The World’s Oceanographic Data, at Your Fingertips | Wired Science | Wired.com
Have you ever wondered what the water temperature off the Kamchatka Peninsula is?  What about the wind speed in the Andaman Sea?  Or maybe you’re losing sleep over the chlorophyll levels in the South Pacific.  Fortunately, all of that information –- and 450 million other data points collected from oceanographic instruments around the world –- is freely and easily accessible thanks to the Marinexplore project.

The World’s Oceanographic Data, at Your Fingertips | Wired Science | Wired.com

Have you ever wondered what the water temperature off the Kamchatka Peninsula is?  What about the wind speed in the Andaman Sea?  Or maybe you’re losing sleep over the chlorophyll levels in the South Pacific.  Fortunately, all of that information –- and 450 million other data points collected from oceanographic instruments around the world –- is freely and easily accessible thanks to the Marinexplore project.

saveplanetearth:

Rising ocean acid levels are ‘the biggest threat to coral reefs’: The speed by which oceans’ acid levels have risen has caught scientists off-guard, says the head of NOAA @ Guardian
Oceans’ rising acid levels have emerged as one of the biggest threats to coral reefs, acting as the “osteoporosis of the sea” and threatening everything from food security to tourism to livelihoods, the head of a US scientific agency said Monday.The speed by which the oceans’ acid levels has risen caught scientists off-guard, with the problem now considered to be climate change’s “equally evil twin,” National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) chief Jane Lubchenco told The Associated Press.”We’ve got sort of the perfect storm of stressors from multiple places really hammering reefs around the world,” said Lubchenco, who was in Australia to speak at the International Coral Reef Symposium in the northeast city of Cairns, near the Great Barrier Reef. “It’s a very serious situation.” (…)

saveplanetearth:

Rising ocean acid levels are ‘the biggest threat to coral reefs’: The speed by which oceans’ acid levels have risen has caught scientists off-guard, says the head of NOAA @ Guardian

Oceans’ rising acid levels have emerged as one of the biggest threats to coral reefs, acting as the “osteoporosis of the sea” and threatening everything from food security to tourism to livelihoods, the head of a US scientific agency said Monday.

The speed by which the oceans’ acid levels has risen caught scientists off-guard, with the problem now considered to be climate change’s “equally evil twin,” National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) chief Jane Lubchenco told The Associated Press.

We’ve got sort of the perfect storm of stressors from multiple places really hammering reefs around the world,” said Lubchenco, who was in Australia to speak at the International Coral Reef Symposium in the northeast city of Cairns, near the Great Barrier Reef. “It’s a very serious situation.” (…)

Plenty More Fish In The Sea? | Information is Beautiful
A visualization of the state of Atlantic fish stocks. 
Commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts as part of European Fish Week
Popularly eaten fish include: bluefin tuna, brill, cod, haddock, hake, halibut, herring, mackerel, pollock, salmon, sea trout, striped bass, sturgeon, turbot, whiting.

Plenty More Fish In The Sea? | Information is Beautiful

A visualization of the state of Atlantic fish stocks.

Commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts as part of European Fish Week

Popularly eaten fish include: bluefin tuna, brill, cod, haddock, hake, halibut, herring, mackerel, pollock, salmon, sea trout, striped bass, sturgeon, turbot, whiting.

Scientists at IBM and the University of Aberdeen can “see” the structure of a marine compound from 35,814 feet below sea level, using an atomic force microscope.  (by IBMResearchZurich)

Barton Seaver: Sustainable seafood? Let’s get smart | Video on TED.com

Chef Barton Seaver presents a modern dilemma: Seafood is one of our healthier protein options, but overfishing is desperately harming our ocean. “Forget nuclear holocaust, it is the fork we should worry about” Seaver says. In this talk, he presents an interesting proposition on how to go around this dilemma. 

Wave power: how it works 

A silent but informative introduction to how wave power works. The power in our seas is vast - and wave power is at an innovative stage. According to government and industry figures, wave and tidal power combined could meet 12.5 per cent of today’s electricity demand - economically and practically - by 2025.It’s an opportunity we can’t afford to let slip.

Sylvia Earle’s TED Prize wish to protect our oceans | Video on TED.com

Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean — and shocking stats about its rapid decline — as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting the vital blue heart of the planet.

emergentfutures:

Miniature Robots to Swarm the Oceans
Swarms of soup-can-sized robots will soon plunge into the ocean seeking data on poorly understood phenomena from currents to biology.
With $2.5 million in new funding from the National Science Foundation, researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography will create and deploy fleets of autonomous underwater explorers (AUEs) to explore the depths.

emergentfutures:

Miniature Robots to Swarm the Oceans

Swarms of soup-can-sized robots will soon plunge into the ocean seeking data on poorly understood phenomena from currents to biology.

With $2.5 million in new funding from the National Science Foundation, researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography will create and deploy fleets of autonomous underwater explorers (AUEs) to explore the depths.