MMS Underway with $3.7 Million Deepwater Coral Study

2016-06-29T10:50:26+00:00 November 25, 2008|

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...

Protected ‘Swimways’ Urged For Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtle

2016-06-29T10:50:28+00:00 October 22, 2008|

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) World Conservation Congress this week adopted a resolution urging nations to protect the leatherback sea turtle and sharks from the world's industrial fisheries by identifying and creating marine protected areas along the Pacific leatherback's migratory routes.

Redistribution of Scientific Ocean Drilling Cores Complete

2016-06-29T10:50:30+00:00 September 5, 2008|

All cores recovered through scientific ocean drilling under the auspices of the Deep Sea Drilling Project (1968-1983) and the Ocean Drilling Program (1983-2003) have been moved to the Gulf Coast Repository (GCR) in College Station, TX, the Bremen Core Repository (BCR) in Germany or the Kochi Core Center (KCC) in Japan.

Robot Vehicle Surveys Deep Sea Off Pacific Northwest

2016-06-29T10:50:31+00:00 August 13, 2008|

Autonomous underwater vehicle "eyes"sites for future ocean observatory: The first scientific mission with Sentry, a newly developed robot capable of diving as deep as 5,000 meters (3.1 miles) into the ocean, has been successfully completed by scientists and engineers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the University of Washington (UW).

Summer/Fall 2008 Outreach Strategy

2016-06-29T10:50:31+00:00 August 12, 2008|

A number of our members and those of you from our community have asked us what approach you might take on educating your congressional delegation with respect to the important work your institutions do in ocean research and education. We have outlined some suggestions for you and encourage you to pursue them.

Journey to the Center of the Earth: Could It Really Happen?

2016-06-29T10:50:33+00:00 July 17, 2008|

Jules Verne's classic science fiction novel A Journey to the Centre of the Earth has stood the test of time as imagination-capturing entertainment. Originally penned in 1864, it has been adapted into films, television and animation, thrill rides, video games and even a music album. In July 2008, the story again hits the big screen in a 3-D summer blockbuster.

Teachers Experience “School Of Rock”

2016-06-29T10:50:51+00:00 July 8, 2008|

Sixteen middle, high school and community college teachers from across the country visited College Station, TX, to take part in the annual School of Rock workshop at the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program's (IODP) Gulf Coast Repository.

Ocean Leadership Selects New Chair

2016-06-29T10:50:51+00:00 June 25, 2008|

The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is pleased to announce that Dr. Shirley Pomponi has been elected as Chair of the Board of Trustees. Outgoing Chair, Dr. Eric Barron, is leaving the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas to head the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.

Ocean Drilling Educational Poster Wins Award

2016-06-29T10:50:52+00:00 June 18, 2008|

Deep Earth Academy's Sea90E poster and website, done in conjunction with last year's teacher-at-sea Rory Wilson and former staffer Matt Niemitz, has won a 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers.

Ocean Community Urges Senate to Pass Critical Legislation

2016-06-29T10:50:52+00:00 May 21, 2008|

Yesterday, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership delivered a letter that was signed by 98 research and education organizations to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging Senate consideration of bills to improve our understanding of the ocean, conservation of its resources, and maritime commerce and recreation.

Massachusetts High School Team Wins National Competition

2016-06-29T10:50:53+00:00 April 30, 2008|

WASHINGTON - Lincoln-Sudbury High School returns home to Massachusetts after winning the 11th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®) held at Seward High School in Seward, Alaska last weekend. Twenty-five high schools from all over the United States competed in the NOSB Final Competition with prizes and scholarships on the line. The NOSB is a program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership based in Washington, DC.

House Passes Critical Ocean Observing System Bill

2016-06-29T10:50:55+00:00 April 1, 2008|

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observing Act of 2007. The Act would create an integrated ocean observing system (IOOS) that will monitor and forecast ocean conditions, including the physical, biological and chemical components of coastal waters.

Ocean Leadership Applauds Joint Ocean Commission Initiative’s U.S. Ocean Policy Report Card

2016-06-29T10:50:59+00:00 February 27, 2008|

Today the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative (JOCI) released its 2007 U.S. Ocean Policy Report Card, its third annual look at the country’s ocean strategy from the previous year. The report card is a bipartisan look at the nation’s progress toward implementing the recommendations of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission, as well as the actions described in the Administration’s U.S. Ocean Action Plan.

Ocean Leadership Climate Change Symposia at AAAS Annual Meeting

2016-06-29T10:51:01+00:00 February 14, 2008|

At the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership is convening two scientific symposia. The symposia both relate recent results from paleoclimate investigations of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) to modern systems.

Ocean Leadership Hosts Biological Ocean Observing Workshop

2016-06-29T10:51:03+00:00 January 17, 2008|

The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, in coordination with the U.S. National Committee of the Census of Marine Life (CoML) organized a workshop to demonstrate the importance of incorporating biological data, particularly CoML data, into the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS).

Consortium for Ocean Leadership Names Robert Gagosian President

2016-06-29T10:51:04+00:00 November 7, 2007|

WASHINGTON - The Board of Trustees for the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (Ocean Leadership) announced that Dr. Robert Gagosian has accepted the position of President and CEO. Gagosian becomes the first President of Ocean Leadership, which was formed earlier this year by the merger of the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE) and the Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI).

WHOI, Partners Awarded Ocean Observing Contract

2016-06-29T10:51:05+00:00 August 23, 2007|

WASHINGTON -The Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI) has awarded a $97.7 million contract to an academic partnership led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), to support the development, installation and initial operation of the coastal and global components of the National Science Foundation's Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI).

17 teachers Explore Ocean Floor Core Samples at the Gulf Coast Repository

2016-06-29T10:51:06+00:00 August 13, 2007|

COLLEGE STATION, TX – Touring the 14,000 square-foot facility, refrigerated to 40° F, generated “oohs,” “aahs” and “brrrs” from the nation-wide group of middle school, high school and undergraduate educators. Seventeen educators from across the country were selected in a competitive application process to participate in “School of Rock 2007.”

ODP Volumes Go Digital

2016-06-29T10:51:09+00:00 April 1, 2007|

Published volumes detailing nearly 40 years of scientific discoveries from ocean drilling research – a vast reservoir of valuable and citable data for geoscientists – will soon be freely accessible online.

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