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.
Despite representing landlocked states, Senators McCain and Senator Obama have lifelong ties to oceans. Obama grew up on a series of islands, living only minutes from the beach, while McCain comes from a naval family and spent a good portion of his life living on the open sea.
Today, President Bush celebrated the opening of the new Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and discussed the Administration's efforts to protect and preserve our oceans, coasts, and the Great Lakes through wise stewardship and sensible management.
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.
The Marine Geoscience Leadership Symposium, March 23-27, 2009 in Washington, D.C., crosses the boundaries between marine geology and geophysics and provides early career researchers with insight into leading a successful research career.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists have developed a new way of determining the size and frequency of meteorites that have collided with Earth.
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.
The OOI Project Team developed a comprehensive suite of design and management documents for the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, conducted for the National Science Foundation.
April 03, 2008 Message from IODP-MI - Industry-Sponsored Drilling Program Could Emerge from New Consortium -The new and improved JOIDES Resolution continues undergoing a complete refurbishment in a Singapore shipyard.
Deep Earth Academy - the educational arm of the scientific ocean drilling programs at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership - will be joining you at the National Science Teachers Association Conference in Boston March 27 - 30. We are excited to tell you about a few of the new features we're going to have there to share with you.
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.
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.
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership applauds Hawaii Congressman Neil Abercrombie (D-1st) for introducing the National Marine Mammal Research Program Act of 2008 (H.R.5106).
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).
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).
On behalf of the 95 members of the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE), I strongly support United States accession to the international Convention on the Law of the Sea and encourage the U.S. Senate to ratify the Convention which has been long overdue.
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).
New research to test global ice volume approximately 41.6 million years ago shows that ice caps at this time, if they existed at all, would have been small and easily accommodated on Antarctica.
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.”
WASHINGTON - The Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE) and the Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI) announced today that they have agreed to merge their staff and operations.
Ocean Observing Contracts Awarded to University of California, San Diego and University of Washington
WASHINGTON -Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI), a consortium of leading U.S. oceanographic research institutions, has awarded multimillion dollar contracts to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the University of Washington (UW) to support the development and operations for the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI).
WASHINGTON - Contoocook Valley Regional High School (ConVal) returns home after winning the 10th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®) held at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York on Monday, April 30th.
On behalf of the 94 members of the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE), I applaud President Bush for supporting the United States accession to the international Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Overseas Drilling Limited has signed a contract with Jurong Shipyard PTE LTD for the overhaul and enhancement of the research vessel JOIDES Resolution, a 20-year workhorse for scientific seabed exploration and observation.
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.
The Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI), a consortium of leading U.S. oceanographic research institutions, announced that it has named Dr. Catherine O’Riordan as the director of the U.S. Science Support Program for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, effective March 12, 2007.
The Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI), a consortium of leading U.S. oceanographic research institutions, today announced that it has named Dr. Holly Given as the director of Ocean Observing activities, effective immediately.
WASHINGTON - Today the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative (JOCI) released its 2006 U.S. Ocean Policy Report Card, a comprehensive look at the nation's ocean policy over the last year.
WASHINGTON - The Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE) congratulates the Bush Administration for taking an important first step to improve the health and sustainability of our oceans.
Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education Responds to President Bush’s State of the Union Address
WASHINGTON - The Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE) is pleased that President Bush opened the doors on the important issue of climate change in last night's State of the Union Address as the oceans play a critical role in our climate and are being impacted by the rapidly changing environment.