Home Tags Ocean Studies

Ocean Studies Related Content

impacts of coastal construction

Minimising impacts of coastal construction on bottlenose dolphins

Dolphin Behaviourist and Biostatistician gives insight into the impacts of coastal construction, ensuring quality of coastal life for dolphins
marine heatwave forecasts, ocean temperatures

Using marine heatwave forecasts to predict ecological impacts

Marine heatwave forecasts could potentially provide up to one year’s notice of changes to ocean temperatures, predicting effects on ecosystems.
antarctic sea ice

Antarctic sea ice shrunk to less than 2 million square kilometres

The lowest record yet of Antarctic Sea ice has shown that its rapid decline due to global warming is cyclical – and is bound to drop again soon.
climate change monitoring, IPCC report

EU announces €55 million for climate change monitoring

As part of an ocean funding package of nearly €1 billion, the European Commission will fund €55 million into climate change monitoring over two years.
ocean sound transmission, acoustic hotspots

Climate change increases the speed of ocean sound transmission

Ocean sound transmission is being sped up due to global warming induced by climate change – threatening marine species as sounds travel faster and become louder.
wave reserves, surfing

‘Wave reserves’ in surfing promote coastal ecosystem protection

‘Wave reserves’ used in surfing often promote the conservation of valuable coastal areas and the ecosystems that live around them.
Hawaiian coral,

61% of Hawaiian coral exposed to warming conditions, survive

In an optimistic 22-month study of Hawaiian coral, researchers find they may adapt well to warmer and more acidic oceans resulting from climate change.
climate emergency declarations

How can innovation help turn climate emergency declarations into real actions?

Dr Xander Wang is leading the Climate Smart Lab to innovate smart technologies supporting climate change adaptation at regional and local scales
seagrasses methane

Damaged seagrasses can emit methane, even after death

Scientists find that seagrasses continue to produce methane even decades after the plants die – highlighting the potential for more methane emissions if seagrasses are threatened.
antarctic ice climate change

Team unveils history of Antarctic ice in relation to climate change

A National Science Foundation funded-study by the University of South Florida documents the evolution of Antarctic ice sheets, 20 million years ago.
African heritage sites, coastal erosion

20% of African heritage sites threatened by climate change

The African coast ­– along with its numerous heritage sites – are at risk of being damaged and lost to extreme sea levels and erosion.
coastal areas ecosystems, coastal conservation

Only 15% of coastal areas are still intact, globally 

Only 15% of coastal areas around the world remain intact, according to research findings that highlight the need for rehabilitation and conservation.
coastal pollution, sustainable challenge

The environmental competition to challenge coastal pollution

Geovation has launched a national challenge, to award £5000 to find a sustainable solution in tackling coastal pollution.
antarctic sea ice

Antarctic sea ice uniquely changes for first time in 100 years

An increase in sea ice surrounding Antarctica since 1979 is a unique feature of the Antarctic climate - not seen since 1905, according to Ohio University researchers.
mussel beds

Some marine creatures protect each other from climate warming

Scientists reveal that some marine species are able to protect others from dangers of climate change by shielding them from heat

Reversing destruction of biodiversity should be top priority

Over 50 experts say reversing biodiversity loss will take take more than placing protection on land and sea zones.
biologging devices, killer whale conservation

Scientists use bio-logging devices for killer whale conservation

Scientists use biologging devices to track animal behaviour in order to build conservation strategies for killer whales, and other endangered animals.
ocean warming, sizes of fish

Ocean warming has caused fish to shrink in size

Researchers have found that ocean warming, acidification and oxygen depletion have caused a species shift, causing fish to have smaller body sizes.
ocean acidity, global warming modelling

The key to global warming models is ocean acidity

Ocean acidity is an essential variable in validating climate models, accurately predicting complex environmental dynamics and major changes to Pacific Ocean currents.
sea temperature

Upper ocean temperatures break records for sixth year

Earth’s oceans are hotter than ever with accumulated heat in the upper ocean at record levels, breaking the temperature record for a sixth consecutive year.

Follow Open Access Government