PMEL in the News
Saving Our Seas
It’s no secret that the ocean is a vast space. Comprising over 90 percent of the Earth’s habitable space, it seems impossible that humans could have a serious impact on this massive environment teeming with life.
Widespread Drought Spells Disaster for Farmers, Fish, People Across the State
Officials who oversee water supplies, agriculture and fish don’t have to exaggerate to convey the grim conditions facing Washington as a result of a prolonged drought.
Wendy Schmidt XPRIZE is an Awesome Win for Ocean Health, Ocean Science and Ocean Technology
If I ever meet Wendy Schmidt in person, it’s probably going to be awkward. I’ll be doing my best to not instantaneously bear hug this woman who has sponsored a series of XPRIZE competitions to save the oceans from ourselves and push innovation in ocean technology forward.
Just About Every Big Measure of Climate Change was Bad Last Year
The climate got its annual physical last week, and the results were not good. The report, compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, found that last year was the warmest in the 135-year record of modern temperature measurement.
JISAO Scientist Play Critical Role in Ocean Health XPRIZE
Sunburst Sensors, based out of Missoula, MT, grabbed the two top spots in the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, receiving a $1.5 million award for advancing scientist’s ability to measure ocean chemistry as it relates to ocean acidification.