oceans and sustainability

Effective Ocean Governance for Sustainable Development

Alice Kloker, NOC Stakeholder Engagement Manager, introduces the event

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Southampton’s Centre for Global Constitutionalism co-hosted a lively panel discussion last week on sustainable development.

New study helps predict impact of ocean acidification on shellfish

Emiliania huxleyi, a globally important species of marine algae or phytoplankton

An international study to understand and predict the likely impact of ocean acidification on shellfish and other marine organisms living in seas from the tropics to the poles is published this week in the journal Global Change Biology.

Understanding patterns of seafloor biomass

Global seafloor invertebrate biomass (image: Dan Jones, NOC; data courtesy Chih-Lin Wei, Dept. of Oceanography, Texas A&M Univ.)

Analysis of a comprehensive database has revealed strong links between biological productivity in the surface oceans and patterns of biomass and abundance at the seafloor, helping to explain large regional differences.