Monday, June 9th, 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
Monday, June 9th, 2014
SeaZone, the specialist marine mapping division of HR Wallingford, has been appointed to lead the North Sea Check Point, a key European Commission initiative to drive forward the blue economy.
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
A new way of measuring sea level using satellite navigation system signals, for instance GPS, has been implemented by scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Sea level and its variation can easily be monitored using existing coastal GPS stations, the scientists have shown.
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Stronger storms, rising seas, and flooding are placing hundreds of millions people at risk around the world, and big part of the solution to decrease those risks is just off shore. A new study finds that coral reefs reduce the wave energy that would otherwise impact coastlines by 97 percent.
Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Global mean sea levels are rising and are predicted to continue to rise for the foreseeable future. Because the projected rates of global mean sea-level rise (SLR) over the next century far exceed those observed in the past several thousand years, the potential exists for historically unprecedented impacts to the natural and built infrastructure occurring
Friday, May 2nd, 2014
NASA and the French space agency Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) have agreed to jointly build, launch and operate a spacecraft to conduct the first-ever global survey of Earth’s surface water and to map ocean surface height with unprecedented detail.
Thursday, May 1st, 2014
In a troubling new discovery, scientists studying ocean waters off California, Oregon and Washington have found the first evidence that increasing acidity in the ocean is dissolving the shells of a key species of tiny sea creature at the base of the food chain. The animals, a type of free-floating marine snail known as pteropods,
Monday, April 28th, 2014
Following a five year engagement by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to conduct applied research and geospatial analysis on piracy activities, this report constitutes the first global geospatial analysis on the issue. What started with identifying captured ships delivering humanitarian assistance and other goods using satellite imagery later expanded to regional
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
James Cook University researchers are using images from NASA satellites to help protect the Great Barrier Reef from polluted land run-off. Researchers have developed a new technique that analyses the images to assess coastal water quality from space.
Friday, April 4th, 2014
With one of the world’s longest coastlines, spanning 17 states, and very high marine and coastal biodiversity, Brazil owes much of its prosperity to the ocean. For that reason, Brazil was the site of the first Ocean Health Index regional assessment designed to evaluate the economic, social and ecological uses and benefits that people derive