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James Coogan

Melting Arctic Glaciers: Underwater Robotic Ocean Explorer Will Go On a ‘dangerous’ Arctic Mission

A team from the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Oban, led by oceanographer Prof Mark Inall, will deploy a small autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) known as an ecoSUB to the foot of a melting glacier in Arctic Norway.

Comments Off on Melting Arctic Glaciers: Underwater Robotic Ocean Explorer Will Go On a ‘dangerous’ Arctic Mission / 5th August 2019

Climate change

How Climate Change Causes Death of Penguin Fledglings in Argentina and Antarctica

Evidence from two separate studies revealed that global warming has a direct impact on the plight of the penguins. In Argentina, where the biggest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world is found, chicks are dead due to climate change.

Comments Off on How Climate Change Causes Death of Penguin Fledglings in Argentina and Antarctica / 5th August 2019

whale population

Recent Calf Sightings Could Mean Improved Recovery of Whale Population

In 2018, no whale calves were spotted in their breeding ground off the Florida and Georgia coasts. It wasn’t until the end of December when the first calf was spotted and a total of 7 more were seen afterward.

Comments Off on Recent Calf Sightings Could Mean Improved Recovery of Whale Population / 4th August 2019

marine litter

Marine Litter: UK and Belizean Scientists Work Together in Tackling Marine Litter

This effort is in line with the country’s goal to reduce litter, which can be dangerous to marine life since garbage and other plastic materials may be mistaken for food.

No Comments / 22nd July 2019

Marintec China 3-6 December 2019

From shipbuilding raw components, electrical systems, deck and safety equipment, port constructions to shipbuilding systems and technology, all maritime related products and services can be found in Marintec China.

Comments Off on Marintec China 3-6 December 2019 / 22nd July 2019

VARD/Kjell Stian Brunes

Financing of Six Stern Trawlers Initiated by Export Credit Norway

Export Credit Norway will provide export financing for six of the seven stern trawlers, at a total loan amount of approximately NOK 500 million, with the Icelandic bank Landsbankinn acting as guarantor for the loans.

Comments Off on Financing of Six Stern Trawlers Initiated by Export Credit Norway / 22nd July 2019

Kitsap

New 43m Contract for Kitsap Fast Ferry Service Signed by BMT

The custom design project will once again see the UK’s leading engineering design consultancy partner with US shipyard Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB) and will join the Kitsap Fast Ferry service in Seattle once completed. 

Comments Off on New 43m Contract for Kitsap Fast Ferry Service Signed by BMT / 15th July 2019

ocean plastic

Can Ocean Plastic Turn Into a Travel Bag? A Startup Says Yes

The world has become highly dependent on plastic without even noticing it. But now, we are slowly drowning in plastic and it’s doing more harm than good to the only planet we call home.

No Comments / 15th July 2019

dying corals

Pantone’s Glowing, Glowing, Gone Campaign Reminds Us That Corals Are Dying

It all started with a documentary called “Chasing Coral” where a team from The Ocean Agency was able to film an extraordinary site in New Caledonia’s coral reef. The corals looked like they were glowing, but their rare vibrant colours weren’t because they were beautiful. It was a sign that they were dying.

Comments Off on Pantone’s Glowing, Glowing, Gone Campaign Reminds Us That Corals Are Dying / 8th July 2019

plastic waste

Will England Finally be Plastic-Free in 2020?

Currently, 316 million plastic drink stirrers, 4.7 billion plastic straws and 1.8 billion plastic-stemmed cotton buds are used in England each year. But starting April 2020, the government plans to eradicate the usage of these plastic products by restricting their availability.

Comments Off on Will England Finally be Plastic-Free in 2020? / 8th July 2019

Blockchain

Blockchain Consortium Launched by Maritime Blockchain Labs and Rainmaking

According to the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS), nearly 25% of all serious incidents onboard containerships were attributable to mis-declared cargo.

Comments Off on Blockchain Consortium Launched by Maritime Blockchain Labs and Rainmaking / 8th July 2019

Maritime Cyprus 2019 Conference 6th – 9th October

The “Maritime Cyprus” Conference is an established biennial event in Cyprus organised by the Shipping Deputy Ministry in cooperation with the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and the Cyprus Union of Shipowners.

Comments Off on Maritime Cyprus 2019 Conference 6th – 9th October / 8th July 2019

VARD Awards TMC to Supply Compressors for Viking Cruises

TMC’s scope of work is to deliver a complete marine compressed air system that consists of instrument air compressors and air dryers, to each of the two newbuild cruise ships.

Comments Off on VARD Awards TMC to Supply Compressors for Viking Cruises / 7th July 2019

Climate Change: Greener Global Shipping Promoted by Leading International Banks Through New Principles

The Poseidon Principles are a global framework for assessing and disclosing the climate alignment of financial institutions’ shipping portfolios.

Comments Off on Climate Change: Greener Global Shipping Promoted by Leading International Banks Through New Principles / 6th July 2019

hull cleaning

Hull Cleaning: Eco-friendly Hull Cleaning Solution Launched by HullWiper in Partnership With Immersub

The introduction of a safe and green hull cleaning solution supports the Mauritius Ports Authority ‘Green Port Concept’ for sustainable and eco-friendly port activities.

Comments Off on Hull Cleaning: Eco-friendly Hull Cleaning Solution Launched by HullWiper in Partnership With Immersub / 5th July 2019

Fuel Efficiency: Onboard Microgrid Launched by ABB to Help Smaller Vessels Optimize Fuel Efficiency

The newly launched Onboard Microgrid is based on the principles of ABB’s award-winning power distribution system Onboard DC Grid™ with the proven ability to enable up to 20% energy efficiency in larger vessels.

Comments Off on Fuel Efficiency: Onboard Microgrid Launched by ABB to Help Smaller Vessels Optimize Fuel Efficiency / 4th July 2019

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