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Global experts launch project to ensure seaweed sustainability

Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) News release, July 21, 2017

 

The seaweed industry is the fastest-growing of all aquaculture sectors, transforming the lives of millions of people, but the increasing threat from disease and pests has prompted a global research group into action to protect this multi-billion dollar commodity.

 

Ocean Science Centre Mindelo started

After two and a half years of construction, the new GEOMAR research station in Mindelo, Cape Verde, has been completed. Now the preparations for the scientific operation of the Ocean Science Center Mindelo have begun. The project is a cooperation of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the National Cape Verdean Fisheries Research Institute INDP.

Iron deficiency restrains marine microbes

GEOMAR scientists discover important process in the nutrient cycles of the tropical North Atlantic - Iron is a critical nutrient in the ocean. Its importance for algae and the nitrogen cycle has already been investigated in detail. Now a new discovery shows that microbes also need iron to process phosphorus. A team of researchers from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the University of Southampton, UK has just published results in the international journal Nature Communications showing that iron can limit phosphorus acquisition in the ocean.

Four-month Cruise with German RV METEOR off Peru

Collaborative Research Centre 754 investigates oxygen minimum zone in the Southeast Pacific 

New study reveals when West Antarctica’s largest glacier started retreating

Reporting this week (Wednesday 23 November) in the journal Nature an international team led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) explains that present-day thinning and retreat of Pine Island Glacier, one of the largest and fastest shrinking glaciers of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is part of a climate trend that was already underway as early as the 1940s.  

 

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