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  • Ocean Robot Transmits Real Time Weather Data Through Hurricane Sandy

    Liquid Robotics®, an ocean data service provider and developer of the Wave Glider®, the first wave powered autonomous marine robot, reports one of their Wave Gliders named Mercury battled through Hurricane Sandy and successfully piloted through winds up to 70 knots, all the ...


  • 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 ...

  • Ocean acidification causes substantial damage to ocean ecosystems

    According to the study, seas and oceans absorb approximately one quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, and other human activities. As more and more carbon dioxide (CO2) has been emitted into the atmosphere, the oceans have absorbed greater amounts at increasingly rapid rates. Without this level of absorption by the oceans, ...


  • Time to stop losing ocean data to vandalism

    More must be done to prevent damage of ocean data buoys that costs money, vital data — and lives, say Sidney Thurston and M. Ravichandran. The global community relies on a rapidly expanding ocean observing network to understand the climate and ecosystems, to help warn against ocean-borne hazards such as tsunamis and storm surges caused by cyclones, and to support sea rescue ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...

  • Rivers and oceans as clean sources of energy

    The third day of the acqua alta, which will take place from 10 to 12 November at the CCH - Congress Center Hamburg - will be focusing on the topic of hydro energy. Experts from Germany and abroad will be presenting new developments and projects. Not only will the classic types of energy generation from water power be addressed, but also the advanced and climate-friendly use of tides and sea ...


  • Predicting the future of oceans - UBC and Nippon Foundation partnership

    University of British Columbia researchers have launched a $13-million, nine-year research program with Japan's Nippon Foundation (NF) to study the future of the world's oceans and to monitor the impact of human activities on seafood resources. With support from the Foundation's Marine Affairs Department, the NF-UBC Nereus - Predicting the Future Ocean program at the UBC Fisheries Centre will ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • A human-focused approach to measuring ocean health

    A new index for measuring the health of oceans considers the benefits of the sea to humans, as well as the status of natural components, such as biodiversity. According to the researchers who developed the index, it provides a powerful tool for allocating resources and improving policy in the management of marine ecosystems. From an ecosystem services perspective, the oceans provide ...

  • Chelsea Technologies Group is working to stop ocean stowaways

    Ballast water is critical to the safe operation of ocean-going vessels. However, during ballast water exchange, thousands of aquatic organisms and pathogens can stowaway and be transported from one part of the world to another. The transfer of these organisms in ships' ballast water can have devastating effects on the marine environment and ultimately the health and well-being of the people who ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • Oceaneering Awarded Safety in Seas Safety Practice Award

    The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) recently named Oceaneering International, Inc. as the recipient of the 2016 Safety in Seas Safety Practice Award. Kevin McEvoy, Oceaneering’s CEO, accepted the award at the NOIA annual meeting in Washington, DC. “We are honored to receive this distinguished award from such a well-respected organization as NOIA. We are committed to the ...

  • European researchers isolate ocean methane-eating microbes

    Researchers from Germany and the US have developed a molecular technique for capturing the microorganisms that are responsible for absorbing 80% of the ocean’s methane (CH4) emissions. The team has since isolated the genes that are involved in taking up the gas. Unbeknownst to many, there are more than 100 million times more micro-organisms in the ocean than there are stars in the visible ...

  • NASA To Launch Ocean Wind Monitor To Space Station

    In a clever reuse of hardware originally built to test parts of NASA's QuikScat satellite, the agency will launch the ISS-RapidScat instrument to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure ocean-surface wind speed and direction. The ISS-RapidScat instrument will help improve weather forecasts, including hurricane monitoring, and understanding of how ocean-atmosphere interactions influence ...

  • New era dawns for world’s oceans via EPOCA

    Last June, the EU’s largest research consortium to combat ocean acidification was launched. The European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA) combines over 100 scientists from 27 organisations in 9 countries. Its aim is to document ocean acidification and investigate its impact on biological processes. Based on this information the project can then predict its consequences for the next 100 ...

  • Indian Ocean sea levels `rising at different rates`

    Mapping variations in regional sea level changes of different parts of the Indian Ocean could help developing countries better adapt to the effects of climate change, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience last week (11 July). Researchers from the University of Colorado, United States, identified distinct patterns of sea-level rises using observational and satellite data combined ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The ROM and WWF Present: Canada`s Oceans and You

    WWF and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have partnered for the first time to present Canada's Oceans and You, an inspiring and interactive exhibit for all ages at Toronto's Green Living Show (GLS), April 13 - 15, at the Direct Energy Centre. With a shared mandate of environmental advocacy, WWF and the ROM believe that, through education and action, we can all make a difference. Proudly presented ...


    By WWF UK

  • Google launch groundbreaking ocean monitoring feature

    Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) have announced the launch of ocean in Google Earth, a new feature that enables users of Google Earth to dive beneath the water surface, explore 3D underwater terrain and browse ocean-related content contributed by leaders in ocean science and advocacy. The new version of Google Earth also introduces Historical Imagery, a feature that enables users to virtually travel ...


  • Commission aims to draw attention to deteriorating oceans

    The Global Ocean Commission, a new independent body of politicians, businessmen, development experts and scientists, will meet for the first time next month, in Cape Town, South Africa, to start work on proposing the sustainable use of the oceans' natural resources. The commission will analyse the major threats to the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Ocean heat drives surge to global warming record

    It’s official, even though it won’t be conclusive for a few months yet: if present trends continue, 2014 will be one of the hottest years on record − and quite possibly the hottest of them all. Preliminary estimates by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) − published to provide information to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change annual round of ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Oceaneering Completes Acquisition of Blue Ocean Technologies, Expanding Subsea Services into Riserless Light Well Intervention

    Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) (NYSE:OII) announced today that it has acquired the assets of Blue Ocean Technologies, LLC (“Blue Ocean”), a privately held provider of riserless light well intervention (“RLWI”) services, for approximately $30 million in cash. Included in the acquisition are three RLWI systems, two of which are currently under ...

  • Prince Albert II of Monaco Joins the Global Ocean Commission and UNEP in Calling for Comprehensive Ocean Governance

    With the fate of the Earth's marine environment hanging in the balance and human-induced challenges accelerating, ocean champions from around the globe - including His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and the former Heads of State, Ministers and business leaders of the Global Ocean Commission - have joined forces in a clarion call for comprehensive and integrated ocean governance. The ...

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