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SCOR travel grants available

The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) has approved a small number of bursaries for participation of individuals from developing countries and countries with economies in transition http://www.scor-int.org/Eligible_Countries-28March2014.pdf in the 2014 Challenger Conference for Marine Science, to be held in Plymouth, UK in September 2014 - http://www.2014.challenger-society.org.uk/default.asp .This travel support is made possible through a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to SCOR.

International Ocean Sampling Day in Kiel

Researchers at GEOMAR and Kiel University participate in a global measurement campaign

 

Saturday, 21 June, is "Ocean Sampling Day." Marine scientists will take water samples at over 170 locations worldwide to investigate the distribution and genetic diversity of microorganisms in the water. Also scientists from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel University and the joint Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" will participate in this measurement campaign, the largest of its kind. The activities can be followed live on the internet.

Simons Foundation Announces Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology

The Simons Foundation announces the launch of the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology (SCOPE). SCOPE is now accepting applications for SCOPE Investigator Awards through a Request for Applications (please click here for more details).

New Sensor Array to Monitor Impacts of Changing Gulf of Maine Conditions on New England Red Tide

Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are kicking off an innovative NOAA-funded pilot program using robotic instruments and computer modeling analysis to shed light on changing ocean conditions in the Gulf of Maine as they relate to the harmful algal bloom (HAB) phenomenon commonly known as the New England red tide.

Humpback whale subspecies revealed by genetic study

A new genetic study has revealed that populations of humpback whales in the oceans of the North Pacific, North Atlantic and Southern Hemisphere are much more distinct from each other than previously thought, and should be recognised as separate subspecies. Understanding how connected these populations are has important implications for the recovery of these charismatic animals that were once devastated by hunting.

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