NASA is planning a real life “fantastic voyage” to Titan’s Oceans

5 years ago — Quick Read

NASA used last weeks Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium to announce plans for a submarine to probe the freezing liquid methane and ethane oceans of Saturn’s moon Titan.

EU’s ‘Sentinel’ climate and ocean-monitoring satellite launches

6 years ago — Quick Read

Sentinel-3A, the third satellite in the European Copernicus programme, has launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia. The satellite will provide the UK and other European countries with important information...

First gas extracted by Total from gas field west of Shetland

6 years ago — Quick Read

The first gas field west of Shetland has begun production, being operated by French energy company Total. The Laggan-Tomore field, in deep and challenging offshore waters which are nearer to...

Global temperatures could hit record highs over the next two years

6 years ago — Quick Read

An expected major El Nino event in the pacific could significantly increase global temperatures in the next year. The last few years have been cooler than expected, although that pattern...

Engineers study rubbish patch in Pacific, in hope of future clear-up

6 years ago — Quick Read

Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch organisation, has brought together volunteers who have spent the last month in the Pacific Ocean collecting data on how much rubbish is in certain areas. A...

Unmanned boat aims to cross Atlantic by 2020

6 years ago — Quick Read

Engineers at Plymouth University are developing a vessel which aims to to cross the Atlantic which will run on renewable power. They have named the boat Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship...