Tuesday 06 March 2012
The future of Arctic enterprise: Long-term outlook and implicationsIUCN | 06 Mar 2012
Over the next 20 years, shipping, oil and gas, mining, tourism and aquaculture will be the key sectors of economic activity in the Arctic marine environment. A new report The future of Arctic enterprise: Long-term outlook and implications focuses on the outlook for the development of existing and new economic activity in the Arctic marine region.
A balanced kettle of fish - IUCN suggests a novel approach to fishingIUCN | 06 Mar 2012
An IUCN study published in the journal Science suggests major rethinking of fisheries management that could increase food security and minimize the negative impacts of fishing on the environment. The new approach proposed by IUCN, called balanced harvesting, involves targeting all edible components of the marine environment, in proportion to their productivity.
Running hot and cold in the deep sea: Scientists explore rare environmentEurekAlert | 06 Mar 2012
It's extremely rare to find hot hydrothermal vents and cold methane seeps intersecting in one place, but that's what researchers found and explored during an expedition in 2010. A description of the scientists' findings, including a large number of mysterious, undescribed species, is published in a study led by Lisa Levin of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in the March 7 issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
World's leading coral experts to gather in AustraliaEurekAlert | 06 Mar 2012
(SeaWeb) The brightest minds in coral reef science and management will descend upon Australia for the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium in Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, on July 9-13.
Nigeria gas rig fire extinguishedBBC World Service | 06 Mar 2012
A fire that killed two workers and destroyed a gas exploration rig off Nigeria's south-east coast goes out after 46 days, US oil and gas firm Chevron says.
UNDOALOS Calls for Experts to Participate in the Regular Processbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 06 Mar 2012
The UN Division of Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (DOALOS) has issued a call for experts to participate in the UN Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socio-economic Aspects (the Regular Process).
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