Marine Science and technology


Working Visit to NIOMR, Victoria Island, Lagos-Nigeria

The Staff of the Department, led by the Head of Department, Dr. Y.A. Asiwaju-Bello, FNMGS paid a call on the management of the Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR), Victoria Island, Lagos on Tuesday 16th April, 2013, with a view to establishing working research and teaching relationship.

Commencement of Registration and Academic Lectures for 2nd Semester 2012/2013 Academic Session

The Department commenced registration of her students for the Second Semester 2012/2013 Academic Session in the first week of April, 2013. Lectures for all courses have commenced in earnest.

ESA: Arctic Fresh Water Dome Could Spill into the Atlantic

ESA satellites show that a large dome of fresh water has been building up in the Arctic Ocean over the last 15 years. A change in wind direction could cause the water to spill into the north Atlantic, cooling Europe.” Quote from the ESA website.

Drilling Report from the Iberian Coast

“Mediterranean bottom currents and the sediment deposits they leave behind offer new insights into global climate change, the opening and closing of ocean circulation gateways and locations where hydrocarbon deposits may lie buried under the sea.”

Rate of the Pacific Carbon Pump

An international team of scientists has documented a regular, significant and unexpected increase in the amount of particulate matter exported to the deep sea in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre that may be related to day length.