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Friday, November 29th, 2013

Mapping the Great Barrier Reef

Scientists have used satellite observations to create a set of high-resolution 3D maps of the entire Great Barrier Reef – a critical step towards identifying, managing and protecting what lies beneath the waters.

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

The Squeeze on Europe’s Coastline Continues

Europe’s coastal regions are increasingly vital for its economy, yet their natural assets on which it depends continue to degrade. This is according to a new report from the European Environment Agency, which calls for better information, planning and management decisions to balance multiple demands on the coastal environment.

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Coastal Watersheds Conservation Project to Protect near One Million Mexicans

Near one million Mexicans will benefit directly or indirectly from a US$39.5 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to Mexico . The Coastal Watersheds Conservation Project in the Context of Climate Change, approved today by the World Bank Board of Directors, seeks to promote the comprehensive management of coastal watersheds across the gulfs

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

New Report Reveals Continuing Coastal Wetlands Losses in U.S.

The United States is losing wetlands in coastal watersheds at a significant rate, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These wetlands are vital to the survival of diverse fish and wildlife species. Wetlands also help sustain the country’s multi-billion-dollar

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Australia Creates New High-Resolution Map of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea

There is a critical lack of information about the location and extent of deep-water ecosystems and seabed habitats for about a third of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area that lies deeper than 200 m. In addition most of the inter-reefal (or between reefs) seabed shallower than 200 m on the Great Barrier Reef

Monday, November 18th, 2013

MSRC Enters Contract with Ocean Imaging

The Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) announced an exclusive contract with Ocean Imaging Corporation for cutting edge remote sensing capability. Ocean Imaging will provide its proprietary aerial surveillance technology as part of MSRC’s overall strategy for enhancing the ability to tactically position response resources in the optimal areas of oil migration for responding to spills.

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Report on Ocean Acidification at the Conference on Climate Change

The unprecedented rate of ocean acidification is one of the most alarming phenomena generated by climate change and the only way to mitigate the dangers it represents consists in reducing CO2 emissions significantly. This is the conclusion of the summary of the Third Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO2 World (Monterey, USA, September

Friday, November 15th, 2013

New Generation of Micro Sensors for Monitoring Ocean Acidification

The first step in developing a cost-effective micro sensor for long-term monitoring of ocean acidification has been achieved by a team of scientists and engineers. The new technology, that will measure pH levels in seawater, was developed by engineers from the National Oceanography Centre, in close collaboration with oceanographers from University of Southampton Ocean and

Friday, November 15th, 2013

CSA GeoSpatial Services Maps the Environmental Sensitivity Index of Shorelines in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) GeoSpatial Services (GS) business line is using remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to map shoreline sensitivity to oil spills in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.  The Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) is a widely used system for ranking and classifying shoreline sensitivity based on characteristics such as degree of

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Oceana Receives 5 Million Dollar Grant from the Arcadia Fund to Protect Ocean Biodiversity Around the World

Oceana announced today the receipt of a grant from UK-based Arcadia Fund. The funding of 5,000,000 US dollars will be paid over a period of five years to support Oceana’s campaigns to protect biodiversity in the world’s oceans. This grant will enable Oceana to achieve its campaign goals in habitat and marine life protection. 

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