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Leader In Fighting Global Warming Won’t Be At Paris Conference Because He Is In Jail

Once labelled as the Indian Ocean's Mandela, Nasheed was deposed in 2012 and replaced by cohorts of the dictator that had previously ruled for 30 years The post Leader In Fighting Global Warming Won’t Be At Paris Conference Because He Is In Jail appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Shiver Me Timbers! Danish Pirate-Chasing Ship to Combat 'Russian Threat'

The Royal Danish Navy is set to redeploy its Absalon Class Combat/Flexible Support ship from the Indian Ocean, where it has been chasing Somali pirates, into the Mediterranean, following Turkey’s appeals for solidarity and apparently considering that the “Russian threat” to Turkey is far graver than that of the pirates to its merchant fleet.

The story behind the Indian Ocean tsunami warning system

A decade ago, a massive wave killed 220,000 people—the deadliest natural disaster in human history. Scientists and aid workers wants to make sure it never happens again.

Fugro's Havila Harmony to join MH370 Search

Fugro is providing an additional vessel, the Havila Harmony, to join the search for the missing flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. From the 93-metre multi-role vessel,

ClassNK Releases New Guidance for Large Containerships Following MOL Comfort Loss

International classification society ClassNK has released new guidance for large containerships more than two years after the loss of the MOL Comfort in the Indian Ocean in June 2013. The draft amendments address hull girder strength with consideration to the effect of lateral loads and whipping, as well as amends direct strength calculations for container […] .

Sharpest deep sea eyes about to open again on MH370 search zones

The sharpest seeing automated underwater vehicle available is out of storage and being fitted to a newly chartered ship at a marine centre south of Fremantle as better summer sea states set in over the Southern Indian Ocean search area for MH370. The AUV is a Hugin 4500 which was briefly used before the onset […]

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Annabelle dying bursts

Tropical Cyclone Annabelle ran into adverse atmospheric and oceanic conditions and was fading quickly on Nov. 24. But the day before, NASA's RapidScat instrument saw some dying bursts of wind from the weakening Southern Indian Ocean system. read more

NASA eyes Tropical Cyclone Annabelle in Southern Indian Ocean

Tropical Storm Annabelle formed early on Nov. 21 in the Southern Indian Ocean, strengthened briefly and began a weakening trend on Nov. 23. NASA's Terra satellite and RapidScat instrument captured imagery of the storm after it developed. Early on Nov. Show More Summary

Long-Term Ocean Warming Worsened Deadly Australian 2010/11 Floods

A new study has concluded that long-term warming of the Indian and Pacific oceans worsened the deadly floods that hit Australia in 2010/11. During the summer of 2010/11, a series of floods hit the northern Australian state of Queensland,...Show More Summary

How to Run a Restaurant in the Middle of the Indian Ocean

Situated on a tiny coral structure off the East Coast of Zanzibar, The Rock is an almost painfully postcard-perfect restaurant.

As hunt moves, pilot "confident" MH370 will be found

Officials shift search area for missing Malaysia Airlines jet in Indian Ocean to area at heart of a British pilot's theory on crash

Heavy Rain Hampers Kenya Port Trade

A washed-out road in Kenya has blocked the flow of goods from Kenya's Indian Ocean port of Mombasa for a second straight day, officials said on Wednesday, choking

Warming ocean worsened Australia's fatal 2010/2011 floods

Long-term warming of the Indian and Pacific oceans played an important role in increasing the severity of the devastating floods that struck Australia in 2010/2011, a study shows. The researchers found that, during a strong La Niña, warmer sea surface temperatures make Australia three times as likely to experience rainfall levels akin to the 2010/2011 event.

Heavy Rains Cause Delays on East Africa Trade Route

Heavy rains near the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa have swept away a road and slowed transport to a trickle on the main trade route into east Africa, officials said on Wednesday.

Indian Ocean: No Insurance Premium Reduction Likely

 In October a number of trade bodies released a joint press release to formally announce a reduction of the High Risk Area (HRA).     Insurance

Stakeholders Broaden Maritime Security Scope

An international agreement that has been instrumental in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden is set to significantly broaden its scope.

Taking a closer look at the Indian Ocean

Luxury travel provider Kuoni has released a series of fascinating microscopic images that have captured the fine details within grains of sand from the Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, La Réunion and Sri Lanka. Kuoni?s initiative behind the project is to show travellers the differences between the Indian Ocean islands. Show More Summary

Tanzania?s top 9 Indian Ocean getaways

East Africa?s coast is lined with turquoise waters, powder-soft beaches and some of the planet?s most beautiful tropical islands. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in Tanzania?s Zanzibar archipelago. Here are our top 9 beach properties off Tanzania’s coast for the most perfect idyllic getaway. Show More Summary

Microplate discovery dates birth of Himalayas

An international team of scientists has discovered the first oceanic microplate in the Indian Ocean--helping identify when the initial collision between India and Eurasia occurred, leading to the birth of the Himalayas. Although there...Show More Summary

Video Hatch: “GEOBASS Season 2: Red Bass in Christmas Island”

3 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

In this recent episode of GEOBASS, the crew takes their around-the-world bass fishing adventure to Christmas Island and the Indian Ocean. Via Costa.

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