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Bigelow Laboratory launches new Centers for Venture Research focused on seafood security and the opening Arctic Ocean

Recognizing the importance of making science more relevant and accessible to meet societal needs, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has launched two new Centers for Venture Research, specifically geared to translating basic ocean-related scientific research to inform problem-solving, policy, and public awareness. The first two centers will focus on the opening of the Arctic Ocean and seafood security.

RV Polarstern arrives in Cape Town after five weeks at sea.

01/12/2015  - Team of Young Scientists takes the Vital Signs of the Atlantic Ocean.

Joint US CLIVAR/OCB Workshop Report now available online

The workshop report from the December 2014 US CLIVAR/OCB workshop Ocean's Carbon and Heat Uptake: Uncertainties and Metrics has been published online at:



Ten European countries invest €7.5 million into research on microplastics in the ocean

Four research projects investigating the impact of plastic particles on the marine environment are selected for funding from ten member countries of the Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans).


Climate change will bring greater biodiversity to global seas

Tropical marine animals that currently thrive in warm habitats around the equator will have to spread north and south to avoid extinction as global sea temperatures rise, a study has found.


Scientists at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), alongside international partners, modelled data for nearly 13,000 marine species and found that by the end of this century, countries either side of the Tropics would have a

greater variety of marine species, while the Tropics would suffer a nett loss.



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