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IIT signs an MoU with Ministry of Earth Sciences to set up Ocean Observatory at Puri

Aug 06, 2016 - 5:48 AM - by RAJA ACHARYA
Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar signed an MOU on 10th Aug 2015 in New Delhi with the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MOES) for establishing the Bay of Bengal Coastal Ocean Observatory in Odisha as a National facility. Ministry's organizations viz. Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services, Hyderabad and National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai are involved.

The MoU was signed by Prof. R V Raja Kumar, Director of IIT Bhubaneswar and Dr. Shailesh Naik, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences in presence of Professors S. Tripathy, PC Pandey and UC Mohanty of IIT, Prof. Avijit Gangopadhyay of University of Massachusetts, USA and Dr. S Basu, Dr. K. Somasundar and Dr. Parvinder Main from MOES. The Ministry has approved a grant of Rs. 9.23 Crores to begin... [Read More]
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Deep Ocean Volcanoes

Aug 06, 2016 - 5:46 AM - by RAJA ACHARYA
Scientists believe that 80 percent of the volcanic eruptions on Earth take place in the ocean. Most of these volcanoes are thousands of feet deep, and difficult to find. But in May of 2009, scientists captured the deepest ocean eruption ever found.

Nearly 4000 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean – in an area between Samoa, Fiji and Tonga - the West Mata volcano was discovered. The explosions of molten rock were spectacular. This volcano was producing Boninite lavas – believed to be among the hottest erupting on Earth. Scientists also witnessed molten lava flowing across the deep-ocean sea floor and spotted shrimp living near the volcano’s most active areas.

This research allows us to closely examine how ocean islands and undersea volcanoes are born.... [Read More]
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Global Seismic Network Now Extends to the Deep Oceans

Aug 06, 2016 - 5:45 AM - by RAJA ACHARYA
This month, scientists with the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) will install one of many planned Geophysical Ocean Bottom Observatories (GOBO), in which a permanent seismograph station will be established on the sea floor for monitoring earthquake activity. ODP is funded in large part by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

"Installing a seismic station in an ocean basin will be like filling in missing portions of a mirror or lens in a telescope," says Bruce Malfait, director of ODP at NSF. "It will allow us to examine regions of the earth's interior that are only poorly imaged at present by stations on a few islands, or the 30% of the earth's surface occupied by continents."

The global network of on-land seismic stations provides... [Read More]
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Research Associate/Research Fellow positions open at IITM. Last date 30 April 2016.

Apr 23, 2016 - 4:56 AM - by rocksea
Positions for 7 Research Associates, 12 Research Fellows and 4 Junior Research Fellows are open at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune.

See: http://www.tropmet.res.in/Careers

Last date for application: 30 April 2016.
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