Argos-4, an advanced instrument designed to improve knowledge of Earth’s environment, ecosystems, and biodiversity, roared into orbit at 1:09 pm EDT on October 7, from Māhia Peninsula, New Zealand.
Science & Technology
TMC the metals company Inc. an explorer of the world’s largest estimated undeveloped source of critical battery metals, has successfully collected an initial batch of seafloor polymetallic nodules, and transported them up a 4km-long riser system to the surface, in what represents the first integrated system test conducted in the Clarion Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean since the 1970s.
NOAA Research, through NOAA Ocean Exploration, has awarded a $3.5 million, five-year contract to Integrated Systems Solutions, Inc. (ISS) to establish the National Oceanographic Partnership Program Office to support NOAA and the Navy Office of Naval Research (ONR) in their role in jointly co-chairing the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) Federal Interagency Working Group (IWG).
SeeByte, a global leader of smart software solutions for uncrewed maritime systems (UMS) have successfully integrated their multi-domain, command and control software with Kongsberg’s HUGIN Superior Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV).
The Metals Company, an explorer of lower-impact battery metals from seafloor polymetallic nodules, has announced that a multidisciplinary team of independent scientists from leading research institutions around the world and industry-leading contractors has commenced the next phase of an extensive environmental baseline and impact monitoring campaign in preparation for the Company’s subsidiary NORI’s ongoing pilot nodule collection system trials in the NORI-D area of the CCZ.
A brand-new study led by scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and Durham University has revealed, for the first time, evidence of a giant landslide dam blocking megatons of organic carbon from being transported to deep-sea ecosystems.
In 1883, there was a volcanic eruption so large it killed tens of thousands of people. It expelled so much ash that, for a time, it changed the colors of sunsets and the palette with which impressionist artists painted. In history, few volcanic eruptions have been so documented, until a recent underwater eruption earlier this year off the island nation of Tonga.