

    A unique study by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will provide valuable new insights into the concentrations of microplastics in the open ocean from surface to the sea bed. Professor Richard Lampitt and Dr Katsia Pabortsava, who lead microplastic research at NOC, said “There is considerable uncertainty about the concentration and characteristics of the many ...

  • New and improved bird Jolt Flat Track System from Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

    Bird-B-Gone, Inc. has made new improvements to their Bird Jolt Flat Track System. Bird Jolt Flat Track is a low profile track system that emits a slight shock to birds as they land on upon its surface. The shock will not harm birds, but will condition them to avoid the area. The new, patent pending Bird Jolt Flat Track uses Monel marine grade knitted wire. The knitted design uses a single strand ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Hiden Membrane Inlet Dissolved Gas and Vapour Monitor

    The Hiden Analytical HPR-40 Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometer series now feature an extended range of submersible insertion probes and flow-through semi-permeable membrane interfaces, specifically engineered for measurement of dissolved gases and vapours in aqueous solution in diverse environments and applications. The systems provide real-time analysis of biological and physical processes within ...


    By Hiden Analytical Ltd.

  • Monitoring air quality in the Pearl River Delta with MARGA system from Metrohm Applikon

    State-of-the-art environmental analysis in China: The Institute of Tropical and Marine Meteorology is located in Guangzhou in Southern China. One of the institute’s missions is to extend the monitoring station’s observation capabilities to aerosols and gases in order to study their influence on the climate and air quality in the Pearl River Delta. To this end, they have ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Satlantic delivers first Benthic Pod to the Ocean Tracking Network

    Satlantic Inc. is pleased to announce the successful delivery of the first Benthic Pod to the Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) and subsequent contract for 12 additional units. The OTN program, headquartered at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is conducting the world's most comprehensive and revolutionary examination of marine life and ocean conditions and how they are changing as the ...


  • Assure Controls to unveil latest in biosensor technology at connect with CONNECT

    Assure Controls, Inc. announced that they will unveil the latest in Biosensor Technology at Connect with CONNECT, the QwikLite® 200 Biosensor System. For saltwater, freshwater and sediment samples, the QwikLite 200 Biosensor System uses reliable controls as part of single-use disposable test kits, providing the easy, fast and reliable comparisons — and the only quantifiable result for aquatic ...


    By Assure Controls, Inc.

  • Markleen to exhibit at Interspill Marseille 2009

    Markleen will once again be exhibiting at Interspill, the international conference and exhibition for spill prevention, preparedness, response and restoration, held at a different European location every three years. This year’s edition will be held at the Parc Chanot in Marseille, France from May 12th to 14th. Interspill combines an exhibition housing the world’s leading manufacturers and ...

  • MSC featured on Canadian Wildlife Federation 2014 supporter card!

    The Marine Stewardship Council is featured on the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s 2014 supporter card, a membership card for donors and contributors, which was distributed to 230,000 households in Canada in December. The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a charitable organization that is dedicated to ensuring an appreciation of our natural world and a lasting legacy of ...

  • Remote, underwater detection of harmful algae

    This achievement represents a significant milestone in NOAA's effort to monitor the type and toxicity of harmful algal blooms (HABs). HABs are considered to be increasing not only in their global distribution, but also in the frequency, duration, and severity of their effects. HABs damage coastal ecosystem health and pose threats to humans as well as marine life. Climate change is expected to ...


  • New Project To Improve Characterization of U.S. Gas Hydrate Resources

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the selection of a multi-year, field-based research project designed to gain further insight into the nature, formation, occurrence and physical properties of methane hydrate‐bearing sediments for the purpose of methane hydrate resource appraisal. Since the passage of the Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act of 2000, the DOE has ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Robotic glider to map Moreton Bay impacts

    Dr Andy Steven from CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship says the glider’s deployment is part of a research program to monitor the extent of the flood plume into Moreton Bay and assess its effects. “This disastrous flood also provides us with a rare opportunity to understand how our marine ecosystems respond to massive inputs of fresh water and sediments,” Dr Steven says. ...

  • Elgin platform incident

    Government welcomes TOTAL’s release of more environmental data Risk to marine environment remains minimal says newly established Environment Group The Government today welcomed the release of more environmental data by TOTAL relating to the ongoing gas release at the Elgin wellhead platform. TOTAL has made available on their website the summaries of the aircraft ...

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