oceanographic science 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 ...


  • 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

  • Director of Science and Technology vacancy

    The NOC is recruiting a new Director of Science and Technology. Ian Wright, the current post holder leaves the NOC after eight years in August to take up the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, his home country. This is a unique opportunity to provide strategic leadership for the distinctive programmes of ...

  • New Science and Technology Director

    Professor Angela Hatton has today begun her new role as Director of Science & Technology at the National Oceanography Centre.On her appointment, Professor Angela Hatton said, “These are interesting and exciting times for the NOC; addressing globally significant challenges, driving forward technology development and conducting science that has a positive impact on society and the ...

  • 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting Registration

    Abstract submission deadline 14 October In 2017, ASLO will return to one of its most popular locations – Honolulu, Hawai′i. This is an important meeting to address water issues and promote scientific exchange across the freshwater to marine continuum. The meeting will also embrace the Hawaiian cultural perspective linking land, water, and peoples. ASLO invites you to ...

  • Computational Ocean Sciences – Assistant Professor

    The Department of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning fall 2017. We seek candidates with research interests in marine ecosystems, oceanographic biogeochemical processes, and climate change. The successful candidate will have a computational focus, preferably taking advantage of the increasing ...

  • Science adopts a new definition of seawater

    In Paris late last month the General Assembly of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) accepted the case for the introduction of a new international thermodynamic description of seawater, cast in terms of a new salinity variable called Absolute Salinity. Hobart-based CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship scientist, Dr Trevor McDougall, made the case during his presentation of the ...

  • Challenger Society Marine Science Conference 2016

    Valeport will be attending the Challenger Society Marine Science Conference 2016, being held at University of Liverpool, UK. The conference theme for 2016 is "Oceans and Climate " and Valeport is pleased to be one of the key sponsors for this year's event. The conference is being held over 4 days from 5th-8th September 2016 (with an ice breaker reception being held on the evening of the 5th) and ...


    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 ...

  • Pioneers of modern ocean science meet to launch book

    On Thursday 8th July 2010, almost one hundred ocean scientists who once worked at the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) near Godalming, UK, are to meet at Southampton"s National Oceanography Centre to launch of a book "Of Seas and Ships and Scientists". The book describes the origins of NIO in the inter-war years and during World War II, and its development under the charismatic ...


  • Emission trading in Australia: call for more science involvement

    With the final Garnaut report due in late September, and the Federal Government’s White Paper and exposure draft legislation due later in 2008, the pace of ETS policy development has been rapid. Some experts feel that the decisions made now to appease business or electoral interests will have significant impacts over the coming decades. The Garnaut draft report called for an Australian emissions ...

  • New Director of Science & Technology for the National Oceanography Centre

    The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Angela Hatton as its new Director of Science & Technology to succeed Professor Ian Wright who is leaving NOC take up the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) at the University of Canterbury at Christchurch in his native New Zealand. Angela is a microbial biogeochemist with ...

  • Recycling Industry Launches Partnership to Teach the Science of Scrap

    One person's trash may or may not be another person's treasure, but these days it very likely can be the launch pad to a great career. That's the reason behind a new partnership between the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. and JASON Learning – to inspire America's students to think about careers in the scrap and recycling business, and give them the scientific and technical ...

  • NIEHS Funds Six Early-Career Researchers For Innovative Science

    New grants totaling $3 million will go to six outstanding early-career scientists, bridging a funding gap to independent biomedical research. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, created the award to encourage early stage researchers who want to discover how our environment influences human health. The highly competitive ...

  • Review claims `poor science` in deep-sea mining report

    A debate has erupted over the scientific validity of the environmental impact statement (EIS) of the world's first deep-sea mine, located off the coast of Papua New Guinea (PNG). The furore may push the PNG government to convene a further roundtable meeting for experts, before the mine becomes operational next year. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Liquid Robotics Announces Pacific Crossing (PacX) Grand Challenge to Worldwide Science Community

    Liquid Robotics®, an ocean data services provider and developer of the first wave-powered Wave Glider® marine robot, today announced its Pacific Crossing (PacX) Challenge open to scientists around the world. During the PacX Challenge, four Wave Gliders will launch in the fall of 2011 off the coast of Northern California and attempt to travel the longest distance at sea by an unmanned marine ...


  • Leaked Draft of UN Climate Report Admits then Evades Role of Solar Cycles in Climate Change says Friends of Science

    The climate science critical review organization, Friends of Science, is pleased that expert IPCC reviewer Alec Rawls has ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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