ship traffic monitoring Articles

  • SafeSeaNet and traffic monitoring of ships and dangerous or polluting goods in maritime transport within the European Economic Area

    The European Union (EU) has established an extensive vessel traffic monitoring and information system with a view to enhancing the safety and efficiency of maritime traffic. This new information system will be mandated in most ships and provide the EU Member States and the European Commission with various information pertaining to cargo and traffic routes. The information system requires ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring weather and climate from space

    State of the art weather forecasting, which has become an essential part of everyday life in Europe, would be almost  unthinkable without the reliable operational service delivered by Europe’s meteorological satellite organisation – EUMETSAT. The high-quality data and images are especially relevant in the context of severe weather situations and eather-related natural disasters. They are ...

  • 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 ...

  • A simulation study of the accident risk in the Istanbul Channel

    The Istanbul Channel has a considerable amount of maritime traffic and is one of the most difficult-to-navigate waterways in the world. Ships are consequently prone to accidents. These accidents impose risks on the nearby population, property and the environment. Naturally, besides any adverse meteorological and geographical conditions, the increase in the volume of transit and local maritime ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Status of black carbon monitoring in ambient air in Europe

    Black carbon (BC) is increasingly discussed in science and environmental policy areas as an example of an air pollutant that affects both human health and contributes to climate change (e.g. WHO, 2012; UNEP/WMO, 2011; Bond et al., 2013; IPCC, 2013). In order to be able to make comparable measurements of BC in ambient air and to relate BC monitoring to health impacts and climate change it is ...

  • Why Container Measurements Are Essential

    Transport container traffic carries millions of containers around the globe annually. Cargo containers are fumigated to inhibit the spread of foreign species, pests and micro-organisms. Transported products may also release volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the solvents, coatings and glues used in manufacturing processes.  Work safety regulation requires the ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Asia–Pacific Analysis: Protecting and restoring coral reefs

    Better navigation and surveillance can help to prevent ships from damaging coral reefs and the need for expensive restoration, says Crispin Maslog. When the US Navy minesweeper USS Guardian smashed into the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea off the Philippines at dawn on 17 January, it sent shock waves to the Philippine government and environmental guardians in ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Asia–Pacific Analysis: Protecting and restoring coral reefs

    Better navigation and surveillance can help to prevent ships from damaging coral reefs and the need for expensive restoration, says Crispin Maslog. When the US Navy minesweeper USS Guardian smashed into the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea off the Philippines at dawn on 17 January, it sent shock waves to the Philippine government and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • A closer look at urban transport - TERM 2013: transport indicators tracking progress towards environmental targets in Europe

    Transport guarantees our mobility and access to goods. Moreover, the transport sector helps maintain and develop our societal and economic systems. Transport is also a main source of pressures on the environment, such as the unsustainable use of natural resources, as well as greenhouse gas, air pollutant and noise emissions. Many of these environmental problems are inter-linked, requiring ...

  • Case study - Weather data for nautical information system

    In Lemwerder, Germany at the Weser River, wind direction and speed are measured and transferred in 60 second intervals via the OTT netDL 1000.  The data is transmitted, wireless, over a distance of 600 meters to the radar tower in Ritzenbuettel, where it is integrated into the ship traffic network - the Authority for Water and Navigation (WSA), Bremen. The WSA is also responsible for ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Exceeding expectations: Safer and better – for all!

    In order to reduce emissions to a minimum and increase the employee’s safety at the facilities, Elkem cooperate with NEO Monitors.At Elkem’s plant in Salten, Norway, silicon is produced from quartz in a high temperature ...


    By NEO Monitors AS

  • 2013: a ‘perfect storm’ in air quality

    As many countries fail to meet air quality targets and large numbers of premature deaths still result from air pollution, Jim Mills, a particulate monitoring specialist and Managing Director of Air Monitors, explains why 2013 will be a pivotal year. In November 2011 Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, expressed his determination to make 2013 the ‘Year of ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Wireless valve control – a “perfect fit” for tank farm automation - Case Study

    Overview Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (MMLP) is a publicly traded limited partnership with primary business lines focused on terminalling, storage, processing and packaging services for petroleum products and byproducts encompassing natural gas liquids storage, marketing and distribution services and natural gas storage, sulphur and sulphur-based products processing, manufacturing, ...


    By Rotork plc

  • How we can save coral reefs (and why we should want to)

    As oceans grow warmer and more acidic, scientists are developing new strategies to rescue the “rainforests of the sea.” Coral reefs are among the most beautiful ecosystems on Earth — “a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet,” in oceanographer Sylvia Earle’s words. They also are extremely valuable. Reefs cover less than one-tenth of 1 percent of ...


    By Ensia

  • EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2016

    1 Guidebook Introduction 1.1 Introduction The joint EMEP (1)/EEA Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Guidebook (the 'Guidebook'), following the 'Guidelines for Reporting Emissions and Projections Data' under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) (2), provides concise guidance on how ...

  • It’s time the transportation industry starts talking about voice-activated devices

    Eighty-seven years ago a self-taught radio engineer named Bill Lear and a colleague, Howard Gates, created a prototype radio that would work inside an automobile. In doing so, they triggered not just an automotive advance but a whole new and still immensely popular “thing” in American motoring and, indeed, in American culture: cruising down the highway, windows down, radio blaring. ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • Underwater Topography Survey with M40 Autonomous Survey Boat - Case Study

    Location: Jiangmen, South China Date: December 7th, 2017 Mission: A survey task of government department Measuring area: 600m*1,000m Duration: About 5 hours Vessel: M40 Boat Parameters Displacement: 450kg ...


    By OceanAlpha Group Ltd.

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