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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Ocean Mappers Discover Seamount in Pacific Ocean

University of New Hampshire scientists on a seafloor mapping mission have discovered a new seamount near the Johnson Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. The summit of the seamount rises 1,100 meters from the 5,100-meter-deep ocean floor.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

New York Storm – Tide Sensor Network Strengthened

Vital coastal storm-tide information needed to help guide storm response efforts following major storms affecting New York will be more accessible than ever due to a new monitoring network the U.S. Geological Survey is currently building.  

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Sensors Help Track the Breakup of Arctic Summer Sea Ice

As sea ice begins to melt back toward its late September minimum, it is being watched as never before. Scientists have put sensors on and under ice in the Beaufort Sea for an unprecedented campaign to monitor the summer melt.

Monday, July 21st, 2014

NASA Kicks Off Field Campaign to Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle

NASA embarks this week on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States, an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain.

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

New Interactive Map Makes Fish Stock Advice More Accessible to the Public

Fishery regulation in the Northeast Atlantic is to a large extent based on advice provided by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). ICES assessments of the status of fish stocks are now easily available via an interactive map. The map displays the so-called popular advice for each fish stock within the

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

NOAA Uses Unmanned Gliders to Study Ocean Acidification in Prince William Sound

Scientists from NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, the University of Alaska and the Alaska Ocean Observing System are teaming up this summer and early fall to use new unmanned tools to study how melting glaciers in Alaska’s Prince William Sound may be intensifying ocean acidification in the sound and on the Gulf of Alaska continental

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

New Satellite Technology Project – to Tackle the Global Threat of Illegal Fishing

Every time you buy seafood at a restaurant, store, or waterfront dock there is a 1-in-5 chance that the fish was caught outside the law. Illegal and unreported fishing worldwide accounts for up to 26 million metric tons of fish annually, worth up to $23.5 billion. That equates to more than 1,800 pounds of wild-caught

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

NOAA, Partners Predict an Average ’Dead Zone’ for Gulf of Mexico; Slightly Above­ Average Hypoxia in Chesapeake Bay

NOAA-supported modeling is forecasting this year’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone to cover an area ranging from about 4,633 to 5,708 square miles (12,000 to 14,785 square kilometers) or about the size of the state of Connecticut. While close to averages since the late 1990s, these hypoxic zones are many times larger than what research

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Launch of New Subsea Research Initiative

A major subsea research initiative has launched this month. The National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) will be the focal point for the co-ordination of research and development activities for the UK’s subsea oil and gas sector.

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Marking World Oceans Day 2014

World Oceans Day is a time to pause and focus on protecting our ocean: our planet’s most extraordinary ecosystem. Life as we know it wouldn’t be possible were it not for our ocean. We depend on the ocean for life’s essentials: the food we eat and the air that we breathe. It provides jobs for

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