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  • Arctic Ocean Ice Thinner By Half in Six Years

    BREMERHAVEN, Germany, September 14, 2007 (ENS) - Large areas of Arctic sea ice are only one meter thick this year, about 50 percent thinner than they were in the year 2001, according to measurements taken by 50 scientists on board the research ship Polarstern. The international team is conducting research on sea ice in the central Arctic Basin.'The ice cover in the North Polar Sea is ...

  • Greenhouse Gas CO2 Sidetracked in Oceans` Twilight Zone

    WOODS HOLE, Massachusetts (ENS) - Climate experts have relied on the oceans to absorb enough of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide to slow global warming, but new research by an international team of scientists shows that the oceans may have little impact on changes in the atmosphere or climate. The research indicates that instead of sinking, carbon dioxide is often consumed by ...

  • Oceaneering expands its geographic operations for AUVs into West Africa

    Oceaneering International, Inc. announced that it is expanding its presence for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) survey services to the West African region. Oceaneering currently serves the U.S Gulf of Mexico with a fleet of state-of-the-art commercial AUVs, designed for high resolution and efficient survey operations in water depths reaching 4,500 meters. The Company is mobilizing one of its ...

  • Proposed ocean gas terminal off NY, NJ faces opposition

    Environmentalists and some residents of coastal communities are fighting a proposed liquefied natural gas transfer point in the waters off New York and New Jersey, saying it could endanger the environment and be a tempting target for terrorists. But Canada-based Liberty Natural Gas LLC says the proposal to develop the deep-water docking station known as Port Ambrose will help bring in more ...


    By Associated Press

  • Valeport Launch New SWIFT SVP Product At Ocean Business

    Valeport are using Ocean Business as the launch platform for a new sound velocity profiler, which will be on show for the first time at Ocean Business 2015 in Southampton, UK. Recognised as world leaders in sound velocity technology, Valeport’s latest addition to their porfolio of sound velocity sensors and profilers ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Ocean Power Technologies PB150 Device Outperforms in Sea Tests

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTT) ("OPT" or the "Company"), a leading wave energy technology company, is pleased to announce that the first of its new generation utility-scale PowerBuoy® device, the PB150, has delivered better-than-expected initial results from tests being conducted off the northeast coast of Scotland. Rated at 150 kilowatts, this device was ...

  • Sea-level changes – 50 meters high and rising

    Burning all of the world’s available fossil-fuel resources would result in the complete melting of the Antarctic ice sheet, a new study published in Science Advances shows. The Antarctic ice masses store water equivalent to more than 50 meters of sea-level rise. The new calculations show that Antarctica’s long-term contribution to sea-level rise could likely be restricted to a few ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Burning all fossil energy would raise sea-level by more than 50 meters – and eliminate all ice of Antarctica

    Burning all of the world’s available fossil-fuel resources would result in the complete melting of the Antarctic ice sheet, a new study to be published in Science Advances shows. The Antarctic ice masses store water equivalent to more than 50 meters of sea-level rise. The new calculations show that Antarctica’s long-term contribution to sea-level rise could likely be restricted to a ...

  • Each degree of global warming might ultimately raise global sea levels by more than 2 meters

    Greenhouse gases emitted today will cause sea level to rise for centuries to come. Each degree of global warming is likely to raise sea level by more than 2 meters in the future, a study now published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows. While thermal expansion of the ocean and melting mountain glaciers are the most important factors causing sea-level change today, the ...

  • Next generation drifter: SVP iridium

    MetOcean is pleased to announce the development of our latest product - the SVP Iridium Drifting Buoy. The MetOcean SVP-Iridium drifter is an innovative addition to the spherical drifter family. The SVP-Iridium drifter has been designed and thoroughly tested to track ocean current and provide environmental data at a designated depth beneath the ocean surface. The SVP-Iridium drifter is truly ...

  • See Valeport for the first time at Flood & Coast 2016

    Valeport are making their first visit to the Flood & Coast conference and exhibition where we will be showing products for measurement of water level, flow and quality. Come and see us on Stand D9, Flood & Coast 2016, Telford International Centre, UK (23-25 Feb). Since 1969, Valeport have designed and manufactured products for our own supply and of others to meet ever changing ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Plastic pellets everywhere, and diving robot sensors

    The Dr Fridtjof Nansen is plying the waves of the southern Indian Ocean, trawling for trash. Every time the ship's scientific crew threw down special nets, they hauled in pieces of plastics, underscoring the risk of dramatic upheavals in marine ecosystems even in one of the world's least-known and least-visited environments. An estimated 5 trillion ...

  • Global warming and sea level rise

    A new review analyzing three decades of research on the historic effects of melting polar ice sheets found that global sea levels have risen at least six meters, or about 20 feet, above present levels on multiple occasions over the past three million years. What is most concerning, scientists say, is that amount of melting was caused by an increase of only 1-2 degrees (Celsius) in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Black & Veatch Signs Contract with Electricidade De Moçambique to Study Development Of Hydropower

    Kansas City, Mo. - Mozambique’s national power company, Electricidade de Moçambique, has awarded Black & Veatch a contract funded under a U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) grant to study the feasibility of using the lower Lurio River, in northern Mozambique, as a hydropower source. Black & Veatch has started work on the project and is currently evaluating three schemes to ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Where do we go from here

    We need to engage industry in the development of new products such as low-pressure compressed air turbines. This device exists today in the limited capacity of multi-vane compressed air motors. A small modular SIE-CAT array, mentioned above, could easily provide the necessary free air supply at 100psig to power an off-the-shelf 10Kw compressed air motor utilizing just 1-meter waves. 5-meter waves ...


  • Antarctica could raise sea level faster than previously thought

    Ice discharge from Antarctica could contribute up to 37 centimeters to the global sea level rise within this century, a new study shows. For the first time, an international team of scientists provide a comprehensive estimate on the full range of Antarctica’s potential contribution to global sea level rise based on physical computer simulations. Led by the Potsdam Institute for Climate ...

  • Wind can help solve energy crisis

    Since it became a viable energy resource around 20 years ago, wind power has emerged as a leading renewable technology. At the end of 2006 the worldwide capacity of all wind turbines was close to 75 gigawatts, which represents around one percent of all electricity use in the world. Three quarters of that wind power usage is currently based in Europe. The Danes lead the way with nearly 20 percent ...

  • Fact sheet on NCAR simulations

    The simulations released today show the potential for oil to reach the Atlantic at some point in the future, but don"t project when, where or whether any of it would make landfall or at what concentrations.  Because of the effect of dispersants, mixing, and a range of other biological and physical factors, any oil that reaches the Atlantic would be at a much lower concentration.  ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Central Gulf of Mexico Sale Shows Continued Interest in Deepwater

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) completed its required evaluation of bids to ensure that the public receives fair market value for tracts leased as part of the Gulf of Mexico Central Planning Area Oil and Gas Lease Sale 241. The sale, held on March 23, 2016, made 8,349 unleased blocks covering 44.3 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama available for lease. After ...


    By Electro – Metal BOEM

  • Frozen heat: methane gas hydrates , society and the environment

    As global demand for energy grows and continues to outpace supply for the foreseeable future, so does pressure to explore the use of methane hydrates as an economically-viable energy source. Global reservoirs of methane gas have long been the topic of scientific discussion both in the realm of environmental issues such as natural forces of climate change and as a potential energy resource for ...

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