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New instrument built to explore deep sea areas

A fisheries biologist and acoustics researcher at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., Mike Jech is collaborating with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on a new instrument platform called Deep-See. This instrument will send high resolution real-time images and data.

Japan criticized over brutal commercial whaling

At the 67th meeting of the International Whaling Commission, Humane Society International is calling on governments to reject Japan’s proposal to introduce an amendment that would directly nullify the moratorium on commercial whaling.

Energy transition fast, but not enough to meet Paris Agreement goals

DNV GL today published its latest Energy Transition Outlook. According to the new Outlook, natural gas projects will receive a significant investment, while the global energy demand will peak in 2035. The increased electrification of energy demand, along with wind and solar energy, will grow the world’s electricity transmission and distribution systems. In addition, DNV GL also published the Maritime Forecast to 2050, which examines the challenges of decarbonizing the shipping industry. 

Shipping industry discusses ways to achieve environmental goals at SMM

During SMM in Hamburg, business and science experts discussed how the global shipping industry can achieve the IMO’s ambitious environmental goals. During gmec there were three different panel discussions, exploring the topics “Preparing for Ballast Water Treatment”, “Dealing with the environmental challenges of the future”, and “The passenger shipping industry as an environmental pioneer”. 

SMM 2018 kicks off with focus on environmental challenges

At the opening press conference of the SMM maritime trade fair in Hamburg, political and business leaders discussed key challenges that shipping has to face, with a special focus on the 2020 sulphur cap and the industry’s goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by the year 2050.

Watch: Australia boosts fishing with largest artificial reef

Australia has developed its first artificial reef in the Exmouth Gulf, the latest purpose built artificial reef habitat in the Western part of the country. The $1 million Exmouth Integrated Artificial Reef is a unique project aiming to enhance marine habitat and recreational fishing opportunities in the region.

10,480 sharks killed on Great Barrier Reef drumlines since 2001

Humane Society International and the Australian Marine Conservation Society released footage depicting how sharks are killed as a result from Queensland’s Shark Control Program in the Great Barrier Reef. Both organisations call for an end to the use of lethal drumlines in the World Heritage-listed waters.

US EPA VGP 3.0 in the pipeline

A third edition is under discussion with a view to replace the current version of the VGP which came into force in 2013 and is due to expire on 18th of December.

Watch: Underwater reef protector tested for Great Barrier Reef

An underwater drone that can keep watch on reef health and accurately identify and inject the devastating crown-of-thorns starfish is ready to be put to the test on the Great Barrier Reef, as a result of a collaboration between QUT, Google and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

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main engine
Main engine reduced to idle speed after control module failure
lifeboat
Unplanned deployment of free fall lifeboat alongside vessel
ferry capsizing in tanzania
Dozens dead from ferry capsizing in Tanzania
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
k line
K Line to use various measures to comply with 2020 sulphur cap
promote LNG
Partner trio team up to promote LNG as a fuel
lr aip to hhi
LR grants AiP to HHI for LPG VLGC design
Connectivity Cyber Security E-navigation Energy Efficiency Maritime Software Smart
automation skills
How to survive in the automation skills market 
autonomous ships
Key advantages and disadvantages of ship autonomy
blockchain
ABP to use blockchain to improve port connectivity
CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
flaminia
Stolt disagrees with Flaminia ruling
flaminia
Court found MSC not liable for Flaminia fire
ilo fishing convention
Crew was beaten on the first fishing vessel detained under ILO
CSR Shipping Sustainability Women in shipping
president of iumi
Richard Turner elected President of IUMI
shipping emissions
Shipping decarbonization: Three key elements to move forward
us panama deal
US, Panama ink maritime transportation agreement
Finance Fishery Infographic Maritime Knowledge Offshore Ports Reports Shipbuilding Short Sea Yachting
career paths in oil and gas
Seven career paths to choose in oil and gas
marine cargo insurance
IUMI: Outlook for marine cargo insurance remain challenging
brexit
UK: Four scenarios of a no-deal Brexit
autonomous ships
Key advantages and disadvantages of ship autonomy
engine room hot spots
Hidden engine room hot spots
shipping emissions
Shipping decarbonization: Three key elements to move forward
Career Paths: John Jorgensen, ABS