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IMBIZO 5: “Marine biosphere research for a sustainable ocean: Linking ecosystems, future states and resource management”, 2-5 October 2017, Woods Hole, USA

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 May 2017! The fifth IMBeR IMBIZO (the Zulu word for a gathering) will be hosted by the Ocean, Carbon & Biogeochemistry Group at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA from 2-6 October 2017. IMBIZO 5 will follow the usual format of three concurrent but interacting workshops. The […]

BIOACID Science Portrait – María Algueró-Muñiz: “Will jellyfish swarm the ocean?”

María Algueró-Muñiz, marine biologist at Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), works at the North Sea Island Helgoland. In summer, she goes out by boat to collect moon jellyfish for her experiments on the impact of ocean acidification, warming and deoxygenation. Show More Summary

Litter levels in the depths of the Arctic are on the rise

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) The Arctic has a serious litter problem: in just 10 years, the concentration of marine litter at a deep-sea station in the Arctic Ocean has risen 20-fold. This was recently reported in a study by researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research.

PBS NewsHour Pays Visit To Dallas Opera's Institute For Women Conductors

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"According to industry data, of the nine largest American opera companies by budget, none has a female music director and principal conductor. And Marin Alsop in Baltimore, who served on the faculty at the Dallas workshop, remains the sole woman music director at the nation's 24 largest orchestras. In Dallas, [general director Keith] Cerny hired […]

BIOACID science portrait: Nicola Wannicke – “Cyanobacteria: winners of ocean acidification” (video, in German; English subtitles)

Nicola Wannicke, marine biologist at Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research in Warnemünde (IOW) investigates winners of ocean acidification: Cyanobacteria benefit from eutrophication as well as rises in temperature and carbon dioxide concentrations. Show More Summary

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…

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