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  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • Algal bloom research award

    NOAA has awarded USD543,336 for two competitive grants to better understand and manage outbreaks of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) which threaten public health and fisheries in Puget Sound. The grants cover the first year of multi-year projects, anticipated to cost almost USD1.5 million over the next three years. The goal of the first project is to develop a forecasting ability to identify which ...

  • Redefinition of `seawater` to aid climate research

    The science behind understanding the movement of heat through the world’s deep oceans is entering a more exact phase with the adoption of a new thermodynamic definition of what constitutes "seawater". A specialist in thermal fluid dynamics, CSIRO Wealth from Ocean Flagship's Dr Trevor McDougall, recently led an international science team which has – following its acceptance by ...

  • New Technology for Ocean Acidification Research

    Ocean pH has dropped from approximately 8.2 to 8.1 pH over the past 200 years, representing a 25% increase in acidity. The development of better instruments to measure ocean pH, particularly in the deep ocean, is vital to understanding the magnitude and impact of these changes. High-resolution in-situ measurements of pH in the ocean are now possible with innovative adaptations to ion sensitive ...

  • Funding Supports Research into Wave Energy

    The Province is providing $150,000 from the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund to the West Coast Wave Initiative (WCWI) at the University of Victoria to support research into the potential of ocean waves to generate clean, renewable and affordable electricity. “Our B.C. coast is not only one of the province’s most beautiful resources, its waves could also be a source of clean energy, ...

  • 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 ...

  • US$123m in grants will fund new research facilities

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last week announced grants totaling more than $123 million to 11 universities and a non-profit research organization to provide cost-shared support for the construction of new scientific research facilities. With ultimate research targets ranging from off-shore wind power and coral reef ecology to quantum physics and nanotechnology, the 12 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Australia’s ocean research ship open to Sydneysiders

    RV Southern Surveyor is the only dedicated Australian research ship equipped to perform marine research in the offshore waters of Australia and Oceania. It is used by Australian universities, CSIRO and other research organisations and their international collaborators to improve our understanding of the marine environment. Australia’s ocean territory is the third largest in the world and only ...

  • IFCB in new Long-Term Ecological Research Site

    Imaging FlowCytobot samplers (IFCBs) manufactured by McLane will be installed in a new Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site off the Northeast coast of the United States. LTER programs focus attention on specific sites representing major ecosystem types, and undertake long-term assessments of populations, communities, and the physical environment. ...

  • EPA announces safe drinking water research

    Let's raise our water glasses and toast to America's health! Water is essential to life, and one of EPA's highest priorities is ensuring America has drinking water safe from pathogens and other waterborne contaminants. Today, EPA announced the award of $3.6 million in research grants to four universities, one non-profit, and one research institute to improve the detection of known and emerging ...

  • 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 ...

  • BC announces climate change research institute

    BC Premier Gordon Campbell announced last week that the Province will seek legislative approval for $94.5 million to create the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, which will bring together top scientists, researchers, governments and the private sector to develop innovative climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions. The institute is part of the BC plan to make all government ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • British Columbia announces climate change research institute

    British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell announced last week that the Province will seek legislative approval for $94.5 million to create the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, which will bring together top scientists, researchers, governments and the private sector to develop innovative climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions. The institute is part of the BC plan to make ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Seven Massachusetts Graduate Students Awarded EPA Grants for Environmental Research Projects

    Seven graduate research students in Massachusetts will receive fellowship grants to assist with their research projects, under EPA’s “Science to Achieve Results” (STAR) program. The students include three from Boston University, three from Harvard University and one from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The funded projects announced by EPA are among approximately $8.6 ...

  • European Space Agency contributes to ocean carbon cycle research

    The Earth’s oceans play a vital role in the carbon cycle, making it imperative that we understand marine biological activity enough to predict how our planet will react to the extra 25,000 million tonnes of carbon dioxide humans are pumping into the atmosphere annually. The colour of oceanic seawater depends largely on the number of microscopic phytoplankton, marine plants that live in the ...

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