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  • Glad tidings for sea power potential

    Two countries with the highest tides in the world, Canada and the UK, both claim to be the world leaders in creating electricity from the tides. They are among a group of coastal states − including China, South Korea, the US and Australia − that are hoping to harness the enormous power of their local twice-daily tides to tap a new and reliable supply of electricity. Unlike wind ...


    By Climate News Network

  • King tides – a glimpse of future sea level rise

    “By 2060 to 2070 we could be experiencing tides of at least this magnitude every month, rather than just twice a year due to climate-change induced sea level rise,” says a research scientist with CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship, Dr Kathy McInnes. King tides are natural events that happen twice a year. The tides predicted for many parts of the east coast between 8am and ...

  • Predicting Coastal Changes on a Changing Planet

    Geoscientists are beginning to unravel the complex web of interactions among climate change and geological processes that alters coastlines on which a sizeable percentage of Earth's inhabitants live. As debates over sustainable coastal development heat up, a new publication from the Geological Society of America focuses on development of integrated predictive computer models of coastal change. ...

  • Spyglass Announces Collaboration With Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction

    Collaboration to Focus on Monitoring, Managing the Health of Coastal Regions in the Pacific Northwest SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Spyglass Biosecurity Inc., a clean technology company focused on environmental resource management, announced today that the Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction (CMOP) has appointed the company as an industry collaborator. Through the collaboration, ...


  • Valeport supports school children’s science project

    Local primary school children got hands on measuring the tides on the River Avon using a Valeport tide gauge, as part of the school’s recent interactive science week designed to explore how the sun and weather interact to influence the watercycle and shape the environment. Valeport was delighted to support the science project providing advice and a tide gauge to the budding scientists at ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • How vulnerable to flooding is New York City?

    A report just released in the most recent issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society offers hope that a new high-resolution storm surge modeling system developed by scientists at Stony Brook University will better be able to predict flood levels and when flooding will occur in the New York metropolitan area, information crucial to emergency managers when planning for impending ...

  • 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

  • Cheap local clay kills harmful algae, study finds

    Local clay could help control the harmful algal blooms that destroy fish catch in the Philippines, according to researchers. Scientists at the University of the Philippines' Marine Science Institute found that the blooms — commonly known as red tide — can be mitigated by spraying 'ball clay', which ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Harmful algal blooms in Europe will increase under climate change

    Harmful algal blooms may become more common in north western European waters as a result of climate change, according to a new study. The researchers predicted that by the end of this century blooms of two groups of algal species will occur over larger areas and for longer periods every year. Algal blooms occur naturally at certain times of year when these microscopic plants multiply rapidly. ...

  • Harmful algal blooms in Europe will increase under climate change

    Harmful algal blooms may become more common in north western European waters as a result of climate change, according to a new study. The researchers predicted that by the end of this century blooms of two groups of algal species will occur over larger areas and for longer periods every year. Algal blooms occur naturally at certain times of year when these microscopic plants multiply rapidly. ...

  • Decadal forecasts to help prepare for the impacts of climate change

    On the day that marks 25 years since the Thames Barrier was first raised to protect London from possible flooding, experts from the Met Office say that the next quarter century could see greater frequency of extreme weather events along with more torrential rain, particularly during winter months. The Barrier offers London unparalleled protection against North Sea tidal surges as well as holding ...


    By The Met Office

  • Whistling wormholes discovered in the Caribbean

    National Oceanography Centre scientists have discovered the Caribbean Sea works like a whistle. This finding will enable scientists to predict some sea level changes many months in advance, and may be an important factor in regulating how the Gulf Stream varies. This ...

  • Report: Fourth of NYC could be flood zone by 2050s

    By the 2050s, more than 800,000 New York City residents could be living in a flood zone that would cover a quarter of the city's land and New Yorkers could sweat out as many 90-degree days as is now normal for Birmingham, Ala., as effects of global warming take hold, a scientists' group convened by the city says. With local waters a foot to 2½ feet higher than they are today, 8 percent of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Rising sea levels threaten Ghana`s coastal communities

    Ghana will experience increased flooding brought on by rising sea levels caused by global warming, a modelling study has predicted. The study, published in Remote Sensing last month (7 September), says that about 650,000 people and almost 1,000 buildings in the three communities in the Dansoman area of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Communities urged to remain vigilant to the continued threat of flooding this weekend

    Communities in the South East are being urged to remain aware of the potential for more river and coastal flooding over the weekend with further heavy rainfall predicted to fall on already saturated ground. This warning comes as high spring tides are also forecast along the south coast from tomorrow (Friday, 31 January) and over the weekend, which could result in Flood Alerts and possibly some ...

  • 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

  • Creating ‘Virtual storms’ to help design coastal defences and coastal flood warning systems

    A project has kicked-off in London that will create artificial storms to help predict worst-case scenarios for coastal flooding. Using computer models to make real storms more extreme, this National Oceanography Centre (NOC) led project will help inform the planning of coastal defences and emergency response. Professor Kevin Horsburgh from the NOC said, “The worst case of coastal flooding ...

  • Climate change and the Thames Estuary

    Critical research findings that will help plan future flood risk in the Thames Estuary were revealed recently as part of the Environment Agency’s Thames Estuary 2100 Project — a project that considers an adaptive approach for planning for future flood risk in the Estuary. The results, released at the international conference Climate change impacts and adaptation: Dangerous rates of change at ...


    By The Met Office

  • Western Europe coasts face a pounding

    The Atlantic seas could be getting rougher, with winter storms capable of causing dramatic changes to the beaches of Western Europe. And new research shows that the pounding delivered to the shorelines of the UK and France in the winter of 2013-2014 was the most violent since 1948. Gerd Masselink (professor of coastal geomorphology at Plymouth ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Geo-engineering and sea-level rise over the 21st century

    Scientific findings by international research group of scientists from England, China and Denmark just published suggest that sea level will likely be 30-70 centimetres higher by 2100 than at the start of the century even if all but the most aggressive geo-engineering schemes are undertaken to mitigate the effects of global warming and greenhouse gas emissions are stringently controlled. Most ...


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