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BLDGBLOG: Autonomous Angels of Maintenance
The idea that little machine-guardians at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, like mechanical demiurges on the invisible edge of the world, are at least partially responsible for ensuring that this post can be read in Europe is a comforting thought before bed.
infrastructure  network  internet  oceans 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
Home  About IODPAbout IODP  The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) is an international marine research program that explores Earth's history and structure recorded in seafloor sediments and rocks, and monitors subseafloor environments. IODP builds upon the earlier successes of the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) and Ocean Drilling Program (ODP), which revolutionized our view of Earth history and global processes through ocean basin exploration. IODP greatly expands the reach of these previous programs by using multiple drilling platforms, including riser, riserless, and mission-specific, to achieve its scientific goal.
oceanography  oceans  science  collaboration  international  project  big-science  environment  earth-science 
june 2011 by tsuomela
Sperm Whales May Have Names | Wired Science | Wired.com
"Subtle variations in sperm-whale calls suggest that individuals announce themselves with discrete personal identifier. To put it another way, they might have names."
biology  oceans  whales  communication  animals 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Greg's Cable Map
World map of intercontinental, oceanic, internet cables.
infrastructure  internet  map  networks  oceans  telecommunications  communication 
august 2010 by tsuomela
Science stunner: Vast East Siberian Arctic Shelf methane stores destabilizing and venting « Climate Progress
Methane release from the not-so-perma-frost is the most dangerous amplifying feedback in the entire carbon cycle. Research published in Friday’s journal Science finds a key “lid” on “the large sub-sea permafrost carbon reservoir” near Eastern Siberia “is clearly perforated, and sedimentary CH4 [methane] is escaping to the atmosphere.”
science  global-warming  gloom-and-doom  climate  research  arctic  methane  oceanography  oceans 
march 2010 by tsuomela
current work - Midway - message from the gyre
These photographs of albatross chicks were made just a few weeks ago on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific. The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring back to their young. On this diet of human trash, every year tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on Midway from starvation, toxicity, and choking.

To document this phenomenon as faithfully as possible, not a single piece of plastic in any of these photographs was moved, placed, manipulated, arranged, or altered in any way. These images depict the actual stomach contents of baby birds in one of the world's most remote marine sanctuaries, more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent.
environment  oceanography  death  birds  waste  placstic  trash  oceans  pollution  sad 
october 2009 by tsuomela

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