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A study of ancient mound builders who lived hundreds of years ago on the Mississippi River Delta near present-day New Orleans offers new insights into how Native people selected the landforms that supported their villages and earthen mounds -- and why these sites were later abandoned.

Tiny gypsum crystals can make phytoplankton so heavy that they rapidly sink, hereby transporting large quantities of carbon to the ocean's depths.

Researchers assessed several years of sediment trap collections at three sites - near the Deepwater Horizon site, an active natural seep site, and a reference site - to understand transport pathways and drivers of sinking particles in deep water environments (1400 m depth).

Aerial view of a submerged bench in light brown is Ordovician limestones lying in shallow waters on the northern end of Anticosti Island. Credit: UNM Newsroom

Science

New research sheds light on first of five major mass extinctions

Corals that tolerate heat stress may harbor different bacteria than others, reports a New College undergraduate thesis study conducted in the US Virgin Islands. This critical information may help scientists find or raise corals more resilient to increasing temperatures projected with climate change.

First-of-its-kind study combines NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map where—and why—freshwater is changing around the globe

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.

Joint statements from the national science academies of the G7 nations were recently released in advance of the G7 Summit to be held in La Malbaie, Canada, on June 8 and 9, 2018. The statements are intended to inform discussions at the summit.

This false-color image shows ozone concentrations above Antarctica on Oct. 2, 2015. Credits: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Regulation

A study has found that emissions from a chemical, CFC-11, are mysteriously on the rise despite being banned after scientists found they were depleting the ozone layer.

2019 Coastal Annual Plan dedicates over $600 million to coastal projects across the state

Source: Earth Law Center

Regulation

On April 17, 2018, Earth Law Center together with partners Nonhuman Rights Project have launched an initiative to support local communities and indigenous groups in the Puget Sound and wider Salish Sea.

Funds to Help Develop a Plan to Move the Nation to a More Holistic Management Scheme for the Lowermost Mississippi River

Dr. Nancy Foster Conservation Award: Open Until June 22, 2018

Marine-i will be hosting a special free conference on Wednesday 23rd May entitled: Technology in Surveying and Improving Marine Data.

Experts working with microplastic pollution in the ocean will conduct a public workshop on May 17 in Stockholm, examining innovative ways to reduce marine litter and its impact.

A groundbreaking new exhibition allows visitors to explore the secrets of life beneath the ocean’s waves by viewing incredible cross-sections of the animals including whales, penguins and Great White sharks, and even getting an up-close glimpse of their complex organs.

Hydrographic institutions, government agencies and industry to discuss capabilities, data integration, requirements and quality standards

Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop Europe is calling for customers to speak at the event taking place this October in France.

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

Products

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.

Products

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.

Seamless land and shallow water terrain model of the island of Antigua derived from very high-resolution satellite imagery. Credit: TCarta

Products

TCarta delivers satellite-derived land and sea floor surface models for Caribbean disaster recovery.

Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus (COBRA)

Products

Bibby Offshore has become the first to deploy a pioneering diving safety system in the North Sea.

Tendeka’s PulseEight technology

Companies

Independent global completions service company Tendeka has demonstrated a further capability of its PulseEight wireless technology with a major North Sea operator.

Rose Fisher has joined Ocean Sonics as Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator.

Riptide Autonomous Solutions and Draper have agreed to implement Maritime Open Architecture Autonomy (MOAA) on all Riptide Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs) delivered to the US Government.

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has been shortlisted for a Department for International Trade (DIT) Board of Trade Award for its approach to international business.

Subsea services company, Rovco, is on track to rapidly grow its share of the global subsea market after securing a £1.2m investment, enabling the firm to launch its advanced live 3D subsea survey system and triple its workforce.

Austin, Texas based Terra Sustainable Technologies (www.terrast.com), is proud to announce that Oceanic Expeditions founder John Holder has joined as an Ambassador and as their new Director, Expeditionary Systems.

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