Ocean Observation

UK to Double NATO Naval Deployments in 2016

 Britain is doubling its naval deployments to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in a move aimed a showing enemies that "we are ready to respond to any threat",

Call for Nominations: Marcus Langseth Scientific Oversight Committee

The University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) Marcus Langseth Scientific Oversight Committee (MLSOC) is seeking nominations for two open committee

CMA-CGM and Cosco Alliance in the Offing?

 The newly-formed shipping giant China Cosco Shipping Corporation and CMA CGM met recently in Shanghai to discuss the possibility of a new French-Asian alliance, say local Chinese media.

Bangladesh, Thailand Plans Direct Coastal Shipping

 Bangladesh and Thailand are planning to launch direct coastal shipping, connecting the Chittagong Port in the Bay of Bengal with the Ranong Port in the East of

Clipper Yacht Race: Making The Turn

 Strong winds in the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race have led to some thrilling racing conditions for the Clipper Race fleet, with teams recording speeds of

Innovative New System Delivers Surface Current Data

Fugro and technology partner Areté Associates have delivered near real-time, synoptic, surface current data to characterize Loop Current and Loop Current eddy conditions in the U.

Optical Data Sheds Light on Environmental Change

To understand the role of the ocean in global environmental change and to progress oceanography in developing countries the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will

Iver3 AUV Sold to Defense Research and Development Canada

OceanServer Technology has received a contract for an Iver3-580 EP system from Canada Public Works and Government Services for delivery to the Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC).

Seventh Whale Stranded Off Norfolk Coastline

A seventh whale has been reported in shallow water off the coast of Mundesley, Norfolk this morning, February 9.   A member of the Mundesley Coastguard Rescue

Shipping Industry Clean Up its Act

 Shipping impacts the world in many positive ways by enabling trade around the world, But despite all the positive impacts, you also have negative impacts, especially environmental impacts,

First Women's Expedition to the Arctic

Company "MyArctic-expeditions" organize the first women's expedition to the Arctic Ocean. The expedition will start on March 5 in the capital of the Nenets Autonomous

MOL Enhances CSW Service between Asia and East Coast South America

 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL, President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced the enhancement of its Asia and East Coast South America trade by merging existing

Shipping Traffic Noise Severely Affects Whale Populations

 Underwater sound pollution disrupts the communication methods of killer whales and could harm their ability to locate salmon, researchers have found.   Increasing

Xylem Acquires Tideland

Xylem Inc., a global water technology company dedicated to solving water issues, has acquired Tideland Signal Corporation, a privately owned company specializing

N. Atlantic Ocean CO2 Storage Doubled Over Decade

A University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science-led study shows that the North Atlantic absorbed 50 percent more manmade carbon dioxide over the last decade,

Weather Impacted Australia Iron Ore China Liftings

Shipments of iron ore to China from Port Hedland, Australia, which handles a fifth of the world's seaborne trade, fell 17.6 percent in January from the previous

India, Brunei Discuss South China Sea Dispute

 Underscoring that India and Brunei have equal stakes in the security and prosperity of a "shared Asian neighbourhood", both countries held discussion on Chinese

HHA Examining Impact of Marine Invasive Species

Harwich Haven Authority carry out research to understand marine invasive species; Thomson Ecology appointed by the Authority to undertake research to identify gaps in marine invasive species.

Microsoft Sinking Data Center in the Pacific

 Microsoft swims to ocean’s depth to test underwater data center as environmentally friendly cloud computing alternative. The software giant has dropped a data

Green Groups Urge Arctic Council Urged to Ban HFO

 Environmental groups want the eight countries that ring the North Pole to take a stand on banning the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO), considered one of the greatest threats to the Arctic ecosystem,

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