An international team of scientists has just returned from an ocean drilling expedition on board the JOIDES Resolution, near the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, designed to study the subduction zone where the Cocos tectonic plate dips beneath the Caribbean plate.
Today, the Bigelow Laboratory’s new Ocean Science and Education Campus formally opened in East Boothbay, Maine. Ocean Leadership President & CEO Bob Gagosian was on hand to speak at the event.
Innovative Global Observing System Funded Under NOPP for First 12 Years
Today, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) presented the research team of the NOPP-funded project Exploration and Research of Northern Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Natural and Artificial Hard Bottom Habitats with Emphasis on Coral Communities: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks (also known as Lophelia II) with the 2011 Excellence in Partnering Award at a breakfast held at the MTS/IEEE Oceans ’12 Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Today, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership presented U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) with the Admiral James D. Watkins Award at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (URI GSO).
Working across a broad spectrum of endeavors, the Fellows include a pediatric neurosurgeon, a marine ecologist, a journalist, a photographer, an optical physicist and astronomer, a stringed-instrument bow maker, a geochemist, a fiction writer, and an arts entrepreneur. All were selected for their creativity, originality, and potential to make important contributions in the future.
The Energy Department today announced the selection of 14 new research projects across 11 states that will be a part of an expanding portfolio of projects designed to increase our understanding of methane hydrates’ potential as a future energy supply.
A study in the August 30 issue of Nature provides, in unprecedented detail, the history of a crucial indicator of the relationship between the carbon cycle and climate processes over the past 55 million years.
Brazil recently joined an international marine research effort to document environmental change by monitoring and sampling the unseen world beneath the sea floor.
The U.S. Science Support Program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellows.