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Navy Certification Is Final Step In Alvin Upgrade Project
2014-01-28 11:35:18

After a three-year overhaul and major upgrade, the United States' deepest-diving research submersible, Alvin, has been cleared to return to work exploring the ocean's depths.

New Chart Shows Entire Topography Of Antarctic Seafloor In Detail
2013-04-09 15:10:20

An international team of scientists has for the first time succeeded in creating a digital map of the entire Antarctic seafloor

Polarstern Has News About Arctic Sea Ice
2012-10-11 18:43:41

The Polarstern expedition has disconcerting news about our rapidly receding sea ice.

Juvenile Scallops Are Abundant In Mid-Atlantic Discovered By New Survey Of Ocean Floor
2012-08-23 16:16:08

NOAA researchers are getting a comprehensive view of the ocean floor using a new instrument, and have confirmed that there are high numbers of young sea scallops off of Delaware Bay.

2011-09-20 04:38:58

A shipboard expedition off Norway, to determine how methane escapes from beneath the Arctic seabed, has discovered widespread pockets of the gas and numerous channels that allow it to reach the seafloor.

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2011-08-23 14:17:30

You can’t get any “higher”: on 22 August 2011 at exactly 9.42 a.m. the research icebreaker Polarstern of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association reaches the North Pole.

2010-07-29 17:01:42

Autonomous underwater vehicle of the Alfred Wegener Institute dives under the Arctic ice for the first time.

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2008-08-11 10:45:00

The German Research Vessel Polarstern had to prove its ice breaking capabilities in Arctic waters to gain data on two series of long-term research measurements.

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2008-04-21 09:00:00

The Antarctic deep sea gets colder, which might stimulate the circulation of the oceanic water masses.


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