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Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc.

Street Address:
1420 Seaway Drive, 2nd Floor
City:

Fort Pierce
State:

Florida
Country:

United States of America
Postal Code:

34949
Internet URL:

http://www.oceanrecon.org/cfiles/home.cfm

(from)

http://www.thew2o.net/category/ocean-directory-organization-type/corporation

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http://www.oceanrecon.org/cfiles/home.cfm

ORCA IS DEDICATED TO THE PROTECTION & RESTORATION OF AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS &
THE SPECIES THEY SUSTAIN THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
& SCIENCE BASED CONSERVATION ACTION.
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR MISSION.

(also)

Protecting Water With Innovative Technology
ORCA envisions a revolutionary approach toward marine conservation—one that works
“in-the-water” to help reverse continuing trends of marine degradation. ORCA’s technology development is targeted on monitoring the quality of water—the precious habitat fish, marine mammals, and other wildlife require for survival—and then partnering with communities to stop the pollution damaging these ecosystems. Learn More
What is the ORCA Kilroy™?
Kilroy is a water-quality monitor unlike any other. Hardly larger than a football, at a fraction of the cost of other sensors, Kilroy nimbly monitors the water’s speed, direction, temperature, salinity, and prevalence of key microorganisms—the vital signs of our living waters. And it does so 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Biological properties are assayed with the Kilroy bathyphotometer (BP) a device that can monitor common primary producers (plants) like dinoflagellates and keystone predators like comb jellies.

http://www.oceanrecon.org/cfiles/kilroy.cfm

See sidebar – Innovation in Action – Coastal

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And this about “Planktos”

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sea Shepherd Defeats the Planktos Ocean Dumping Scheme

Our campaign against Planktos Inc. is over. The controversial plan to dump hundreds of tons of iron ore dust into the ocean in a bizarre scheme to seed plankton blooms has been abandoned by the Planktos corporation of California.

This is a victory against a corporate carbon trading scheme that had no scientific credibility.

This is from the February 13th, 2008 edition of the New York Times” (http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/13/commercial-ocean-fertilization-project-
halted/index.html?ref=technology
):

“Planktos, the California company trying to turn a profit by fertilizing the ocean with iron dust, pulled the plug on planned field tests on Wednesday, citing a lack of funds. At the company’s Web site, planktos.com, a simple notice blamed the shutdown on a “highly effective disinformation campaign waged by anti-offset crusaders.”

The business plan had been to sell “carbon offset” credits earned by triggering blooms of phytoplankton that, in theory, would absorb a predictable amount of the climate-warming gas carbon dioxide through photosynthesis and then sink to the seabed. The credits would be sold to companies or individuals trying to compensate for unavoidable emissions of carbon dioxide (from driving, flying, and the like).

(etc.)

http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/news-080214-1.html

Planktos
Street Address:
1151 Triton Drive, Suite C
City:

Foster City
State:

CA
Country:

USA
Postal Code:

94404
Telephone:

650-638-1975
Facsimile:

650-393-6184

Planktos is an ocean restoration firm working to halt climate change and ocean decline by reviving the phytoplankton that have died off since 1980.

(also from the Sea Shepherd article – )

The Sea Shepherd Position:
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society opposed the iron ore dust dumping scheme because it was condemned by the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States and was in fact a violation of United States and International regulations on the dumping of materials at sea. The scheme was also opposed by the Galapagos National Park, the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Ministry of the Environment of Ecuador.

http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/news-080214-1.html

Sea Shepherd home page –

http://www.seashepherd.org/

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Animated Map of the Crude Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico – on CNN website

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/US/04/29/interactive.spill.tracker/index.html

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Alabama Fisheries Association

Department of Sustainable Development – Integrated Water Resources Management

Street Address:

1889 F St., N.W., 6th Floor
City:

Washington
State:

District of Columbia
Country:

United States of America
Postal Code:

20006
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Hydro Geo Chem, Inc.

