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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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...
Approximately 2,000 Census of Marine Life scientists from 82 nations today announced astonishing examples of recent new findings from the world's ocean depths.
The Cumulative Index to the Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) was published in October 2008, bringing together more than 22 years of scientific material across a wide range of marine geoscience subdisciplines into a comprehensive reference tool.
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.
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.
With results in hand, the 2007-2008 Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellows visited Washington, DC to present the results of their fellowship research to leaders of the scientific community.
Biogeoscientists show evidence of 90 billion tons of microbial organisms-expressed in terms of carbon mass-living in the deep biosphere, in a research article published online by Nature, July 20, 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.
Our recent communications have been rich with news of change within the U.S. Implementing Organization and across the IODP. I wanted to take a moment to put these changes into perspective and to bring you up to date on where we are on a number of fronts.
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.
On June 5th, the NOPP Excellence in Partnering Award was presented by Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) to Dr. Eric Chassignet, lead principal investigator for the U.S. GODAE: Global Ocean Prediction with the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM), and 24 partner institutions and organizations.
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.
Explorers Marvel at “Brittlestar City” Thriving on Seamount in Powerful Current Swirling Around Antarctica
Census of Marine Life-affiliated scientists, plumbing the secrets of a vast underwater mountain range south of New Zealand, captured the first images of a novel “Brittlestar City” that colonized against daunting odds the peak of a seamount – an underwater summit taller than the world’s tallest building.
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.
WASHINGTON - The 11th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®) is being held April 25-27th at Seward High School in Seward, Alaska. High School students from all over the United States will compete in the NOSB Final Competition with prizes and scholarships on the line.
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.