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OpenROV Raises Funding to Open Up the World of Underwater Exploration

OpenROV Raises Funding to Open Up the World of Underwater Exploration | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
"Everyone still thinks exploration is what research institutions or National Geographic gets to do, and that's just not the world we live in anymore." (RT @pdp7: Powered by #OpenHardware #BeagleBone Black & #Arduino DUE, OpenROV raised $1.3 million...

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We are now experimenting with these ROVs in the context of both undergraduate education and coastal research/monitoring here at CSU Channel Islands.

 

The neat things here are the cheapness of the instrument and the open framework approach.  Our next phase will involve building manipulator arms, etc. with 3D printers.  Following along the open source nature of the project, we will eventually be posting/sharing all our designs/innovations.  Both technical and pedagogical.

 

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http://beagleboard.org/blog/2013-11-12-project-spotlight-openrov/

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Coastal Restoration
Coastal management and restoration of our planet's coastlines with a particular focus on California, Louisiana and the Pacific.  Emphasizing wetland restoration, aspects of agriculture in the coastal plain, fisheries, dealing with coastal hazards, and effective governance.
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Welcome to Coastal Restoration

Welcome to Coastal Restoration | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it

Welcome to our curation site for all things coastal management-related.

 

Here you will find an array of stories, media, factoids, and updates on current events spanning a range of coastal and marine issues.  While we are interested in a great many things, most of these entries center upon our work to document, restore, and conserve coastal ecosystems and improve the overall management of these incredible, dynamic parts of our planet.

 

In particular, you'll find postings that reflect our deep, continuing interest in:

 

- riparian, wetland, beach, & reef restoration

- improved Coastal Zone Management 

- coastal agriculture/food systems

- sustainable fisheries management

- working ports & harbors

- vibrant ocean economies

- coastal ecology & natural history

- coastal energy production

- oil spills

- water quality & ecotoxicology in the coastal zone

- historical coastal perspectives & relationship to our world ocean



If any of these posts whet your appetite, you might also be interested in some of our other research, teaching, and updates:
 
- Pirate Lab's home (links to our various blogs): http://piratelab.org/
- Coastal Management podcasts: http://bit.ly/2z4oiTw
- YouTube videos (lectures, field, & lab videos): http://bit.ly/2gA7Wa9
- RestoringNOLA twiter feed: https://twitter.com/RestoringNOLA


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Hurricane Ophelia's winds strengthen to 85 mph on slow trek toward Ireland

Hurricane Ophelia's winds strengthen to 85 mph on slow trek toward Ireland | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Ireland could be blasted by hurricane-like conditions on Monday.
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Californians (and Surfers) Gain Access to a Mile of Beach in Santa Barbara County

Californians (and Surfers) Gain Access to a Mile of Beach in Santa Barbara County | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it

Due to rampant un-permitted development by several landowners, the public (us) has reclaimed access to this pristine coastline

 
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Pacific Island countries could lose 50 -- 80% of fish in local waters under climate change

Pacific Island countries could lose 50 -- 80% of fish in local waters under climate change | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Many Pacific Island nations will lose 50 to 80 percent of marine species in their waters by the end of the 21st century if climate change continues unchecked, finds a new study. This area of the ocean is projected to be the most severely impacted by aspects of climate change.
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mass extinction coming by end of 21st century due to overharvesting
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Port of LA on Pace to Surpass 9 Mln TEU in 2017

Port of LA on Pace to Surpass 9 Mln TEU in 2017 | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The Port of Los Angeles said it is on pace to become the Western Hemisphere’s first-ever port to move 9 million 20-foot equivalent…
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When Rock Climbing and Science Meet - REI Co-op Journal

When Rock Climbing and Science Meet - REI Co-op Journal | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
How climbers are helping biologists track bat behavior—and why this matters It was a typical workday for Philip Knecht. He and his partner Alonzo Mandanna assembled their gear: helmets, harnesses, ropes, rack—and endoscopic cameras, probes and audio equipment. The team of climbing conservationists then set out for an ascent of Devil’s Tower in northeast Wyoming. After building …
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Coastal protection on the edge: The challenge of preserving California's legacy

For 50 years California has used laws and policies to manage development along its 1,100-mile coastline and preserve public access to the shore. Climate change will make that task harder.
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The Skimmer: The Latest on Ocean Plastic in Just a Few Minutes

