Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have embarked on a month-long research expedition from Costa Rica to the Central Pacific to understand the impacts of deep-sea extraction of polymetallic nodules on the seabed. These are hard rock like materials, highly enriched in metals found on the sea floor.
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Assistant Professor, Dr William Roberts and Research Fellow, Jayasankar Pillai from Northumbria's Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences discuss El Niño and La Niña events and how this impacts weather around the world.
ASL Environmental Sciences announces the successful field trials of a new prototype split-beam sonar. The trials were conducted in the Saanich Inlet near the Institute of Ocean Sciences (IOS), Sidney, BC. This milestone marks the first such deployment of the prototype instrument, as part of a collaboration between researchers at Memorial University, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), and ASL.
It has been almost 38 years since the remains of the RMS Titanic were first discovered lying on the ocean floor. On September 1, 1985, a team from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) led by Dr. Robert Ballard in partnership with Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer (IFREMER) discovered the final resting place of the ship.
Our oceans and coasts help to regulate our planet’s climate. Protecting them is in everyone’s interests. That’s why we’re a big fan of blue carbon initiatives. To support them, we’re developing new ways to integrate cutting-edge seabed classification techniques with new and advanced technologies.
Following a four-year gap due to the pandemic, Oceanology International Americas (OiA) burst back onto the ocean technology scene last week with a perfectly pitched and well received balance of debate, innovation and thought leadership.
Ocean Scientific International Limited (OSIL) has developed a new self-contained sediment coring system for sampling dense or compacted sediments in off-grid areas or from vessels of opportunity with restricted handling capabilities.
Jaia Robotics, Inc., a leader in low- cost, micro-sized autonomous marine vehicles, is delighted to announce that they have partnered with Marine Acoustics, Inc. (MAI) to add a passive acoustic capability onto their JaiaBotTM hybrid autonomous surface / underwater vehicles called JaiaBotsTM.