Ocean Observation

Huge Waves Measured for First Time in Arctic Ocean

As the climate warms and sea ice retreats, the North is changing. An ice-covered expanse now has a season of increasingly open water which is predicted to extend

Rosneft Starts Up Field Work in the Kara Sea

  On July 24 this year, research vessel Geolog Dmitry Nalivkin sailed from Kirkenes (Norway) to the Kara Sea. In the next three months 2D seismic survey, will

Preparing for the Next Big Solar Storm: Kemp

The probability of a solar storm striking Earth in the next decade with enough force to do serious damage to electricity networks could be as high as 12 percent, according to solar scientists.

TGS Get Two Seafloor Sampling, Seep Study Contracts

TGS says the two multi-client geochemical seafloor sampling and seep studies offshore are for work off Canada and in the Barents Sea. Sampling locations for both

Satellite Tracks 2,472-mile Green Turtle Ocean Passage

Swansea Universtiy in the UK reports that its researchers, working with colleagues in Australia and the Seychelles, have announced the longest recorded migration for the green sea turtle,

Second Typhoon Threatens Taiwan

The Taiwan military was collecting and distributing sandbags to guard against possible flooding on Tuesday as a typhoon bore down on the island after brushing the Philippines.

'Our Oceans Challenge' Deadline Extended

Ocean Innovation Competition Deadline Extended to August 1st. Due to Growing Wave of Proposals, Ocean Sustainability Challenge Offers More Time for Entrepreneurs to Submit Solutions.

Typhoon Slams into Southern China, One Dead

A super typhoon slammed into China on Friday killing one person, as the government ordered an all-out effort to prevent loss of life from a storm that has already

Typhoon Kills 10 in Philippines, Storm Heading for China

A typhoon killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Philippines and shut down the capital, cutting power and prompting the evacuation of more than 400,000 residents, rescue officials said.

NAMEPA, NOAA Call for Maritime Heritage Coalition

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) joined together

Typhoon Batters Philippines, Thousand Flee to Manila

Rammasun hits eastern Rapu-Rapu island, heads towards Manila; Strongest storm after last year's Haiyan. Thousands evacuated from coastal villages. Thousands

General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions Tie-up with Microsoft

  General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions announced that it has joined the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP). Under this industry partnership program,

Forecast Predicts 70% Chance of El Nino

The U.S. weather forecaster maintained its outlook for the El Nino weather phenomenon in its monthly update on Thursday, pegging the chances of the weather pattern

Japan Typhoon Weakens, Heads to Main Islands

Torrential rains from a weakened but still dangerous typhoon battered Japan's Okinawa islands on Wednesday, leaving two dead and threatening widespread flooding

Fugro Signs Multiyear US Government Contract

Fugro is one of eight firms recently awarded a five-year hydrographic survey contract by the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Liberia: Shipping Does Not Need New Regulations

One of the world’s largest and most active shipping registers, The Liberian Registry, has called on shipping regulators to ensure the effective implementation of existing rules to protect human life,

Super Typhoon Headed for Japan, Emergency Warnings Issued

Japan's weather agency on Monday issued emergency warnings to urge people in the country's southern islands to take maximum precautions as a super typhoon described

Deep Side to Chilean Devil Rays

Thought to dwell mostly near the ocean's surface, Chilean devil rays (Mobula tarapacana) are most often seen gliding through shallow, warm waters. But a new study

HYPACK Used at Texas A&M Nautical Archaeology Program

As part of HYPACK’s academic initiative to promote and encourage training and education, HYPACK, Inc. was involved in the Remote Sensing Survey Workshop 2014 which

Bellingham Named Director of WHOI Robotics Center

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has appointed James Bellingham as the first director of its Center for Marine Robotics. Bellingham will come

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