The US Coast Guard and NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service signed a Memorandum of Agreement on Friday, setting up the framework and responsibilities for coordinated responses to large whale strandings in Long Island Sound and South Shore areas.
In an innovative study, scientists have combined a number of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map locations where freshwater is changing around the globe and to determine why. The study, published in the journal Nature, finds that Earth’s wet land areas are getting wetter and dry areas are getting drier.
The US port of San Diego has formally agreed to coordinate with the US Navy to prepare for potential impacts of sea level rise. At its meeting on 8 May, the Board of Commissioners authorized a Memorandum of Agreement with Commander Navy Region Southwest, the first of its kind between the US navy and a West Coast port.
SEA\LNG, the coalition aiming to accelerate the adoption of LNG as a marine fuel, announced that it has added another member in its membership coalition: MAN Diesel & Turbo. SEA/LNG will try to leverage MAN’s focus in converting existing vessels to operate using LNG as a fuel.
NSW Ports will apply an environmental incentive to vessel related charges imposes at Port Botany and Port Kembla. This initiative aims to reward higher standards of environmental performance in NSW ports. NSW Ports will most probably start from 1 January 2019. The incentive aligns with international approaches.
The increase in expenses is because of the increase in financing for the modernization of environmental facilities. Specifically, the Port improved the water disposal system of the First and Second Port areas, reconstructed sections of the sewage collector, conducted a complex of work on the organization of metering stations in some wastewater releases.
Danish shipping company DFDS and its partners from Geminor and Green Cargo tested a new environmentally-friendly transport of the refuse-derived fuel bales, from Geminor’s waste processing and packaging plant in the UK, to Mälerenergi’s power plant in Västerås near Stockholm.
The proposed construction by Alaska Gas Development Corporation of a LNG pipeline and terminal in Cook Inlet, Alaska, could expose nearly half of the population of resident endangered beluga whales to dangerous levels of noise, according to Environmental Investigation Agency.
On World Oceans Day, June 5, the Healthy Seas Initiative will collaborate with Cousteau Divers to support the creation of the first marine protected area of the island of Santorini, Greece. The first ever lost or abandoned fishing gear clean up action will be performed at the location which will become the MPA. A well-managed, well-sized, well-protected marine sanctuary will positively affect the marine environment.
According to a new analysis led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, in the weeks before Hurricane Harvey tore across the Gulf of Mexico and plowed into the Texas coast in August 2017, the Gulf’s waters were warmer than any time on record. This fueled Hurricane Harvey. The study was published in the journal Earth’s Future.
- Cyber Security
10 Tips for safe personal data handling22/05/2018
MSC 99 expected to approve Arctic shipping proposal22/05/2018
Regulatory update on autonomous shipping22/05/2018
USCG enforces safety zone ahead Kilauea lava flow22/05/2018
IMO MSC 99 approves second GMDSS service22/05/2018
Australia-NZ research ship collaboration eyes safer operations22/05/2018
Japan, ReCAAP ISC launch program to tackle piracy in Asia21/05/2018
New US bill addresses sexual harassment in transportation21/05/2018
Caution required amid global measles outbreak21/05/2018
Rescue boat unintentionally released into sea, damages ship21/05/2018