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.
On World Oceans Day, Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization (IMO) invited a celebration of the majesty, beauty and sheer wonder of our oceans and the ships that ply their trade on them.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) issued a report concerning the maritime economy, goods and services of the US.
According to a recent statement, 102 environmental organizations, led by Seas At Risk, BirdLife Europe, ClientEarth, Oceana, Surfrider Foundation Europe and WWF are launching the “Blue Manifesto.” Namely, the rescue plan outlines concrete actions that must be delivered by set dates with the aim to “turn the tide on the ever-degraded and polluted ocean and coastlines.”
The U.S Coast Guard along with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography collaborated and launched the Blue Technology Center of Expertise (COE), which will focus on the research and the use of the blue technology. The center is located on the Scripps Oceanography campus in San Diego, while the ribbon-cutting ceremony was on Friday 24 January, 2020.
Ocean Energy Systems (OES), an intergovernmental collaboration between countries to advance energy research, issued its annual report for 2018 noting that ocean energy progresses at a policy level within a global energy market that is seeing significant change, while the imperative and drivers for renewable energy continue to increase.
A smarter management of wild fisheries and sustainable development of marine aquaculture (mariculture) could enable the ocean to supply over six times more food than it does today, while helping restore the health of ocean ecosystems, a new report by the High-Level Panel on a Sustainable Ocean Economy argues.
The European Union will announce 22 new commitments for better governance of the oceans, on the sidelines of the 2019 Our Ocean conference. The EU is also launching ‘The Ocean Tracker’, an interactive map to follow the over 10 billion euros commitments already made.
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