Reducing ocean acidification by removing CO2: Two targets for cutting-edge research

Is it possible to simultaneously address the increase of the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) in the atmosphere and the resulting acidification of the oceans? The research of the project DESARC-MARESANUS, a collaboration between the Politecnico di Milano…

Professor Qingwei Ma seeks to unlock the potential of marine wave energy

The City, University of London academic will lead on the development of a new generation modelling suite, combining machine learning techniques, for the survivability of wave energy converters in marine environments

The Blue Economy is more than resources: It has to focus on social equity and governance

The future of an equitable and sustainable global ocean, or “Blue Economy,” depends on more than the resources available for technological advancement and industry expansion. A recent UBC-led study found that socioeconomic and governance conditions such as national stability, corruption…

Data delivery system: The CMCC platform for obtaining and sharing climate data

Temperature, precipitation, ocean salinity, evapotranspiration, indicators: climate data relates not only to observations that represent our climate system in a specific location and time, but also to numerical models that simulate the climate of the past and the future. Data…

‘Lost’ ocean nanoplastic might be getting trapped on coasts

As plastic debris weathers in aquatic environments, it can shed tiny nanoplastics. Although scientists have a good understanding of how these particles form, they still don’t have a good grasp of where all the fragments end up. Now, researchers reporting…

Rise of marine predators reshaped ocean life as dramatically as sudden mass extinctions

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Evolutionary arms races between marine animals overhauled ocean ecosystems on scales similar to the mass extinctions triggered by global disasters, a new study shows. Scientists at Umeå University in Sweden and the Florida Museum of Natural History…

Antarctic seals reveal worrying threats to disappearing glaciers

More Antarctic meltwater is surfacing than was previously known, modifying the climate, preventing sea ice from forming and boosting marine productivity- according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). For the first time, researchers have been able…