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IPCC Report Urges Action on Ocean, Cryosphere

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The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report highlights the urgency of prioritizing timely, ambitious and coordinated action to address unprecedented and enduring changes in the ocean and cryosphere. The report is a key scientific input for world leaders gathering in forthcoming climate and environment negotiations, such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (COP25) in

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UK, Norway Co-Host Greenhouse Gas Research Center

ICOS buoy

The U.K. and Norway will co-host the Ocean Thematic Centre within ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System), a European research infrastructure measuring greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, land and oceans. Long-term measurement of the seas is important since the oceans take up about one-quarter of the carbon dioxide humans release to the atmosphere, reducing the rate of climate change. ICOS’s ocean

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Great Barrier Reef Underwater Museum

Museum of Underwater Art

Jason deCaires Taylor is drawing closer to the installation of his latest and most ambitious underwater art project to date: MOUA, the Museum Of Underwater Art, within the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The new museum will feature a series of galleries located throughout Townsville, Magnetic Island, Palm Island and the Great Barrier Reef region. The first galleries are due to open to

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Northwest Passage Project Live Interactive Broadcasts

Northwest Passage Project

From July 18 to August 4, U.S. and Canadian scientists, supported by 25 post-secondary students, will share with the public in real-time observations and findings about conditions in the Arctic Ocean in unprecedented interactive broadcasts from the Northwest Passage, conducted from the Swedish Icebreaker Oden. This research will aid understanding of and document climate change effects. The innovative, 18-day Northwest Passage Project research expedition will depart from the

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Live Webinar on Ocean Acidification Measurements

Sea Bird webinar

Sea-Bird Scientific is sponsoring a live webinar July 18th at 1 P.M. E.T./10 A.M. P.T. entitled “Ocean Acidification: High-Frequency Long-Term Measurements of pH and Deployment Best Practices.” Ocean acidification is happening. We can predict it through climate models, see it in pitted calcium carbonate shells, and feel it through aquaculture collapse. However, pH sensors are in dire need of an

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UNESCO Report Says Billions are Deprived of Water

Access to water and sanitation is internationally recognized human right. Yet more than two billion people lack even the most basic of services. The latest United Nations World Water Development Report, Leaving No One Behind, explores the symptoms of exclusion and investigates ways to overcome inequalities. The report was launched in Geneva, Switzerland on Mar. 19 during the 40th session

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