• UAE Ministry of Environment hosts workshop on...

    Under the patronage of Dr. Rashid Ahmad bin Fahad, UAE Minister of Environment and Water, and in cooperation with the Regional Organisation for the Protection of the Marine Environment (ROPME), the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water recently hosted a regional workshop on Remote Sensing Applications to Monitor Oil Spill and Algal Bloom (Red Tide) in ROPME Sea Area.


  • UAE- EAD and TOTAL partnering for Dugong...

    The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, EAD, Total Abu Al Bukhoosh and Total E&P Golfe Limited have signed an agreement extending the sponsorship of EAD's Dugong Conservation Programme, which has been exclusively sponsored by TOTAL since 1999.

  • Report : European sharks, rays face extinction

    A total of 7.5 percent of all European marine fish species are threatened with extinction in European waters, according to the European Red List of Threatened Species published today by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the European Commission.

  • Vietnam to build ships for maritime research,...

    Vietnamese shipyards will be picked via limited tender procedures to be eligible to build specialized ships for maritime research and survey purposes following a decision recently approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, according to government website chinhphu.vn.

  • The worst maritime tragedy in U.S. history, and...

    On April 27, 1865, a Mississippi River side-wheel steamboat named the Sultana exploded and burned to the waterline near Memphis, Tenn. To this day it remains the worst maritime disaster in United States history, yet almost nobody has ever heard about it.


Environmental Challenge Blasts Kern County Oil and Gas Rules

On Thursday, December 10, environmental organizations filed a complaint against Kern County in California Superior Court alleging that the County violated the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) by preparing a “grossly inadequate” Environmental Impact Report (“EIR”) for its new oil and gas rules. 


Floating homes ‘safe for users and environment’

Memorandum signed for Tasneef to classify and oversee the construction of the Floating Seahorse project. The Floating Seahorses or underwater villas to be built in The World islands have been certified as “safe and comfortable for users and for the environment”, developers and officials said.