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An Interview with World Renowned Oceanographer - Walter Munk

Max Guinn | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science
Max Guinn

January 31, 2016. Max Guinn and Walter Munk, at Munk's home in La Jolla, California. Credit: S. Guinn Ask my generation--I am 15--to identify its her...

The Realities of Decommissioning an Active, Offshore, Oil-producing... Skyscraper

Emily Callahan | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Emily Callahan

From a fisheries perspective, any option in which the structure or its fragments are left on the bottom, has the potential to cause physical interference with fishing activities, such as entanglement.

Africa Is Literally Splitting In Half

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green

In 10 million years, we might have two Half-ricas, according to a new study by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the University of California ...

A Day Among the Giants

Emily Callahan | Posted 09.13.2014 | Science
Emily Callahan

Upon approach, offshore oil and gas platforms appear industrial and lifeless -- devoid of any life, besides the humming of industry. Their potential to function as artificial reef systems seems impossible. Yet we have found that offshore oil and gas platforms provide one of the most unique artificial ecosystems in California.

Revisiting Normandy: World-Famous Oceanographer Walter Munk Returns to the Science Behind the Success of the D-Day Invasions

Emily Callahan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Science
Emily Callahan

Dr. Munk's patriotism and adventurous spirit led him to enlist in the U.S. Army, where he helped develop the revolutionary science behind the Sverdrup-Munk wave forecasting system. Its successful deployment during World War II helped General Eisenhower and the Allied Forces' landings save thousands of lives.

What Lies Beneath: Diving Oil and Gas Platforms A and C

Emily Callahan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green
Emily Callahan

Platform A is the site of infamous 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara. Now, over 50 years later, when offered the opportunity to return to Santa Barbara to explore platforms A and C, Amber Jackson and I dove at the chance!

Looking to the Gulf of Mexico as a Model for Future Decommissioning of Oil Rigs in California

Amber Jackson | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Amber Jackson

Rigs to Reefs, in which an oil company chooses to modify a platform so that it can continue to support marine life as an artificial reef, is rapidly becoming an issue of public concern, scientific study and policy debate.

Gaining Perspective on the Opposition: The Other Side of Rigs to Reefs

Emily Callahan | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Emily Callahan

Amber Jackson and I at Rig2Reef Exploration believe that there are many sides to any issue, and the complications associated with maintaining an oil a...

Exploring Beneath Offshore Oil and Gas Platform Gina

Emily Callahan | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Emily Callahan

What we were able to take away from diving platform Gina was that these platforms are truly unique microcosms of life. They are not lifeless steel beams drilled deep into the substrate. These platforms are alive.

Geospatial Revolution

Peter Neill | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Those attempting to plan, or govern, in these areas -- be they local, regional, national, or international -- have not had these tools before. They have been thwarted by conventional inaccuracies, vested interests, ideological determinations that bear no relation to reality, and aggressive opposition.

New Research Vessel To Be Named For Fallen Shuttle Astronaut

Posted 04.15.2013 | Science

By: Robert Z. Pearlman Published: 04/15/2013 06:08 AM EDT on The United States Navy's first academic research ship to be named for a wom...

Woman Tries To Steal Ship While Passengers Are Asleep

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.09.2013 | Weird News

A woman has been detained in San Diego after attempting to steal a 120-foot research vessel while scientists were sleeping aboard the boat. The wom...

Planet Ocean: Riding a Green Ship to the Future We Want - Project Kaisei

Mary Liz Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Liz Thomson

Hundreds of square miles of ocean, just North West of Hawaii, are covered thick with floating human garbage. The ocean doesn't clean itself.