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Very Good News for Bangladesh!!

It has been published in a daily newspaper that about 16 sq. km land is emerging every year in the coastal area of Bangladesh (Source: Prothom Alo, 05 August, 2016). If this continues Bangladesh will get more land in the coastal area.


Issue of this week

Coastal Tourism Potentiality in Bangladesh Bangladesh has a very beautiful coastal landscape. It can attract both local and foreign tourist. Do you think coastal area of Bangladesh has any potentiality for tourism?  Please join the discussion of this week.


Antarctic Sea Ice Expanding!

During Southern Hemisphere winters, sea ice in the Antarctic, the floating chunks of frozen ocean water, is actually increasing. In late September, satellite data indicated that Antarctica was surrounded by the greatest area of sea ice ever recorded in the region: 7.51 million square miles (19.44 million square kilometers), the […]


Oceans Could be 150% More Acidic by 2100

Rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) are causing the ocean to acidify at rates not seen for the last 20 million years. Atmospheric carbon dioxide is absorbed by the ocean (at least half of all emissions pass into the seas) increasing the acidity and resulting in “Ocean Acidification”. A […]


Carbon Dioxide Was Hidden in the Ocean During Last Ice

Why did the atmosphere contain so little carbon dioxide (CO2) during the last Ice Age 20,000 years ago? Why did it rise when Earth’s climate became warmer? Processes in the ocean are responsible for this, says a new study based on newly developed isotope measurements. This study has now been […]


Sustainable Oceans: Reconciling Economic Use and Protection

From Wednesday, June 29th to Friday, July 1st, 2011, the Earth Institute co-sponsored the first of a series of three conferences devoted to the subject of “Sustainable Oceans: Reconciling Economic Use and Protection” organized by the German Dräger Foundation. The first conference, entitled “The Use of the Ocean’s Energy Resources, […]



Oceanography is the study of the deep sea and shallow coastal oceans: biology, chemistry, geology and physics together make oceanography a richly interdisciplinary science. Although they contain most of the Earth’s water and carbon and surface heat, and much of its biomass, the oceans do not operate alone. Together with […]