A leading federal science director and accomplished oceanographer, who has overseen research efforts at two major federal agencies, is the new vice president for research at Oregon State University, OSU officials announced this morning.
Ocean Policy Task Force Releases Interim Framework for Effective Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
Comprehensive, Integrated Approach Helps to Determine how the Ocean, Coasts and Great Lakes are Used and Protected Now and in the Future
Julie Ann Pollard has spent years teaching science to 7th and 8th graders in Texas, but for two months in late 2009, she’ll get a chance to really live it.
The JOIDES Resolution (JR) of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) makes its scheduled Port Call in Townsville, Australia November 2-8, 2009.
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership applauds the White House for taking an historic step forward in addressing the multitude of threats facing our ocean, coasts and Great Lakes with the issuance of a draft national ocean policy.
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2009-2010 Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellowship Program have been selected.
From South Carolina to Georgia, a new location site has been named for the Southern Stingray Bowl, one of the 25 regional competitions being held this year for the Consortium for Ocean Leadership’s National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership have signed a Cooperative Agreement that supports the construction and initial operation of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI).
For funding beginning in FY 2010, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) welcomes research proposals meeting the goal of partnerships between at least two of the following three sectors: academia, industry (including NGOs), and government.
ANCHORAGE, AK – Obama Administration officials will hold their first Ocean Policy Task Force Public Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska on August 21, 2009.
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership’s National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is pleased to announce that the team who placed second in the 12th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) Finals Competition, Lexington High School, just returned from their awards trip to Catalina Island and La Jolla, Calif.
Dr. Nasseer Idrisi was recently selected as the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Educator at Sea to sail aboard the JOIDES Resolution (JR), the newly equipped and modernized scientific ocean drilling research vessel supported by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP).
The Interagency Working Group on Ocean Observations is pleased to announce the registration for Small Sea Changes: Big Infrastructure Impacts is now open. The workshop will take place on Friday, November 13, 2009 in Houston, Texas.
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership’s National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is pleased to announce that the champions of the 12th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl Finals Competition, Marshfield High School, just returned from their award trip to the Republic of Panama.
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership’s National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®) is pleased to announce the third place team from the 12th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl Finals Competition, Cranston High School West, has traveled to the Great Lakes for the team’s third place prize.
(Washington, D.C.) - The JOIDES Resolution (JR) Expedition 321T that cemented reentry cones around subseafloor borehole observatories and hosted the School of Rock 2009 teacher workshop, has docked.
The JOIDES Resolution, the U.S.-supported, newly equipped and modernized scientific ocean drilling vessel, is docked in the port of Victoria, British Columbia as it readies to embark on a eight-week international marine research expedition to investigate the role of the Bering Sea in climate change.
Physics teacher Douglas LaVigne will soon be leaving the classroom for the open sea. After a competitive, nationwide application and interview process, LaVigne was selected as the Teacher at Sea on Expedition 323 of the JOIDES Resolution.
Bradford Mark Clement, professor and chair of the Department of Earth and Environment at Florida International University, Miami, has been appointed director of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) at Texas A&M University.
(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.
Describing Ocean Life in Olden Days, Researchers Upend Modern Notions of “Natural” Animal Sizes, Abundance
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.
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.
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.
Scientific Drilling Vessel Returns to Work After Major Overhaul – JOIDES Resolution Currently on Expedition in Pacific
(Washington, DC) – The JOIDES Resolution (JR) has returned to international operations and will make its scheduled Port Call in Honolulu, Hawaii May 5-9, 2009. An international team of scientists will have completed the first of two eight-week Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) expeditions to the Equatorial Pacific ocean.
Washington, DC – Marshfield High School from Wisconsin won the 12th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®) held at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum’s Sant Ocean Hall in a thrilling come from behind win this afternoon.
The Commerce Department is fumbling its acquisition of the next generation of weather satellites and could be facing a five-month gap in climate data coverage in 2015, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
The planet Mars has a moon named Deimos, so it seems only appropriate that the ocean observatory MARS in Monterey Bay have its own DEIMOS. This DEIMOS, however, is an underwater acoustic package designed to monitor movements of fish and zooplankton.
Just days after the House of Representatives passed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, President Obama signed the Act into Law. This historic Act contains five landmark ocean bills: Ocean Exploration and NOAA’s Undersea Research Program Act; Ocean and Coastal Mapping Integration Act; Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009; Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 2009; and Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program.
On March 10, 2009, an international team of scientists set sail for the equatorial Pacific aboard the scientific drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution for the first of two Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) expeditions.
Giant sea spiders, ancient species of bacteria and new starfish living in communities are just some of hundreds of sea creatures that have been discovered by scientists conducting decade-long census of sea life. Researchers in more than 80 nations are participating in the effort which is funded by governments, foundations and corporations.
President Barack Obama nominated former Washington Governor Gary Locke to be the next Secretary of the Department of Commerce earlier this week. The Consortium for Ocean Leadership applauds the selection of Gary Locke and looks forward to working closely with him while he guides the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which comprises more than half of the Department’s budget.
Researchers in North and South were startled to find Polar oceans share 235 species; Changes in species distribution documented as warmer oceans spur migration; United by high-speed current, Antarctic benthos revealed as single bioregion; Smaller species replacing larger ones in some Arctic waters
President Obama signed a $787 billion economic stimulus bill on Tuesday. Details of the ocean science portions of the bill are highlighted below.The federal agencies will have 60 days to submit a spending plan to Congress...
Senior officials from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the U.S. Implementing Organization for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program today marked the occasion of the research vessel JOIDES Resolution sailing off from Singapore for science sea trials and transit to Honolulu, after a complete transformation to modernize and upgrade the ship in a Singapore shipyard.
Today, the U.S. Senate passed S.22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which contained five landmark ocean bills: Ocean Exploration and NOAA's Undersea Research Program Act; Ocean and Coastal Mapping Integration Act; Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009; Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 2009; and Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program.
On January 9-10th, the JOIDES Resolution successfully completed initial sea trials in the South China Sea before returning to Singapore. The ship's equipment and systems were tested during these initial sea trials to the satisfaction of the American Bureau of Shipping representatives, subject to correction of some minor easily rectified items.
Most of us understand that what we give off in the form of exhaust — from cars and manufacturing and energy production and burning forests — makes its way into the atmosphere, and is responsible for changes in the global climate. What is less familiar is the fact that the oceans are absorbing as much as a third of the carbon dioxide being emitted into the atmosphere.
WASHINGTON - Today Admiral James D. Watkins (U.S. Navy retired) was honored by President George W. Bush with the Presidential Citizens Medal. The Presidential Citizens medal is awarded by the President of the United States in recognition of U.S. citizens who have performed exemplary deeds of service for our nation.
The first comprehensive “inventory” of sea and land animals around a group of Antarctic islands reveals a region that is rich in biodiversity and has more species than the Galapagos. The study provides an important benchmark to monitor how they will respond to future environmental change.
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has begun a $3.7 million, four-year study of deepwater corals in the Gulf of Mexico. The study contract, which focuses on deepwater coral communities that have formed both naturally and on oil and gas platforms and shipwrecks...