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Time for a sea-change in ocean protection

Here, Louisa Casson from Greenpeace UK explains the ongoing need for significant ocean protection.
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Marine geoscience research and UK aggregates

It is often said that we know more about the surface of the moon or Mars than the ocean floor, but marine geoscience research is enabling a better understanding of some of the biggest issues.
Marine energy test

Marine energy test facilities accelerating commercial deployment: Importance of test facilities

Sarina Motmans from the West Flanders Development Agency POM, along with MET-CERTIFIED partners from Ghent University, the European Marine Energy Centre and the Dutch Marine Energy Centre underline the importance of marine energy test facilities when it comes to accelerating commercial deployment.
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Biofouling: Aliens in the Baltic Sea

Dominik Littfass, HELCOM Communication Secretary explains the biofouling – the attachment of living organisms to the hull of ships – one of the main vectors of invasions of aquatic ecosystems from alien or non-indigenous species.
innovation ecosystems

Developing research in maritime regions through innovation ecosystems

Here, the EMBRC-ERIC (European Marine Biological Resource Centre) explores the need to develop research activities by focusing on innovation ecosystems.
protect the ocean, CO2 emissions

50 NGOs call on EU leaders to protect the ocean

NGOs are calling on senior leaders in the European Union to protect the ocean, in addition to focusing on CO2 emissions when fighting climate change.
high seas conservation

The Sargasso Sea Commission: High seas conservation

Dr David Freestone and Professor Howard Roe explore how the Sargasso Sea Commission could be a new paradigm for high seas conservation.
building a sustainable future

Building a sustainable future from our oceans

To address modern-day sustainability challenges, the EMBRC-ERIC was established to bridge the gap between marine biological research and innovation.
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Can innovation and new technology tackle environmental issues in the marine environment?

Tessa Harding, Director, Aquatic Ecology, at Thomson Environmental Consultants asks if innovation and new technology can tackle environmental issues in today’s marine environment.
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Marine Conservation Zones: Protecting our seas

Here, Joan Edwards, Director of Living Seas at The Wildlife Trusts shares her thoughts on the UK government announcement of 41 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs).
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Conserving coastal and marine ecosystems and resources

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have a mission to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, oceans and coasts, as this article reveals, with a special focus on their work to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.
deep-sea science

As deep-sea science is out-paced by exploitation, can catastrophe be averted?

Dr Sandra Brooke, Florida State University Coastal and Marine Lab, explores whether the over-exploitation of deep oceans can be averted as deep-sea science continues to be outpaced.
blue planet effect

What is the problem with the Blue Planet effect?

Has the Blue Planet effect really made a great change to our world, or have we shifted so much focus onto plastic that we’ve neglected the wider picture of waste management?.
antibiotic contamination, global rivers

Research finds antibiotic contamination of global rivers

Concentrations of antibiotic contamination found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels by up to 300 times, according to researchers at the University of York.
Global Aqua Survey

Developing offshore wind farms in Taiwan’s waters

Dr Gwoshyh Song of Global Aqua Survey Ltd discusses the challenges of implementing offshore wind farms off the coast of Taiwan, and the solutions presented.
renewable marine energy, dutch marine energy centre

A call to implement marine renewable energy across Europe

Peter Scheijgrond, M.Eng, M.Phil from the Dutch Marine Energy Centre calls for smart support schemes to implement marine renewable energy across Europe.
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Peru fossil discovery shows that whales walked on land

42.6 million years ago, whales walked on land and swam in the sea: Scientists unearthed an unusual fossil of the amphibious whale along the Coast of Peru.
responses to rapid arctic change

Observations to action: Informing understanding and responses to rapid Arctic change

When it comes to observations to action, The International Arctic Research Center informs understanding and responses to rapid Arctic change, as we discover here.
marine genomics

A look below the surface of marine genomics

Nicolas Pade, Executive Director at EMBRC-ERIC (European Marine Biological Resource Centre) takes a glimpse below the surface of marine genomics, including a fascinating discussion about our oceans and their health.
healthier oceans

For healthier oceans and seas, we need a good dialogue between policy and science

Monika Stankiewicz, HELCOM Executive Secretary argues that for healthier oceans and seas, we need a good dialogue between policy and science.

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