According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities' social, economic and natural systems. The report, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: a technical input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment, authored by leading scientists and experts, emphasizes the need for increased coordination and planning to ensure U.S. coastal communities are resilient against the effects of climate change.
Europa Technologies is pleased to announce that its award-winning viaEuropa service is being utilised for marine mapping from SeaZone Solutions. HydroView Now offers global coverage of depth area features with shaded relief and intuitive depth soundings.
Today the ocean depths are a noisy place. The causes are human: the sonar of military exercises, the booms from air guns used in oil and gas exploration, and the whine from fleets of commercial ships that relentlessly crisscross the global seas. Nature has its own undersea noises, but the new ones are loud and ubiquitous.Marine experts say the rising clamor is particularly dangerous to whales, which depend on their acute hearing to locate food and one another. Read More
From Nov 13th to December 11th 2012 a team of scientists from the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, joined by visiting researchers, conducted hundreds of underwater survey dives on reefs in the Tuamotu Archipelago of French Polynesia. This study follows research the team did earlier in the Society Islands and has produced some noticeable differences between the two island groups.
A new Marine Board Future Science Brief presents a roadmap for marine biodiversity science in Europe and warns against complacency.