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  • Ocean circulation can impact on the effectiveness of marine protected areas

    Researchers at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) studying the UK’s four largest Marine Protected Areas have found that, because of the ocean’s vigorous circulation, even remote, seemingly pristine habitats, are not isolated from human activities, and may be vulnerable to pollution and overfishing impacts. In recent years, a number of large Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have been ...

  • New online oil spill risk tool provides local, specific information for coastal managers

    A new oil-spill risk-management system has been developed by researchers, which shows the likely effects of a coastal spill on the environment and economic activities for specific locations. It provides maps of oil-spill risk through a web portal and could help decision makers and emergency-response authorities protect the local environment and businesses through targeted and efficient planning ...

  • The Arctic: a hotspot for marine litter

    From 31 May to 7 June, Wageningen Economic Research investigated the litter that had washed up on remote beaches in the Arctic. The most commonly found items were pieces of plastic, fishing nets and rope. Having information about the sources of this litter is crucial if we are to develop effective measures that tackle the problem at the source. On Jan Mayen, the most remote island in the ...

  • New V-Series Marine Engine From Rolls-Royce

    On the opening day of Nor-Shipping 2017 in Oslo, Norway, Rolls-Royce launched a V-series version of its B33:45 diesel engine series that was originally introduced at SMM, Hamburg in September 2014. At 600 kW per cylinder, Rolls-Royce said the new design delivers 20% more power than the B32:40, in a compact design that allows more power in the same footprint ...

  • India’s First Integrated Bio-refinery for Renewable Fuels & Chemicals inaugurated by Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister - Road Transport, Highways and Shipping

    “Our country is paving its way toward greater energy selfreliance”, said Mr Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways while inaugurating Praj Industries’ second generation integrated bio-refinery demonstration plant for renewable fuels and chemicals, near Pune. Mr Rajesh Pande, Director, Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited was also present on this occasion. ...


    By Praj Industries Ltd

  • Marine services: environmental protection & preservation

    We’re called Global Diving & Salvage but there’s much more to us than what’s in our name. Global offers expansive services beyond diving and salvage work, including environmental marine services. Our people, experience, and proven track record make us the top provider of marine services on the West Coast, with environmental crews based in Washington and California. ...

  • Marine Safety – Monitoring Shipping Vessel Impact on Coastal Shores

    With Canada aiming to increase marine safety within its coastal shores, Deep Trekker Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) prove to be well suited for the task. Through the Ocean Protection Plan, the Canadian Government plans to increase funding to marine safety services to each of the country’s coasts; including the shipping passages in the Arctic waters. The program highlights the need for ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Opinion: Geologists unveil how Britain first separated from Europe - and it was catastrophic

    As Brexit looms, Earth scientists have uncovered evidence of Britain’s original split from mainland Europe. Almost half a million years ago, according to new data, water suddenly started cascading over the narrow strip of land that joined England and France – putting pressure on a chalk bridge. Researchers show that, as a result, this ridge – a natural dam that separated the ...


    By Cambridge University

  • Tetra Tech awarded $240 million multiple award U.S. navy remediation contract

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that Tetra Tech EC was one of six firms selected for a $240 million multiple-award contract for environmental remediation of radiological contaminants (RADMAC II) at various Navy and Marine Corps installations in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and other locations throughout the United States. RADMAC II supports the Naval ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • Global climatic change prompts marine life to go on the move

    How global climate change will alter the ocean and ecosystems at the heart of global food security over the 21st century has been highlighted by a trio of ground-breaking research papers. The studies, published in the leading journals Nature Communications, Science and Global Change Biology, were co-authored by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). ...

  • DESMI Ro-Clean A/S and SeaHow Join Forces

    Odense and Helsinki – Denmark and Finland: DESMI Ro-Clean A/S and SeaHow, two pre-eminent figures in the global oil spill solution and oil spill response vessel market, today announce a new strategic partnership. The partnership will combine DESMI Ro-Clean’s expertise in designing and producing an extensive range of systems to recover oil and ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Guam`s Oil Spill Recovery Capacity Significantly Improved

    OSROCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cabras Marine, and T&T operate the skimming system as well as an array of small crafts, and other specialized response equipment.  OSROCO, Cabras and T&T employees are trained and certified in accordance with the U.S. Federal Government’s oil spill response and safety standards. Moreover, the companies’ comprehensive oil spill response ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • U.S. Department of Energy: Soaking Up an Oil Spill

    When the Deepwater Horizon drilling pipe blew out seven years ago, beginning the worst oil spill in U.S. history, those in charge of the recovery discovered a new wrinkle: the millions of gallons of oil bubbling from the sea floor weren't all collecting on the surface where it could be skimmed or burned. Some of it was forming a plume and drifting through the ocean under the surface. Now, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Important submarine canyons ecosystems are at risk

    NOC scientists contributed to a recent review of studies of submarine canyons, which identified they are at risk from human activities, and require better protection. The review was published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science by a team of scientists that are part of the International Network for submarine Canyon Investigation and ...

  • New project to study the impacts of climate change on Arctic ecosystems

    A new project will investigate how climate-driven changes affect two top Arctic predators, the Harp and Ringed seals, as well as the base of the Arctic food web. As part of this project scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will work alongside five other UK centres and 21 international partners to help improve understanding of the Arctic, which has been traditionally under ...

  • International Urban Transport Pollution and Modelling Conference in Tianjin, 8 December 2016

    Hazardous smog is a very serious issue in China and currently a focus of great attention. CERC's Managing Director Dr. David Carruthers gave keynote presentations at the International Urban Transport Pollution and Modelling conference in Tianjin on the 8th December 2016. The conference was hosted by the Department of Environmental Science of Nankai University, with support from CERC China. During ...

  • John Deere Power Systems Marine Engine Lineup Meets Recreational Craft Directive II

    John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announced today that eight of its marine propulsion engines meet the Recreational Craft Directive II (RCD II). The lineup of PowerTech™ marine engines with power ratings from 75 to 559 kW (100 to 750 hp) offers customers a broad selection of reliable and powerful engine options. The PowerTech propulsion engines that meet the requirements for RCD II will be ...


    By John Deere

  • DESMI and FALCK Announces a Strategic Alliance

    The Strategic alliance is formed to offer Emergency Response Packages within Oil Spill Response, including 24/7 Call Center, Firefighting, Emergency services and Training. In addition to the existing ongoing business of both companies Falck will deliver the Response, Firefighting, 24/7 Call Center and Training portion while DESMI ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • New Member for Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

    Liquid Robotics®, the leader in long duration, unmanned surface ocean robots has become the newest Associate Member of the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre. Kevin Forshaw, Associate Director, Innovation and Enterprise at the NOC said, “As the Liquid Robotics® Wave ...

  • I didn’t learn science at the International Marine Conservation Congress

    I didn’t learn science at the International Marine Conservation Congress (@IMCC2016). That is, I learned power, privilege and equity, and how it is intricately tied to science and conservation. In the last year I worked with students who were facing ...

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