The European Marine Energy Centre announced it has provided a series of metocean data sets to be used in a new Scottish open innovation competition, in a bid to stimulate creative thinking and data science to design new data products for the benefit of the marine environment, communities and economy.
Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) are regions of ocean space of 200,000 square kilometers or greater that encompass coastal areas from river basins and estuaries to the outer margins of a continental shelf or the seaward extent of a predominant coastal current.
Sea Shepherd Italy’s Operation Siracusa launched its 2018 campaign with the arrest of poachers and after spotting a boat fishing illegally in the Plemmirio Marine Park, a Specially Protected Area of Mediterranean Interest, for the conservation of the biodiversity in the region.
Our oceans are currently facing three major challenges: climate change, overfishing and pollution. Plastic pollution in particular is increasing and has received international attention from governments, media and large sections of the public. In order to mitigate this problem, technology might give the solution.
Earth’s marine wilderness has been eroded by humanity, with 13.2% now remaining across all of the oceans, a new report by Australian researchers has shown. Despite holding high genetic diversity, wilderness areas are ignored in global environmental agreements, highlighting the need for urgent policy attention.
The Great Barrier Reef could be hit with repeat coral bleaching events every two years by 2034 under current greenhouse gas pollution rates, according to a new report by Climate Council, revealing that accelerating climate change has driven a 54% increase in the number of marine heatwave days each year.
Australia-based Triangle confirmed an oil spill on 24 July at its Cliff Head Alpha Offshore Platform, 14 km offshore in the Perth Basin, around 300 km north of Perth. An aerial and shoreline surveillance on Thursday however showed no hydrocarbons in the marine environment.
The world’s oceans are likely to become more acidic than at any time in the past 14 million years, according to a new research led by UK’s Cardiff University. Under a ‘business-as-usual’ future scenario where we continue to emit same CO2 as today, atmospheric CO2 would be near 930 parts per million in 2100.
In February 2018, the Government of Seychelles announced the creation of two new areas for marine protection covering 16% (210,000 square km) of its ocean. These new marine protections are the first milestone in creating a Seychelles Marine Spatial Plan that will cover the second-largest area of ocean in the world.
Underwater noise as a result from increased shipping activity in the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean is expected to significantly affect marine life, according to a study entitled ‘Acoustic Habitat Degradation Due to Shipping in the Indian Ocean Region’, issued by Maritime Research Centre Pune.
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