TAG: oceanography

Colossal North Atlantic wave recorded

January 11, 2017By
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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced the highest wave on record: a behemoth that towered 19 meters (62.3 feet, or about five building storeys) above the North Atlantic. Examination of data sent by an automated buoy showed the monster wave rose on Feb. 4, 2013, at a remote spot between Britain and Iceland. The mighty wave occurred after a strong... read more

US, Cuba agree to improve maritime navigation safety

March 24, 2016By
Teenagers swimming near Moro Castle, Cuba. (Photo: NOAA/istock)

President Obama’s trip to Cuba this week marks a historic milestone in the normalization process between the U.S. and Cuba. At the same time, the two countries are working to improve maritime navigation safety and related areas of mutual interest to protect lives and property at sea. Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Havana,... read more