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Senior Environmental Scientist for Woods Hole Group
Woods Hole Group, USA, has appointed environmental scientist Jerry J. Cura as a senior environmental scientist. Cura comes with his Ph.D. in biological oceanography from the University of Maine and over twenty years of experience in the field and as a principal in Menzie-Cura Associates.
He was the Chair and US Principal Representative to an
international working group to develop risk based methods for assessing
disposal of dredged material in marine and aquatic environments. Cura has also
been published in the area of dredged material disposal evaluation methods,
evaluating ecological impacts in marine and aquatic environments, and the ecology
of plankton populations on the continental shelves.
CSIRO from Australia is undertaking a survey tour towards the Australian Bight for a baseline survey looking for oil traces in the water. The surveyors are deploying a CTD and a gravity corer measuring possible traces of oil in the water column. The survey mission also consists of hydrographic mapping techniques, GIS and environmental specialists to make sure the situation before exploration is mapped well in order to know what the environmental consequences of an eventual oil seepage or leak may consist of.