Dispatches from Oceans ’16: Understanding Oceans in the Face of Climate Change

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Increasing understanding of the oceans as the climate changes will require attention to robotics, prediction, security and innovation. Monterey, California – At the plenary session on Sept. 21, 2016, speakers Marcia McNutt and Jon White called on the assembled scientists and engineers to step up public understanding of oceans and involvement in policy agenda setting. McNutt, president of the National … Read More

Following the C: A Quick Introduction to Tracking Ocean Carbon

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With the rise in atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon’s role in ocean chemistry and biology is being augmented. New tracking and modeling techniques help to reveal how a changing atmosphere may impact the oceans. Carbon plays a leading role in ocean chemistry and biology, a role currently augmented by rising atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2). Tracking the … Read More

A Connected Ocean (ACO) Conference Planned for October in France

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ACO 2016 is planned for Oct. 11-13, 2016, in Brest, France. ACO stands for “A Connected Ocean,” and the conference will focus on new approaches, technologies and challenges in relation to ocean processes. The event is endorsed by the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) and the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG). AOC 2016 organizers note that the ocean … Read More

NOAA’s Chief Scientist Charts Course Toward a New Blue Economy

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An emerging blue economy supported by sustained and robust ocean observations may offer new opportunities and help answer questions about a changing environment. Dr. Richard Spinrad is a busy fellow. As the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) first chief scientist in 18 years, he’s a man on a mission. Spinrad attends conferences, goes to meetings on Capitol Hill, speaks … Read More

Live Coverage of GEO-XII

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From Nov. 11-13, 2015, researchers from around the world who depend on and develop Earth Observation data will gather in Mexico City for the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) 12th Plenary and Ministerial Summit.