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Microplastics Accumulate in Deep-Sea Life Hotspots

Research published this month reveals that microplastics often accumulate on the deep sea floor in the same place as diverse and dense marine life communities. This is because the same submarine sediment flows that transfer the oxygen and nutrients needed to sustain life, also transport microplastics from urban rivers to the deep-sea floor via pathways such as submarine canyons.  The findings result

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Inaugural Ocean Mapping Meeting Held in New Zealand

A gathering of ocean mapping experts and maritime officials in Wellington, NZ, was the inaugural mapping meeting of The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project’s South and West Pacific regional data center. Among the outcomes of the meeting was a commitment to identify unmapped areas within the center’s remit – around 124 million square kilometers of ocean – with the ultimate

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Developed Countries Reduce CO2 With Less Fossil Fuel, More Efficiency

Efforts to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and tackle climate change in developed economies are beginning to pay off, according to research led by the Tyndall Centre at the University of East Anglia (UEA). The study suggests that policies supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency are helping to reduce emissions in 18 developed economies. The group of countries represents 28%

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Cargotec Joins Global Maritime Startup Accelerator Program

Cargotec has joined the Trade & Transport Impact program, which connects startups with corporations for the purpose of addressing big challenges in maritime cargo transport and logistics. This is the first program of its kind in terms of its scale and global scope within maritime and logistics. The program is initiated by the London-based startup partnership organization, Rainmaking Ltd. The

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Volvo Ocean Race Yachts are Collecting Scientific Data

Volvo Ocean Race, 2018—The toughest sailing race in the world will reach Auckland, New Zealand at the end of the month, and during this year’s event—the 13th edition of the round-the-world race—the yachts are equipped with scientific instruments that are monitoring the oceans’ health and collecting meteorological data. When the sailors of the seven high-tech racing yachts arrive in Auckland,

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