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House Ocean Caucus Introduces Bill to Accelerate Ocean Research

Blue Globe Act

During National Ocean Month, Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Don Young (R-AK), Co-Chairs of the House Ocean Caucus in Washington, D.C., introduced legislation to improve our understanding of the ocean, bays, estuaries, and coasts. The Bolstering Long-Term Understanding and Exploration of the Great Lakes, Oceans, Bays, and Estuaries (BLUE GLOBE) Act will strengthen ocean data collection and monitoring efforts, as

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XPRIZE Announces Winners

XPRIZE, which designs and operates incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, has announced the winners of the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, a global competition to advance ocean technologies for rapid, unmanned and high-resolution ocean exploration and discovery. The grand prize winner, receiving a total of $4 million, was GEBCO-NF Alumni, an international team based in the United States, while KUROSHIO, from Japan, claimed $1

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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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