In June, we come together to honour our oceans and raise awareness about their vital (yet often overlooked) role in everyday life. Covering 70% of our planet, the oceans provide us with food, support countless industries, regulate the climate, and offer spaces for recreation.   

Preserving marine ecosystems, promoting sustainable practices, and fostering a deeper understanding of life below the surface is done through innovative solutions that address our oceans’ complex challenges today. Technology is at the forefront of these efforts, from combating climate change and pollution to advancing scientific research and supporting the blue economy. 

This World Oceans Month, we invite you to join us on an exciting journey across the globe’s five oceans. Each week, we will spotlight groundbreaking projects where our technology has been fundamental. These initiatives span a variety of industries and demonstrate how cutting-edge technology is driving the preservation and sustainability of our oceans and the blue economy. 

Week One – The Arctic Ocean  

Our first highlight takes us to the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean.  

pme minidot logger with annotated text

Here, a PhD student from the University of Maine is using PME monitoring equipment to conduct pioneering research. The focus is on understanding lake metabolisms and ecosystems during the harsh winter months when thick layers of ice cover them. This research is crucial for understanding the impacts of climate change on Arctic environments and contributes to broader environmental monitoring and conservation efforts. 

Read the full story here 

Week Two – The Atlantic Ocean 

This week, let’s set sail to the Atlantic, the youngest and second-largest ocean.

rbr concerto with annoted text

Here, a team of researchers in South Georgia are using an RBR Concerto to calibrate echo sounder data and provide contextual oceanographic data such as salinity, conductivity, and temperature on a British Antarctic research study to expand what we know about Krill stock dynamics and the distribution of Krill over the winter months.  

Up next, the Indian Ocean.

Stay tuned each week as we reveal more inspiring projects from the world’s oceans. 

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