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Yellow Detritus in Oceans May Reduce Climate Change Effects

Phytoplankton and organic matter in the oceans that floats near the surface attenuate the light entering the water, filtering the light and changing how it affects the water below. One type of material found in the oceans, known as colored detrital matter (CDM), is a mix of organic material from various sources: material formed in the ocean, washed from land

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Global Ocean Observing System Report Card Released

The Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) have released the 2018 Ocean Observing System Report Card. The report details the JCOMM global observation system, which is comprised of networks and sensors that provide information about atmosphere, ocean, ice, global weather, maritime hazards and maritime commerce,

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Variation in Air Pressure Patterns Creates Extreme Ice Melt Conditions

Scientists have known for years that warming global climate is melting the Greenland ice sheet, the second largest ice sheet in the world. A new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), however, shows that the rate of melting might be temporarily increased or decreased by two existing climate patterns: the North Atlantic oscillation (NAO) and the Atlantic multi-decadal

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Energy Transition Report Examines “Carbon Robust” Ship Design

DNV GL Maritime has released its second Maritime Forecast to 2050, part of a suite of energy transition outlook (ETO) reports launched Sept. 10, 2018 in London. The forecast provides an independent forecast of the maritime energy future and examines how the energy transition will affect the shipping industry. Following the 2017 report, the new Maritime Forecast to 2050 focuses

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Only 13.2 % of the World’s Oceans are Intact Ocean Wilderness, Study Says

Recent research published in the journal Current Biology examines data on 19 human stressors to the ocean and determines that only 13.2 %—approximately 55 million sq km—of the oceans remain wilderness areas, little of which is in coastal areas and only 4.9 % of which lies within currently protected marine areas.  The authors define global marine wilderness as “biologically and

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