Today, the Obama Administration released a National Ocean Policy action plan to address the most pressing challenges facing ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources.
An international team of scientists sailing onboard the research vessel JOIDES Resolution recently returned from installing observatories beneath the seafloor in “North Pond” – a remote area in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Up to $22.5 million will be awarded to researchers studying the effects of the Deepwater Horizon incident on the Gulf of Mexico, public health
[ October 11, 2011; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] A key initiative currently underway is the federal restoration of the Gulf of Mexico, led by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force. This discussion is intended to highlight the report and to help connect the emerging thought in restoration science to the policy process.
With our oceans and coastal ecosystems, and the economies and jobs they support, facing constant and increasingly grave threats from a variety of sources, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators will meet next week to form a new Senate Oceans Caucus.
When it comes to the world’s oceans, the South Pacific gyre is about as remote – and lifeless – as it gets. Expeditions to visit comparable sites around the globe – in the Atlantic and Indian oceans, for example – have turned up rich microbial ecosystems at or below the seafloor.
Summary of National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®) 2011 National Ocean Scholarship Program Recipients
Funding Supports Short-Term Continuing and Emergent Observations and Sampling of the Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Gulf of Mexico