Street Address:

51 West Wetmore Road, Suite 101
City:

Tucson
State:

Arizona
Country:

United States of America
Postal Code:

85705-1678
Internet URL:

From the Links – on the left sidebar
Environmental Links
If you would like to add a link to this page or any other page on Hydro Geo Chem’s website,

please send your idea to contact@hgcinc.com.

HYDRO GEO CHEM, INC.
51 West Wetmore Road, Suite 101, Tucson, AZ 85705-1678

Toll Free (800) 727-5547, Tel. (520) 293-1500, Fax (520) 293-1550, Email contact@hgcinc.com

6370 East Thomas Road, Suite 200, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251-7056
(480) 421-1501, Fax (480) 425-8794

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And from that list –

Other Federal Agencies and Information

Using the first one –

The Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC), an organization within the Institute for Water Resources, is the designated Center of Expertise for the US Army Corps of Engineers in the technical areas of surface and groundwater hydrology, river hydraulics and sediment transport, hydrologic statistics and risk analysis, reservoir system analysis, planning analysis, real-time water control management and a number of other closely associated technical subjects. HEC supports Corps field offices, headquarters, and laboratories by providing technical methods and guidance, water resources models and associated utilities, training and workshops, accomplishing research and development, and performing technical assistance and special projects. The products that are developed from these activities are for the Corps but are available to the public and may be freely downloaded from this web site.

http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/

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My Note –

There are not six degrees of separation between us –

cricketdiane

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Shanghai Expo kicking off with the biggest fireworks display ever – on bloomberg in a few minutes – probably online somewhere already since it is likely going on right now or already happened –

They showed some pictures and had a great story about Shanghai efforts to become the financial center of the world – there are the pictures of the fireworks – WOWSA –

Wonder what the US Pavilion looks like – they are expecting 70 million people at the World Expo over the course of its schedule.

7 pm

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Welcome to ASLO

For more than 50 years, ASLO has been a leading professional organization for researchers and educators in the field of aquatic science, working to provide for their needs at all phases of professional development. ASLO is best known for its highly rated research journals, its interdisciplinary meetings and its special symposia. The society supports increasingly important programs in public education and outreach and public policy. It strives to encourage student participation and to increase opportunities for minorities in the aquatic sciences. ASLO’s mission statement is:

ASLO fosters a diverse, international scientific community that creates, integrates and communicates knowledge across the full spectrum of aquatic sciences, advances public awareness and education about aquatic resources and research, and promotes scientific stewardship of aquatic resources for the public interest. Its products and activities are directed toward these ends.

http://aslo.org/

Advancing the science of limnology and oceanography

Street Address:

PO Box 5667
City:

St John’s
State:

Newfoundland
Country:

Canada
Postal Code:

A1C 5X1
Internet URL:

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From
World Ocean Observation Directory
North America category, pp. 3

http://www.thew2o.net/category/ocean-directory-continent/america-north

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Publications

Limnology and Oceanography

Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin

Limnology and Oceanography: Fluids and Environments

Limnology and Oceanography: Methods

Web Lectures

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What is Limnology?

Limnology is the study of inland waters – lakes (both freshwater and saline), reservoirs, rivers, streams, wetlands, and groundwater – as ecological systems interacting with their drainage basins and the atmosphere. The limnological discipline integrates the functional relationships of growth, adaptation, nutrient cycles, and biological productivity with species composition, and describes and evaluates how physical, chemical, and biological environments regulate these relationships.

The word limnology is derived from the Greek limne – marsh, pond and Latin limnaea – thing pertaining to a marsh. Stated simply, limnology is the study of the structural and functional interrelationships of organisms of inland waters as their dynamic physical, chemical, and biotic environments affect them.

http://aslo.org/limnology.html

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Walking to store – be back later

– cricketdiane

Showing flooding aerial views on CNN right now . . .