Environment

  • Saving Our Reefs With An Underwater Drone

    Australia’s Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has developed the world’s first autonomous robot designed to seek and kill the crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS), which are devouring the world’s coral reefs.

  • Group To Map Depths of the Ocean

    The University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is exploring the deepest corners of the world’s oceans. On August 25, ONC deployed exploration vessel (E/V)Nautilus and research vessel (R/V) Thomas G. Thompson on a three-week expedition across eight of its west coast observatories in the Salish Sea and Pacific Ocean. The observatories span a wide range of environments from Canada’s busiest coastal waterway to the Juan de Fuca volcanic ridge, 186 miles offshore.

  • High temperature threatens coral reef in Qatar

    Just when we thought the weather couldn't get crazier! It has been revealed that the high temperatures in Qatar are becoming a threat to the marine life. With temperatures reaching 36 degrees, this causes an effect on the coral reef surrounding Qatar, triggering them to turn white – the result of coral bleaching.

     

     

  • ‘China building military bases on reclaimed reefs’

    While AMTI acknowledged that land reclamation appeared to have ended on five of seven islands, images taken between June 5 and 10 show reclamation continuing on Panganiban (Mischief Reef) and Zamora (Subi) Reef off Palawan. The images can be accessed on the AMTI website.

     

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The South China Sea's ‘White-Hull’ Warfare

Coast guard–type forces, commonly called “white hulls,” ought to constitute a stabilizing presence compared to regular navy forces (or “grey hulls”), as sea-power theorist Harold Kearsley wrote in Maritime Power and the Twenty-First Century in 1992. “White hulls” do not convey the same overtly militaristic, war-fighting impression as regular naval forces employed for this purpose.

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Real Issues In Nigeria’s Maritime Development

As Dakuku Peterside assumed office as the director-general (DG) of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) there is a need to help redirect the new management’s focus on the real issues in the country’s maritime.

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Landsat Satellite Data May Help Find Shipwrecks

The Landsat satellite is used for a wide range of projects including comparing the effects of climate change to certain parts of the world. A team of researchers suggested that data from the Landsat satellite can also be used to locate shipwrecks in the various oceans across the globe.

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Mauritius: Maritime Security - Induction of Ten Fast Interceptor Boats

A safe and secure maritime environment is a prerequisite for the achievement of a Second Economic Miracle and to meet the pledges in the Vision 2030 of the Government, said the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, on Saturday 12 March 2016 at Caudan Waterfront during the induction ceremony of 10 Fast Interceptor Boats.

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