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UN event focuses on reducing underwater noise

The nineteenth meeting of the UN Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (ICP 19) takes place from 18 to 22 of June 2018 at the UN Headquarters in New York, under the theme “Anthropogenic underwater noise.” The aim of ICP 10 is to protect marine life from ship noise.

Renewables accounted for 49% of power generation growth in 2017

The power sector is the single biggest market for energy, absorbing over 40% of primary energy in 2017, and leading the energy transition, through renewables and electrification, according to BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy. Renewables accounted for almost half of the growth in power generation (49%).

Underwater noise reduced when ships slow down, study reveals

When vessels slow down, underwater noise is reduced, and so does the impact on whales, according to a Vessel Slowdown Trial led by the Port of Vancouver’s ECHO Program. Whales use sound to locate prey and ship noise can interfere with their ability to do this.

Dunkerque-Port receives PERS certification

Dunkerque-Port has received the EcoPorts network’s PERS certification, granted by the ESPO. PERS certifications imply that a port is effectively monitoring the environmental challenges and is implementing an improved environmental management. The certification is valid for two years.

New report calls for more industry involvement in Ocean Governance

The World Ocean Council released the “Ocean Governance and the Private Sector.” This is an ocean review and foresight document based on business community involvement on Ocean Governance. The report identifies problems, solutions and opportunities for engaging the ocean business community in Ocean Governance . T

Invisible barrier on ocean surface can reduce CO2 uptake

An invisible layer of biological compounds on the sea surface reduces the rate at which CO2 gas moves between the atmosphere and the oceans, according to a research by Exeter, Heriot-Watt and Newcastle universities. Scientists suggest the findings have major implications for predicting future climate. 

UK to establish more than 40 new Marine Conservation Zones

UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove will present the plans to create more than 40 new Marine Conservation Zones across the UK. This move aims to protect almost 12,000 square kilometres of marine habitats and marks the most significant expansion of the UK’s ‘Blue Belt’ of protected areas until today.

Infographic shows developments on improving oceans condition

As today is the World Oceans Day, the UK Research and Innovation published an interactive infographic describing how engineering is increasing the knowledge of the oceans and reduces our impact on them. The UK Research and Innovation presents eight developments that will have a great impact in improving the situation in our oceans.

New research explores the affects of anchoring in the seafloor

The University of Wollongong will collaborate with NSW Ports to examining how deep-water anchors affect seabed ecosystems. This project aims to benefit marine life not only in the waters off Port Kembla but at ports around Australia and worldwide. Initial investigations discovered large areas of rocky reef.

Port of Piraeus awarded for quality and environmental management

Piraeus Port Authority was awarded double certification against ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 by Lloyd’s Register. These certifications congratulate the Port of Piraeus for its quality, environmental management and pollution prevention. The certifications were awarded on June 6 during Posidonia.


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