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National Vector Shoreline products offer powerful shoreline monitoring and analysis capable of identifying coastal infrastructure change, erosion rates, and establishing future at-risk areas.

TCarta Marine has made the world’s most dynamic environments easier to monitor and manage with the introduction of its new multi-scale shoreline products. Offered in GIS-ready vector format, shoreline data sets are derived from satellite imagery and accurately delineate mean sea level for the land-water interface at coastal areas around the world.

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According to the Container Recycling Institute, 100.7 billion plastic beverage bottles were sold in the U.S. in 2014, or 315 bottles per person. With more than 8 million tons of plastic dumped into our oceans every year, that makes reusable water bottles one of the most impactful actions any individual can take.

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Environmental conditions are changing leading to significant shifts in algal populations. An example of this is the noticeable worldwide increase in Harmful Algal Blooms, primarily cyanobacteria. Identifying algal groups within a total phytoplankton population is critical as some groups can be toxic, affecting public health and economies. Turner Designs is excited to introduce products facilitating increased understanding of the composition of algae populations.

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Grieg’s Skuna Bay salmon pens are set-up in isolated locations where waters are glacier-fed, with strong tidal currents creating a constant flow of ocean water. Photo credit: Grieg Seafood.

In 2016, 23 million salmon died from a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) at a farm in Chile. The economic cost of that die-off is estimated to have been $800 million. The impact of such mortality events is serious, but one international seafood company is employing cutting-edge technology to expand monitoring, stay ahead of HABs, and keep their fish stocks healthy.

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In many spheres of education, it’s enough for course instructors to have a theoretical understanding of the field. In oil spill response, however, DESMI isn’t taking chances, putting experienced operatives into its classrooms to ensure trainees make all the right moves.

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A Pacific native: the Banggai cardinalfish.

The Pacific Community (SPC) has just released PacFishID, a new mobile application for learning how to recognize Pacific marine fish species. Just like Tails, a catch-data collection application launched by SPC last year, this app uses technology to improve resource management.

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