oceanography

A marine acoustics research station will be deployed off Rimouski

  By Jean-Francois Bouchard A marine acoustics research station will be deployed next spring in the center of the Laurentian Channel, off Rimouski. A unique project in the world co-directed by the Rimouski Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMER) of the University of Quebec at Rimouski (UQAR) and the applied research center Maritime Innovation. This research …

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Three reasons the Arctic freeze is unseasonably late and why it matters

Summer minimum sea ice extent in the Arctic reached the second-lowest level on record in 2020 (NASA) By Mark Serreze. Research Professor of Geography and Director, National Snow and Ice Data Centre, University of Colorado. With the setting of the sun and the onset of polar darkness, the Arctic Ocean would normally be crusted with sea …

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Sir David Attenborough polar research ship heads for sea trials

Named after a famous British naturalist, the new polar vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough departed this week from the Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead for sea trials prior to making a planned maiden voyage to Antarctica late in 2021 to boost research on climate change. Costing some 200 million sterling ($US260 million), the ship took …

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$ 660,000 for Rimouski’s CIDCO

  The only non-profit research and training centre in the world dedicated exclusively to hydrography, the Centre interdisciplinaire de développement en cartographie des océans (CIDCO) has a mission to modernize its discipline through research, development, training and technology transfer. It also enhances the value of its results through a sustainable approach based on partnerships and advanced expertise …

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Deep sea is slowly warming

Photo: Cape Eleuthera Institute WASHINGTON, DC—New research reveals temperatures in the deep sea fluctuate more than scientists previously thought and a warming trend is now detectable at the bottom of the ocean. In a new study in American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) journal Geophysical Research Letters, researchers analyzed a decade of hourly temperature recordings from moorings anchored at four depths …

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Mayflower Autonomous Ship to be launched next week

Powered by AI and the energy from the sun, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) will be able to spend vast periods of time at sea, collecting data about our oceans. Said to be safer, more flexible and cost-effective than today’s manned research vessels, the new-generation Mayflower promises to transform ocean science, enabling scientists to gather …

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Rising sea levels will force massive expansion of global seaports

(Photo Port of Los Angeles) Seaport footprints will need to expand by up to 3,689 square kilometers (1,424 square miles) worldwide in the next three decades to cope with the combination of sea-level rise and rising demand, according to a new study published in Earth’s Future, a peer-reviewed scientific journal focusing on climate change and future sustainability. The …

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OGSL receives over $ 1.2 million in funding from Canada

  OTTAWA, ON – Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, announced that the Government of Canada is investing $1.2 million to support the development of a web-based scientific data management system for integrating and sharing ocean science data. The project, led by the St. Lawrence Global …

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