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BP: More energy is needed with fewer emissions

BP published its Energy outlook for 2019, exploring key uncertainties that could impact global energy markets up until 2040. The greatest uncertainties over this period regard the need for more energy to support rising global economic growth and prosperity, along with the need for faster transition to a lower-carbon future.  The Outlook also analyzes the possible impact of an escalation in trade disputes and the consequences of a tightening in the regulation of plastics.

Clean Arctic Alliance: PPR 6 must focus on Arctic HFO ban

As the meeting of IMO’s Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 6) opens today in London, the Clean Arctic Alliance called on Member States to give emphasis to the target of establishing a ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil by shipping in the Arctic. The actual adoption of the ban is expected to take place on 2021, with the industry making its decision on what fuels it will use during 2022. The ban will apply in 2023.

Infographic: The story of Arctic HFO ban so far

Due to the important risks around HFO, the international shipping community banned its use and carriage by ships around Antarctica in 2011. To describe the process of what have been done and what will be done in the future, the Clean Arctic Alliance published an infographic. A ban on HFO in the Arctic was considered in 2013 during the deliberations on the IMO Polar Code.

Watch: Arctic Council launches ship traffic data

The Arctic Council’s Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) has launched a comprehensive Arctic shipping activity database, to enhance knowledge of historical Arctic ship traffic activity and the factors that affect it, as sea ice extent, meteorological and oceanographic conditions and international regulations. The database is designed to allow authorized users to analyze vessel traffic patterns, fuel use and air emissions, among other economic and environmental conditions.

Global Maritime Forum: Decarbonization, digitalization, safety high on the agenda

The report ‘Breaking New Ground’ presents the outcomes of the Global Maritime Forum’s recent Annual Summit in Hong Kong. The high-level meeting gathered 200 decision-makers from across the entire maritime spectrum to address key challenges and opportunities facing global seaborne trade. The Summit discussed about decarbonisation, digitalization and improving safety.

Infographic: How e-learning benefits productivity

Be Cyber at Sea published an infographic presenting the benefits of e-learning. In today’s society almost everyone is connected and can be benefited from various online courses. These will help them improve their professional skills as well as their personality. According to the infographic, productivity increases by 43% when using a mobile device as a training device in contrast to non-mobile users. 

Two companies fined due to GDPR violation

British Authorities fined an insurance company and an advertising agency 135.000 pounds as they violated the GDPR regulation. Both of the companies belong to the same person. It was found out, after an investigation, that the person responsible mistreated their customers’ personal information for political purposes.

Data Protection Day: EU GDPR in numbers

On the occasion of the EU Data Protection Day on 28 January, the European Commission noted key highlights with respect to eight months since the EU General Data Protection Regulation came into force, providing a global standard for the strongest and most modern data protection rules in the world.

Infographic: Ten steps to cyber security

In 2018, more than half (52%) small businesses were attacked by cyber criminals, according to a recent Cyber ​​Security awareness survey of Alert Online. In an informative infographic, UK National Cyber Security Centre summarizes a 10-step-guide for organisations to protect themselves in cyber space. 

Infographic: Stages of common cyber attacks

UK National Cyber Security Centre has issued a paper and an infographic summarizing the key stages of common cyber attacks, in a bid to help individuals and companies to better defend amid the rising cyber threat. The attacker is effectively probing defences for weaknesses that, if exploitable, will take them closer to their ultimate goal. 

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