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Credit: Paul Nicklen, National Geographic, WWF Canada


The clicking, buzzing and calling behavioral patterns of elusive East Greenland narwhals have been described thanks to in-depth recordings, in a study published June 13, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Susanna Blackwell from Greeneridge Sciences, Incorporated, United States of America, and colleagues.

Prof Jorgen Berge, UiT and Dr Emily Venables, SAMS retrieve a glider from the Barents Sea during the Arctic PRIZE April cruise


Underwater robots have uncovered new evidence about life in the Arctic and, for the first time, revealed the moment the region’s marine ecosystem springs into life after the dark winter season.

Team BAS taming the Mammoth net. Source: Twitter @COMICS_Carbon


On 23 May 2018 the Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery began an ambitious science expedition to the South Atlantic to study the role of low oxygen zones in ocean carbon storage. The results of this investigation will help improve understanding of how the ocean’s biology contributes to the long-term storage of carbon in the ocean.

This is ice calving off an ice shelf in the Antarctic. Credit: Ian Phillips, Australian Antarctic Division


Storm-driven ocean swells have triggered the catastrophic disintegration of Antarctic ice shelves in recent decades, according to new research published in Nature June 14.

The next 10 years will be critical for the future of Antarctica, and choices made will have long-lasting consequences, says an international group of award-winning Antarctic research scientists in a paper released June 13. It lays out two different plausible future scenarios for the continent and its Southern Ocean over the next 50 years.

Every day we lose a little part of our beaches because of excessive sand mining.

Innovative video transports viewers to front lines of Louisiana’s land loss crisis and restoration solutions

New software targets the most abundant fishing grounds and reduces catch of unwanted or protected species using satellite data, maps and observations.

Louisiana’s coastal basins need help, the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) reported at the biennial State of the Coast Conference at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center today (May 31). However, in a panel discussion led by CPRA Operations Chief Ignacio Harrouch, officials also said much has been done in each of the basins, and CPRA has plans to do even more through projects outlined in its 2017 Coastal Master Plan.

Credit: The International Maritime Organization (IMO)


The International Maritime Organization (IMO) – the global regulatory body for international shipping - has commenced work to look into how safe, secure and environmentally sound Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) operations may be addressed in IMO instruments.

Unsustainable fishing has depleted coastal fisheries worldwide, threatening food security and cultural identity for many coastal and island communities, including in Hawai’i. A recently published study, led by researchers at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, identified areas in the Hawaiian Islands that would provide the greatest increase in coastal fishery stocks, if effectively managed.

Scientific research, led by Dr. Richard Unsworth at Swansea University, has provided the first quantitative global evidence of the significant role that seagrass meadows play in supporting world fisheries productivity.

The Global Wind Summit, starting in September in Hamburg, will be the biggest and most important meeting of the wind industry worldwide.

The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group will hold its annual public meeting on June 26, 2018 at the Tulane River and Coastal Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Richard Noble OBE pictured with the Bloodhound supersonic car.


A free business event will take place on 12th July 2018 at China Fleet Country Club in Saltash, Cornwall

The Russell Family Foundation (TRFF) recently announced seven grants totaling $390,000 within its Puget Sound recovery fund, which supports local groups pursuing systemic and measurable change for Puget Sound.

The GoMRI Research Board is pleased to announce the availability of up to $2 million in additional funding for Request for Sample Analysis Funds.

NERC and the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) are jointly investigating the viability of developing a large-scale water simulator in the UK - a unique modeling and simulation capability to integrate all aspects of sustainable water management and interactions with other infrastructure and service providers.

3D image of Mevagissey Harbour which was generated using data collected by this new vessel


Marine-i, the EU funded program set up to boost the marine technology sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, has made a grant award to a pioneering hydrographic survey company, Ultrabeam Hydrographic. This company provides ultra-high resolution hydrographic surveys for clients with marine based assets, such as harbors, subsea pipelines and oil and gas platforms.

Echosounders can help quantify biomass in the ocean, such as the Antarctic krill seen here. (Photo © Uwe Kils/Wikimedia Commons.)


With fish and other marine life becoming increasingly important for feeding our growing human population, science-based fisheries management is crucial to keep stocks sustainable. How can acoustic-based scientific instruments contribute in this respect, while also opening up opportunities for interdisciplinary scientific research?

An albatross glider, designed by MIT engineers, skims the Charles River. Photo: Gabriel Bousquet


MIT engineers have designed a robotic glider that can skim along the water's surface, riding the wind like an albatross while also surfing the waves like a sailboat.

Original Image of Pillar coral near Port Everglades, Florida.


Subaquatic imagery analysis plays an essential role in measuring the health of fragile aquatic ecosystems which thrive on the oceans dwindling coral reefs.

Oceanographic equipment manufacturer Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) have equipped the NASA EXPORTS Field Campaign with three Marine Snow Catchers and will contribute to the upcoming PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) Mission that aims to provide insight into Earth’s ocean and atmosphere using remote sensing.

REDMOND, Washington, May 8, 2018 — Okeanus Science & Technology, LLC, today announced delivery of a self-contained, Rapid Mobilization Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Launch & Recovery System to Phoenix International Holdings Inc. in Largo, Maryland.

The Fugro Amphibious Buggy (FAB)


A mobile drilling platform developed by Fugro that switches seamlessly between land and shallow water work has won the Equipment Innovation category in the 2018 Ground Engineering (GE) Awards.

Riders cycle from Aberdeen to London, via Teesside, in just 6 days

Excellent uptake of Satellite-Derived Bathymetry by hydrographic institutions, government agencies and industry

UK subsea services company, Rovco has announced the successful completion of an underwater survey of the Amazon Reef, off the northern coast of Brazil, for leading environmental organization, Greenpeace.

On May 21 – 25, Teledyne Benthos took part in a 5-day JANUS Interoperability Fest hosted by the NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), based in La Spezia (Italy), at which various vendors tested their JANUS protocol capabilities.

Sovereign Global has developed an efficient and innovative maritime security solution providing Governments, NGO’s and multi-national corporations with an owned or chartered fleet of highly versatile, hybrid fuel and cost-efficient Offshore Patrol and COMINT Vessels, complete with crew and maintenance teams to cover the whole spectrum of offshore patrol tasks and intelligence gathering.

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