Ocean Observation

Danish Maritime Authority’s Lighthouses are Mercury-free

  In cooperation with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Danish Maritime Authority has developed new bearing systems without mercury for a number of lighthouses.

Thickness of Antarctic Sea Ice Surpass Expectations

  Antarctica's ice paradox has yet another puzzling layer. Not only is the amount of sea ice increasing each year, but an underwater robot now shows the ice is

Arctic Ecosystem Study Launched in US, Canadian Waters

Beaufort Sea research to examine complex marine ecosystem   The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP)

$31.7m AtlantOS Project to Enhance Ocean Observation

The largest marine science project that the European Commission has ever funded, the $31.7 million AtlantOS project, is due to start in January 2015, bringing together

Everett College to Launch New Research Boat

Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) will launch its new research vesel on November 22 with a celebration at 11 a.m. at the Port of Everett.

IMO Steps Up Safety in Polar Waters

  United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted global, binding regulations to enhance safety of navigation in polar waters. After several years’ intense negotiations,

Rosneft Completes Geological Survey

  Rosneft reports on 100% completion of the geological survey program on Company's offshore license areas for 2014. In the current year geological survey covered

Tiny Ripples Important to Ocean Mixing

Study to address small waves’ ability to distribute nutrients or harmful contaminants Even the smallest ripple can have a huge effect on ocean mixing and distribution of harmful contaminants,

EU Funds Study into New Aberdeen Harbor

The EU's TEN-T Program will invest over $940,000 for development studies for a new harbor at Nigg Bay in Aberdeen, Scotland. The harbor is to support the existing

Long-term Study May Reveal Deepwater Horizon Impacts

The Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will receive approximately $1.25 million over the next three

Oil Steady Under $79, Market Awaits OPEC

OPEC appears divided over response to oil price fall; Saudi Arabia increased crude exports in September. Sub-zero temperatures in the United States could lift demand.

UNEPCOM Endorses Rosneft's Arctic Research Initiative

  The Russian National Committee for UNEP (UNEPCOM) endorsed the initiative of Rosneft and the Russian Geographical Society to elaborate interdisciplinary scientific

ROVs Help Determine Iceberg Risks for Rigs

Rigs at risk from drifting icebergs can expect an early warning following research by the Memorial University of Newfoundland. The Autonomous Ocean Systems Laboratory

UK's Flood Warning System Gets an Upgrade

Engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have been repairing and upgrading key instruments of the UK’s coastal flood warning system ahead of the winter,

NOAA Forms Panel to Guide Ocean Exploration

NOAA announced the appointment of 13 members to a new federal Ocean Exploration Advisory Board that will provide guidance to NOAA and the nation on ocean exploration.

Baumann Relieves Matthews as SUPSALV Director

Capt. Gregg Baumann assumed command from Capt. Mark Matthews as the Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), Naval Sea Systems Command announced.

Tracking Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

A new grant will allow fisheries oceanographer Molly Lutcavage, director of the Large Pelagics Research Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Gloucester Marine Research Station,

Kongsberg Utilizing Deep Sea Camera Lenses

Resolve Optics announces its ultra compact Z-10 high definition zoom lens is being used by Kongsberg Maritime (Kongsberg, Norway) as a component of autonomous camera

Ocean Aero All About Ocean Observation

Ocean Aero is a small, new San Diego-based unmanned maritime systems company that has big plans to provide both a product and service to solve a very difficult problem – ocean observation.

Scripps' San Diego Advantage

Margaret Leinen, Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, shares her insights with MTR regarding the internationally regarded institution and it’s Southern California roots.

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