Planète Science par thème : Océans et régions côtières

  • Sailing the Seas for Science (2013, EN,) interview on the current expedition of the Tara schooner, which is circumnavigating the Arctic Ocean to analyse the impact of the melting ice pack on marine life
  • Memory of the Earth (2013, EN), on the role geoparks play in preserving the memory of our planet’s 4.6 billion-year history, during which time the waltz of the continents has displaced oceans and climate change has caused sea levels to rise and fall
  • Ocean Blues (2012, EN, ES), on a strategy blending conservation with greening marine industries to protect our oceans threatened biodiversity
  • Tales Set in Stone (2012, EN, ES, FR), retracing the impact of climate change and natural disasters over the past 30 000 years on human civilizations living around the Black and Mediterranean Sea basins
  • Mapping the Oceans to Save the Seas (2010, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the difficulties in mapping biodiversity in the vast ocean
  • Fisheries in a Cod Climate (2010, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on why Norwegians of the north are confident that their local fishing economy will be able to withstand warmer waters better than the Norwegian economy as a whole
  • Taking a Step Back (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on why Malindi Watamu Biosphere Reserve in Kenya and Braunton Burrows–North Devon’s Biosphere Reserve in the UK have both concluded that retreat is the best policy in the face of sea-level rise
  • A Pinch of Salt (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the rationale behind the adoption of a new standard for measuring the salt content in seawater
  • Of Shipwrecks, Lost Worlds and Grave Robbers (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on a new UNESCO convention to safeguard the remains of sunken cities, shipwrecks and other underwater treasures worldwide
  • A Last Call to Arms (2008, AR, EN, ES, FR, MLY, RU), on the socio-economic importance for coastal states of supplying proof of the outer limits of their legal continental shelf before the May 2009 deadline
  • Why Scientists are Taking a Stand against Ocean Fertilization with Urea (2008, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview explaining why 57 scientists from 18 countries oppose this geoengineering technique
  • A Bad Year for Caribbean Corals (2008, EN, ES, FR, MLY, RU), on how exceptionally warm waters bleached much of the coral in the Caribbean
  • Watching the Oceans for Signs of Climate Change (2006, EN, ES, FR) on the role the oceans play in regulating the Earth’s climate
  • The Red Tide (2006, EN, ES, FR, RU) on the risks to human health and aquaculture of outbreaks of harmful algal blooms in the ocean
  • The Last Frontier (2006, EN, ES, FR), on the legal vacuum surrounding exploitation of biodiversity in the deep sea
  • The Silent World Revisited (2005, EN, FR), on the return to a village built on the floor of the Red Sea 40 years earlier by French naturalist Jean-Yves Cousteau, in order to learn more about the sea and how the human body reacted to a prolonged stay under water
  • The Knowledge that Saved the Sea Gypsies (2005, EN, FR), on how the Moken people survived the devastating tsunami of December 2004 in the Indian Ocean
  • Killer Wave (2005, EN, FR), on UNESCO’s response to the tsunami and earthquake which devastated the Indian Ocean in December 2004
  • A Carbon Sink that Can no Longer Cope? (2004, EN, FR), on monitoring the acidification of the oceans in a high CO2 world
  • The Floating University (2004, EN, FR), on a ten-week research cruise for students in marine and Earth sciences from 25 countries who studied gas hydrates, mud volcanoes and other phenomena
  • Poverty and Reefs (2003, EN, FR), presents the findings of a study by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, the UK Department for International Cooperation and a UK-based research group
  • Watching Research on Ocean Storage of Carbon (2003, EN, FR), interview on why UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission had set up a watching brief on ocean sequestration of carbon
  • Where Have all the Beaches Gone? (2002, EN, FR), on the threat tourism and other forms of coastal development pose to West African beaches
  • UNESCO and Johannesburg (2002, EN, FR), on UNESCO’s strategy for following up the World Summit on Sustainable Development


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