Have you ever wondered what it's like to be an ocean scientist? In this video Dr Helen Czerski talks about why she's so enthusiastic about ocean science, and what the job entails. Helen is one of the UK NOISEmakers, a group of scientists who regularly talk about their jobs and encourage young people to consider science as a career. For more information about the NOISE campain, look at http://www.noisemakers.org.uk/
There's one way Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego researchers see the future of desalination in California going. Before a regulatory structure can take shape to govern how seawater is treated and transported to a thirsty public, a gubernatorial order will be handed down that fast-tracks the construction of desalination plants during an episode of extreme drought when battles over water turn violent. Ecological casualties would be assured.