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May 2014 Issue

25 Years Ago 1989.Officials of the Marine Technology Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers announced the establishment of the Ocean Institute. The coalition was created to address technology and the sea. ... The U.S. House of Representatives Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee reintroduced a bill to establish a comprehensive oil pollution liability and compensation system. ... Following recommendations of a blue-ribbon panel study, the chief of naval research announced plans to combine the ocean science research programs of NORDA, the Institute for Naval Oceanography and the Naval Environmental Prediction Research Facility into a single laboratory.


15 Years Ago 1999. An international company launched a dummy satellite into geosynchronous orbit from a converted offshore oil platform. ... NOAA announced that the National Marine Fisheries Service and the National Marine Educators Association formed a partnership to promote sound marine conservation and education issues in the classroom, providing a framework to develop cooperative activities. ... Scientists from NOAA began working with two Australian groups to improve coral reef monitoring and help promote early warnings of future bleaching events.


10 Years Ago 2004. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided to cut production by 4 percent. Economists cited low energy supplies as the biggest threat to the economy. ... During the first three months of the year, NOAA’s satellites were pivotal in rescuing 60 people from life-threatening situations. During the same time period the pervious year, only 27 rescues were made. ... Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography documented for the first time in San Diego, California, seawater the presence of a neurotoxin that has been known to poison marine mammals, birds and human consumers of shellfish.


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