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"The discoveries lying in wait beneath the waves aren’t only of interest to oceanographers. Hidden in the subsea mountains and valleys are vast pools of resources like precious metals, rare earth elements and even diamonds. "
"The International Ocean Institute (IOI) is holding a seminar on marine spatial planning in Ashgabat for experts from Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan, the Turkmen government said in a message July 18."
"Seas surrounding South Korea are being plagued by sea desertification that depletes seaweed from bedrocks, an environmental disaster accruing from global warming and marine pollution, with some 19,000 hectares of sea forests entirely petrified."
"Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Department of Anthropology have recently joined efforts within the University of California San Diego to launch the Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology (SCMA).
Researchers with the Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology will conduct fieldwork at key underwater and coastal archaeological sites around the world, studying the influence of marine environments on human cultures."
Via News Deeply
"Australian researchers collaborated with Microsoft cofounder Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan to create algorithms that crunch big data to detect suspicious fishing activity and alert local authorities."
Via GIV News
"Not long after Susi Pudjiastuti was chosen to lead the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, she banned the practice of transshipment in Indonesian waters. This policy generated controversy immediately, with fishermen and fishery business owners protesting against it. This disagreement is still aflame even until today; with members of the House of Representatives criticizing Minister Susi for her decision."
"Scientists at Oxford University in the United Kingdom reviewed 271 research papers published between 2012 and 2017 and synthesized the latest data on the impact of climate change, fishing and pollution on the high seas. Their findings are not encouraging: Even the most distant reaches of the ocean are suffering from chemical and plastic contamination, a loss of biodiversity and the consequences of rising temperatures."