Ocean Observation

Marine Predator Evolution Tracks Ancient Ocean Changes

Smithsonian scientists show how repeated marine predator evolution tracks changes in ancient and anthropocene oceans   For more than 250 million years, four-limbed

Energy Industry Funds Tropical Cyclone Research

Global energy companies have joined forces to fund new research aimed at advancing tropical cyclone forecasting in Northern Australia to further improve offshore

Taylor to Chair NOIA Board

  The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Board of Directors has elected Cindy B. Taylor as Chair and Kevin McEvoy as Vice Chairman for the upcoming 2015-2016 term.

G-7 Speaks Out On Chinese Maritime

 Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven major nations have warned against “any attempt to assert territorial or maritime claims through the use of intimidation,

China Constructing Sea Outposts, US Warns

 The U.S. military commander for Asia warned that, China could eventually deploy radar and missile systems on outposts it is building in the South China Sea that

The Deadly Migration Sea Routes in Mediterranean, 400 Died

 With Italian authorities rescuing 8,500 migrants in the Mediterranean over the weekend and reports up to 400 may have died, there can be no doubt that an unprecedented

DP System Donated to NTNU Research Vessel

Kongsberg Maritime has donated and installed a K-Pos Dynamic Positioning System aboard the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) owned R/V Gunnerus research vessel.

Indonesia, Norway to Cooperate on Deep Sea Technology

 Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg agreed to cooperate on deep sea technology for oil and gas exploration and maritime sector.

Submarine Sighted near Stockholm was Civilian Boat

 The unknown foreign vessel the Swedish Navy searched for near Stockholm last autumn was actually a “workboat,” Sweden's Armed Forces have now said.   The story

Cuban Port Eyes Pact with Panama Canal expansion

 The Port of Mariel, Cuba, aims to become the best choice transshipment in the region from the Panama Canal expansion.   According to the Mariel terminal sources,

Hapag-Lloyd and the Chinese port of Shenzhen Pact to Reduce Port Emission

 Hapag-Lloyd and the Shenzhen Port Green Convention have entered into an agreement to cut back on sulphur oxide while the company's vessels are docked at port.   "By

Philippines: China Reclamation Damaging Reefs

 The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Philippines said China’s massive reclamation activities in the South China Sea have destroyed 300 acres of coral reef systems,

NSU Names Oceanography Building for Guy Harvey

Since Guy Harvey, Ph.D. has supported, and continues to support NSU in scholarship, research and the conservation of marine life, Nova Southeastern University (NSU)

Coexisting in a Sea of Competition

Similar diatom species seek out nutrients in different ways   Diversity of life abounds on Earth, and there's no need to look any farther than the ocean's surface for proof.

Rosneft expedition to explore Arctic Ice

  Expedition ''Kara-Winter 2015'', organized by the oil giant Rosneft, left from the city of Murmansk to study the surface ice in the Arctic, accompanied by the icebreaker Yamal.

Iran to Launch Home-Made Submarine Soon

 Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the Islamic Republic will soon launch a new domestically-manufactured submarine.   "The Navy's new submarine will be launched soon,

EMGS - Vessel update for 1Q 2015

  Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) releases information on vessel activity and utilisation 4-5 working days after the close of each quarter. The Company

China Justifies Reclamation of Islands in South China Sea

 China has justified its reclamation work on some disputed islands in the Spratly archipelago in the South China Sea, saying they would be used for military defense

US, Japan Pledge Maritime Support to Phillipines

 The United States and Japan have renewed vows to secure the Pacific region, including the Philippines, from maritime threats.   In separate speeches during the

'Great Dying' Caused by Ocean Acidification

Meet global warming's sister. Although global warming often makes headline news, acidic oceans can also have devastating effects on Earth's environment. They once triggered the "Great Dying,

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