Friday 27 July 2012
WHOI scientists/engineers partner with companies to market revolutionary new instrumentsEurekAlert | 27 Jul 2012
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers have partnered with two companies to build and market undersea technology developed at WHOI: The Imaging FlowCytobot, an automated underwater microscope, and BlueComm, an underwater communications system that uses light to provide wireless transmission of data, including video imagery, in real or near-real time.
BAP program adds repacking plantsWorld Fishing | 27 Jul 2012
The Best Aquaculture Practices program continues to expand with the recent certification of several seafood reprocessing plants in the United States.
Payments for coastal and marine ecosystem services: prospects and principlespubs.iied.org | 27 Jul 2012
Coastal and marine resources provide millions of impoverished people across the global South with livelihoods, and provide the world with a range of critical ecosystem services, from biodiversity and culture to carbon storage and flood protection. Examples from across the world suggest that PES can work to protect both livelihoods and environments.
Arctic Council to convene Business Dialogueoceancouncil.org | 27 Jul 2012
The Arctic Council will convene its first-ever Business Dialogue (Reykjavik, 17 September, 2012) to engage responsible industry interaction via its Sustainable Development Working Group. The day before, the World Ocean Council will hold an Arctic Business Community meeting (Reykjavik, 16 September, 2012) to develop coordinated, multi-sectoral input to the Business Dialogue from shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism and other industries.
UNESCO Identifies Potential World Heritage Marine Sites in Western Indian OceanInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 27 Jul 2012
The UNESCO report is the result of the project "Assessing potential World Heritage marine sites in the Western Indian Ocean," which initiated a new approach in the Western Indian Ocean, an area with unique and age-old geological processes currently under-represented on the World Heritage List.
WRI Releases Report on "Reefs at Risk" in Coral TriangleInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 27 Jul 2012
This 86-page report provides a map-based analysis of threats to coral reefs of the Coral Triangle, which includes reefs in the waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste. It examines pressures on reefs, including overfishing and destructive fishing, coastal development, and pollution from land and sea, as well as projected threats from climate-related ocean warming and acidification.
Two new protected marine areasBBC | 27 Jul 2012
Two new areas of marine protection along the coastline of Northern Ireland are announced by the environment minister.
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