Category: Coastal Environments 2016

On Capt. Javier Valladares, his Vast Experience as a Sailor and his Understanding of the Sea

Javier Valladares, retired officer of the Argentine Navy and former president of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), recalls expeditions to the Amazon and Antarctica.

Decoding the Lives of Marine Wildlife: Using the Argos Satellite System to Understand the Ocean

The Argos satellite system provides a worldwide network of ocean-based data allowing scientists to decipher more and more about the cryptic nature of the ocean and the wildlife found within it. Part Three of Three. Click here for Part One and Part Two of this series. Far above the Earth’s surface, a satellite equipped with […]

Preparing the Pacific Northwest for an Unprecedented Tsunami

In preparing the Pacific Northwest for The Really Big One, modelling and drills can be key to understanding a danger the region has yet to fully witness.

Earthquake Country

Experts agree the Pacific Northwest is likely to experience a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake at any point in the next 50 years. The event will be catastrophic, directly impacting the lives of 13 million people from British Columbia to Northern California. On one particular crisp autumn morning in October, nothing happened. There were no announcements; […]

Understanding Seals – A Scientist and Artist in One of the Last Wild Places on Earth

Damian Lidgard is a scientist and artist who spends eight weeks each year on a remote barrier island studying and photographing grey seals for Canada’s Ocean Tracking Network. Part Two of Three. Click here for Part One and Part Three of the series. There is something in their dog-like eyes that draws an onlooker in, […]

Grey Seals of Sable Island: Seal Biologists Collect Data Beneath the Waves

The Ocean Tracking Network’s grey seal bio-probe project equips seals with tracking technology, giving researchers an unprecedented view of their behavior and environment.

Staying Afloat: Using Jason-3 to Measure Sea-level Rise

The joint U.S. and European Jason-3 mission may help coastal regions in countries like Vietnam prepare for sea level rise associated with climate change.

Controlling Invasive Aquatic Weeds in Michigan’s Waterways Requires Interdisciplinary Approach

Michigan researchers use remote sensing, hydrodynamic modeling and ecological observation to monitor the control of invasive Eurasian watermilfoil in the Great Lakes.

Salt in the Storm Wounds

In the aftermath of hurricanes, salinity intrusion events cause tree damage and death in coastal forests and wetlands, but are overshadowed by wind and flooding impacts.

Empowering Communities to Preserve Hawaiian Coasts

Community engagement enriches stewardship of Hawaiian natural resources.