Working Together For The Ocean

2017-03-03T17:50:46+00:00 January 1, 2017|

Not many will forget 2016. At the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL), we’re looking back on many successes and preparing for more in the future. I’d like to emphasize the word consortium, as it is central to this year’s accomplishments. In a world growing increasingly fragmented by differences of opinion and ideology, finding common ground [...]

So China Grabbed Our Ocean Drone, Does It Really Matter?

2017-03-06T11:25:26+00:00 December 23, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) Teledyne Web Research’s “Slocum” Glider. Teledyne will make the necessary design modifications to the company’s “Slocum” glider to meet specific requirements of the Coastal and Global Scale Nodes for the Ocean Observatories Initiative. (Credit: Ben Allsup, Teledyne Webb Research) Last week a Chinese naval ship retrieved an underwater drone, actually [...]

Scientists Ponder The Way Forward Under Incoming Administration

2017-03-06T10:34:02+00:00 December 20, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) A new X prize offers two $1 million awards for developing better sensors to measure ocean acidification. (Credit: NOAA Environmental Visualization Lab & The recent U.S. presidential election loomed large last week at the world’s largest annual gathering of Earth and space scientists, the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fall [...]

OINA 2017: Collaboration In Focus As San Diego BlueTech Week 2016 Paves Way For Oceanology International’s North American Debut

2017-03-03T15:48:59+00:00 November 17, 2016|

(Click to englarge) San Diego, California city at night. (Credit: City of San Diego) Oceanology International North America 2017 (OINA 17) partner The Maritime Alliance (TMA) held its annual ‘BlueTech Week’ in San Diego last week (Nov 7-11). The event provided a platform for more than 400 delegates to network with academic and [...]

BlueTech Week Paves The Way For OI North America

2017-03-06T10:45:40+00:00 November 17, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) Shellfish farming (oysters, clams, mussels) is the largest single sector of the U.S. marine aquaculture industry and accounts for about two-thirds of total U.S. marine aquaculture production. Pictured above, an oyster farm in the Damriscotta River in Maine. (Credit: NOAA Aquaculture Program) The Maritime Alliance's BlueTech Week brings ocean industry [...]

ODU, National Security Experts Make Recommendations In Sea Level Rise Resiliency Report

2017-03-02T15:43:58+00:00 October 20, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) (Credit: Mr. William Folsom, NOAA, NMFS) Track the science, identify at-risk infrastructure and choose a thought leader to "own" sea level rise in Hampton Roads — these are among the many recommendations contained in a regional resilience report unveiled Wednesday. "Sea Level Rise Preparedness: An Intergovernmental Blueprint for Community Resiliency" [...]

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