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New insights into the circulation in the Western Gulf of Mexico from Eulerian, Lagrangian and Autonomous observing platforms

The Western Gulf of Mexico (WGoM) has been continuously monitored by the CANEK group from the Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE) since 2007 to the present using more than 30 heavily instrumented moorings. The main objective has been to provide the knowledge of the physical processes modulating the regional circulation and the statistics of currents thanks to a contract with the Mexican Oil Company PEMEX.

Time-travelling deep sea scientists reveal historic plastics problem

News release from SAMS, October 23, 2018

 

 

Marine creatures living in the deepest parts of the ocean have been feeding on microplastic particles for at least four decades, a study has revealed. 

 

Researchers at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Oban delved into the institute’s archived samples from the Rockall Trough, an area of deep sea off the west coast of Scotland, to assess the extent of microplastic ingestion in the stomachs of bottom-dwelling starfish and brittle stars.

 

Introduction to observational physical oceanography, Benin, West Africa

Since 2017, Prof. Ursula Schauer, of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany, has run an annual one-week course in Observational Oceanography as part of the existing master program in Physical Oceanography at the International Chair in Mathematical Physics and Applications (ICMPA - UNESCO CHAIR) at the University D’ABOMEY – CALAVI, Cotonou, Benin, West Africa. 

 

POGO Statement on the Value of Ocean Observations

The Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) has just issued a Consensus Statement on the importance and value of ocean observations, for both science and society.

 

 

International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean) at INCOIS offering state of the art training in operational oceanography

International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean) at the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), was initiated after signing an agreement with UNESCO to build manpower capacity in marine, coastal sustainability and response to marine natural hazards, particularly for the countries in the Indian Ocean rim and islands region as well as Africa.

 

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