Endangered penguins are foraging for food in the wrong places due to fishing and climate change, research led by the University of Exeter and the University of Cape Town has revealed.

Juvenile African penguins search large areas of ocean for certain signs which usually mean there is plenty…

Read more: Climate change and fishing create ‘trap’ for penguins

Scientists have discovered “extraordinary” levels of toxic pollution in the most remote and inaccessible place on the planet – the 10km deep Mariana trench in the Pacific Ocean. Small crustaceans that live in the pitch-black waters of the trench, captured by a robotic submarine, were contaminated with 50…

Read more: 'Extraordinary' levels of pollutants found in 10km deep Mariana trench

These five days course on the Application of Geographical Information System(GIS) on marine and coastal field was attended by 33 participants from  13 French speaking African countries such as Benin, Cameroon, Congo, DR Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, Morocco, Madagascar, Mauritania, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia and took place…

Read more: Application of Geographical Information System(GIS) on marine and coastal field- 16- 20 Janvier 2017, Dakar -Sénégal

Scientists who study patterns of natural shifts in the Earth's climate said Thursday they have uncovered a "worrisome" signal that major sea level rise could be on the way.

The findings in the journal Science show that ocean surface temperatures during the Earth's last warm period, some 125,000…

Read more: Study of past warming signals major sea level rise ahead

Forty of the world's biggest companies assembled in Davos agreed on Monday to come up with cleaner ways to make and consume plastic as waste threatens the global eco-system, especially in oceans.

The plan was announced at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort, where powerful…

Read more: Multinationals act on ocean-clogging plastics

On Monday the 23rd January, UNESCO launched a training course on Oceanographic Data Management in Maputo, Mozambique. The course has been organized by the IOC through the its Sub Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States (IOCAFRICA) based at the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa and…

Read more: Launch of a training course on Oceanographic Data Management in Maputo 23 Jan 2017