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Environmental surveillance

How studies of Norwegian fjord ice can help create a safer future for the arctic

During winter, a thick layer of ice can form on the surface of the northern Norwegian fjords. The knowledge of the varying conditions of this ice can be applied to understand to protect and aid the Arctic in the future.

Rubbish found in the deepest ocean depths

Beer cans, plastic bags and other types of human litter are scattered across the deepest seafloor.

Acid rain still affects water quality

In recent years, acid deposition has received little attention. Nevertheless, it continues to affect surface waters and aquatic organisms throughout large areas of Europe and North America.

Troubled waters text for help

Fish and other freshwater organisms can be devastated by runoffs from construction work. Such environmental threats can be curbed by probes that notify mobile phones when something has gone wrong.

Ferryboats as mobile lab assistants

By attaching sampling devices to ferries and ships on regular routes around the globe, researchers can detect the smallest amounts of environmental contaminants.

The Shrimp as a Climate Gauge

The deepwater shrimp could prove to be one of the most sensitive gauges of climate change.