Oceans of Knowledge Conference

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) will gather ocean and climate experts from around the world to discuss the future of our planet at IMarEST’s fourth Oceans of Knowledge conference Oct. 26-27 in London. The conference will include talks from NOAA, the Schmidt Ocean Institute and the International Energy Agency, among others.Continue reading “Oceans of Knowledge Conference”

US House Science Committee Calls for Standards to Avoid Spectrum Interference

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), along with Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), sent letters to the commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expressing concerns about out-of-band emission (OOBE) limits to protect the integrity of global weather forecasting, satellite-based climate measurements and ground-based radio astronomy observations in the 23.6-24 GHz band.  The letters bring up implementationContinue reading “US House Science Committee Calls for Standards to Avoid Spectrum Interference”

PETRONAS’s First Full CCS Project

Global energy consultancy Xodus has been awarded the conceptual engineering design contract for PETRONAS’s first complete carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, offshore Malaysia.   The Kasawari CCS project, off the coast of Sarawak, will comprise the capture and processing of carbon dioxide from the sour gas field development, which will then be injected in a depleted gas field. ThisContinue reading “PETRONAS’s First Full CCS Project”

Job: UK Seascapes Manager, WWF Contract

WWF is looking for a U.K. seascapes manager for a 12-month, fixed-term contract in Woking, Surrey. Candidates must have knowledge of marine, coastal governance, climate ocean and policy issues, including in-depth expertise in U.K. marine governance. They should be effective at political advocacy and converting complex science into accessible communications. Details here.

UK to Phase Out Coal Power by 2024

The U.K. will no longer use coal to generate electricity starting October 1, 2024, a year earlier than planned, according to UN Climate Action. The move is part of ambitious government commitments to transition away from fossil fuels and decarbonize the power sector in order to eliminate contributions to climate change by 2050. Coal isContinue reading “UK to Phase Out Coal Power by 2024”