Current Issue: Multipurpose Offshore Platforms

It seems increasingly clear to me that the oceans will play a central role in addressing the critical challenges that we face in the 21st century – climate change abatement, secure and sustainable energy supply, and food production to meet the needs of a growing world population. Developing and deploying the technologies, beyond the already crowded and stressed coastal seas, that will be required to monitor the oceans and to harness their potential, for food, chemicals and materials, and energy production, presents new challenges and opportunities for marine industries, exemplified by the achievements of the offshore oil and gas sector in recent years. A key feature of these technologies will be the multipurpose offshore platforms that will enable the deployment and operation of industrial-scale renewable energy and aquaculture projects in deep waters. [Guest Editor Eoin Sweeney]

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Call for Technical Papers

The JOT production team invites the submission of technical papers that describe cutting edge research (themes and deadlines below). Papers should present the results of new (i.e., not previously published) research in ocean technology, science or engineering, and be no more than 7,500 words in length. All papers are subject to a rigorous peer-review process. All peer-reviewed papers in the JOT are open access.

Plastic oceans - submit by February 26, 2016

Climate change: adapting to a changing Arctic - submit by May 30, 2016

Baited traps for fishing - submit by August 16, 2016

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