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OceanObs'19 - Abstract Submission now open!

The organizers of OceanObs’19 are soliciting abstracts of Community White Papers describing aspirations for the coming decade from all interested groups. The Community White Papers should promote international collaboration and large-scale sustained ocean observing efforts, and address one or ideally more of the seven (anticipated) themes...

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World's Low Oxygen: Scientists Reveal Dangers and Solutions in Broadest Study Yet

In the past 50 years, the amount of water in the open ocean with zero oxygen has gone up more than fourfold. In coastal water bodies, including estuaries and seas, low-oxygen sites have increased more than 10-fold since 1950. As the Earth warms, scientists expect oxygen levels to continue dropping in both of these zones. 

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UNGA Adopts Resolutions on Oceans

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted two resolutions that aim to advance implementation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

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The Skimmer: The Latest on Ocean Plastic in Just a Few Minutes

The Skimmer is a new Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) feature where we review the latest news and research on a particular topic. For our first Skimmer, we’re covering plastic in the ocean and its implications for management. We don’t know about you, but we can barely keep up with the dizzying array of disturbing news on ocean plastic. But since it’s our job to keep up with the news, the Skimmer is here to help out.

SPREP Job Vacancies

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) invites applications from interested and suitably qualified persons for the following positions:

1) CLIMATE CHANGE RESILLIANCE - Oceanography Officer (Previously known as Pacific Islands Global Ocean Observing System Officer)

2) ISLAND AND OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS - Threatened and Migratory Species Adviser

Click on the link below to access the information packages for these vacancies.

Applications Close: Friday 12 January 2018



Studying the shark cafe

Harry Rabin has been chasing great white sharks in the Pacific Ocean lately, and he’s using the information he’s gathered to help with ocean conservation in Hawaii.

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The top 10 ocean issues

Although they cover over 70 percent of the surface of the planet, the oceans of the world are under serious threat. Discover the ten biggest problems in the oceans right now.

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Blue Planet II: what have we learned so far?

The documentary’s marvels are not just new to television – many are new to science as well. From hyper-intelligent fish to the origin of life itself, we round up the series’s biggest discoveries