News | POGO

News

Monitoring Ocean Change in the 21st Century

Published in EOS Earth & Science News, 8 Sept 2017

 

Time series data sets, which contain measurements repeated over a span of decades, yield important insights into our oceans’ vital signs.

 

For full article visit: https://eos.org/features/monitoring-ocean-change-in-the-21st-century 

 

Invitation to participate in a South African research cruise onboard SA Agulhas II under the IIOE-2 programme

In 2014, the IOC of UNESCO adopted a resolution in support of the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2), to run from 2015 to 2020. South Africa, being one of the countries affiliated to the IOC will be participating in the IIOE-2 through various activities. These activities were endorsed by the South African Cabinet in August 2017.

Antarctic marine life may grow faster in a warming world

British Antarctic Survey Press release - 31 August 2017

A team of scientists has discovered that a 1°C rise in local sea temperature has massive impacts on an Antarctic marine community. These new results are published this week (31 August) in the journal Current Biology, and enable researchers to better understand the biological implications of the future ocean warming predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

 

Coral reef connections

Scientists have identified how coral reefs, hundreds of miles apart, are connected by ocean currents. Observing these networks from space may prove vital for their conservation.

Marine microplastics detected in bottom-dweller bellies for the first time

Around half of marine creatures living at depths of more than 2,000 metres in the North Atlantic could be eating microplastic material, marine scientists have discovered.

 

Researchers at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Oban, Scotland sampled deep-sea starfish and sea snails from the Rockall Trough and found microscopic traces of plastic in 48 per cent of those sampled. The levels of plastic ingestion were comparable to those found in species living in shallower coastal waters.

 

Pages

Website hosted & developed by VLIZ