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Ocean

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Visualizing Large Environmental Data Sets in a Global 4D Viewer

Having an accurate understanding of physical environmental conditions is essential to all ocean-related industries. Numerical models, informed by sensor data, have been developed for many of these industries to describe and predict the behavior of physical systems. Recently, there has been an exponential increase in the size, quality and complexity of environmental data from surveys,

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

EvoLogics Launches Underwater Acoustic Modems

EvoLogics GmbH, a leading manufacturer of underwater information and communication systems from Berlin, Germany, is proud to present the White Line Science Edition – a new line of S2CR underwater acoustic modems with an embedded network protocol development platform. Intended for universities and other research facilities, the S2CR White Line Science Edition modems are a

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Mexico Launches National Tsunami Warning System

The Mexican government on Tuesday launched a national tsunami system to monitor quakes around the world that could impact the country’s coastline, the Interior Ministry said. The system will bring together data from the ministries of the Interior, Navy, Communications, and Transport, as well as university bodies and research centers that already monitor quake activities.

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Satellite to Monitor Ice in Arctic Ocean Shipping Lanes

The forecasting company Weathernews Inc. unveiled a micro satellite Tuesday that it developed to monitor Arctic Ocean ice for purposes of guiding ships through the area in summer. The 10-kg cube-shaped satellite, jointly developed by Tokyo-based AXELSPACE Corp., is scheduled to be launched from the Yasny Cosmodrome in Russia on Sept. 28. It will be

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

First Satellite Tag Study for Manta Rays Reveals Habits and Hidden Journeys of Ocean Giants

Using the latest satellite tracking technology, conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Exeter (UK), and the Government of Mexico have completed a ground-breaking study on a mysterious ocean giant: the manta ray.

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Satellites Stay Current on Ocean Currents

Satellites offer a frequent overview of our entire planet – covered mostly by water – and provide valuable data to monitor and understand global ocean circulation. Understanding water currents at the ocean surface is important for many applications.

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Indian Ocean Fishing Commission Begins to Embrace Sustainability

After more than a decade lagging behind all of the worlds other Regional Fisheries Management Organisations, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) has begun to move towards sustainable management of the ocean’s fisheries.

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Corals Damaged By Deepwater Horizon

Nearly two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the meticulous, long-term efforts of scientists finally yielded the official results: namely, that the brown, wilted, dying corals found at the Mississippi Canyon lease block 294 were indeed damaged by a plume of oil from the spill. For many, it seemed a foregone conclusion. Back in

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Scientists Predict US$2trn Cost to Ocean Economies

Scientists at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) have released a new study that has placed the effects of climate change on the world’s ocean ecosystems under the spotlight. They predict climate change alone could reduce the economic value of key ocean services by up to US$2trn a year by 2100. The scientists are now calling

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Dive to Mariana Trench Will Launch Deep Ocean Research and Exploration Project

Filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron announced today that he will attempt to reach the world’s deepest point, the Mariana Trench, nearly 7 miles (11.2 km) beneath the ocean’s surface, in the coming weeks. Cameron’s dive in his specially designed submersible marks the launch of DEEPSEA CHALLENGE, a joint scientific project by Cameron, the

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