maritime measurement Articles

  • Maritime environmental management systems

    Awareness of the potential for water pollution and its prevention is essential in controlling it. For shipping companies, implementing an environmental management system (EMS) could be the most important preventative measure taken, and the cost of not acting could be detrimental. Failure to comply with the provisions of international environmental protection laws (i.e. MARPOL) and national laws ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Maritime environmental management systems: Beyond compliance

    For shipping companies, implementing an environmental management system (EMS) could be the most important preventative measure taken, and the cost of not acting could be detrimental. Failure to comply with the provisions of international environmental protection laws (such as the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships or MARPOL) and national laws (such as the ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Questions and Answers on the Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning

    Why do we need a Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning? The uncoordinated use of coastal and maritime areas creates competition for maritime space and is an inefficient use of marine resources. A lack of predictability regarding appropriate access to the maritime space has created an uncertain climate for investment. With rapidly increasing demand for maritime space for new ...

  • Shifting Limits? Sea Level Rise and Options to Secure Maritime Jurisdictional Claims

    Among the many threats posed by sea-level rise is the potential impact of this phenomen on the extent of the maritime jurisdictional claims of coastal States. This paper provides a brief discussion of sea-level rise, before examining ways in which the maritime claims of coastal States may be impacted by rising sea levels. In particular, the traditional dependence on normal low-water baselines as ...

  • A critical evaluation of EU maritime policy (1957, 1986–2010)

    We stress the basic pillars of EU's Maritime Policy: 'competition, quality ships, and short sea shipping'. EU expressed its dissatisfaction with IMO, destined, by shipping community, to safeguard safety. This emerged after 1985, when national flags created parallel registries. The common maritime policy was absent from 1957 till 1986, due to the unanimity principle, as argued. The qualified ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • European policies on short sea shipping and their impact on 'private operators'

    The environmental damages caused by road transport led European Commission to present a series of measures to promote the use of environmentally friendly transport modes or a combination of such modes, where the role and the impact of road transport could be minimised. Short sea shipping was identified as one of the transport modes that offered this potential. Since 1992, the commission embarked ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Opinion: Some Cautions about Integrated Oceans and Coastal Management?

    The concept of integrated oceans and coastal management (IOCM) has evolved and strengthened over the last 30–40 years. Within the last decade this has resulted in significant developments at the international and domestic levels. In 1996 Canada adopted its Oceans Act; in 1998 Australia implemented its Oceans Policy; and in 2004 the United States Commission on Ocean Policy drew up An Ocean ...


  • The impact of international shipping on European air quality and climate forcing

    Due to its dependence on fossil fuel combustion and the fact that it is one of the least regulated anthropogenic emission sources, emissions from the marine transport sector contribute significantly to air pollution and climate change. The main objective of this report is to provide a comprehensive review of recent literature and reports, taking into account expert knowledge, on the maritime ...

  • Performance Testing of Micro Media and Conventional Filters operating on Heavy Oil Produced Water in the San Joaquin Valley (California)

    "Performance Testing of Micro Media and Conventional Filters operating on Heavy Oil Produced Water in the San Joaquin Valley (California)", an application note, was presented by Michael Dejak and Michael Sheedy at the 23rd Annual Produced Water Society Seminar taking place in Houston, TX, this past January. The Produced Water Society Seminar is held every year. Each seminar emphasizes the latest ...

  • The efficient trade-off between security and cost for sea ports: a conceptual model

    Sea ports around the world have had to introduce new security measures in the wake of the introduction of the International Maritime Organisation's ISPS Code, but may have been unable to establish an efficient trade-off between cost and security. This paper introduces a conceptual model that uses the Markowitz (1952) theory of portfolio selection to describe the process that ports and port ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring Hydrocarbons in Bilge Water

    The Situation Various processes onboard ships, such as machinery wash-down, maintenance, and leakage generate oily wastewater. This contaminated water flow collects in the bilge of the ship. Marine diesel, lubricating oils, grease, as well as garbage may be present in bilge water. The bilge water is discharged overboard, with oil and grease concentrations in the discharged water limited ...

  • The marine environment and ballast water management law

    This article contains a study of international and national measures dealing with the potential threat of pollution and the introduction of alien species that may come from the discharge of improperly treated ballast water. Ballast water management policy, law and coastal biosecurity strategies are considered. There are challenges to achieving the ideals of ballast water laws, as correctly ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Study Port of Hamburg/Germany

    LOG_aLevel Storm Tide Network at the Port of Hamburg, Germany Since 2003 a Storm Tide Network from General Acoustics GmbH (GA) has been satisfactory operating at the Port of Hamburg. In a first test phase of two years a LOG_aLevel station was successfully tested by the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) against its conventional gauges. Due to the good results in terms of accuracy and ...


    By General Acoustics e.K.

  • Impacts of the ISPS code on port activities: a case study on Swedish ports

    Following the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in the USA and the Limburg oil tanker in Yemen, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed to develop new measures relating to the security of ships and port facilities. The impact of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code on port activities may have both positive and negative consequences on port services. This ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Balancing the future of Europe`s coasts — knowledge base for integrated management

    This report has three elements. Firstly, it gives a snapshot of the current state of Europe's coastal regions. Secondly, it assesses the policies used to manage coastal regions, and discusses the proposal for a new European directive to improve the management of coastal regions. Thirdly, it highlights the need for better information and better monitoring tools to help inform this management ...

  • Cypher Environmental Ltd. Environmentally Friendly Soil Stabilizer Introduced to the Dominican Republic

    Building effective and long lasting roads in the Dominican Republic has proven to be difficult in the past due to high annual rainfall, high temperatures and the soil type predominantly found on the island. Recently a demonstration was performed on a stretch of road at the Naco Golf & Country Club near Santo Domingo with EarthZyme, a 100% environmentally friendly soil stabilizer that is ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • Applications Report Presented at the Produced Water Society Seminar 2013

    “Performance Testing of Micro Media and Conventional Filters operating on Heavy Oil Produced Water in the San Joaquin Valley (California)”,  an application note, was presented by Michael Dejak and Michael Sheedy at the 23rd Annual Produced Water Society Seminar taking place in Houston, TX, this past January. The Produced Water Society Seminar is held every year. Each seminar ...

  • Identifying Low-Frequency Tonal Noise in Windy and Noisy Conditions - Case Study

    Problem A large LNG gas facility (approximately 300m x 150m) producing 300 000 tons of LNG annually is situated in a terminal area with the nearest populated area at a distance of around 1 km. Within the gas production facility, a low-frequency tonal noise at around 500 Hz is generated causing complaints from nearby neighbours. The tone imposes a more stringent noise requirement on the ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • Climate and energy country profiles – Key facts and figures for EEA member countries

    Definitions and sources Data on greenhouse gas emissions Total GHG emissions (UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol) 1990-to-2011 GHG emissions: total emissions as reported in 2013 national inventories under the UNFCCC, excluding net effects of land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) and excluding emissions from international aviation and ...

  • Focusing on environmental pressures from long‑distance transport

    The European Environment Agency's (EEA's) annual Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM) report presents an overview of transport demand and pressures from the sector on the environment, as well as selected related impacts and policy responses. The report makes use of the latest available data in order to assess key trends and overall progress in meeting policy targets. The 2014 TERM ...

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