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Ocean Forecast System Under Development in India

Scientists from the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services at Hyderabad and the Centre for Earth Science Studies here are working on a programme to establish an ocean forecast system that will provide the district-level administration in the State with early warning and information on natural hazards such as storm surges, cyclones, tidal waves, and tsunami.

Indian Ocean Pirates Impede Climate Observation

CSIRO recently issued a press release on Australian scientists seeking the help of the United States and Australian navies to plug a critical gap in their Argo ocean and climate monitoring program caused by Somali pirates operating in the western Indian Ocean. The media release can be accessed here.

Oceans of data from world-first buoy deployment

The original article by CSIRO can also be viewed here.

 

The first weather buoy deployed in the remote Southern Ocean has been successfully retrieved after surviving 13 months of hostile conditions. Marine and climate scientists are still analysing the wealth of data relayed back to shore by the South Ocean Flux Station about this climatically important region of the world. The data includes hourly observations of wind, temperature, humidity, air pressure, sunlight and rain.

Successful Tender for New Australian Research Vessel

The Australian Government has announced the successful tender to design and build the marine nation’s next ocean-going research vessel, the RV Investigator.

New Global Carbon Budget Released

The Global Carbon Project has released the new global carbon budget updated to year 2009, inclusive. Highlights of the analyses, a complete ppt, datasets available for download, and additional information on current trends in global anthropogenic carbon sources and sinks can be found here.

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