Tracking marine animal movements and relaying them by a series of “ocean WiFi hot spots” could help protect marine ecosystems, a U.S. researcher says.
In September, the Arctic Ocean reached its minimum sea ice extent for the summer melt season, breaking all earlier historic records.
The National Science Foundation has notified Oregon State University that it will be the lead institution on a project to finalize the design and coordinate the construction of as many as three new coastal research vessels to bolster the marine science research capabilities of the United States.
The Mars rover Curiosity may be the most famous robot on – or off – the planet but an ocean-going bot named Papa Mau just set a world’s record for robot-kind by traveling more than 10,000 miles from San Francisco to Australia powered only by waves and sunlight.
One of the floating autonomous data-drones that monitors sea surface conditions around the world managed to ride out the remains of Hurricane Sandy without damage.
The cycle that transports water around the Earth is intensifying
The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) program’s Regional Scale Nodes (RSN) team completed a significant construction milestone in August with installation of the primary nodes for the cabled component of the OOI infrastructure in the Northeast Pacific Ocean.
A University of Rhode Island oceanographer is leading an effort to partner with the global shipping industry to systematically collect detailed data about the world’s oceans using equipment installed on commercial vessels.