marine environmental impact Articles

  • Evaluation of the impact of industrial sewage pollution on marine benthic communities

    A survey was performed to assess organic pollution, water properties and the marine benthic community. The need to assess the environmental status of marine and coastal waters encouraged the design of specific biotic indices to evaluate the response of benthic communities to human-induced changes in water quality. In this study of the benthic community structure in Ghanam Creek surrounding an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bioremediation Technologies for Marine Sediments

      USA – Baltic International Symposium on Advances in Marine Environmental Research, Monitoring and Technologies. Klaipeda, Lithuania. June 15-17, 2004 Global commerce relies heavily on waterborne transportation. Innovative, economical and environmentally sound ways to manage ...


  • Marine Waste Management

    The Reasons of Marine Waste Management New rules from IMO (International Maritime Organization), adopted in July 2011, imply substantial changes for all ship or rig types as early as January 2013. By applying waste management, the ship or rig owner or operator takes control of waste handling with the aim of achieving some or all of the following objectives: 1) To fulfill ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Marine Snow Storms: Assessing the environmental risks of ocean fertilization

    The threats posed by climate change to the global environment have fostered heightened scientific and commercial interest in marine geo-engineering schemes designed to boost the capacity of the oceans to absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide. This is the primary goal of a process known as ocean fertilization, which seeks to increase the production of organic material in the surface ocean in order to ...

  • Towards a harmonised approach for environmental assessment of human activities in the marine environment

    With a foreseen increase in maritime activities, and driven by new policies and conventions aiming at sustainable management of the marine ecosystem, spatial management at sea is of growing importance. Spatial management should ensure that the collective pressures caused by anthropogenic activities on the marine ecosystem are kept within acceptable levels. A multitude of approaches to ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Use of marine outfalls in wastewater disposal

    Global experience has shown that disposing of properly treated domestic wastewater through effective ocean outfalls is an economical and reliable strategy for wastewater disposal with minimal environmental impact. Better construction techniques, such as tunnelling, coupled with improved materials mean that the technology of marine wastewater disposal has advanced rapidly in recent years. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Managing environmental impacts of fishing: input controls versus outcome-oriented approaches

    Fishery management has focused primarily on limiting the total catch of key target species to sustainable levels, but fishery managers and the public are becoming increasingly concerned with environmental impacts of fishing such as damage to habitat and bycatch of non-target species, particularly marine mammals and seabirds. There are two main approaches to managing environmental impacts of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental impacts of ocean-energy systems: a life-cycle assessment

    Ocean-energy technologies — which harvest renewable energy from the sea — will have a significant role to play in a future low-carbon society. A recent life-cycle analysis of different ocean-energy devices has found that life-cycle environmental impacts are caused mainly by the materials used in the mooring, foundations and structures. Improving the efficiency and lifespan of the ...

  • 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

  • Bioavailability of purified subcellular metals to a marine fish

    In this study, we took advantages of the supply of naturally contaminated oysters and investigated how the subcellular metal distribution and the metal burden in prey affected the transfer of metals to a marine fish, the grunt Terapon jarbua. The oysters Crassostrea hongkongensis with different contaminated histories were collected and separated into three subcellular fractions (metal‐rich ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Pacific lessons on research engagement and impact

    The University of the South Pacific's massive catchment may mean less research cash, but its science helps the region, reports Anne Moorhead. The University of the South Pacific, known locally as USP, is one of just two regional universities in the world: the other is the University of theWest Indies. Serving the academic and research needs of 12 small island countries spread over ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Characterising and identifying toxicants in marine waters: a review of marine toxicity identification evaluations (TIEs)

    One impact of human activity is contamination of the world’s oceans with toxic pollutants. Marine toxicity identification evaluation (TIE) technology provides an approach for characterising and identifying the causes of toxicity in aqueous and sediment samples. This review describes the evolution and use of marine TIEs since their initial development approximately fifteen years ago. Currently, 30 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental impact assessment of a package type IFAS reactor during construction and operational phases: a life cycle approach

    In the present study, a life cycle assessment (LCA) approach was used to analyse the environmental impacts associated with the construction and operational phases of an integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS) reactor treating municipal wastewater. This study was conducted within the boundaries of a research project that aimed to investigate the implementation related challenges of a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • IFCAs: Stakeholder Perceptions of Roles, and Legal Impact

    Keywords: IFCAs, fisheries, sustainable development, stakeholders, regulation, Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 Abstract: Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs) established pursuant to the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 became operational in April 2011. IFCAs change the face of English fisheries' management: they retain local authority and ...


  • A gene to organism approach – assessing the impact of environmental pollution in eelpout (Zoarces viviparus) females and larvae

    A broad biomarker approach was applied to study the effects of marine pollution along the Swedish west coast using the teleost eelpout (Zoarces viviparus) as the sentinel species. Measurements were performed on different biological levels from molecular to organismal, including measurements of mRNA, proteins, cellular and tissue changes, as well as reproductive success. Results revealed that ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Biological responses of marine flatfish exposed to municipal wastewater effluent

    There is an increasing concern approximately the presence of pharmaceutical compounds, personal care products, and other chemicals collectively known as contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in municipal effluents. Yet, knowledge approximately potential environmental impacts related to these compounds is still limited. In the present study, we conducted laboratory exposures that examined ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Marine specimen banking: archive and pollution control for the 21st century

    The oceans have in the past been extensively used as disposal sites for various kinds of waste. The world ocean – being the final sink for many natural and anthropogenic substances – is a "labile" ecosystem, which is and has for a long time been the focal point of extensive interdisciplinary research. Measurements of heavy metals and a suite of various chemical compounds in the marine ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impacts of Climate Change on the Occurrence of Harmful Algal Blooms

    Climate change has been occurring naturally as well as caused by anthropogenic activities over the decades. In relation to the fresh and marine water, the concentration of greenhouse gases results in temperature rise of surface water, lower pH and changes to precipitation, evaporation and vertical mixing of water. All these consequences of changing the environment in combination with excessive ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Ozone pilot study at Camp Lejeune - Marine Coprs Base

    Air and Ozone Sparging of TCE Using a Directionally Drilled Horizontal Well#11;#11;Site 86, Camp Lejeune CH2M HILL used a Piper Environmental Group ozone injection system for site remediation purposes with good results. Site 86 is associated with three former waste oil ASTs, used during the 70s and 80s. Over the course of several investigations since 1992, the solvent plume migrated away ...

  • Long-term impacts of deep-sea mineral mining

    A new international study has demonstrated that deep-sea nodule mining will cause long-lasting damage to deep-sea life. This study, led by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), was the first to review all the available information on the impacts of small-scale sea-floor disturbances simulating mining activity. It found clear impacts on marine ecosystems from deep-sea nodule mining ...

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