Today, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) presented the research team of the NOPP-funded project Exploration and Research of Northern Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Natural and Artificial Hard Bottom Habitats with Emphasis on Coral Communities: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks (also known as Lophelia II) with the 2011 Excellence in Partnering Award at a breakfast held at the MTS/IEEE Oceans ’12 Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Ocean Leadership Presents U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse with Inaugural Admiral James D. Watkins Award
Today, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership presented U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) with the Admiral James D. Watkins Award at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (URI GSO).
Working across a broad spectrum of endeavors, the Fellows include a pediatric neurosurgeon, a marine ecologist, a journalist, a photographer, an optical physicist and astronomer, a stringed-instrument bow maker, a geochemist, a fiction writer, and an arts entrepreneur. All were selected for their creativity, originality, and potential to make important contributions in the future.
The Energy Department today announced the selection of 14 new research projects across 11 states that will be a part of an expanding portfolio of projects designed to increase our understanding of methane hydrates’ potential as a future energy supply.
A study in the August 30 issue of Nature provides, in unprecedented detail, the history of a crucial indicator of the relationship between the carbon cycle and climate processes over the past 55 million years.
Brazil recently joined an international marine research effort to document environmental change by monitoring and sampling the unseen world beneath the sea floor.
The U.S. Science Support Program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellows.
Humans get much of the blame for modern climate change, with little attention paid to the contribution of other natural forces. But a new study in the July 20 issue of the journal Science sheds some light on one potential cause of the cooling trend of the past 45 million years. And it has everything to do with the chemistry of the world’s oceans.
Today, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership is pleased to announce that Dr. Stuart Goldberg is the first recipient of the Frank M. Cushing Science Policy Fellowship.
Consortium For Ocean Leadership Recognizes Best Ocean Science Projects At Intel International Science And Engineering Fair
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership granted two Special Awards on May 17 for the best ocean science projects at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held May 13-18 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Counterexample from the geologic record highlights today’s close coupling of climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide
Returning champions Marshfield High School from Marshfield, Wisconsin won the 15th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®) Final, held April 19 – 22, 2012 at the Sheraton City Center Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.
Quick Expedition to Undersea Mountain Yields Rich Information About Sub-Seafloor Structure, Formation, and Alteration Processes
Scientists have just concluded a short expedition aboard the JOIDES Resolution to learn more about Atlantis Massif, an undersea mountain that formed in a very different way as compared to the majority of the seafloor.
Scientists have just returned from an expedition onboard the research vessel JOIDES Resolution, during which they recovered five kilometers of core samples from an area never before drilled.
Today, the Obama Administration released a National Ocean Policy action plan to address the most pressing challenges facing ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources.
An international team of scientists sailing onboard the research vessel JOIDES Resolution recently returned from installing observatories beneath the seafloor in “North Pond” – a remote area in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Up to $22.5 million will be awarded to researchers studying the effects of the Deepwater Horizon incident on the Gulf of Mexico, public health
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.
Funding Supports Short-Term Continuing and Emergent Observations and Sampling of the Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Gulf of Mexico
Heavy Metal Meets Hard Rock: Battling through the Ocean Crust’s Hardest Rocks to Capture the Boundary Between Magma and Water
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.
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Announces Availability of New Funding for Short-Term Continuing and Emergent Observations and Sampling on Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
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.
Puntarenas, Costa Rica – If there was ever a “teachable moment” in the Earth sciences, it is now, in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan late last week.
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership announced Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, will join the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) to build a variety of software interfaces and web-based tools that ultimately will allow educators to bring the ocean into their learning environments.
Interagency Working Group on Ocean Partnership’s Attaining an Operational Marine Biodiversity Observation Network Report Released
The National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) today announced the release of the Attaining an Operational Marine Biodiversity Observation Network Synthesis Report.
Consortium for Ocean Leadership Selects Sea-Bird Electronics to provide Conductivity, Temperature and Depth Instruments for Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI)
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), has selected Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc., of Bellevue, Wash., to provide Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) instruments for the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI).
Over 800 meters (nearly half a mile) of rock pulled from below the seafloor near the coast of New Zealand may yield new clues to understanding how some hotspot volcanoes are created and whether and how the sources of these volcanoes have moved over time deep within the Earth.
For the past decade, more than 300 researchers throughout the Northeast have contributed to the global Census of Marine Life, an unprecedented, interdisciplinary collaboration, which released its major findings in London last month.
Culminating a 10-year exploration, 2,700 scientists from 80 nations report first Census of Marine Life, revealing what, where, and how much lives and hides in global oceans.
An international team of scientists has just returned from two months at sea near British Columbia, Canada, where they installed two observatories in the ocean floor to run innovative experiments at the bottom of the sea.
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is pleased to announce the selection of the 2010-2011 Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellowship recipients.
Since early July, 28 scientists from nine countries have been analyzing fossil coral reef cores at the IODP Bremen Core Repository.
Marshfield High School from Wisconsin won the 13th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®) Final, held April 23-25, 2010 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and USF’s College of Marine Science in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®), an ocean science education program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership based in Washington, D.C., announced that Contoocook Valley Regional High School from Peterborough, New Hampshire has won the second annual NOSB “Living on the Ocean Planet” Video Contest.
In response to growing concerns about our planet’s changing climate, rising global temperatures and sea levels, and increasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), scientists are looking to the planet’s past to help predict its future.
Explorers Inventory Hard-to-See Sea Life: Tiny but Mighty Microbes, Plankton, Larvae, Burrowers – Keys to Earth’s Food and Respiratory Systems
Microbial mat the size of Greece found on oxygen-starved South American seafloor; Scientists puzzle out Neptune’s riotous diversity of tiny creatures; “In no other ocean realm has discovery been as extensive”; Explorers yet to find any lifeless place on Earth below 150°C; Release of historic global ocean Census: October 4, 2010
“Supervolcanoes” have been blamed for multiple mass extinctions in Earth’s history, but the cause of these massive eruptions remains poorly understood. To explore the origins of these seafloor giants, scientists drilled into a large, 145 million-year-old volcanic mountain chain lying underwater off the coast of Japan.
Interagency Group to host workshop that explores how monitoring and understanding the ocean delivers economic and environmental benefits to industries, government, and citizens of California.
US-Canada collaboration on ocean research takes a major step forward today as Robert Gagosian, president and CEO of Consortium for Ocean Leadership, and Martin Taylor, president and CEO of Ocean Networks Canada, sign a Memorandum of Understanding pledging to work closely together as they manage and operate world-leading ocean observing systems.
On February 11th, an international team of researchers and technicians departed Townsville, Australia to begin the “Great Barrier Reef Environmental Changes” Expedition.