(Credit: International Conservation Caucus Foundation) On October 3rd, the Oceans Caucus Foundation hosted the first in a series of briefings on National Security. This briefing, featuring speakers from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), centered on the role of science and technology in preventing ocean crimes. [...]
(Click to enlarge) Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (Credit: Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam K. Thomas) In this third episode of the Natural Security Podcast, the Stimson Center’s Johan Bergenas sits down with Rear Admiral (ret.) Jon White. (From National Security Podcast, By Jon White) -- Admiral White [...]
(Click to enlarge) Illegal fishing threatens sustainable fisheries and negatively impacts legitimate fishing operations.(Credit: NOAA) What was the underlying reason for the first construction of U.S. ships (six frigates) at the beginning of the 19th century? Piracy, as in the Barbary Pirates, who were deemed a hazard to U.S. national and global [...]
(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 [...]
Taken from the bottom of the marine food chain, microalgae may soon become a top-tier contender to combat global warming, as well as energy and food insecurity, according to a study by researchers associated with the Cornell Algal Biofuel Consortium, published in the journal Oceanography.
The event will feature a discussion between distinguished defense, diplomacy and intelligence leaders, touching on this critical intersection of climate change and U.S strategic and humanitarian priorities in the region. A reception will follow, where participants can engage directly with the speakers and report authors.