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Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Melting Ice Sheets, Genomic Studies, and Deep-Space Observations Are Top Priorities for Next Decade of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research

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

Surfing for Science

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.

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Submerged Volcano Cluster Found Off the Coast of Sydney

Australia’s new ocean-going research vessel Investigator has discovered extinct volcanoes about 250 kilometres off the coast of Sydney in 4,900 metres of water.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

IUCN Advice to Keep a Close Watch on Great Barrier Reef Fully Backed

Bonn, Germany, July 1, 2015—IUCN’s advice to continue close monitoring of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef was adopted in full today at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in Bonn, Germany.

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Upcoming Conference Takes Aim at Invasive Aquatic Plants

LAWRENCE, Kansas, June 29, 2015 – Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced plans to participate in the upcoming 55th annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS) scheduled for July 12-15 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

EOMAP Provides Shallow Water Bathymetry for the South China Sea

Singapore/Seefeld, Germany, June 16 2015—EOMAP Asia Pacific today launch the most up-to-date and detailed data set for the islands in South China Sea, generated by groundbreaking Satellite Derived Bathymetry techniques.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

NOAA Study Finds Marshes, Reefs, Beaches Can Enhance Coastal Resilience

April 29, 2015—The resilience of U.S. coastal communities to storms, flooding, erosion and other threats can be strengthened when they are protected by natural infrastructure such as marshes, reefs, and beaches, or with hybrid approaches, such as a “living shoreline” — a combination of natural habitat and built infrastructure, according to a new NOAA study.

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Researchers Publish Findings on Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Marine Organisms on the Gulf Coast

April 20, 2015—On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) rig caused a release of 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico before the well was capped on July 15, 2010. Close to 100,000 kilometers, including more than 1,000 total linear miles of coastlines in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Scientists Find Missing Deepwater Horizon Oil

LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 9, 2015 – Since the Deepwater Horizon disaster occurred in 2010, scientists have been searching for millions of gallons of unaccounted oil – 11 to 30 percent of the oil estimated to have been spilled – in the Gulf of Mexico. Kevin Yeager, University of Kentucky professor in the Department of Earth

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Warm Past Points to Sea Level Rise

Scientists have for the first time constructed a detailed record of carbon dioxide fluctuations from the Pliocene epoch, around three million years ago, when the Earth was most recently warmer than today.

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