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IMarEST focuses on polar regions issues

As the geography of the polar regions dramatically alters due to the warming climate, the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST) highlights several major issues arising from these changes, their impacts, and the actions that need to be taken.

Green groups pressure IMO to ban ships carrying HFO in Arctic

The International Maritime Organization’s Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR7) meeting began on February 12 as the landmark of discussions around the Arctic’s environment. Now, environmental groups ask the IMO to protect the Arctic marine environment from the impacts of international shipping.

Ocean currents change may cool Western Europe, NASA says

According to a study issued by NASA, due the increase of the sea ice melt, a major ocean current in the Arctic is faster and more turbulent. Specifically, the current is part of a delicate Arctic area, which is now flooded with fresh water, following the impacts of the climate change.

NOAA alerts the risks of the Arctic warming

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published its updated edition of the “Arctic Report Card for 2019”, focusing on the risks generated from the warming air temperatures, the declining sea ice and the warming waters. The report pays attention basically to the Bering Sea region.

Watch: Oldest Arctic ice is disappearing

A study issued in the journal “Geophysical Research Letters” informs that what has been the oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice has begun disappearing, twice as fast in the rest of the Arctic Ocean, because atmospheric winds in north of Greenland transfer sea ice to other parts of the Arctic. 

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