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Cathrine Armour Appointed to UK Hydrographic Office Customer Division

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has appointed Cathrine Armour as the new director of its customer division. Armour brings experience in leading data, science and technology-centric organizations, and she will be instrumental in developing the UKHO as a leading marine geospatial information agency and hydrographic office. Armour joins the UKHO from Catapult’s South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications,

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WHOI Sharkcam Engineer Speaks to Senate Committee

A senior engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Amy Kukulya, is testifying today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s sharks hearing. According to WHOI, “the hearing will examine innovations in shark research techniques and technology being used to improve American lives by increasing our understanding of oceans and fisheries, creating new innovations in engineering, and searching

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China’s Arctic Ambitions: Q&A with Sherri Goodman

Arctic icebergs

  The Arctic has traditionally been a region where cooperation has been common between nations. Its significance on the world’s geopolitical map is changing, however, as global warming leads to increased ice melt, thus reducing barriers to maritime navigation. Less ice means more shipping traffic and better access to resources, most notably, oil and gas. China, despite not having any

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Continued Oxygen Depletion Creates More Ocean Dead Zones

Ocean “dead zones” — regions of the sea where oxygen is severely or entirely depleted and most forms of life can’t survive — are becoming more numerous, and scientists warn that they will continue to increase unless we curb the factors driving global climate change, which is fueling this alarming shift in ocean chemistry. Even outside these near-lifeless ocean regions, rising

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Webinar Today on DoD Funding Opportunity for Environmental Science, Technology R&D

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development proposals. SERDP Acting Executive Director Dr. Herb Nelson and Deputy Director Dr. Andrea Leeson will host an informational webinar about the funding opportunity today, September 25, 2017, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET.  SERDP is DoD’s environmental science and technology program,

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