What is the value and direction for the Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean region, in the context of the Ocean Decade ? A webinar involving numerous stakeholders explored this question.
Mother Nature Lends a Hand to Create More Efficient Underwater Robots
Robotic manta rays and turtles, like the MantaDroid and naro-tartaruga, may solve current limitations to AUVs as the next generation of marine robots copy biological designs to become more efficient, adaptable and maneuverable.
AQUA, Our Water Planet
Guest Editor Peter Neill discusses Earthzine’s second quarterly theme of 2016, Ocean Stewardship.
How Acoustic Waves Help Us to See the Sea Floor: An Interview with Gerardo Acosta
Using AUVs allows researchers to collect data in a minimally disruptive way and opens opportunities to observe some of the Earth’s least-studied regions.
A Web-based Lesson on Ocean-Color Observations in the Red Sea: Phytoplankton Phenological Indices and Their Importance for Coral Reef Biology
A Web-based lesson called LearnEO! uses ocean color images to quantify phytoplankton seasonality and help us understand the functioning of coral reef ecosystems. Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth. They occupy less than 0.1 percent of the world’s ocean surface, and yet they host 25 percent of all the marine species (1). Coral reefs deliver … Read More
Ocean Sensing Comes of Age: European Consortium Advances Interoperability in Marine Science
Different stressors are affecting ocean health and productivity. The European NeXOS project is developing a system capable of gathering and distributing data seamlessly.
Stress Tests for the Sea: Can Fisheries Withstand Ocean Acidification?
Ocean acidification is a new challenge to fisheries managers. Tools available today offer multiple avenues for considering the phenomenon.
Ocean Acidification, Global Warming’s ‘Evil Twin’
Richard Feely, senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) in Seattle, Washington, charts how humans are altering the fundamental chemistry of the ocean.
Ocean Acidification: A Global Issue Affecting a Maine Oyster Farm
Faced with larval production problems and recognizing trends, Mook Sea Farm developed a suite of management and mitigation strategies that have restored normal larval production.
Pacific Walrus and Coastal Alaska Native Subsistence Hunting: Considering Vulnerabilities from Ocean Acidification
Ocean acidification linked to climate change is rapidly changing Pacific walrus habitat and population, which in turn is impacting Alaska Native people dependent on the animals for food and cultural identity.
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