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Researchers discover greenhouse bypass for nitrogen

(Virginia Institute of Marine Science) An international team discovers that production of a potent greenhouse gas can be bypassed as soil nitrogen breaks down into unreactive atmospheric N2.

German Arctic Office to act as consultant to politics and industry

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) The rapid climate changes in the Arctic are no longer just the domain of scientists. The shrinking sea ice and collapsing permafrost coasts are now also becoming topics on the agenda of international politics and industry.

When the Arctic coast retreats, life in the shallow water areas drastically changes

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) 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.

Manganese nodules as breeding ground for deep-sea octopuses

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) Manganese nodules on the seabed of the Pacific Ocean are an important breeding ground for deep-sea octopuses. As reported by a German-American team of biologists in the current issue of the journal Current Biology, the octopuses deposit their eggs onto sponges that only grow locally on manganese nodules.

Researchers Develop Underwater Observatory

The vastness of the sea and its sometimes harsh conditions often pose a challenge to marine researchers. In the North Sea near Heligoland, scientists from the Thünen Institute for Sea Fishing, the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) and the Helmholtz…

Crowley Scholarships for USMMA Cadets

Crowley Maritime awarded six U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) cadets with Thomas B. Crowley Memorial Scholarships during  the Containerization and Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards luncheon in Newark, N.J. Crowley’s Jenny Terpenning, supervisor…

Identifying age measurements distorted by fossil fuel emissions

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) Good news for archaeologists and natural scientists! You will be able to continue to use the radiocarbon method as a reliable tool for determining the age of artifacts and sample materials.

Wärtsilä's Hatley Elected as Fellow of the RINA

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) has elected John Hatley PE, Vice President, Americas, and Director of Market Shaping, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, as a Fellow of the institution. Candidates for election as a Fellow (FRINA) must…

Transit agencies adjust Black Friday schedules

Transit agencies adjust Black Friday schedules Thanksgiving weekend Holiday transit and services Friday: financial institutions Post offices Golden Gate Transit Regional and Marin service for buses, but no commute service. Reduced service...Show More Summary

Oceanographer Position Open: Coral Reef Ecosystem Program, Honolulu

Closing date for applications: 28 November 2016! Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), located...Show More Summary

New study explains mysterious source of greenhouse gas methane in the ocean

(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) For decades, marine chemists have faced an elusive paradox. The surface waters of the world's oceans are supersaturated with the greenhouse gas methane, yet most species of microbes that can generate the gas can't survive in oxygen-rich surface waters. Show More Summary

The quest for the oldest ice on Earth

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) In Antarctica, internationally leading ice and climate scientists of 14 institutions from 10 European countries are looking for the oldest ice on Earth.

EU Horizon 2020 project APPLICATE kicks off

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) An EU-financed project investigating ways to improve weather and climate prediction in the face of a rapidly changing Arctic officially started this month.

Energy storage system of tomorrow

Invention by Horst Schmidt-Böcking and Gerhard Luther basis for a novel marine pumped storage system developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) / Tested for the first time in Lake Constance.

Singapore Considering Financial Aid to Marine Sector

Singapore's minister of trade and industry S. Iswaran said the government is working in consultation with the marine and offshore engineering sectors, plus the region’s financial institutions, to review the possible need for measures to help…

Microbe hunters discover iron-munching microbe

A microbe that 'eats' both methane and iron: microbiologists have long suspected its existence, but were not able to find it - until now. Researchers at Radboud University and the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen...Show More Summary

Seminar: “Ocean acidification and marine phytoplankton”, 17 November 2016, SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography

Speaker: Francois Morel Location: Hubbs 4500 Time: 3:00pm For more information on this event, contact: Jane Willenbring, jwillenbring(at) Go to website.Filed under: Courses and training

New Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity

Marine ecosystems provide us with food and raw materials, they have an impact on air quality and global climate, they break down harmful substances and serve as places of recreation and tourism. The functioning of these ecosystems – and thus…

ABS Recognized in Singapore for R&D Collaboration

ABS, a classification and technical services provider to the offshore and marine industries, has been recognized by the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) as this year’s recipient of the Honorary SMI Collaboration Award. Guest of honor Lucien Wong…

Postdoctoral Opportunity in Fisheries Oceanography and Eastern Boundary Upwelling Ecosystems, The University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina (Columbia, South Carolina, USA) and the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral fellow, funded by the Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program, to join our interdisciplinary...Show More Summary

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