Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
The Global Ocean Commission welcomed today’s decision by the UN General Assembly to convene in June 2017 the high-level UN Conference on Oceans and Seas, to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and Sustainably Use the Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources for Sustainable Development. The conference will be held in Fiji from
Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
The ocean has been recognized at COP21 as never before. Previously all but ignored within the UNFCCC process, the last ten days have seen the ocean come up time and again, in terms of sea level rise, acidification, warming, saltwater incursion, storm surges, oxygen production, carbon sequestration, glacial loss and even habitat creep for fish
Monday, November 30th, 2015
Our oceans and coasts are changing rapidly due to human impacts. But our very existence depends on the resources and functions that their biodiversity and productive habitats provide. Learning to manage the habitats and biodiversity within our oceans and coasts is one of the greatest challenges of this century.
Monday, October 26th, 2015
PENNINGTON, N.J., Oct. 26, 2015—Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPTT) and Gardline Environmental, Ltd announced today a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to jointly develop innovative metocean monitoring and maritime security systems for prospective customers in the ocean observing and defense and security markets.
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
For the first time researchers directly measured the speed of a wave located 80 meters below the ocean’s surface from a single satellite image. The new technique developed by researchers from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is a major advancement in the study of these skyscraper-high internal waves
Monday, September 28th, 2015
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is teaming up with leading shark-tracking nonprofit OCEARCH to build the most extensive shark-tagging program in the Gulf of Mexico region.
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
The U.S. ocean economy outpaced the domestic economy between 2011 and 2012, with an increase of $22 billion in gross domestic product, from $321 billion to $343 billion, according to a new NOAA analysis.
Monday, August 17th, 2015
From 26 August to 9 September 2015, the NATO Research Vessel Alliance will be conducting the oceanographic campaign GLISTEN ‘15, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, north of Elba Island. The trial will be preceded by five days of engineering tests (from 17 to 21 August). Scientists from the NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) and
Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
WASHINGTON — An initiative to better understand how melting ice sheets will contribute to sea-level rise, efforts to decode the genomes of organisms to understand evolutionary adaptations, and a next-generation cosmic microwave background experiment to address fundamental questions about the origin of the universe are the top research goals for Antarctic and Southern Ocean science
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
July 29, 2015 —Thanks to a new system developed by scientists in the UK, taking to the waves for a spot of surfing can benefit research into the health of coastal waters, and could help confirm satellite measurements of sea-surface temperature.