‘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.

Webinar June 24: How Jones Act Applies to Canadian Companies in Offshore Wind

Marine Renewables Canada and the the Consulate General of Canada in Boston will host a webinar June 24 for an overview of the Jones Act and how it applies to Canadian companies looking to enter the offshore wind supply chain. The Jones Act is a federal law that regulates maritime commerce in the United States.Continue reading “Webinar June 24: How Jones Act Applies to Canadian Companies in Offshore Wind”

Policy Trumps Climate Change When It Comes to Coastal Development Risk, Researchers Say

Coastal communities face increasing danger from rising water and storms, but the level of risk will be more closely tied to policy decisions regarding development than the varying conditions associated with climate change, new research by Oregon State University suggests. The findings, published in the journal Water, provide an important framework for managing the interactionsContinue reading “Policy Trumps Climate Change When It Comes to Coastal Development Risk, Researchers Say”

Webinar Apr. 14: Ocean Enegry Outlook in US, Canada, Mexico

IEA-OES will hold the “Ocean Energy Outlook in U.S.A, Canada and Mexico” webinar on Apr. 14. This is the first of a webinar series focused on ocean energy projects and key policies for IEA-OES member countries. This webinar will provide an outlook on the latest initiatives and projects in the ocean energy sector in the threeContinue reading “Webinar Apr. 14: Ocean Enegry Outlook in US, Canada, Mexico”

Human-Made Ocean Noise Must Be Addressed, Researchers Say

A global team of researchers set out to understand how human-made noise affects wildlife, from invertebrates to whales, in the oceans, and found overwhelming evidence that marine fauna, and their ecosystems, are negatively impacted by noise. This noise disrupts their behavior, physiology, reproduction, and, in extreme cases, causes mortality. The researchers call for human-induced noiseContinue reading “Human-Made Ocean Noise Must Be Addressed, Researchers Say”