With our oceans and coastal ecosystems, and the economies and jobs they support, facing constant and increasingly grave threats from a variety of sources, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators will meet next week to form a new Senate Oceans Caucus.
When it comes to the world’s oceans, the South Pacific gyre is about as remote – and lifeless – as it gets. Expeditions to visit comparable sites around the globe – in the Atlantic and Indian oceans, for example – have turned up rich microbial ecosystems at or below the seafloor.
Summary of National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®) 2011 National Ocean Scholarship Program Recipients
Funding Supports Short-Term Continuing and Emergent Observations and Sampling of the Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Gulf of Mexico
Scientists and drillers recovered a remarkable suite of heat-tempered basalts that provide a detailed picture of the rarely seen boundary between magma and seawater.
Global climate change, earthquakes, and tsunami generation are some of the most pressing geoscientific challenges of the 21st century. Scientific ocean drilling is a key tool to investigate these phenomena and fundamental questions in Earth and life sciences.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI) Research Board announced today that up to $1.5 million in grants will be available to provide funds for the acquisition of samples and critical observations of effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Twenty-four high schools from around the United States competed in this year’s NOSB Finals Competition. The NOSB is an ocean science education program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership based in Washington, DC.
Research Board Requests Proposals to Establish Consortia to Study Effects of Deepwater Horizon on the Gulf of Mexico
The 470 foot scientific research vessel JOIDES Resolution of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), will come to Puntarenas, Costa Rica 13-16 April 2011.