Breaking Waves: Ocean News http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-waves/index.php en Great Barrier Reef: audit finds $443m grant subject to 'insufficient scrutiny' http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/great-barrier-reef-audit-finds-443m-grant-subject-insufficient-scrutiny <p>ANAO finds department decided Great Barrier Reef Foundation was the ‘obvious’ partner after just three days</p> <p>An official audit has criticised the Australian government and the environment department for applying “insufficient scrutiny” to numerous aspects of a controversial proposal to award $443.3m to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/great-barrier-reef-audit-finds-443m-grant-subject-insufficient-scrutiny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:52:53 +0000 admin 71114 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Even batter than the real thing? Fish and chips goes vegan http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/even-batter-real-thing-fish-and-chips-goes-vegan <p>Quorn launches ‘fishless fillets’ made with protein derived from fungus</p> <p>Fish and chips is the latest British favourite to get a vegan makeover, with Quorn launching both battered and breaded “fishless fillets”.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/even-batter-real-thing-fish-and-chips-goes-vegan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:01:12 +0000 admin 71115 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Trump replacement for Obama climate plan worse than doing nothing – study http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/trump-replacement-obama-climate-plan-worse-doing-nothing-study <p>Administration’s alternative to clean power plan would let emissions ‘rebound’ via coal-fired power plants, researchers find</p> <p>The Trump administration’s replacement for the linchpin Obama-era plan to combat climate change would increase greenhouse gas emissions in much of the US more than doing nothing at all, according to new research.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/trump-replacement-obama-climate-plan-worse-doing-nothing-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:00:12 +0000 admin 71112 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Trump's war on science: how the US is putting politics above evidence http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/trumps-war-science-how-us-putting-politics-above-evidence <p>Experts say the administration is blatantly dismantling proven programs, and the consequences could be dire<br /></p> <p>Donald Trump’s administration is cutting programs scientists say are proven to protect Americans, from pollution safeguards to teen pregnancy prevention and healthier school lunches, with effects that could last for years.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/trumps-war-science-how-us-putting-politics-above-evidence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:00:12 +0000 admin 71113 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Jon White – From the President’s Office: 01-14-2018 http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/jon-white-president-s-office-01-14-2018 <p>Ocean Leadership ~</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/jon-white-president-s-office-01-14-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 22:10:05 +0000 admin 71094 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Science Communication & Policy Workshop At AMSS 2019 (Jan. 18) http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/science-communication-policy-workshop-amss-2019-jan-18 <p>Ocean Leadership ~</p> <p>The Alaska Marine Science Symposium is partnering with the American Geophysical Union and their Sharing Science Program to deliver a 1.5 day science communication &amp; policy training workshop. Open to all scientists, science communicators, media, and other audiences. One-on-one consultation sessions will be available Monday morning for critique and evaluation of materials, products, and project ideas.</p> <p>More info and registration here: <a href="http://tinyurl.com/y98pxrcg">http://tinyurl.com/y98pxrcg</a></p><p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/science-communication-policy-workshop-amss-2019-jan-18" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:52:18 +0000 admin 71095 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org December’s Congressional Wrap Up http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/december-s-congressional-wrap <p>Ocean Leadership ~</p> <p class="wp-caption-text">(Credit: Architect of the Capitol)</p> <p><strong>From: Ocean News Weekly/ By: Ocean Leadership Staff </strong></p> <p><strong>What Passed</strong></p> <p>December was busy for ocean science legislation as it was the last month before the start of a new Congress. All bills not signed into law by the end of the 115th Congress must be reintroduced and start the legislative process anew if they want to be considered in the 116th Congress.</p><p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/december-s-congressional-wrap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:41:28 +0000 admin 71096 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Member Highlight: International Research Team To Study Effects Of Ocean Acidification On Iron Availability To Phytoplankton In North Pacific http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/member-highlight-international-research-team-study-effects-ocean-acidification-iron-av <p>Ocean Leadership ~</p> <p class="wp-caption-text">(Credit: NOAA MESA Project/ Wikimedia Commons)</p> <p><strong>The effect of ocean acidification on iron availability to phytoplankton in the eastern North Pacific is the focus of a three-year, more than $954,000 National Science Foundation collaborative research grant to the University of Maine, University of Washington and University of South Florida.</strong></p><p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/member-highlight-international-research-team-study-effects-ocean-acidification-iron-av" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:27:04 +0000 admin 71097 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Funding Available For Environmental And Installation Energy Technology Demonstrations (Mar. 07) http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/funding-available-environmental-and-installation-energy-technology-demonstrations-mar- <p>Ocean Leadership ~</p> <p>The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), supports the demonstration of technologies that address priority DoD environmental and installation energy requirements. The goal of ESTCP is to promote the transfer of innovative technologies through demonstrations that collect the data needed for regulatory and DoD end-user acceptance. Projects conduct formal demonstrations at DoD facilities and sites in operational settings to document and validate improved performance and cost savings.</p><p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/funding-available-environmental-and-installation-energy-technology-demonstrations-mar-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:07:36 +0000 admin 71092 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Assistant Professor in Ocean/Marine Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Jan. 31) http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/assistant-professor-oceanmarine-engineering-university-hawaii-manoa-jan-31 <p>Ocean Leadership ~</p> <p>The Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering, School of Earth and Ocean Science and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa invites applications for three full-time, tenure-track assistant professor positions in the area of Ocean/Marine Engineering.</p><p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/assistant-professor-oceanmarine-engineering-university-hawaii-manoa-jan-31" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:04:03 +0000 admin 71093 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org