oceans Archive

environmentFirst Ocean Cleanup System will begin operations in a few weeks and sixty systems will remove 50% of ocean plastic within 5 years

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After six months of assembly, the System 001 Ocean Cleanup system is officially complete. The cleanup system will start to be towed in two days by the Maersk Launcher. The system (floater, skirt and stabilizers) were transferred into the lagoon …

materialsHarmful plastic straw bans versus actual ocean cleanup technology

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Banning plastic straws and plastic bags are justified to as part of a solution to plastic in the oceans and reduction of landfill. Even advocates admit that these regulations will not solve the ocean problem. Straw bans are intended as …

oceansRestore the oceans and get up to 50 times the fish and store a trillion tons of CO2

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Russ George was interviewed by the ecologist. He describes how iron fertilization could be used to remove one trillion tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. Russ George was involved in the fertilizing of the ocean off of Canada in 2012 …

citiesBlue Frontiers creating 300 residence seastead funded with their own cryptocurrency

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Blue Frontiers is decentralizing governance by launching a seasteading industry that will provide humanity with new opportunities for organizing more innovative societies and dynamic governments. The funds raised from the crowdsale will be used to implement Blue Frontiers mission. Proceeds …

chinaChina will start using huge deep sea fish farming cages for 1,500 tons of salmon per season per cage

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Shandong Wanzefeng Fishery said a fully submersible ocean fish farming net cage called Deep Blue No 1, the world’s biggest, was delivered to the shipyard of state-owned Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry on Friday. The 35-meter-high cage will be deployed in the …

artificial intelligenceIBM AI predictions include AI powered ocean microbots and unbiased AI

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IBM’s mission is to help their clients change the way the world works. There’s no better example of that than IBM Research’s annual “5 in 5” technology predictions. Each year, we showcase some of the biggest breakthroughs coming out of …

cyborgDARPA wants to combine DC’s Aquaman sea life control and Cyborg powers to monitor the oceans

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DARPA wants to use genetically modified sealife that is integrated with electronics in order to monitor the oceans. The Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors (PALS) program envisions using the natural sensing capabilities of marine organisms to detect the presence of underwater …

canadaIron fertilization of the ocean is as natural as whale poop and it can save the planet

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Iron fertilization of the ocean is the simulation of natural processes. Hundreds of years ago there were more whales and humans killed the whales. Large whales pooping in the ocean had the same effect as putting iron sulphate into the …

climate changeBrighter ship wakes could cool the Earth by 0.5 degrees

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Making the wakes of ocean ships brighter could cool the Earth by 0.5°C and help combat global warming, according to a new modeling study. Other geoengineering studies have examined how greenhouse gas warming could be counteracted by making Earth’s atmosphere …

environmentGlobal warming resistant corals will be tested in the ocean by 2019

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New super global warming resistant corals could be tested on the Great Barrier Reef within a year as part of a global research effort to accelerate evolution and save the “rainforests of the seas” from extinction. Researchers are getting promising …