Environment

  • ESPO: IMO Must Deliver on CO2 Cap for Shipping

    Europe should pile on the pressure on the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to increase efforts and submit an initial shipping emissions reduction target to the stock-take process of the Paris Agreement in 2018, according to the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO).

  • NASA to Explore Marine Environment Using...

    "Autonomous drones are important for ocean research, but today's drones don't make decisions on the fly," said Steve Chien, who leads the Artificial Intelligence Group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.

  • NASA to Explore Marine Environment Using...

    "Autonomous drones are important for ocean research, but today's drones don't make decisions on the fly," said Steve Chien, who leads the Artificial Intelligence Group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.

  • Hydrography is the Leading Marine Geospatial...

    Looking at the programme of the Hydro16 Conference, that was held in Rostock-Warnemünde, Germany, one of the keynote speakers was remarkable, namely the legal specialist Peter Ehlers, who talked about maritime governance. What have maritime law and the rather ‘practical’ discipline of hydrography in common related to this subject? Hydro International interviewed Peter Ehlers on this aspect and discovered that hydrography plays a prominent role.​

  • There’s great potential in maritime heritage

    Leaders recently adopted the African Charter on Maritime Security, Safety and Development. The charter has been developed at a time when African states are rethinking the potential of the blue economy in their territorial waters and exclusive economic zones.

  • DMCA enters strategic agreement with DNV GL

    Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has announced the signing of an agreement with DNV GL.

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26,000 rescue missions conducted in Dubai

The Dubai Police have conducted 26,527 maritime and land rescue missions in 2016, up from 24,860 rescue missions in 2015. Of these, 26,237 were land rescue missions while 290 were sea rescue operations.

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Evergreen Line: Slowing Down Saves Whales

Evergreen Line has received recognition for its voluntary environmental and ecological protection program that has helped increase the whale population in the Santa Barbara Channel region over the July to November 2017 period.

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David Hammond on how the charity he founded is engaging with businesses to end human rights abuse in the maritime supply chain

The idea of starting a charity called Human Rights at Sea was born through a combination of past military maritime and conflict-related human rights experience, an unexpected realisation that there was a gap in the maritime market explicitly dealing with the issue, and a request from a former client in 2013 asking: "What is the landscape for human rights at sea?"

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