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Marine research and the role of the shipping industry. Peter Hinchliffe w ith thanks to: OceanScope and. The burning questions. 50%. 25%. 25%. The Oceans and Climate?. http://www.carboncounter.info/. Climate (CO2) control by biology (& chemistry).

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Marine research and the role of the shipping industry

Marine research

and the role of the shipping industry

Peter Hinchliffe

with thanks to:

OceanScope and


Marine research and the role of the shipping industry

The burning questions

50%

25%

25%

The Oceans

and

Climate?

http://www.carboncounter.info/


Marine research and the role of the shipping industry

Climate (CO2) control by biology (& chemistry)

CO2 sequestration to depth


Marine research and the role of the shipping industry

Climate (heat) control by physics

SO how can the shipping industry help out ?

The ocean conveyor belt

Modified after http://www.muchapedia.com/image-files/ocean-circulation.jpg


Marine research and the role of the shipping industry

Commercial ships go where few scientists have gone before

and much more frequently

Oceanography all day everyday and everywhere

Using Ships of Opportunity (SOOs)

OceanScope is leading the way in how best to do this


Marine research and the role of the shipping industry

Repeating track

Power & water intake

Real-time transmission

What is a ship of opportunity (SOO)?

  • Climate

  • Circulation

  • Biodiversity

  • Invasive species

  • Pollution baselines

No impact on ship’s normal operation


Marine research and the role of the shipping industry

Ferries

Rig Supply Vessels

Cruise Ships

Cargo Vessels

Oil tanker

Cargo Vessels

Types of ships of opportunity (SOOs)


Marine research and the role of the shipping industry

Measuring physics

measuring currents

Salinity

Temperature

~60 cm

9 cm

8 cm

ADCP Transducer


Adcp transducers

ADCP Transducers

mounted in wells near the keel amidships

University of Miami


Marine research and the role of the shipping industry

Where in the World : CO2 uptake data

Database is full of holes

More data

Less data

Takahashi et al., 2009

No year to year information either


Marine research and the role of the shipping industry

The current global CO2 network is small

Filling the holes using SOOs

International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project


Marine research and the role of the shipping industry

Major benefits of SOOs

To SCIENCE

To SOCIETY

To GOVERNMENT

To INDUSTRY


Marine research and the role of the shipping industry

Major benefits of SOOs – To SCIENCE

  • Collects scientific data on a regular basis

  • Observes change in the ocean impossible to get

  • by other means

  • Fills big holes in data/understanding

  • Highly cost effective

  • A global perspective


Marine research and the role of the shipping industry

Major benefits of SOOs – To SOCIETY

Helps inform on how to respond to

  • Climate change

  • Pollution

  • Awareness raising

  • Underpins regulation/policy


Marine research and the role of the shipping industry

Major benefits of SOOs – To INDUSTRY

  • Better information on their environment

  • Educational & promotional outreach to stakeholders

  • & public

  • Influence policy (e.g. setting of emissions reduction)

  • Informs environmental & corporate responsibilities


Marine research and the role of the shipping industry

SCOR* OceanScope

  • A science-industry partnership for the sustained systematic

  • study of the global ocean water column using SOOs …

  • making the vision a reality

  • Using instrumentation that operates without the need for

  • human presence and to operate automatically

  • No interference with the ship’s normal operation

  • To transmit quality data in near real-time

  • Merchant vessels as “satellites orbiting the Earth at sea level”

*Scientific Committee for Ocean Research


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