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Saturday, January 12th, 2008

Difres becomes DTU Aqua

From 1 January 2008 the Danish Institute for Fisheries Research has changed its name to DTU Aqua, National Institute of Aquatic Resources. The new name is part of a general change of the structure of institute names at The Technical University of Denmark. Managing Director Fritz Köster explains about the new name: Our new name

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

International Conference On Marine Data and Information Systems

PR – The Conference aims at providing an overview of the existing information on marine environmental data, and showing the progresses on development of efficient infrastructures for managing large and diverse data sets. The Conference will present different systems for on-line access to data, meta-data and products, communication standards and adapted technology to ensure platforms

Friday, December 14th, 2007

UK Report: Investigating the Oceans

The oceans are fundamental to climate and weather patterns across the world; they provide minerals, foods and chemicals; they are major sources of energy resources, in the form of both hydrocarbons for current needs and renewables for potential development; and they provide services in the form of transport, trade, communications and recreation. They also provide

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

Argo reaches its goal of 3000 active floats

Argo is a global array of 3,000 free-drifting profiling floats that measures the temperature and salinity of the upper 2000 m of the ocean. This allows, for the first time, continuous monitoring of the temperature, salinity, and velocity of the upper ocean, with all data being relayed and made publicly available within hours after collection.

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Conference: US/EU-Baltic Symposium “Ocean Observations, Ecosystem-Based Management & Forecasting”

We welcome your participation in the third US/EU-Baltic International Symposium (May 27-29, 2008) and encourage personal interaction to promote the exchange of scientific and technical information. Our program will include notable speakers and a cross section of papers from more than 20 countries, including the nine countries that border the Baltic Sea, other EU countries,

Friday, November 30th, 2007

MDIP and MEDAG to merge – Funding commitments made for the future

PR – At a recent meeting held at Defra in London, MEDAG and MDIP sponsors were asked to :   Consider a proposal to merge the activities of the Marine Environmental Data Action Group (MEDAG) and the Marine Data Information Partnership (MDIP) Consider and offer sponsorship funding to support proposals for activities for MEDAG and

Monday, November 26th, 2007

EPA Unveils New Tools to Understand Air Quality

PR — Ever used your computer to "fly" through the mountains, or zoom in on a satellite picture of your house? Now you can use the same technology to learn more about emissions and air quality across the country and where you live.

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Soil research vital for water resources management: Soz

GOVT INDIA – Addressing the Consultative Committee Meeting of the Ministry of Water Resources on the subject “The Role and Functions of Central Soil and Material Research Station (CSMRS)” on Wednesday, Prof. Saifuddin Soz, the Union Minister for Water Resources, said that CSMRS plays a vital role in research in the area of Geo-technical Engineering,

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Tender: Improving the sustainability of ESA operations

The European Space Agency (ESA) has published a call for tenders for a study on sustainability and space activities: improving the sustainability of ESA operations. The first step of this activity will be to produce a standard assessment of the current impact of ESA operations on the environment along the lines of the ISO 14000

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

5th Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe

On the second day of the Fifth Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE), delegates discussed implementing sustainable forest management, using wood as a source of bioenergy and the links between forests and water resource protection. Participants heard statements from MCFPE signatory countries and observer countries and organizations. Signatory States then adopted

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