The Skimmer is a new MEAM feature where we review the latest news and research on a particular topic. For our first Skimmer, we’re covering plastic in the ocean and its implications for management. We don’t know about you, but we can barely keep up with the dizzying array of disturbing news on ocean plastic. But since it’s our job to keep up with the news, the Skimmer is here to help out.
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Do You Know Where Your Seafood Comes From? Probably Not From Where You Think

Do You Know Where Your Seafood Comes From? Probably Not From Where You Think | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The crab used in ‘Maryland’ crab cakes most likely comes from Indonesia, Thailand or Venezuela, even when they’re ordered at a restaurant on the Chesapeake Bay. Bay scallops, traditionally from New England and a popular item on menus across the country, today are raised primarily in China.
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Was Amelia Earhart eaten by GIANT coconut crabs?

Was Amelia Earhart eaten by GIANT coconut crabs? | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
A perennial theory claims the pilot met a very strange end.
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The mystery deepens.
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As Syria embraces Paris climate deal, it’s the United States against the world

As Syria embraces Paris climate deal, it’s the United States against the world | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
About 200 other countries have signed onto the agreement. Now, only one country has disavowed it.
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Costa Rica hit by magnitude 6.5 earthquake

Costa Rica hit by magnitude 6.5 earthquake | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
An 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Costa Rica on Sunday night, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
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Entergy's proposed gas power plant is not the answer | Opinion

Entergy's proposed gas power plant is not the answer | Opinion | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
At more than $200 million, the proposed power plant is expensive, and there are better options.
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The mystery behind California's most destructive wildfires: Who is to blame?

The mystery behind California's most destructive wildfires: Who is to blame? | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The mystery behind California's most destructive wildfires: Who is to blame?
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More ink, less water: News coverage of the drought prompted Californians to conserve, study suggests

More ink, less water: News coverage of the drought prompted Californians to conserve, study suggests | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it

Extensive media coverage of recent droughts in California played a role in reducing water use. Each doubling of drought-related newspaper articles in a two-month period was associated with up to an 18% reduction in water use.

 
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How underwater gardening can rewild the Atlantic Ocean

How underwater gardening can rewild the Atlantic Ocean | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Trowels and spades are being put to use in the sea.
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Scuba Legends - Corals eat plastic because they like its flavor

Scuba Legends - Corals eat plastic because they like its flavor | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
A recent study published in the scientific journal Marine Pollution Bulletin, reveals that corals ingest these floating debris of their own volition
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Redesigning all microplastics so that they no longer appeal to corals seems like an unfeasible task. With the prevalence of microplastics in filtering into our oceans, the outlook for coral reefs is not looking good.
 
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Huge, 'mysterious' hole the size of Maine appears in sea ice near Antarctica

Huge, 'mysterious' hole the size of Maine appears in sea ice near Antarctica | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
(USA TODAY) — A huge, mysterious hole has been spotted in sea ice near Antarctica, researchers reported this week.
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UK Ship Register Signs its First Unmanned Vessel

UK Ship Register Signs its First Unmanned Vessel | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The UK Ship Register has signed its first ever unmanned vessel to the flag, showing how it is adapting to the changes of the maritime industry.
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Thousands of scientists issue bleak 'second notice' to humanity

Thousands of scientists issue bleak 'second notice' to humanity | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
In 1992, scientists warned humanity about a host of impending ecological disasters. A quarter-century later, most of them have gotten worse.
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Aerial Perspectives

Aerial Perspectives | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
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Photographer Bernhard Lang takes pictures in small planes and helicopters, pointing his camera towards the ground. In the ongoing project Aerial Views, he focuses on patterns and structures, which makes for interesting visuals that you’d miss on the ground.
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Trump says he will shrink Bears Ears National Monument, a sacred tribal site in Utah

Trump says he will shrink Bears Ears National Monument, a sacred tribal site in Utah | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
President Trump informed Sen. Orrin G. Hatch on Friday that he will reduce the size of the protected area prized by many tribal leaders but opposed by several state and federal Republican officials.
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The Fourth National Climate Assessment and Outcomes from the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn

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Republicans accused of obstructing satellite research into climate change

Republicans accused of obstructing satellite research into climate change | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Congress ordered destruction of vital sea-ice probe
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Which straw will break this camels back?  We need adults as leaders, not children.
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