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Health warning for world’s oceans

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 23, 2015)

The world’s oceans – covering nearly two-thirds of the Earth’s surface, and on which much of human life depends – are under severe pressure, a report says. Over-fishing has dramatically reduced fish stocks. The thousands of tonnes of rubbish dumped in the oceans wreak havoc on marine life, while climate change is warming ...

New G9 report on marine transfer design issues for the offshore wind sector

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Aug. 18, 2015)

A report resulting from the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9)'s first Safe by Design workshop is now available. The report explores a number of key topics associated with the transfer of personnel from a Crew Transfer Vessel to a transition piece via the traditional push on method (including design of the transfer connector, new ...

Overfishing and Climate Change, Combined, Intensify Ocean Threats

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 18, 2015)

The combination of overfishing and climate change may be putting the oceans’ health—and our own well being—at risk. As State of the World 2015 contributing author Katie Auth explains, protecting lives and livelihoods will require urgent and concerted action to improve the oceans’ condition (www.worldwatch.org). ...

Overfishing and Climate Change, Combined, Intensify Ocean Threats

by Worldwatch Institute  (Aug. 18, 2015)

The combination of overfishing and climate change may be putting the oceans’ health—and our own wellbeing—at risk. As State of the World 2015 contributing author Katie Auth explains, protecting lives and livelihoods will require urgent and concerted action to improve the oceans’ condition (www.worldwatch.org). “Our ...

Africa Downunder Renewable Energy Conference 2015

by Clarke Energy  (Aug. 14, 2015)

Clarke Energy is attending the Africa Downunder conference on 2nd- 4th September 2015 in Pan Pacific Perth and Novotel Perth Langley, Western Australia. The positive, changing face of the African continent is continuing to attract the lion’s share of global exploration dollars as prospectors zoom in on its untold mineral ...

USAID Awards Tetra Tech $20 Million Oceans and Fisheries Partnership Contract

by Tetra Tech  (Aug. 10, 2015)

Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the Company a $20 million contract to improve fisheries management and enhance the health and resilience of Southeast Asia’s marine ecosystems. The region depends heavily on marine and coastal fisheries for food and economic ...

Energy Department Awards $7.4 Million to Develop Advanced Components for Wave and Tidal Energy Systems

by US Department of Energy  (Aug. 6, 2015)

The Energy Department today announced four entities selected to receive $7.4 million to spur innovation of next-generation water power component technologies, designed for manufacturability and built specifically for marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems. The projects will address technical challenges in three areas: advanced controls, ...

Coastal and Marine Operators Group Receives Second-Place Gulf Guardian Award in Business and Industry Category

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 30, 2015)

The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced Coastal and Marine Operations (CAMO) Group will receive a Second Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Business and Industry Category. The awards ceremony will be held on July 30, 2015, at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas. “The Gulf of Mexico is a precious natural resource not ...

Marine governance across the English Channel lacks integration

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 23, 2015)

The English Channel (La Manche) is one of the world’s busiest sea areas, and management of it is a challenging task. This study reviews governance across the Channel, finding poor integration between countries, sectors, policies and research. The study also considers management in terms of the ecosystem approach and suggests that linking ...

Innovative Wave Power Device Starts Producing Clean Power in Hawaii

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 6, 2015)

With support from the Energy Department and the U.S. Navy, a prototype wave energy device has advanced successfully from initial concept to grid-connected, open-sea pilot testing. The device, called Azura, was recently launched and installed in a 30-meter test berth at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) in Kaneohe Bay, on the ...

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