Monthly Archives : November 2017

navy submarine

Pakistan Navy Submarine upgrades to SharpEye™ radar

Following the announcement in February 2017 that Kelvin Hughes will be supplying the SharpEye™ Doppler submarine radar system to the mid-life upgrade program for the Pakistan Navy’s Agosta 90B-class (also known as the Khalid class diesel electric attack submarine), the order for the next submarine in this program has been placed.

Comments Off on Pakistan Navy Submarine upgrades to SharpEye™ radar / 24th November 2017

whale shark

Threatened Bat and Marine Species Granted Protection under CMS

Good news for the bats and some marine species because the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) has recently granted them protected status. During the 12th Conference of the Parties (COP 12) that was held in Manila, protections for migratory bats, angelsharks, blue sharks, dusky sharks, guitarfish, white spotted wedgefish and whale sharks, among others were awarded migratory species protection.

No Comments / 17th November 2017

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Only 10 Rivers Pollute the Ocean with 4M Metric Tons of Plastic Debris

New studies revealed that the millions of metric tons of plastic debris that flow to the sea every year may come from just 10 rivers. The study conducted by scientists from the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Science and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research showed that just 10 rivers are to blame for the 88% to 95% of the estimated 4 million metric tons of plastic debris that float into the ocean every year.

No Comments / 16th November 2017

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Support Wildlife and Marine Conservation Efforts by Volunteers

Over the past 40 years, the Earth has already lost half of its wildlife, according to WWF. The planet is in the midst of a 6th mass extinction. But what makes this one worse than the previous 5 mass extinction is that the rate is becoming comparable if not rapid. The growing human population and their increasing demand for resources has cost the lives of tens of thousands of species. 865 species have already gone extinct, including 13% of birds and 25% of all mammals.

No Comments / 15th November 2017

Liquefied Natural Gas

Study for Developing Liquefied Natural Gas as Malta’s Maritime Fuel is a Go

Following the 2014 EU Directive for Member States to develop LNG refuelling infrastructures at maritime ports, the Energy and Water Agency has been handed a €600,000 EU grant. This will be used to look into the potential of developing liquefied natural gas (LNG) as Malta’s marine fuel. The technical study into LNG bunkering has a starting date scheduled this month, and the development of LNG refuelling infrastructures is expected to be completed by 2025. 

No Comments / 14th November 2017