The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) is a project of SCOR and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), and is supported by SCOR, SCAR, and agencies in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United States. SOOS has recently released a comprehensive progress report for its first three years (2012-2014), at http://www.soos.aq/images/soos/products/attachments/SOOS-Progress%20Report2015.pdf.
Exceptionally rapid onset of coastal upwelling offshore Peru- Kiel marine scientists find significant changes in the eastern Pacific during the past 10,000 years
The coastal upwelling of cold and nutrient-rich waters off Peru and Ecuador is significant not only for the regional fishing industry, but also for the global carbon cycle and thus for the Earth's climate. As part of the Kiel Collaborative Research Centre 754, scientists of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel examined how this system has developed and changed in the past. Their work showed that coastal upwelling only began there ~10,000 years ago, and then continuously expanded northward along the South American coast.
Team DuraFET, a collective of environmental and technology leaders from Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON), Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, and Sea-Bird Scientific, has been awarded $250,000 in the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE for its development of advanced deep-sea pH sensor technologies (SeaFET, SeapHOx and Deep-Sea DuraFET).
Postdoctoral Position in Biogeochemical Silver Nanoparticle Research at The Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)
Topic: Investigation into behaviour, fate and ecological effects of silver nanoparticles in marine waters
Starting on January 1st 2016
Deadline for applications: 30/07/2015