oceanographic News

  • Oceanographers discover toxic algae

    Louisiana State University, USA, researchers Sibel Bargu and Ana Garcia (Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences) have discovered toxic algae in vast, remote regions of the open ocean for the first time. The recent findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are reported as increasing both geographically and in ...


  • Oceanographic Equipment News Articles and Blog from Valeport

    A new automated sound velocity profiling system for moving vessels has been delevoped by Teledyne Oceanscience using Valeport's RapidSV Profiler and the results are proving to be a significant improvement on previous versions. As reported in Hydro-International recently (see full article), the rapidCAST System has the ability to collect and transmit survey data, without having to recover the ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • NOC represents UK at Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

    This week the NOC provided the UK Delegation to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC). The delegation was led by NOC Executive Director, Prof Ed Hill, and supported by Head International and Strategic Partnerships and Marine Science Policy Adviser Alan Evans, and Rolly Rogers, Advisor Marine Law and Policy, who participated in the 50th Session of ...

  • Ecologists use oceanographic data to predict future climate change

    Earth scientists are attempting to predict the future impacts of climate change by reconstructing the past behavior of Arctic climate and ocean circulation. In a November special issue of the journal Ecology, a group of scientists report that if current patterns of change in the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans continue, alterations of ocean circulation could occur on a global scale, with ...

  • ‘Road Test’ the next generation of coastal & oceanographic monitoring sensors from Chelsea Technologies at Ocean Business

    Normal 0 On Tuesday 9 April, Justin Dunning and his team will present an overview of fluorescence measurements and their applications to water quality on board RV Callista during Ocean Business.  He will also present field data and demonstrate ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • The Institute of Oceanology, China has just taken delivery of a Chelsea SeaSoar towed oceanographic vehicle system

    Note: This press release is intended for media focusing on Ocean Business 9-11 April 2013. If you plan to use it in your online publication I'd be really grateful if you could feature it as near to the exhibition as possible. Thanks!   The Institute of Oceanology Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS), Qingdao, has just taken delivery of a Chelsea ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • `50 Feet of Sea Level Rise Already Baked-In` - Vital Voices´ Rebecca R. Rubin Interviews High Tide on Main Street Author and Oceanographer, John Englander

    Dispelling any doubts about the existence of global warming and likelihood of dramatically-rising seas, oceanographer and author, John Englander, describes to Rebecca R. Rubin, host of Vital Voices of the Environment, why 50 feet of sea level rise is already a certainty, and how current models exclude wild-card events that could mean 6 feet of sea level rise in as little as 30 - 40 years. Click ...


  • Oceannews Spotlight On Valeport

    Titled "Innovating Marine Measurement Instrumentation" the feature reports on how Valeport's leading edge technology, lifetime product care and their commitment to putting the customer first, has ensured that Valeport continues to be a leading manufacturer of a diverse, innovative & reliable range of Oceanographic & Hydrographic Instrumentation for the Global Subsea Industry Sector. ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Professor Trevor Baker awarded Paul Melchior Medal

    Professor Trevor Baker has been awarded the Paul Melchior Medal at the 18th International Symposium on Geodynamics and Earth Tides for "outstanding service and leadership”. This prestigious medal is awarded every four years to recognise outstanding scientists with huge experience and influence in the Tidal Community. Trevor worked at the National Oceanography Centre in Liverpool for over 35 ...

  • NOC contributes to a new free online course

    Satellite oceanographers at NOC have contributed to a new massive open online course, or mooc. The course launch is timed to coincide with wider release of data from Sentinel-3, the dedicated ocean satellite launched earlier this year Dr Val Byfield from the NOC said “Satellite oceanographers at NOC have contributed to the development of some of the data products available from this ...

  • The Chelsea Mariner Shuttle for Large Marine Ecosystem Monitoring

    The new Chelsea Mariner Nu-Shuttle is based on the successful Nu-Shuttle towed oceanographic vehicle. It is a generic, robust monitoring system designed for regular monitoring of large marine ecosystems. Undulating behind a research vessel or ship of opportunity it enables a wide range of oceanographic measurements to be made underway from the surface to depths in excess of 150 metres. ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • Ocean-Climate Links Central to $97.7 Million Research Contract

    WASHINGTON, DC, August 23, 2007 (ENS) - 'No longer will ocean exploration and research be limited to scientists. Everyone with a connection to the web, including students, teachers, decisionmakers and the general public, will be able to have access to these undersea networks, enthused Mark Abbott today. As dean of Oregon State University's College of Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

  • New ocean monitoring system provides safe and efficient information on water and wind

    Mariners can now get free real-time information on water and wind conditions for the Port of Gulfport, Miss., from a new NOAA ocean observing system at the port. The NOAA Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®) at Gulfport provides observations of currents, water and air temperature, barometric pressure, and wind speed, gusts and direction through an easy-to-use Web portal at ...

  • We will need to adapt to rising sea levels

    “The good news is that a recent concentration of science resources is improving our insight into ocean and ice dynamics, and scientific measurement of the rate of sea-level rise,” says the book’s lead editor, CSIRO Fellow and oceanographer Dr John Church. “The way the world responds to climate change will become increasingly reliant on a sophisticated integrated ...

  • Canadian Hydrographic Conference 2016

    This week the Canadian Hydrographic Conference takes place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, from May 16th - 19th at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel. This major Hydrographic Industry event is a great combination of Keynote Speeches from Industry Leaders, Technical Sessions, Demos and Exhibition & Trade Shows. The conference lasts for 4 days and has something for everyone involved in the ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • New ‘seawater’ – the way ahead for ocean science

    A proposed new definition of ‘seawater’ is drawing the attention of the world’s oceanographic community in a change that will advance the accuracy of climate science projections.The science case for a change in the definition of seawater was first agreed to in 2006 when the international guiding body, the Scientific Committee on Oceans Research (SCOR) established a working group, chaired by Dr ...

  • Study: Oil in Gulf likely came from rig wreckage

    A team of researchers has concluded that pockets of oil trapped in the wreckage of the sunken Deepwater Horizon are the likely source of oil sheens that have been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the deadly 2010 explosion on the BP-leased drilling rig. A newly published study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of California at Santa Barbara rules out BP's ...


    By Associated Press

  • High sea level along US Atlantic coast due to ocean current and wind changes

    Persistent winds and a weakened current in the Mid-Atlantic contributed to higher than normal sea levels along the Eastern Seaboard in June and July, according to a new NOAA technical report. After observing water levels six inches to two feet higher than originally predicted, NOAA scientists began analyzing data from select tide stations and buoys from Maine to Florida and found that a weakening ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • AC-CESS Sign 4 More International Distributors

    Underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) manufacturer AC-CESS demonstrates their continuing global growth with the finalisation of 4 more formal agreements to distribute the next generation micro ROV the AC-ROV: 1) ELP GmbH of Wuppertal of Germany was founded in 1989 and specialise in ROV and X-Ray based technologies to the military market. Long time distributors for renowned ROV ...


    By AC-CESS Co Uk Ltd

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