Arctic Ocean (Page 3)
Arctic Report Cardarctic.noaa.gov | 13 Dec 2012
What's new in 2012?New records set for snow extent, sea ice extent and ice sheet surface melting, despite air temperatures - a key cause of melting - being unremarkable relative to the last decade.
Arctic Shipping is a Disaster Waiting to HappenThe Ocean Foundation | 08 Dec 2012
When the Malaysian freighter Selendang Ayu grounded in Alaska's Aleutian Islands eight years ago this week, it was a tragic reminder of the growing risks of northern shipping.
Scientists to reveal full extent of Arctic ice loss amid climate change fearsGuardian Unlimited | 05 Dec 2012
The full extent of the extreme loss of Arctic ice cover is due to be revealed on Wednesday when a premier US science agency delivers its annual report on the polar region.The report, overseen by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa), provides the most comprehensive review so far of a year of record-breaking and extreme weather events in the Arctic.
First gas tanker crosses ArcticBBC | 26 Nov 2012
A large LNG tanker is set to become the first such carrier to sail across the Arctic taking advantage of changing climate conditions.
Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St-Laurent Returns from the ArcticFisheries and Oceans Canada | 22 Nov 2012
ST. JOHN'S, NL - The Honourable Gail Shea, Acting Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Honourable Peter Penashue, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, President of the Queens Privy Council and the Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador, today congratulated the crew and researchers aboard the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St-Laurent who returned to St. Johns on November 18th after completing summer operations in the Arctic.
Norwegian Seafood Council prawns confirmed as Friend of the Seafishupdate.com | 21 Nov 2012
Norwegian Seafood Council fleets fishing in the Barents Sea positively have concluded Friend of the Sea audit for cold water prawns (Pandalus borealis). Derived products can now proudly display the international sustainability seal of approval.
PECH backs draft report on new fisheries protocol agreement with Greenlandfishupdate.com | 07 Nov 2012
On 6 November 2012, PECH Committee Members at the European Parliament adopted unanimously the draft report by Ole Christensen (S&D, DK) recommending giving the European Parliament's consent to the conclusion of the new protocol to the fisheries partnership agreement with Greenland.
Seafood vacuum cleaner outdoes diversWorld Fishing | 17 Oct 2012
Nofima tests have shown that the remotely-operated underwater vehicle (ROV) 'Seabed Harvester' harvests more sea urchins than divers, and can harvest them in conditions that divers cant.
Arctic and Southern Oceans appear to determine the composition of microbial populationsEurekAlert | 12 Oct 2012
Differing contributions of freshwater from glaciers and streams to the Arctic and Southern oceans appear to be responsible for the fact that the majority of microbial communities that thrive near the surface at the Poles share few common members, according to an international team of researchers, some of whom were supported by the National Science Foundation.
Return to BremerhavenEurekAlert | 11 Oct 2012
(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) Polarstern is expected back from the Central Arctic expedition "IceArc" in Bremerhaven on 8 October 2012 after a good two months. 54 scientists and technicians from twelve different countries conducted research on the retreat of the sea ice and the consequences for the Arctic Ocean and its ecosystems over a period of two months in the High North.
DRI scientist co-authors study outlining vast differences in polar ocean microbial communitiesEurekAlert | 10 Oct 2012
An international team of scientists, led by Dr. Alison Murray, an Associate Research Professor at the Desert Research Institute's Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science that a clear difference exists between the marine microbial communities in the Southern and Arctic oceans, contributing to a better understanding of the biodiverisity of marine life at the poles and its biogeography.
Running the Numbers on Antarctic Sea Ice (blog)New York Times | 03 Oct 2012
The agency that tracks polar ice says that winter coverage of sea ice in Antarctica set a 33-year high last month. But that trend is dwarfed by what's happening in the Arctic.