Showing posts with label Indian Ocean. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indian Ocean. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

China places seismometers in Indian Ocean

Ocean-bottom seismometers
China recently placed multiple ocean seismometers in the Indian Ocean where no ocean-bottom seismographic observation was available in the Junhui hydrothermal field, a specialist said.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Tanzania's Indian Ocean fisheries on the brink of depletion: minister

Tanzania's Indian Ocean fisheries on the brink of depletion
A Tanzanian senior government official said on Friday the country's Indian Ocean fish stocks were running dry caused by overfishing and dynamite fishing.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Tsunami alert after major 7.9 magnitude quake hits W.Indonesia

A 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Sumatra island in western Indonesia Wednesday, the United States Geological Service said, triggering a tsunami warning.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Powerful cyclone Chapala headed towards war-torn Yemen, warns UN

 A strong and rare tropical cyclone, named Chapala, is heading towards the southern coasts of Oman and Yemen and is expected to make landfall on the eastern provinces of Hadramout and Shabwa in war-torn Yemen early Tuesday, the United Nations warned today.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Rare tropical cyclone: Yemen, Oman expect eight years of rain in two days as Chapala forms in Arabian Sea

A rare intense tropical cyclone has formed in the Arabian Sea and is forecast to dump eight years of rain in about 48 hours on typically arid regions of the Arabian Peninsula.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Rising seas will drown mangrove forests

Mangrove forests around the Indo-Pacific region could be submerged by 2070, threatening fisheries, coastal protection and furthering climate change, researchers at the University of Queensland warn.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Helped by floating robots, UN-backed research ship scours Indian Ocean for plastic waste. An estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic currently float in the world's oceans

 UN, 14 August 2015 – The United Nations is supporting a project aiming to chart the impact of plastic waste, including garbage like plastic bags, and ‘microplastics’ used in products such as cosmetics and shower gels, in the Indian Ocean, underscoring the risk of dramatic upheavals in marine ecosystems even in one of the world's least-known and least-visited environments.

Friday, September 12, 2014

UN-organized tsunami exercise shows Indian Ocean region now ‘better prepared’

UN,  12 September 2014 – A decade after the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster, which killed nearly 250,000 people and left an arc of devastation across 12 countries, a warning system devised by the United Nations to assess communications flows and readiness procedures throughout the region is functioning “effectively,” the world body has announced after a two-day simulation exercise.

“The terrible images of the 2004 tsunami are still fresh in our memories. Ten years later, this new warning exercise demonstrates that the efforts of the Indian Ocean Rim countries to be better prepared for such disasters are bearing fruit,” said Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Monday, September 08, 2014

India to participate in mock tsunami drill in Indian Ocean. (is planned for 9 and 10 September)

India will participate in a two- day major mock tsunami drill in the Indian Ocean, starting Tuesday, along with 23 other countries, an official said Monday.

The drill, organized under the auspices of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, is intended to test the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWS), said the official.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Indian Ocean nations to carry out UN-organized tsunami readiness test


UN, 5 September 2014 – Ten years after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, 24 countries in the region will participate in an exercise organized by the United Nations to test their readiness to address such rare but potentially destructive events. 

The large-scale simulation exercise – known as “IOWAVE14” – is planned for 9 and 10 September, and is organized under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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