An increasing phenomenon threatening the fish species and disrupting ecosystems in analysed in the newly launched “Ocean deoxygenation: Everyone’s problem” report, highlighting the dangers caused by the deoxygenation in the marine environment.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is launching a new program called “the Plastics Innovation Challenge”, in order to enhance innovation in the energy-efficient plastics recycling technology. The use of plastics may plays an major role in modern life, but its results of plastic waste are rapidly increasing, harming rivers, oceans, and landfills.
The European Union is taking great steps towards sustainability and protection of the environment, through a variety of EU-funded projects; EU’s effort in environmental protection includes research and innovation, to help achieve healthy, clean oceans and seas by 2030.
Port of Rotterdam’s “Slufter”, which is the deport for contaminated dredged material from the port can now accept dredged silt contaminated with PFΑS, which is produced during dredging works and can not be sent back to the ocean.
A newly-launched study focuses on the importance of reducing shipping emissions and its benefits in favour of humans’ health, nature and the environment by reducing vessels’ speed. The report highlights that a 20% reduction in vessels’ speed would decrease GHG emissions, as well as curb pollutants that pose great risks on human health, as black carbon and nitrogen oxides.
The Delaware State Division of Fish and Wildlife, got the retired cruise ship American Glory and sunk it 16.5 nautical miles off Indian River Inlet, adding another sunken vessel in their artificial reef program. The 200-foot ship got lifted by Norfolk,Virginia-based marine contractor Coleen Marine, which also prepared it for the reef.
The Ocean Cleanup, which goals to clean 90% of the ocean plastic pollution, developed a new technology system and launched an innovative automated device called “The Interceptor”. This device will catch the plastic before it flows deep into the ocean and stop the new plastic that enter from the rivers.
The UK announced in late September a new global alliance, 30by30 initiative, which aims to alert on ocean’s safety and protection of its wildlife, while pushing for at least a 30% of the global ocean to be protected in Marine Protected Areas by 2030.
The World Economic Forum collaborates with Aker group, presenting the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Norway (C4IR Norway) aiming to harness advances in technology in protection of the oceans and improve shipping’s environmental footprint.
The Ocean Cleanup announced that System 001/B is successfully capturing and collecting plastic debris. The system operating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch captures and concentrates all plastic.
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