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COP24 Side event: POGO & AOSED

POGO and AOSED held a joint side event at the UNFCCC COP24 conference in Katowice, Poland.

Tuesday 4 December at 16:45 UTC+01 (local time in Katowice) in the Narew room

"Enhancing ocean and climate observing in developing nations using low-cost technologies and capacity development"

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Bloom of green Noctiluca in Northern Arabian Sea may be harbinger of climate-driven change

The Northern Arabian Sea experiences intense blooms of the heterotrophic dinoflagellate, green Noctiluca scintillans, during the winter monsoon. Although not known to produce organic toxins, these blooms are still categorized as a harmful due to due to their association with massive fish mortalities attributed to toxic levels of ammonia. In addition, green Noctiluca is a voracious predator of diatoms, and thus competes with zooplankton, having adverse impacts on the food chain and fisheries.

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