Proposed Offshore Wind Development Sale in NY Bight

In support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of installing 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030, the U.S. Department of the Interior has announced a proposed sale for offshore wind development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the New York Bight, an area of shallow waters between Long Island and the New Jersey coast.Continue reading “Proposed Offshore Wind Development Sale in NY Bight”

Grants for Red Sea Reef Research

The Red Sea Reef Foundation (RSRF) has awarded research grants to five scientists from Israel and Jordan who are studying corals in one of the world’s largest marine refuges from climate change. Each selected project involves an innovative approach, such as using deep neural networks to derive data on coral reef fish populations, characterizing corals’Continue reading “Grants for Red Sea Reef Research”

‘Science State of the Union’ on Plastics

5 Gyres hosted a virtual “Science State of the Union” on World Oceans Day earlier this month about plastics science. It discusses the past, present and future of plastic pollution science as it relates to innovation and policy. Watch the event here.

Submarine Canyon Conference June 14-18

The University of Gibraltar will host the first virtual INCISE conference June 14-18 on submarine canyons. Submarine canyons act as a link between shallow-water environments and the deep sea. They are extremely important for biodiversity because they serve as nursery habitats and hotspots for sea life. Find out more at: https://www.unigib.edu.gi/incise2021/.

Podcast on IMCA’s New Environmental Sustainability Code

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) has released a short podcast explaining the newly published Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability. Before handing over to her two guests, Peter de Bree and Nadine Robinson, Andrea Burnley explains that, when surveyed, four out of five IMCA members (there are over 700 member companies in 60Continue reading “Podcast on IMCA’s New Environmental Sustainability Code”