Oceans and Rivers

Rising sea levels are threat to ports, experts say

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Joshua Stewart
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Due to rising sea levels, storms will make it more likely that the Port of Long Beach’s wharves will be damaged, critical roads submerged and utilities harmed, bringing activity at one of the state’s economic hubs to a disruptive lurch, experts say.

And to some extent, it’s inevitable, Rick Cameron, the director of environmental affairs and planning at the port, said Friday at the Aquarium of the Pacific during a joint hearing of the Assembly’s Select Committee On Sea Level Rise And The California Economy and the Select Committee On Ports. ... Read more about Rising sea levels are threat to ports, experts say

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Tapping into the Maritime-Tracking Space Race

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http://www.institutionalinvestor.com - Fred R. Bleakley
Companies like exactEarth, Orbcomm and Spire Global have deployed satellite networks to collect data on shipping traffic for government and commercial users.
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The quest to turn big data on cargo shipping into winning trading strategies would not be possible if not for recent advances in satellites, microprocessing and analytics. One of the pioneers in the field is Peter Mabson, president of Cambridge, Ontario-based exactEarth, founded in 2009 by Canadian space hardware manufacturer COM DEV International. ... Read more about Tapping into the Maritime-Tracking Space Race

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The Coming Green Wave: Ocean Farming to Fight Climate Change

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Brendan Smith
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or decades environmentalists have fought to save our oceans from the perils of overfishing, climate change, and pollution. All noble efforts -- but what if environmentalists have it backwards? What if the question is not how to save the oceans, but how the oceans can save us? ... Read more about The Coming Green Wave: Ocean Farming to Fight Climate Change

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Is Brazil nearly out of fresh water?

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Cathaleen Chen
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Once considered “the Saudi Arabia of Water,” Brazil is now nearly deplete of it.

As drought continues to scorch Southeastern Brazil to unprecedented degrees, San Paolo’s primary water reservoir, the Cantareira, has been reduced to its last drops. As of August, it is 17 percent below capacity. ... Read more about Is Brazil nearly out of fresh water?

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Geodesign Session 5 Road Map

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As the demand for freshwater and energy increases in San Diego County and Northern Baja, the fresh water supply continues to shrink while energy generation remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Due to these opposing trends in supply and demand, it becomes increasingly imperative to identify solutions that move these communities to their preferred state in which they are largely reliant on renewable energy and use water sustainably. Large-scale energy solutions include wind power, one of the must abundant sources of energy in these regions. ... Read more about Geodesign Session 5 Road Map

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Michael Russell

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Falk Fedderson

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Falk Fedderson

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Acting Professor - Integrative Oceanography Division - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Falk Fedderson is an Associate Research Oceanographer with the Integrated Oceanography Division of SIO. His area of interest is surf-zone and near-shore physical Oceanography.  He has also co-hosted with the Ocean Institute the Surf Science Teen Conferences at SIO for high school students. ... Read more about Falk Fedderson

Reno Harnish

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Reno Harnish

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Director, Center for Environment and National Security - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Reno works for a better environment.  In 2009 he founded and is currently the Director of the Center for Environment and National Security at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  He has organized and led two symposia mixing scientists with Washington policy makers and does grant work for the EPA, USAID and World Bank.  He served in the Department of State in Washington as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans, Environment, Science and Health. ... Read more about Reno Harnish

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