marine energy Articles

  • Marine messages

     Europe’s seas are home to a rich and diverse array of species, habitats and ecosystems. Although vital for Europe’s economic and social wellbeing, many of these ecosystems risk being irreversibly damaged by human activities. ‘Marine messages’, a briefing from the European Environment Agency (EEA), provides an overview of the current state-of-affairs of European seas ...

  • Is marine energy about to go mainstream?

    Why the costs of wave and tidal power could soon plummet - viewpoint from Dr Stephen Wyatt, Head of Technology Acceleration, Carbon Trust As the marine industry gathers in London for its annual get together one thing is clear; the sector is growing up fast.  So fast that it looks like it will soon be defying its critics and getting its feet seriously wet after many years of ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Marine and coastal environment

    Although not always immediately apparent, our wellbeing as humans is affected by the environmental state of our seas, because many aspects of our lives benefit from the goods and services provided by well-functioning marine and coastal ecosystems. These ecosystem services offer a multitude of opportunities to provide an income for people for instance through production of fish and shellfish for ...

  • Harnessing marine renewable energy from Poole Harbour: a case study

    Global warming and its impact on our environment, society and economy is one of the fundamental concerns of our time. In response, the UK Government has implemented numerous targets including the 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions on 1990 levels by 2050, and the increase of renewable energy to 15% by 2020. In order to contribute towards these targets, the government may seek to harness ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The MAGnificent Seven - Gunning for Marine Waste

    Waste Management World focused this article on Terragon Environmental Technologie's product, MAGS (Micro Auto Gasification System) and the solution it provides to the maritime sector.  MAGS transforms solid waste and sludges into energy which can be intergrated at the site where waste is generated.  New regulations from MARPOL Annex V came into effect on January 1, 2013 - virtually ...

  • Marine energy innovation in the UK energy system: financial capital, social capital and interactive learning

    Innovation activity in marine energy (wave and tidal stream) has been catalysed by a series of recent UK policy initiatives. However, the wider UK energy system remains substantially oriented to market competition and efficiency. As a result, tensions have emerged between recent R&D activity (especially interactive and collaborative learning) and its economic and institutional context. Drawing on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bio-fouling control on marine vessels with ozone

    A recent pilot study on how to control accumulation of marine organisms on heat exchangers of marine vessels show that applying ozone is both effective and sustainable. Large economic impact Marine bio-fouling, or accumulation of marine organisms on heat-exchangers for cooling systems, is a challenge in the maritime sector and has both an economic and environmental impact. Worldwide ...


    By Primozone Production AB

  • Marine crude oil transport – global voyage losses

    Paul Harrison, Consultant to the HMC-4A Marine Oil Transportation Database Committee, presents latest findings from analysis of the 2013 data on marine crude oil transport. The Energy Institute (EI) HMC- 4A Marine Oil Transportation Database Committee has been collecting and analysing worldwide oil shipping data for over 20 years and meets twice a year. The 2013 autumn meeting was held in Rio de ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Marine AC UPS for Critical Offshore Installations

    Equipment installed in ships or offshore installations typically operate under tough conditions, and any possible equipment failures can have serious cost impact. Despite this, products not really suited for the applications are often chosen based on the initial cost rather than looking at the total cost of ownership. One example is the use of a modular marine AC UPS versus the use of a modified ...


    By Eltek AS

  • Fish out of water — marine management in a changing climate

    A fisherman's tale: on the night of 6 October 1986 lobster fishermen from the small town of Gilleleje, north of Copenhagen, fishing the Kattegat Sea, found their nets crammed with Norway lobster. Many of the animals were dead or dying. About half were a strange colour. Observations of dissolved oxygen in the water in combination with the dead lobsters told researchers at the National ...

  • Interviews: Ken Buesseler, Researcher into marine discharges at Fukushima

    We as scientists do have a responsibility and I hope to be able to contribute in some way“ Ken Buesseler, researcher at the Wood Hoods Oceanographic Institute is investigating the radioactivity leaked from the Fukushima nuclear power station, initially from data facilitated by the TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) and then from samples gathered in situ. He believes that official bodies ...

  • Marine Current Potential Energy for Environmental Friendly Electricity Generation in Bali, Lombok and Makassar Straits

    ABSTRACT Application of three-dimensional hydrodynamics model of Princeton University, Princeton., (1977), POM accommodating diagnostic condition, tides and wind as generating forces has been ulitized to simulate marine current in Bali, Lombok, and Makassar Straits. It has typically been to identify appropriate sites for marine energy extraction and quantify the potential energy available for ...


  • An overview of recent IAEA projects on mercury in non-marine environments

    Nuclear and isotopic techniques are unique tools for studying mercury contamination and cycling in various environments. Therefore, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been supporting the use of nuclear and complementary analytical techniques (mainly neutron activation analysis, inductively coupled plasma – mass spectrometry and atomic absorption spectrometry), and application of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • G9 Safe by Design workshop report: Marine transfer/access systems

    This workshop report draws upon outputs from the first G9 Safe by Design workshop held in September 2014. The workshop explored a number of key topics associated with the transfer of personnel from a crew transfer vessel to a transition piece (including design of the transfer connector, new designs in access systems and boat landing design). In 2014, the Crown Estate asked the G9 to take ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Trelleborg Harbour Marine helps moor vessels safely at LNG terminals

    Trelleborg Harbour Marine helps moor vessels safely at LNG terminalsSafety is the priority at LNG terminals, which are growing in number inline with an increased demand for the fuel. Like many fuels, LNG is potentially hazardous and to help reduce the possibility of an incident during berthing or when a vessel is alongside a jetty, integrated mooring systems are becoming standard specification. ...


  • Oceans of Energy

    Technologies that harness the energy of moving water or temperature differentials in the oceans promise to deliver abundant carbon-free electricity. Long before humans got hooked on fossil fuels, we learned how to harness the power of water to do work. Rivers ran mills that ground flour, sawed logs or spun looms that transformed fibers into textiles. Later generations realized that moving water ...


    By Ensia

  • Marine pollution in Australia, with special emphasis on central New South Wales estuaries and adjacent continental margin

    This paper reviews the current knowledge and environmental status of Australian estuaries and continental margins in terms of sedimentary heavy metals. Although only 2.5% of Australian estuaries and 0.1% of the adjacent continental shelf have been surveyed for sedimentary heavy metals, some of the most contaminated maritime areas in the world have been located in this country. The most ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects of the boscalid fungicide Filan® on the marine amphipod Allorchestes compressa at environmentally relevant concentrations

    Fungicides are widely used in agriculture to control fungal diseases. After application, fungicides can be transported offsite to surface and ground water and ultimately enter estuarine/marine environments. The presence of fungicides in the marine environment may pose risks to marine organisms but little is known about fungicide effects on these organisms, especially invertebrates. The present ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Effect of high solids concentration on hydrodynamics and mass transfer of a three-phase airlift reactor for marine sediment bioremediation

    The more restrictive limits for environmental pollution control imposed nowadays require the development of new biological technologies. Multiphase reactors including slurry reactors have become reactors of choice for chemical and biochemical applications. In the present work, three-phase airlift reactors are proposed as an alternative to mechanically stirred systems and slurry bubble columns for ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Case No : 602: Reducing PM, CO and VOCs from a Marine Diesel Engine with DOC

    Seaworthy Systems, Inc. chose Johnson Matthey to retrofit a DOC (Diesel Oxidation Catalyst) converter on a DDC Series 60 diesel engine to reduce Particulate Matter as well as CO and VOC on a New York Water Taxi vessel. ...

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