A new citizen science project is helping scientists uncover historic Arctic climate data.
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By Henry Workman Marine Science Today Writer Today, the body of evidence that points towards the climate change driven melting of the polar ice caps is substantial, and continues to grow. The environmental implications of this process have been consistently shown to be severe, and the problems associated with the subsequent rise in sea levels [...]
NASA is currently conducting Operation Ice Bridge, a six-year campaign of annual flights to each of Earth’s polar regions designed to help scientists bridge the gap between NASA’s Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) — which is operating the last of its three lasers — and ICESat-II, scheduled to launch in 2014 by providing the needed data collected by researchers on board the DC-8, a 157-foot-long airborne laboratory and the largest aircraft in NASA’s airborne science fleet that accommodates many instruments.
$21 Million in Government Grants Distributed to Implement the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation Act 2009
NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) is awarding a total of $21 million this year, split among 11 regions.
The goal of each regional observing system is to maintain and enhance ocean and coastal observations in the area, giving planners and policymakers the information needed to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect the environment.
Study published in “Science” shows ways to successfully manage fisheries to stop over-exploitation of fish stocks allowing for continuous sustainable fishing.
(This article was originally published on OceanLines on June 6, 2008.) If University of Washington scientist Kristi Morgansen’s work pans out, a school of cooperatively communicating robot fish could help track whales, pollution slicks, or other mobile targets of scientific interest. Over the past five years, she has built three “Robofish” that communicate with one [...]