Makani conducted the first flights of its energy kite from a floating platform in the North Sea. The energy kites use a wing tethered to a ground station to efficiently harness energy from the wind, generating electricity at utility-scale. The kite flies autonomously in loops, and rotors on the wing spin as the wind moves through them, thus generating electricity that is sent down the tether to the grid.
To investigate the unexplored oceans covering most our planet, researchers aim to build an underwater network of interconnected sensors that send data to the surface; — an underwater “internet of things.” MIT researchers could use a battery-free underwater communication system that uses near-zero power to transmit sensor data.
The world’s longest offshore wind turbine blade has touched down at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing facilities in Blyth, Northumberland. The 107-meter LM Wind Power blade is a milestone for the wind industry.
As port and starboard never change, they are unambiguous references that are independent of a mariner’s orientation, and, as a result, mariners use these nautical terms instead of left and right to avoid confusion. As NOAA informs, when looking forward, toward the bow of a ship, port and starboard refer to the left and right sides, respectively.
Norwegian shipbuilder Meyer Werft announced the imminent launch of Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship, expected in the morning hours of 17 August 2019. Once Norwegian Encore has left the dock, it will berth at the shipyard’s out-fitting pier to be fitted with its funnel cladding.
On 8 August, the Port of Rotterdam Authority launched its new company PortXchange Products BV. The launch of PortXchange provides a platform to create new partnerships geared towards implementing smart digital solutions in ports worldwide.
The UK’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) published a video advising what one can do and can act to float on water and not drown. Following its ‘Respect the water’ campaign, falling into cold water shocks the body.
INMARE, a four-year European research project that brought together industrial and academic partners, aims to transform the enzyme biodiscovery process and isolate new enzymes from the ocean. Enzymes make industrial processes faster, cleaner and safer and cheaper.
Port of Rotterdam published a video focusing on the area that truckers sleep when they have to stay overnight in the port. Given that the truck park is full over night, the port’s Authority aims to expand the site this autumn.
Saildrone, a seven-metre long, wind-powered unmanned surface vehicle (USV) is the first unmanned system to circumnavigate Antarctica. The vehicle, also called SD 1020, had climate-grade sensors installed, and had gathered data in previously unchartered waters, providing an additional insight into ocean and climate processes.
Stena Bulk discusses with Iranian Foreign Minister regarding Stena Impero release22/08/2019
Enhancing maritime security in Libya22/08/2019
Measures taken to improve oil spill contingency planning in South East Asia22/08/2019
IMO's steps to create a marine biodiversity protection treaty22/08/2019
Bridge parts transported for second arch bridge at Port of Rotterdam22/08/2019
Construction for Rotterdam Polymer Hub begins22/08/2019
Gulf of Mexico lease sale results in $159m in high bids22/08/2019
World's first autonomous oil skimmer presented22/08/2019
Titanic wreck is becoming vulnerable22/08/2019
UK ports record steady performance during 201822/08/2019