For the week of 08 April 2019
Join us on Thursday, May 9, 3 pm US EDT/ noon US PDT/ 7 pm UTC for a webinar on China's Underwater Cultural Heritage in the South China Sea: Nanhai #1, A Window on the Maritime Silk Road presented by Hans Van Tilburg of the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Underwater Cultural Heritage can inform us about past events and seafaring cultures in powerful ways. China's ambitious Nanhai #1 excavation project has achieved a new milestone in the recovery of underwater cultural heritage artifacts. The discovery of a 900-year old Song dynasty merchant vessel initiated the removal of the adjacent seafloor along with the intact wreck, allowing for meticulous "in situ" excavation under environmentally controlled conditions within a specially-built lab. The wealth of porcelains and trade goods found with the vessel demonstrates the extensive and vibrant past of the Maritime Silk Road, and archaeologists are only now reaching the lower levels of the vessel’s cargo holds. The project is also relevant to today’s resource and management issues in the South China Sea.
To register, visit: https://oct.to/Webinar229
If you would like to check out other upcoming OCTO sponsored webinars, you can find a complete list at https://oct.to/Webinars.
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This is what a planet-wide network of ocean sanctuaries could look like
Scientists, entrepreneurs, and innovators convened to discuss protecting marine hotspots through the establishment of sanctuaries with the idea of eventually protecting 30% of the ocean. (via The European Sting).
New 'tent' makes it possible to camp underwater
At an affordable price this underwater "tent" allows for prolonged experiences by researchers, divers, and tourists alike. (via The Natural Geographic).
Ocean uproar: saving marine life from a barrage of noise
Shipping vessels, whale watching tours, sonar pulses, sea-floor drilling- what do these all have in common? Underwater they are loud and they're disrupting marine life. (via Nature)
Will the ocean benefit from the battle of the microbeads bans?
The UK is voting soon on strengthening their current microbead ban by expanding it to include leave-on cosmetics, like eyeshadow, which can be comprised of plastics. (via phys.org).
In other News this week
- Peter Dykstra: The potential of ocean protection (via Environmental Health News)
- Study confirms and ranks nursery value of coastal habitats (via South Side Daily)
- Belize more than doubles protected marine area (via Reuters)
- Ex-NOAA vessel to become Experimental Craft – Electric (via Marine Log)
- Microbes in Ballast Water Show Where a Ship Came From (via Hakai Magazine)
- Polar Bears’ Plastic Diets Are a Growing Problem (via Hakai Magazine)
- Sea turtles are being born mostly female due to warming—will they survive? (via National Geographic)
- Sea eagles' return to Isle of Wight given go-ahead (via BBC)
- Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching causes numbers of baby coral to plummet (via ABC)
- Indonesia creates three marine protected areas within Coral Triangle (via Mongabay)
- Turkey denies Aegean dolphin deaths linked to navy drill (via ABC News)
2 new Podcast Episodes and 1 new Webinar this week
- OCTOPOD Special - MarXiv Summary: The Ecosystem-Service Values of Italy’s Coastal Dunes (https://oct.to/OC1803)
- OCTOPOD: While orca's gossip look out for predatory conferences (https://oct.to/OC1804)
- Webinar Archive: The effects of temperature on species distributions and community composition: Implications for Marine Protected Area management with Malin Pinsky of Rutgers University (https://oct.to/OC1805)
1 new Conference and 4 new Grants this week
- Conference: MSEAS 2020- Marine Socio-Ecological Systems: Navigating global change in the marine environment. Location: Yokohama, Japan. May 25-29, 2019. (https://oct.to/OC1806)
- Grant: 2020 Federal Funding Opportunity for Ocean Exploration (https://oct.to/OC1807)
- 2019 NextGen Climate Change Grant (https://oct.to/OC1808)
28 new Literature items this week
- Ocean & Coastal Management has released, Developing indicators to identify coastal green infrastructure potential: The case of the Salish Sea region (US $35.95) (https://oct.to/OC1809)
- Journal of Sea Research has published, Examination of an indicative tool for rapidly estimating viable organism abundance in ballast water (Freely Available) (https://oct.to/OC1810)
- Journal of Environmental Management has published, Organization Science improves management effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas (US $41.95) (https://oct.to/OC1811)
- See the rest HERE
6 new Jobs this week
- Work as an Economist with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. Apply by April 14th. (https://oct.to/OC1812)
- The National Center for Atmospheric Research is hiring for a Program Specialist III. Applications due by May 1st. (https://oct.to/OC1813)
- Become the Oceans Campaigner for the Center for Biological Diversity. (https://oct.to/OC1814)
- See the rest HERE