The 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, using CMIP5 and EMIC model outputs suggests that the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) is very likely to weaken by 11–34% over the next century, with consequences for global rainfall and temperature patterns. However, these coupled, global climate models cannot…

Read more: The importance of monitoring the Greater Agulhas Current and its inter-ocean exchanges using large mooring arrays

 

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association is recruiting a Programme Manager for it Marine Science for Management (MASMA) Programme to be based at the WIOMSA Secretariat Office in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

The MASMA Programme:

The MASMA programme is the premier regional competitive research granting mechanism providing funding…

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In 1932, William Beebe wedged his lanky body into a cramped submersible and became the first scientist to descend into the sea’s inky darkness. A tiny window let him gaze out. Later, he described an unfamiliar world of dancing lights, pale glows and beguiling shimmers.

“It seemed to…

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Walk along a beach or pier in summer or fall and, if you're lucky, you may spot a comb jelly or two in the shallows. The luminescent drifters are named for the eight rows of shimmering combs that line their translucent bodies.

The teeth of these combs are…

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South Africa plans to deploy the SA Agulhas II to conduct marine research‚ the Department of Environmental Affairs said on Monday. The department said Cabinet has approved South Africa’s participation in the second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2) taking place between 2017 and 2020.

The SA Agulhas II…

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Objective and scope of work:

The purpose of the Request for Proposals is to hire a Communications Advisor to help the IOC Secretariat carry the pending activities needed to complete the implementation of the Communications Advisory Report. The Communications Advisor will provide practical, hands-on assistance to the IOC Senior…

Read more: TOR: Implementing the Communications Action Plan of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)