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Biosensor for detecting estrone and estradiol in environmental samples

Estrogenic contaminants dispersed in the environment are a growing cause for concern. A new biosensor can specifically detect the estrogens estradiol and estrone in environmental samples without the need for specialised laboratories, in a fast, efficient and inexpensive process. The device is available for technology transfer.

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Satellite-derived salinity data improves Arctic marine circulation prediction

Sea salinity influences the density of the sea, therefore affects ocean circulation and the global climate. Scientists have incorporate sea salinity data obtained from measurements by the SMOS satellite into an Arctic prediction model.

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Scientists develop a tool to better understand marine microbial interactions

This tool makes it possible to  improve predictions on how marine microbes interact and could be applied to climate change and bioremediation studies, and to other fields such as medicine or agriculture. The study has been led by the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC) in Barcelona.

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Mixotrophy, a key feeding strategy in nutrient-imbalanced scenarios

Mixotrophic organisms can obtain nutrition through photosynthesis and also by capturing prey. According to a new study by scientists from the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC), this mixt strategy can favour the production of marine resources when there is a lack of nutrients or when human activity modifies their availability.

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MINKE kicks off: a European project to improve the quality of oceanographic data

Data quality is key to developing environmental policies based on scientific evidence. The European project MINKE, coordinated by the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC) in Barcelona, held its kick-off online meeting last June. The project partners took the opportunity to explain not only the role and responsibilities of each other, but also the main objectives and planned actions of a project that aims to improve the quality of oceanographic data.

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