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Posted on October 26, 2012 - 10:53am, by nwehner

Global Ocean Business Community to Meet 22-24 April 2013 in Washington DC

Sam Walker, Group Marine Science Expert for BP International and Chairman of the 2013 Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) organizing committee, announced that this event will take place in Washington DC on 22-24 April. The SOS 2013 follows on from the highly successful inaugural SOS convened by the World Ocean Council (WOC) in Belfast in 2010, and the steady growth of the WOC since then as the only international, multi-industry leadership alliance on “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”.

In the News
Posted on October 22, 2012 - 2:20pm, by nwehner

The Fall 2012 issue of NewsWave: News from the U.S. Department of the Interior on the Oceans, Coasts, and Great Lakes has been released. You may download a PDF copy using the link below.

Via the DOI announcement:

This issue highlights examples of Interior’s partnership and support of restoration for the benefit of our natural resources and the communities that depend on them.

Community Updates - External Link
Posted on October 17, 2012 - 12:26pm, by nwehner

Released Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012

OTTAWA - Today, the newly formed All-Party Oceans Caucus will hold its inaugural meeting. The Oceans Caucus will bring together MPs to discuss the full breadth of the ocean’s economic and environmental importance to Canada, according to co-chairs Fin Donnelly, MP (New Westminster-Coquitlam) and Bruce Stanton, MP (Simcoe-North).

In the News
Posted on October 11, 2012 - 1:29pm, by nwehner

Restore America’s Estuaries Initiative Paves Way for Private Investment in Coastal Restoration and Protection Project

“Coastal Blue Carbon” Joins World Carbon Markets

WASHINGTON—A Restore America Estuaries-led (RAE) initiative aimed at creating greenhouse gas offset opportunities for coastal wetlands got final approval under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) today, paving the way for increased private investment in wetland restoration and conservation projects through the issuance of internationally recognized carbon credits.

Community Updates - External Link
Posted on October 3, 2012 - 2:56pm, by nwehner

More than half of Australia's Great Barrier Reef has disappeared in the past 27 years, according to a new study by scientists.

Various factors, including cyclones, coral bleaching and the Crown of Thorns starfish, have been blamed.

The BBC's Duncan Kennedy reports from Sydney.

In the News
Posted on October 3, 2012 - 10:44am, by nwehner

Silver Spring, MD—Today marks the launch of the fifth annual Ocean in Focus Conservation Photography Contest by SeaWeb’s Marine Photobank program. The goal of the contest is to inspire photographers, from hobby photographers to professional photographers, to care about the ocean and focus their lens on the true positive and negative human impacts on the marine environment.

In the News
Posted on September 28, 2012 - 9:42am, by nwehner

Renewed Efforts to Tackle Over-fishing and Raise Awareness of Other Threats

Bonn, 27 September 2012 – Government representatives from 50 countries have gathered in Bonn, Germany, for the first meeting of signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks concluded under the UN Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)

In the News
Posted on September 27, 2012 - 12:10pm, by nwehner

On September 27, Nova Southeastern University officially opens a new research facility, the 86,000-square-foot Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Science Research, which will host local, national, and international coral specialists. Located at the University’s Oceanographic Center at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Dania Beach, Florida, it will be the largest research facility in the nation dedicated to coral reef ecosystems...

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