Ocean Observation

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,

Newly Found Seafloor Rise Named Engineer’s Ridge

The newly discovered seafloor rise Engineer’s Ridge has been officially documented through the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Schmidt Ocean Institute announced.

Shipping Must be Covered by ETS or Climate Fund – MEPs

 The Paris climate agreement’s target of limiting global warming well below 2°C will be impossible without measures to curb shipping’s greenhouse gas emissions,

Yangtze to Ship Direct Containers

 Taicang Container Lines Co. Ltd has rolled out the  first direct container shipping line linking China's Yangtze River basin and Southeast Asia, reports Xinhua.

Weather Shutters Australia's Port Hedland

Australia's Port Hedland was officially closed earlier on Friday following warnings from the weather bureau that a tropical cyclone was developing off the northern coast,

Sick jihadis to Target Cruise Ships in the Mediterranean

 Islamic State (ISIS) militants armed with Russian weapons could commit brutal terror attacks on cruise ships in the Mediterranean,  Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone,

Microsoft Mogul's Yacht Destroys Coral Reefs

 The anchor chain of 303-foot mega-yacht, the Tatoosh, belonging to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has been blamed for destroying a large area of protected coral reef in the Cayman Islands.

Scientific Monitoring Shows Ecosystem Health at Roberts Bank

A science-based program to monitor and manage the ecosystem of the Roberts Bank inter-causeway area has concluded after eight years of monitoring that the ecosystem

Chinese Boat Capsizes off South Korea

 South Korean maritime police on Wednesday withdrew divers after they failed to find at least five people believed to be trapped inside a Chinese fishing boat

Fate of Past Oyster Reef Projects Unknown

The settlement of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill fines — the largest pollution penalty in history — will bring an unprecedented opportunity to spend

February Snow Could Reduce U.S. Fuel Inventories

The blizzard that battered the U.S. East Coast over the weekend may be just a taste of what is to come, as February is usually the snowiest month and is likely

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