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Thursday, June 9th, 2011

High-detail Ocean Floor Maps Introduced

Armchair explorers can “dive” in and view the ocean floor in far greater detail thanks to new topography released through Google Earth, U.S. researchers say. Developed by oceanographers at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory from scientific data collected on research cruises, the new synthesis of seafloor topography improves resolution in covered areas from the former 1-kilometer

Monday, June 6th, 2011

UK National Ecosystem Assessment

The UK National Ecosystem Assessment’s analysis of the social and economic benefits of our natural environment was published last week, and described by Caroline Spelman as: “a vital step forward in our ability to understand the true value of nature and how to sustain the benefits it gives us.” Ms Spelman hoped that the NEA will contribute to

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Monitoring Marine Life in the Caspian Sea

Around our facilities in the Caspian Sea, off the coast of Azerbaijan, we’ve been using samples collected from marine habitats to help us assess potential conservation risks. Before we begin new offshore extraction activities in the Caspian, we first conduct a survey of the seafloor, collecting samples which can be analysed in our labs. 

Friday, May 20th, 2011

New Marine Energy Projects

Three new wave energy projects have today been leased for development in Scottish waters. A 30 Megawatt (MW) project by Aquamarine Power north of Lewis is earmarked to enter the £10 million Saltire Prize, Scotland’s energy challenge to the world. Aquamarine Power, which is behind the Oyster Wave energy converter, has also secured a 10 MW demonstration

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Towards a Voluntary Common European Union Certification Scheme for Non-residential Buildings?

Thanks to the significant experience gained throughout 7 magical years of the Display® Campaign, Energy Cities with contributions from Displayers has launched a briefing note for the Concerted Action, national governments and organisations in charge with the transposition of the EPBD, interested MEPs and national parliamentarians. Read More

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Europe’s First EGNOS Airport to Guide Down Giant Beluga Aircraft

Pau Pyrénées in southern France has become Europe’s first airport to use the new EGNOS Safety-of-Life Service, to guide aircraft in for landing using only this highly accurate space navigation signal. Clermont-Ferrand Airport in central France is also set to start using EGNOS – serving mainly business aircraft – while Marseilles Airport should also join them,

Friday, April 1st, 2011

OS OpenData is One Year Old Today

Since the launch, the service has helped underpin a range of applications, helped promote government transparency and encouraged greater take up of geographic information. Among the uses is the Windsor and Maidenhead Council DataTap website, which last week won the MediaGuardian Innovation Award for best use of data. The site, built by Arcus Global, uses Ordnance

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Nine New Geothermal Areas Ready To Be Developed

The Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has announced nine potential geothermal areas as geothermal working areas. This is done to increase the geothermal contribution to the national energy mix. This statement is announced by the Director of the Directorate of Geothermal Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation from the ministry, Sugiharto Harso Prayitno in a

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Thesis Award Launched on the Occasion of World Forest Day

In order to promote scientific research on sustainable forest management, the ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber section has launched a PhD Thesis Award. The prize of 10,000 USD dollars will be awarded to the best PhD thesis providing new data and insights into forest management, and how to balance forest conservation, forest productivity and social well being.

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

A Network Approach to Fishing Gear Research

Groundfishermen in New England have been facing a challenging transition to catch-share management, fishing within groups known as sectors; but they are also finding opportunities for innovation. A precedent-setting group of partners launched the Northeast Gear Conservation Engineering and Demonstration Network (GEARNET), funded by NOAA’s Cooperative Research Program. Fishermen are identifying, prioritizing, and designing studies to

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