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Can carbon dioxide be stored safely offshore?

Research Project ECO2 presents approach for a sound environmental risk assessment of sub-seabed CO2 storage

Investigation begins into Europe’s flat-lining aquaculture industry

As Europe’s reliance on seafood imports increases, a team of marine scientists has embarked on a three-year project to investigate why the continent’s own aquaculture industry is flat-lining, while countries outside the European Union (EU) enjoy boom time in the sector.


Back in the fjord - Kiel marine scientists investigate responses of the plankton community to ocean acidification in a field experiment off Norway

In a new experiment with the KOSMOS mesocosms, scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel address key questions about the impacts of ocean acidification on the food web and biogeochemical cycling. As part of this study, which runs until the end of June in Raunefjord, Bergen (Norway), the researchers will transfer a laboratory-grown calcifying alga adapted to ocean acidification into the mesocosms.

SAMS appoints Professor Nicholas Owens as new Director

It is with great excitement that the Oban-based Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) announces that Professor Nicholas Owens will be its new Director from 1st September.

Professor Owens succeeds Professor Laurence Mee, who died suddenly in August 2014.


Professor Owens, since 2012 Director of the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science in Plymouth, said: 

Youth Guide to the Ocean is launched

Earlier this month, an educational resource about the ocean was launched for schools, youth groups and other curious young learners, entitled the Youth Guide to the Ocean. 


This informative guide was jointly developed by PML and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on behalf of the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA).



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