(Washington, D.C.)- The Consortium for Ocean Leadership’s National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is pleased to announce their 2009 National Ocean Scholars. High school seniors Brian Schuster of Raleigh, North Carolina and Emily Northrop of Coral Gables, Florida beat out 23 applicants to be awarded the $1,500 scholarship for their first year of college.
Marine historians reconstruct images of past sea life that boggle today’s imagination; Experts convene May 26-28, Vancouver; En route to historic 1st global oceans Census, past, present and future: Oct. 2010
The National Science Foundation (NSF) made its first major award under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to construct the Alaska Region Research Vessel (ARRV).
Washington, D.C.- The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is pleased to announce that biologist Ron O’Dor, chief science officer of its Census of Marine Life program, is the recipient of Canadian Geographic’s 2009 Environmental Scientist of the Year award.
On May 15, 2009, National Science Board authorized NSF Director Arden Bement to make awards toward the construction of the Ocean Observing Initiative.
A new web portal provides free and open access to information on Antarctic marine species. The SCAR-MarBIN portal lets users browse, see and search different types of data, including over 2000 photos and videos. Entries are geo-referenced so users can discover what is found where.
Weekly video report form the Joides Resolution during the PEAT Expedition 320 – May/June 2009
Scientists aboard the JOIDES Resolution are unlocking the earth’s life story with sediment recovered from far beneath the Pacific ocean floor. The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program ship arrived Monday with core samples that date back in time to the warmest sustained “greenhouse ” period on Earth — about 53 million years ago.
BERKELEY, CA – Oceanographers Jim Bishop and Todd Wood of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have measured the fate of carbon particles originating in plankton blooms in the Southern Ocean, using data that deep-diving Carbon Explorer floats collected around the clock for well over a year. Their study reveals that most of the carbon from lush plankton blooms never reaches the deep ocean.
ST. ANDREWS – The next time you log onto Google Ocean, a new Google Earth feature, you might benefit from the work of two St. Andrews scientists.
The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program drillship JOIDES Resolution left Honolulu in early March for a two month voyage with 29 scientists from seven nations, 25 technicians, and 66 crew from many more countries to chart the detailed climate history during the first of two voyages of the “Pacific Equatorial Age Transect”. This was the first international scientific drilling expedition after the JOIDES Resolution underwent a multi-year, more than $100 million U.S. dollar transformation into a 21st century floating science laboratory.
ATLANTIC CITY–A group of researchers from around the world will be shoving off from Atlantic City to take part in a unique expedition off the coast of New Jersey for the next 80 days. They’re hoping information about climate changes in the past will help them gain a better understanding of what could happen in the future.