Innovators: Ocean Observation & Science

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FOLLOW UNDERWATER E/V NAUTILUS MAPPING EXPEDITION LIVE

by wade on June 28, 2013

25/06/2013: From now until the end of November 2013, Exploration Vessel Nautilus will be exploring the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. And You can be there through live streaming video 24/7. The rotating exploration corps aboard EV Nautilus will be mapping the geological, biological, archaeological and chemical aspects of these regions to depths of approximately 2,000 metres. Discoveries made during the expedition will be shared live on the web via telepresence technology, bringing the unexplored ocean directly to the screens of visitors to the mission's website. Read more.

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ICE-STEEL IMPACT IN ARCTIC OPERATIONS

by wade on June 13, 2013

Increased interest in oil and gas exploration, and shipping in the arctic has highlighted the need to better understand impact forces between ice and steel structures, and to improve the tools that are used to design ships and offshore structures for year-round Arctic operations.
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RESEARCH PRIORITIES FOR INTERACTION BETWEEN U.S. SOCIETY AND THE OCEAN

by wade on March 2, 2013

The U.S. has just released a report which presents national research priorities in key areas of interaction between society and the ocean. In releasing Science for an Ocean Nation: An Update of the Ocean Research Priorities Plan, this past February, John P. Holdren, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy felt this was a necessary step to advance the nation's marine research priorities.   Read more.

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FINDINGS FROM CENTRAL ARCTIC 2012 ICE RETREAT

by wade on October 30, 2012

11/10/2012: The vessel Polarstern returned from the Central Arctic expedition “IceArc“ in Bremerhaven on 8 Oct. 2012 after a successful two months. Fifty-four scientists and technicians from twelve countries conducted research on the retreat of the sea ice and the consequences for the Arctic Ocean and its ecosystems in the High North.   Read more.

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A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR MARINE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPERS

by wade on December 27, 2011

© Andrew Safer 2011: Leaders from the private sector, scientific community, and government launched an initiative to collaborate on collecting data from ships and offshore structures to increase the knowledge base about the world’s oceans at a meeting at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France on December 12 and 13.   Read more.