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Recent reporting of a huge radiation measurement at Unit 2 in the Fukushima Daiichi reactor complex does not signify that there is a peak in radiation in the reactor building.

A study, led by Newcastle University’s Dr Alan Jamieson has uncovered the first evidence that man-made pollutants have now reached the farthest corners of our earth.

Scientists have discovered the remnants of a massive undersea landslide on the Great Barrier Reef, approximately 30 times the volume of Uluru.

Looking at waves in the open sea with ‘electronic eyes', so as to reconstruct it in 3D, scientists at Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the Institute of Marine Sciences of the National Research Council (Ismar-Cnr) found that exceptionally high waves are more common than previously assumed by theoretical models.

The thawing and erosion of Arctic permafrost coasts has dramatically increased in the past years and the sea is now consuming more than 20 meters of land per year at some locations. The earth masses removed in this process increasingly blur the shallow water areas and release nutrients and pollutants.

Time to update your family tree. Scientists have found a 535-million-year-old fossil belonging to a group from which all vertebrates—including humans—descended.

The Coast Guard, after an investigation of ballast water discharge violations, has initiated civil penalty proceedings against the operator, Vega Reederei GmbH & Co. KG, of the bulk carrier Vega Mars, February 2, 2017.

During a February 2017 visit to Vancouver, Dominic LeBlanc, Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced a suite of initiatives, including the establishment of the new Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Marine Protected Area, which will protect large colonies of unique glass sponges estimated to be 9000 years old.

New England fishermen and conservationists fear one of President Trump’s executive orders will have disruptive effects on fisheries management, although it will not affect routine seasonal fisheries regulation, as some had initially feared.

The IMO Ballast Water Convention is imminent. On 8th September 2016, Finland announced ratification of the BWM Convention, meaning that the IMO regulation will be enforced from 8th September 2017.

New research from NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) assesses the impacts that aquaculture gear and infrastructure may have on protected species.

A new collaboration that teams Ocean Energy Systems (OES) with the IEC TC-114 for the development of ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) standards could go a long way toward defining the future of this innovative technology.

A space-based sensor that can "see" through fog, clouds and darkness has given scientists their first continuous look at the boom-bust cycles that drive polar plankton communities.

Columbus thought he'd sailed the ocean blue but according to satellite imagery from NASA and the FlowCam® particle imaging and analysis system, it's closer to 50 shades of green.

There’s no question that technology has changed every facet of modern life. The corporate world and the health care industry are examples of fields that were quick to capitalize on the power of technology, becoming more efficient. However, until relatively recently the conservation movement lagged far behind in harnessing the power of technology and innovation.

AquaHarmonics of Portland, Oregon has won the Wave Energy Prize, which comes with a $1.5 million grand prize presented by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has developed the first ever global wind speed products based on reflected GPS signals, using data from the UK TechDemoSat-1 satellite. This demonstrates the potential of this technique to improve sampling of ocean surface winds, as well as improve weather monitoring and forecasting by complementing existing satellite measurements from scatterometers and radiometers.

Scheduled for launch in 2021, the NASA Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission will make the first-ever global survey of Earth’s surface water.

The Fusion is a breakthrough in hybrid underwater vehicles. In a unique way, it combines AUV and ROV capabilities with diver navigation and propulsion- into just one system. Why was Nortek’s DVL essential to make this leap forward possible?

Evoqua Water Technologies’ SeaCure® ballast water management system (BWMS) continues to build momentum in the marine market. Today, the company expanded its global partnership network by joining forces with Hai Cheung, a leading marine equipment supplier to the Chinese market.

A new consortium is developing eco-friendly batteries that can store and produce electricity using seawater. Seawater batteries use sodium, the sixth-most abundant element on earth, to generate electricity. This makes this system an attractive supplement to existing battery technologies.

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) is pleased to announce that design work with Boulder Environmental Sciences & Technology (BEST) is underway to deploy the world’s first buoy based microwave profiling radiometer on a floating platform, the FLiDAR WindSentinel.

DeepSea Power & Light has expanded its HD camera offerings with the new HD Zoom SeaCam®. This camera has a 30x optical zoom capability and 0.024 Lux faceplate illumination. Options include an aluminum housing depth rated to 2,000 m or a titanium housing depth rated to 6,000 m. Multiple connectors are available with either Coax or DeepSea Power & Light’s own FleXlink™ transmission method.

The SediMeter measures a vertical turbidity profile through the bottom, and it is used to monitor erosion, sedimentation, and related processes.

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), along with team members Oasis and TNO, has been awarded a contract from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for the project entitled, “A Parametric Analysis and Sensitivity Study of the Acoustic Propagation for Renewable Energy Sources and Projects” (PASS).

Cynicism surrounds dredging company Ports North’s request for a six-month extension to perform further wet season studies in its Cairns Port dredging environmental impact study.

Runde Environmental Centre AS (REC), Innovation Norway, and Research Council Norway, in collaboration with the research council in Brazil (FINEP), recently organized a workshop to strengthen cooperation between companies and institutions involved with mapping and environmental monitoring in deep-sea.

The World Ocean Council (WOC) will host the 5th Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) from 29 November - 1 December, 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

At the recent 2017 National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology in Stuart, Florida, scientists from CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) described the collection, processing, and analysis of subsea and aerial imagery using Full Motion Video (FMV) tools and other software to examine local and regional environmental issues along our Florida shorelines and waterways, including algal blooms, hardbottom and seagrass mapping, and beach dynamics.

The Peter Benchley Ocean Awards are unique in acknowledging outstanding achievement across many sectors of society leading to the protection of our ocean, coasts and the communities that depend on them. The awards celebration will be held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History featuring Sant Ocean Hall on May 11, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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