The UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is working alongside eleven principal scientists, political bodies and NGOs concerned with seagrass management, on the current Recovery of Seagrass for Ocean Wealth UK project (ReSOW UK).
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The ice edge has been frequently debated – both where and how the ice edge should be defined and what it should mean for further commercial activity in the Barents Sea. This text was written by geologists Rune Mattingsdal and Stig-Morten Knutsen in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate as an opinion piece in Teknisk Ukeblad (Norwegian engineering magazine).
As the state of the Earth’s climate remains at the forefront of the minds of policymakers, scientists, and economists, seaweed farming is being viewed as a sustainable and efficient way to boost economies, provide nutritious food and diversify ocean life. A leader in ocean science, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is embarking on a study of how new seaweed strains could further enhance the burgeoning seaweed industry and offer solutions to some of the world’s pressing challenges. This research is funded in part by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) with support from the Bezos Earth Fund.
The oceans cover 71% of the Earth's surface, but house 99% of the world's biosphere – the areas where living organisms are found. Therefore, most of the world's biosphere is a deep ocean environment, where it's pitch black, the temperature is just above freezing, and it's subject to crushing pressures. The ocean has an average depth of approximately 3.7 kilometers (2.3 miles). Special equipment is required to visit these extreme depths, which is why less than 5% of this area has been explored and charted.
During the AIP Publishing Horizons — Energy Storage and Conversion virtual conference, which was held on Aug. 4-6, Cátia Rodrigues, from the University of Porto, discussed the prospects of using power generators in the ocean to address the energy concerns of marine exploration. The presentation, “Performance of triboelectric nanogenerators based on rolling spheres motion under realistic water waves conditions,” was available during the three-day conference.
There is enough water on our planet, but by far the largest part is salt water that is unsuitable as drinking water. Therefore, especially in dry regions of the earth, the search for new freshwater resources is very active. An international team of researchers let by the University of Malta and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel has now discovered strong evidence of a groundwater deposit off the coast of Malta. The results of their investigations have now been published in the international journal Geophysical Research Letters.
A project monitoring the water quality during the renovation of the old warehouse city of Hamburg - a heritage resting on aged oak poles - is managed by MacArtney Germany.
The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and Kongsberg Maritime have entered a Memorandum of Understanding in support of the global initiative to produce the complete map of the ocean floor.
Greensea Systems, creator of OPENSEA®, the universal open architecture software platform for the marine industry, recently contracted with Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) to provide development and engineering services. During the three-year contract, Greensea will support OPT to develop and launch the next generation of their PowerBuoy®-based Maritime Domain Awareness Solution (MDAS) on the OPENSEA platform and will work closely with OPT’s other software partner, Fathom5.
In its second major announcement in two weeks, Inmarsat has unveiled Inmarsat ELERA; a global narrowband network that is ideally suited to the rapidly evolving world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and for global mobility customers, including aviation, maritime, governments and select enterprises.
Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company™, announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, PanGeo Subsea Inc. has secured $2 million in funding from Canada’s Ocean Supercluster for the development of wider scanning capability and increased efficiency called GeoScan.