A group of scientists and conservationists have been collaborating with Sea Shepherd in attempts to reduce as much ghost net as possible from the critical zones; In August they recorded the first vaquita sightings of 2019.
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.
During an interview with the SAFETY4SEA team at Nor-Shipping 2019, Kirsi Tikka, Executive Vice President, Global Marine, ABS, shared her views on why decarbonization has become one of the biggest challenges for shipping. In addition, Dr. Tikka gave her insight on what will be the biggest shipping challenges up to 2030 regarding sustainable shipping.
Over the coming weeks, the Ocean Cleanup will perform several tests to slow down or speed up the system. At the initial stage, the team will start the first test to attempt slowing down the system. The latest version of this design, dubbed System 001/B, has arrived in the patch after eight days of transit.
A series of modular steel and concrete pods have been installed underwater around the Sydney Opera House to test the marine biodiversity improvement value of artificial structures. The initiative is a result of a three-year partnership between UTS, the Sydney Opera House and the NSW Government.
On Monday, May 13, the Duke of Cambridge participated in a meeting of United for Wildlife Taskforces, focusing on the financial and transport sector. The meeting marks the first time the two groups have come together. The Duke of Cambridge during his speech applauded Taskforces’ work in fighting illegal activities that take advantage of wildlife.
During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Forum, Mr. Christopher Saunders, Global Marine Process Manager, RightShip, firstly provided an overview of RightShip’s risk rating to make delegates familiar with the organization’s vetting platform. Then, he moved on to explain how the industry must lead the sustainability charge and operate beyond compliance.
As the maritime industry grows, its emissions production does as well. Today, the industry is responsible for 2.5% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, with the number expected to grow, as global trade rises. ABB believes electrification can provide a definite solution to this issue. According to ABB, the next generation of ships will be electric, digital and connected.
This year’s theme ‘Life below water: For People and Planet,’ aims to recognize the importance of a healthy ocean to human well-being and prosperity, and commit to a sea change in how we manage responsibly its precious and priceless resources, Achim Steiner, Administrator of United Nations Development Programme, said.
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