marine environmental service Articles

  • 10 messages for 2010 — Marine ecosystems

    Key messages Marine ecosystems provide key services both globally and locally, which are essential for maintaining life on our planet. However, marine biodiversity faces an unprecedented range of pressures. In recent years climate change has caused changes in species distribution and presents new challenges for marine biodiversity as oceans become more acidic. Most of the ...

  • MJB&A Evaluates opportunities for natural gas in the marine sector case study

    On behalf of the American Clean Skies Foundation, MJB&A prepared a comprehensive assessment of the opportunities for natural gas to power U.S. marine vessels, including tugs, barges, ferries, and Great Lakes bulk carriers. Most marine vessels today operate on liquid petroleum fuel – either marine distillate or marine residual oil. Worldwide there are fewer than 50 vessels in-service or ...

  • 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. ...


  • Marine protected areas in Europe`s seas - An overview and perspectives for the future

    1. The EU and marine protected areas Europe's seas are under pressure. Marine protected areas (MPAs) can act as a key conservation measure to safeguard marine ecosystems and biodiversity as well as the services these ecosystems provide. Aim, structure and supporting data of this report This document reports on progress made to date in establishing MPAs and ...

  • Full probabilistic service life prediction and life cycle assessment of concrete with fly ash and blast–furnace slag in a submerged marine environment: a parameter study

    Nowadays, more attention is being paid to sustainability in construction. Over the years, the concrete research community has developed a wide range of potential 'green' concretes. To reduce cement related CO2 emissions, a considerable part of the traditional binder can be replaced with industrial by–products. However, as a result of the current focus on comparative durability ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Situation in Africa

    Abstract Africa The economic and social needs of Africa depends more on its environmental resources but these natural resources are seriously declining and that is really effecting the entire region. Sustainable development in this rapidly changing region has become an imperative, and must take place in the complex context of a diverse and changing ecosystem, political transition and evolution ...

  • Environmental Technicians – It’s a Dirty Job

    But someone’s got to do it. Environmental Technicians are unsung heroes at Global. Their job isn’t glamorous. And while they’re not diving to great depths or piloting ROVs, the services our Enviro Techs provide are absolutely vital to Global, to our clients, and to the environment. Along with providing preventive booming and spill response services, our Enviro Techs play a ...

  • Compostable Plastics And Environmental Marketing Claims

    According to a bottled water survey conducted by Perception Research Services International (PRS) for Brand Packaging published in August 2011, where shoppers were interviewed in person to gain some insights on marketing claims, environmental and recycling messages were misunderstood and not even noticed by a majority of consumers interviewed. In fact, only 50 out of 200 shoppers even noticed the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Annual report 2011 and Environmental statement 2012

    The EEA strategy 2009–2013 The EEA strategy 2009–2013 is the fourth multi-annual work programme. It builds on the successful delivery of our previous strategy, which established the Agency as a key provider of environmental data, information and knowledge in Europe. The core objective of the current strategy is to continue to produce European, pan-European and regional ...

  • Biodiversity Detectives Solve Mysteries with Environmental DNA

    For years, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 1.2 million gallon main tank has been a source of thrill for visitors seeking fish-eye views of life in the pounding Pacific Ocean right outside its doors. Now, thanks to advances in DNA sequencing, it’s also becoming a model for how to survey life inthat vast ocean with just a few glasses of water. In a study published last January in ...


    By Ensia

  • Averting environmental disaster: The salvage of the Seawin Sapphire - case study

    The successful salvage of the Seawin Sapphire was an exceptional example of what can be achieved through passion, commitment and co-ordination.         This extraordinary operation was concluded with no major incidents and set legal precedent for dealing with future environmental emergencies. Amid a winter storm in Table Bay Harbour the Seawin Sapphire, a 151 ...

  • Flood risks and environmental vulnerability — Exploring the synergies between floodplain restoration, water policies and thematic policies

    Nowadays floodplain areas are reduced in size or no longer function as active floodplains, thereby impacting on the delivery of environmental services to local and regional communities and economies. These services include regulating services such as protection against floods or water purification; provisioning services, such as nutrient collection and fertile soil formation; and cultural ...

  • Feds propose new reg to remove leaking storage tanks from service

    With spills and leaks from storage tank systems that contain petroleum products continuing to pose significant health and environmental risks, the federal Department of the Environment proposed recently a new regulation to reduce the risk of contaminating soil and groundwater. The proposed Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations would replace the ...

  • Structural performance evaluation of heavily deteriorated RC members based on simplified inspection results

    Port and harbour structures are generally affected by harsh marine environmental actions. Material deterioration and damage to structural components are likely to occur throughout structure's service period. In order to select suitable methods of countermeasures for such structures, structural evaluation by using simplified inspection results shall be necessary. The methodology and accuracy of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Prevent biofouling and reduce fuel costs in sea chests, hulls and cooling basins

    Biofouling growth increases the drag on a hull which results in a ship that uses up to 40% more fuel and correspondingly produces 40% more CO2 emissions. The marine industry globally spends billions of dollars in addressing fouling, using a variety of protection methods such as coatings. LG Sonic, a Dutch algae and biofouling control solutions provider, has introduced an Industrial Line which ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Cruise ship discharge assessment report

    Cruise ships operate in every ocean worldwide, often in pristine coastal waters and sensitive marine ecosystems. Cruise ship operators provide amenities to their passengers that are similar to those of luxury resort hotels, including pools, hair salons, restaurants, and dry cleaners. As a result, cruise ships have the potential to generate wastes similar in volume and character to those generated ...

  • Gabion Mattress Deployment at Former Manufactured Gas Plant Site

    PROJECT: Island End River Sediment Cap LOCATION: Boston, MA RCM SQUARE FT: 35,000 ORGANOCLAY: 135,000 lbs CONTRACTOR: Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc. DESIGN CONSULTANT: Arcadis PRODUCTS: ORGANOCLAY®, REACTIVE CORE MAT®, TRITON® Marine Mattress ...


    By CETCO

  • Coastal zones: achieving sustainable management

    Coastal zones are the link between land and the sea and are unique areas, highly diverse in species, habitats and ecosystems. They are environmentally sensitive and economically valuable, with ecosystems rich in biodiversity also providing benefits such as protection from the elements, food and opportunities for the generation of renewable energy. They are also extremely important to human ...

  • Microbial Biodiversity Detection And Monitoring Using Molecular Biology Tools

    Micro-organisms are responsible for the most biogeochemical cycles that shape the environment of earth and its oceans. So far, only part of these organisms has been well studied, especially those living on earth and more considered from an anthropogenic perspective, e.g causing human diseases or providing useful products and services. Further the inability to generate pure culture has hampered ...


  • Legislation: New Approaches to Nature Conservation in the UK

    Keywords: nature conservation, protected areas, ecosystems approach, ecosystem services, species protection, marine conservation zones, Natural Environment Framework, 2010 Biodiversity Targets, EU Biodiversity Strategy, Law Commission Despite the enactment of several pieces of legislation on nature conservation over the last 30 years,1 the basic components of nature conservation law have ...


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