Tag: climate change

“Ocean Guru” Studies Arctic Water Movement

The motion of the ocean. It moves sea ice around like the pieces of an uncompleted puzzle. It brings nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus from the Pacific Ocean into the Arctic where they fuel luxuriant phytoplankton growth. […]

itCG – CGC Escanaba navigates through storm, cargo ship underway, search for missing teen, polar bear research

CAPE COD BAY, Mass. – The Boston-based Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba transits through 12-foot seas and 44-mph winds in Cape Cod Bay Dec. 20, 2009, during the coastal winter snowstorm. The 270-foot cutter stayed in the Cape Cod Bay area for the duration of the storm, standing by to assist boaters. (U.S. Coast Guard video

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itCG – missing boy found, deadly November, Arctic strategy

The Coast Guard Academy boxing team hosts the USMC Boxing Team during an all services exhibition. The exhibition marked the first time since 1948 that a collegiate boxing event was held on campus. (Coast Guard photo.) Click on the image to read more. As reported earlier on Coast Guard Compass, a 3-year-old boy at the

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World Maritime Day, Thinking About the Present and Our Future

Ensign Cook is out and about again. This time she isn’t in the “field” with operational Coast Guard units. Rather, she is up in New York City taking in the sites and festivities around the World Maritime Day Parallel Event. She is also live Tweeting @cgcompass. To view more pictures from the event including the

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itCG- Arctic cruise, Sitka shipwreck, airlift rescue, World Maritime Day

It’s not every day that a cruise ship pulls into Nome, AK for a visit. In fact, it’s never happened before until this summer. But it may be a regular occurrence due to climate change and a shrinking ice cap that has made harsh arctic waterways more navigable than ever before. The Coast Guard is looking

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What are your plans for World Maritime Day?

World Maritime Day is fast approaching. What are your plans? Every year the International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrates this event in different ports across the world with the goal of attracting public, private, and government attention to the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment. The theme for the 2009 event is

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World Maritime Day

The United States, in cooperation with the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA), is hosting the 2009 International Maritime Organization (IMO) World Maritime Day Parallel Event in New York City the weekend of October 16-18, 2009. The goal of World Maritime Day is to attract public, private, and government attention to the many environmental

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