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Danish company ReSea Project, involved in cleaning rivers and oceans in Indonesia, became the second organization in the world to be certified to DNV GL’s Chain of Custody standard, built to assure the traceability and integrity of plastic recovered from the hydrosphere.
The not-for-profit organisation Eyesea has successfully tested its pollution-mapping app on ocean-going vessels, when proof-of-concept readings using the prototype app were taken last month by crew members of an Oldendorff Carriers vessel near Florida, and seafarers manning a Union Marine Management Services (UMMS) vessel off the coast of Guinea-Bissau and Senegal.
A.P. Moller-Maersk informed that extended its partnership with The Ocean Cleanup, a foundation which goals to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.
Approximately 50 countries around the global are about to launch a coalition in order to protect almost a third of the planet by 2030, while halt the destruction of the natural world and slow extinctions of wildlife.
The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy put forward a new ocean action agenda to sustainably manage nearly 30 million sq km of their national waters by 2025.
WTO members need to agree on an international deal to eliminate harmful fishing subsidies and help protect oceans and bounce them back, says Sir David Attenborough in a new video.
Hapag-Lloyd AG recently joined the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosafety, an initiative launched back in June 2020 by the IMO GloFouling Partnerships project.
Nearly a fifth of the world’s entire ocean floor has now been mapped, experts say, as plans are progressing despite the challenges of COVID-19 crisis. Charting seabed aims to help understand the impact oceans have on the earth’s climate.
Biodiversity in the deep ocean is significantly exposed to the adverse effects of climate change, even more than in the surface, according to a recent study published in Nature Climate Change journal.
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