Despite having been regarded as seismologically stable for more than 4000 years, earthquake swarms, peculiar surface oscillations, and the birth of an undersea volcano has put Mayotte, a French overseas territory in the Indian Ocean, on high alert. Ocean observations could help develop warnings and unlock secrets of volcano dynamics.
In the aftermath of the tragic Indian Ocean tsunami and earthquake in 2004, an international tsunami monitoring initiative was launched.
Researchers at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology want to learn how communities of hidden but essential plankton populations are changing as the ocean warms and acidifies.
Researchers at the First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources, China and their collaborators develop fixed ocean buoy systems aimed at unlocking mysteries of the Indian Ocean’s role in the Asian monsoon
Ocean Scientists in the UK and USA are using complex arrays of moored sensors to monitor the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)
Researchers in Nigeria are working with artisanal fisherfolk to tag and recapture fish, as a way to understand sources of pollutants and predict their potential spread.
A Sino-German team is using ocean observations to guide coastal water quality improvements on the Chinese island of Hainan, supporting conservation strategies for essential marine habitats and protecting vital ecosystem services
Researchers in Malaysia are using ocean observations to quickly identify pollution around the coast of the island and study its potential implications.
Researchers and citizen scientists in Portugal are working together to learn how to reduce the threat of invaders in the Guadiana estuary and wider Algarve region