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NASA Science News for April 25, 2001 - Astrobiologists are visiting the Indian Ocean to explore a bizarre undersea ecosystem that doesn't need sunlight to flourish. You can join them via a live webcast on April 26th! FULL STORY 26 April 2001

Earth Day should be Ocean Day

By Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr. President, Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education

April 20, 2001


Contact: Scott Rayder
(202) 332-0063 ext. 210


If we were to give relative time on Earth Day to different habitats, we would be talking about the oceans for 18 out of the 24 hours. Nearly three-quarters of the Earth's surface is ocean. Although a costly lesson for many Americans, El Nino taught us that the oceans drive our weather and climate for people everywhere in the Western Hemisphere even if they do not live near an ocean. The oceans are a vital part of our national security, and a critical element in international trade and economic development.


From SCIENCEnet on Southern Ocean GLOBEC cruises

From: "Edwards, Michelle R."

Subj: NSF Ships Will Probe Biological Enigmas

Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 16:31:56 -0400


Project SEREAD launched in the Pacific

Schools to help scientists understand oceans

SUVA, 7 March 2001 (IOI-Pacific Islands) - IOI-PI - A truly global collaboration has seen the launching of a new project on ocean observing system in the Pacific region, coordinated by the International Ocean Institute Operational Center for the Pacific Islands (IOI-PI).

The project known as the Scientific Educational Resources and Experience Associated with the Deployment of Argo Drifting Floats in the South Pacific Ocean (SEREAD) began with the formation of a steering committee in January 2001.


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