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Ocean

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

First Satellite Tag Study for Manta Rays Reveals Habits and Hidden Journeys of Ocean Giants

Using the latest satellite tracking technology, conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Exeter (UK), and the Government of Mexico have completed a ground-breaking study on a mysterious ocean giant: the manta ray.

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Satellites Stay Current on Ocean Currents

Satellites offer a frequent overview of our entire planet – covered mostly by water – and provide valuable data to monitor and understand global ocean circulation. Understanding water currents at the ocean surface is important for many applications.

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Indian Ocean Fishing Commission Begins to Embrace Sustainability

After more than a decade lagging behind all of the worlds other Regional Fisheries Management Organisations, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) has begun to move towards sustainable management of the ocean’s fisheries.

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Corals Damaged By Deepwater Horizon

Nearly two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the meticulous, long-term efforts of scientists finally yielded the official results: namely, that the brown, wilted, dying corals found at the Mississippi Canyon lease block 294 were indeed damaged by a plume of oil from the spill. For many, it seemed a foregone conclusion. Back in

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Scientists Predict US$2trn Cost to Ocean Economies

Scientists at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) have released a new study that has placed the effects of climate change on the world’s ocean ecosystems under the spotlight. They predict climate change alone could reduce the economic value of key ocean services by up to US$2trn a year by 2100. The scientists are now calling

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Dive to Mariana Trench Will Launch Deep Ocean Research and Exploration Project

Filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron announced today that he will attempt to reach the world’s deepest point, the Mariana Trench, nearly 7 miles (11.2 km) beneath the ocean’s surface, in the coming weeks. Cameron’s dive in his specially designed submersible marks the launch of DEEPSEA CHALLENGE, a joint scientific project by Cameron, the

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Coastal Capitalism and Conserving Marine Biodiversity

An internal planning meeting of IUCN (the International Union for Conservation of Nature) on global coasts is taking place this week in Zanzibar. Marine conservation specialists from a wide range of countries including Costa Rica, Brazil, Fiji and Mozambique are meeting to develop a more strategic approach to conserving the fragile shores of our planet.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Emapsite and OceanWise Redraw Marine Map Provision with New Partnership

Thanks to a new partnership with independent marine data specialists OceanWise, emapsite is hosting and supplying essential raster tiled chart and vector marine themes data. The portfolio includes raster images of the popular UKHO series of nautical charts and a new generation of marine topographic mapping and seabed surface models created byOceanWise. All products are optimised for desktop, mobile

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