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Rivers Melt Arctic Ice, Warming Air and Ocean

NASA Arctic Canada

A new study shows that increased heat from Arctic rivers is melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean and warming the atmosphere. The study published in Science Advances was led by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, with contributing authors in the United States, United Arab Emirates, Finland and Canada. According to the research, major Arctic rivers contribute significantly more

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New Estimate: 10 Times More Plastic in Atlantic

plastic waste on coast

The mass of “invisible” microplastics found in the upper waters of the Atlantic Ocean is approximately 12 to 21 million tonnes, according to research published in the journal Nature Communications. Significantly, this figure is only for three of the most common types of plastic litter in a limited size range. Yet, it is comparable in magnitude to estimates of all plastic waste that

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Research on Floating Offshore Wind Costs

Scott Hamilton Xodus

Global energy consultancy Xodus Group has launched a three-year collaborative research project on thecosts around floating offshore wind. The study, led by Xodus through the IDCORE programme, is a collaborative partnership between the Universities of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and Exeter, as well as the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS). To enable the best industry outcomes, Xodus is issuing an open

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Low-Carbon Shipping Fuels & Energy Guide 2020

Low carbon shipping fuels & energy guide 2020

A new study–the BLUE Insight Low Carbon Shipping Fuels & Energy Guide 2020–has revealed that more than 40 organizations are vying for a share of the $1.4 trillion low-carbon shipping fuels and energy market. However, many remain in their infancy and primed for investment from institutional, private equity and private finance. The guide has been produced by business and strategic advisory

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Studying Link Between Climate and Armed Conflict

Climate change—from rising temperatures and more severe heavy rain to drought—is increasing risks for economies, human security and conflict globally. Scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science are leading an effort to better assess the climate-conflict link to help societies manage the complex risks of increased violence from a changing climate. The links

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Nigeria’s First Regional Multi-Client, Multibeam Seafloor Study

TGS Nigeria Seep Program MBES coverage_FINAL

TDI-Brooks International Inc., under contract to TGS, has completed the multibeam phase offshore the Niger Delta for a survey that took place in water depths of 750 to 3,500 m. This is Nigeria’s first regional multi-client multibeam and seafloor sampling study. TDI-Brooks’ RV Gyre acquired 82,000 sq. km of high-resolution hull-mounted multibeam echosounder data. During the multibeam data collection a

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