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.
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.
The board of the European Investment Bank (EIB) agreed on November 14 a new energy lending policy and confirmed the EIB’s increased ambition in climate action and environmental sustainability. The new energy lending policy sets out five principles that will govern future EIB engagement in the energy sector.
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.
The blue economy of the EU Atlantic area is one of the largest in Europe as it amounts to €65 billion gross value and employs more than 1.2 million people. The European Commission reports that the Atlantic stakeholders are reviewing how they can help decarbonize the economy, reduce marine pollution and further promote a sustainable blue economy, looking at the new decade approaching with a new Commission and new funding instruments.
UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, made promises on increasing the country’s offshore wind power, adding that the UK should raise its goal for offshore wind power to 40 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, up from the current 30 GW target and invest 500 million pounds ($640 million) in electric vehicle charging points, as Reuters reports.
SSE, a UK-listed energy company, urges the next UK government to move faster on offshore and onshore wind projects in the race of achieving the country’s net zero targets by 2050, calling political leaders to place renewable energy as a priority in their efforts of fighting climate change.
The Port of San Diego announced that it is purchasing seven vehicles for its work fleet that will run on renewable diesel fuel. Specifically, the Port’s General Services staff will use the vehicles as part of their maintenance duties at the Port’s facilities, 22 parks and other areas.
Growing regulation combined with societal pressure are leading companies that operate in process industries to benchmark the quality of their management systems against international best practice and performance. Such systems target zero carbon emissions to address global warming, zero accidents, zero waste, and zero use of non-renewable materials.
Ten ports in the Nordic Region have agreed upon a declaration focusing on sustainable port management. Notably, the joint declaration shows a regional commitment to collaborate on environmental challenges related to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Study shows antifouling and fouling coatings improve vessel’s speed and performance18/11/2019
Japan to deploy US-made autonomous underwater vehicle for survey18/11/2019
NOAA to cease production of paper nautical charts18/11/2019
Japan aims to become Asia's LNG hub18/11/2019
USCG questioned over implementation of NTSB safety recommendations18/11/2019
USCG finalizes PFDs harmonization policy18/11/2019
Lessons Learned: Always be aware of H2S dangers during tank inspection17/11/2019
Non compliance with COLREGs could lead to collision17/11/2019
Chief Engineer refuses engine room rating, gets excluded from duty16/11/2019
Watch: Oldest Arctic ice is disappearing16/11/2019