marine protection system Articles

  • Expanding marine protected areas to restore fisheries

    After World War II, accelerating population growth and steadily rising incomes drove the demand for seafood upward at a record pace. At the same time, advances in fishing technologies, including huge refrigerated processing ships that enabled trawlers to exploit distant oceans, enabled fishers to respond to the growing world demand. In response, the oceanic fish catch climbed from 19 million tons ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Marine Monitoring to Maximise the Performance of Marine Machinery

    Considering the cost of putting to sea, it is well worth investing in vibration monitoring equipment that can help engineers to protect and maximise the performance of marine machinery. Here, we discuss the challenges facing engineers and offers advice on how to successfully install and use vibration sensing equipment on marine vessels. As machinery has become more complex and mankind has ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Opinion: What is Marine Spatial Planning

    A SYSTEM OF INTEGRATED MARINE MANAGEMENT FOR UK WATERS The United Kingdom marine area is far greater than that of its landmass.1 The coastal areas and seas have provided convenient food, transport and waste disposal for centuries, as well as contributing to man's identity and sense of well-being. In recent years, biodiversity and the potential of biotechnologies from the oceans have ...


  • 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 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

  • A dynamic model of optimal reduction of marine oil pollution

    This paper proposes a system of dynamic models to describe the interactive behaviour of different agents (polluters, inspectors, and a principal pollution control agency) involved in the processes of marine oil pollution and of its prevention and purification, under some realistic assumptions. In particular, short- and long-term economic responses of polluters to monitoring efforts, as well as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Envision 2050: The future of protected areas

    The idea of setting aside areas of land and water to be protected against human activities has become a staple of the conservation movement. But with that movement itself at a crossroads, it’s worth exploring just what protected areas will look like in the future. For this third installment ...


    By Ensia

  • Daily measures of microbes and human health at a non-point source marine beach

    Studies evaluating the relationship between microbes and human health at non-point source beaches are necessary for establishing criteria which would protect public health while minimizing economic burdens. The objective of this study was to evaluate water quality and daily cumulative health effects (gastrointestinal, skin, and respiratory illnesses) for bathers at a non-point source subtropical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sorption kinetics of TNT and RDX in anaerobic freshwater and marine sediments: Batch studies

    Examining the partitioning of explosives onto sediment in marine environments is critical to predict the toxicological impacts of worldwide explosive‐contaminated sites adjacent to estuaries, wetlands, and the coastal ocean. Marine sediments have been identified as sites of enhanced munitions removal, yet most studies addressing these interactions focus on soils and freshwater sediments. This ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Technical brief - containment for industrial services in marine, offshore & petrochemical sectors

    Conventional scaffold sheeting is an established method of providing temporary containment and weather protection for scaffold structures.  Material selection should reflect the application, the anticipated weather conditions and the expected duration of the project.  Furthermore, stringent Flame Retardant requirements for covering materials are specified on most projects. There are ...

  • Effects on Contaminants And Nutrients on The Dynamics of Different Food Webs in Marine Ecosystems

    During the last decades coastal waters have been exposed to growing anthropogenic pressure represented on the one hand by the increase on the input of nutrients and contaminants and on the other hand by the increased exploitation of these areas for aquaculture, fishing and tourism. Some species might be more sensitive than others, but since the different populations are linked to each other by ...


  • Seawater Biotoxicity monitoring to protect the coastal waters of Italy

    The recorded death of fish in the river that flows out of the industrial zone of Scarlino has created the need of the installation of a biological alarm system. The decision was made to work with an automatic system, iTOXcontrol created by microLAN-The Netherlands represented in Italy by Ecotox Lds, which uses marine bacteria. The system compares the values of the light emission from these ...

  • Sensitive environments - Enhesa’s regulatory registers assure protection

    Oil and gas exploration and production are perhaps the most closely scrutinized activities of all when it comes to protecting the environment, and even more so when it comes to sensitive, or even protected environments. Indeed, a company’s very permission to operate will be contingent at the very least on meeting both the spirit and the letter of the law governing the protection of such ...

  • Big business and the Amazon: protecting nature’s benefits

    The Amazon rainforest boasts incomparable biodiversity– home to one in 10 of all known species— and plays a vital role in regional water supply and global climate regulation. Yet, it is also a profitable working forest, benefitting both local businesses and international corporations. Trying to ...

  • Former MGP Site Required a Sediment Treatment and Erosion Protection Solution

    A shoreline revetment and sediment capping project along the Collins Cove coast of Beverly, Massachusetts required an erosion solution. The Challenge: Trying to maintain a system that will prevent loss of soils in a dynamic coastal environment is always challenging. As in most erosion control applications the revetment is intended to protect the underlying geotextile. In this particular ...


    By CETCO

  • Geotube Marine Technology Provides Expanded Benefits with Versatile Polyurea Coatings - Case Study

    Geotube marine technology has protected shorelines, rebuilt beaches, and reclaimed land from oceans for more than 45 years. Geotube containment technology is a proven, cost-effective method for a variety of shoreline protection and marine construction applications. TenCate, manufacturer of Geotube materials, develops and produces materials that function to increase performance, reduce cost, and ...

  • The number one thing we can do to protect Earth’s oceans

    Marine governance favors consumption and commerce over conservation. Here's what we can do about it. When New England fishers complained of working harder and harder to catch fewer and fewer fish, Spencer Baird assembled a scientific team to investigate. Though a fishery failure would once have seemed inconceivable, Baird wrote in his report, “an alarming decrease of the ...


    By Ensia

  • Molecular screening of microbial communities for candidate indicators of multiple metal impacts in marine sediments from Northern Australia

    Coastal sediments accumulate metals from anthropogenic sources and as a consequence industry is required to monitor sediment health. The total concentration of a metal does not necessarily reflect its potential toxicity or biological impact, so biological assessment tools are useful for monitoring. Rapid Biological Assessment (RBA) tools sensitive enough to detect relatively small increases in ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Marine Sciences Investigations in Support of Level Oftreatment Decisions for Municipal Wastewater Discharges in Puerto Rico

    ABSTRACT The Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) currently has National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits that incorporate relaxation (waiver) of BOD and TSS secondary treatment requirements for six of its regional wastewater treatment plants. The waivers are available under Section 301(h) of the Clean Water Act. Maintaining the waivers requires, in part, ...

  • Technical brief - FR standards for weather protection & containment enclosures

    Introduction The worldwide market for temporary enclosures has steadily increased over the last two decades as facility owners, engineers and contractors recognise the safety benefits and cost-effectiveness of installing temporary enclosures. Apart from minimising weather-induced delays to a project, scaffold sheeting enhances site safety by preventing debris and small objects from falling ...

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