marine environment News

  • Holland America launches `our marvelous oceans`

    New “Our Marvelous Oceans” Program to Foster Greater Marine Environment ...

  • Plastic litter in the marine environment: key issues and possible solutions

    International agreements to reduce plastic use are needed to address plastic litter in the marine environment, as well as increased public awareness of the problem, according to scientists at a workshop on the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive held in Italy in 2013. The issues discussed at the workshop have been summarised in a recent research paper. Annual global production of plastic has ...

  • Plastics in the Marine Environment

    An ongoing study of biodegradation rates of polymers has led to the development of a new ASTM International standard, D7473, Test Method for Weight Attrition of Plastic Materials in the Marine Environment by Open System Aquarium Incubations. The new standard is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D20.96 on Environmentally Degradable Plastics and Biobased Products, which is part of ASTM ...


    By ASTM International

  • Eliminating Corrosion In Marine Environments

    CECO Environmental announced that David Taylor, Vice President for CECO Peerless, will present a paper at the upcoming American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Technology, Systems and Ships symposium. This event is a three-day program that addresses both current and future Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps programs with heavy emphasis on naval engineering topics such as ship modernization, ...


    By CECO Environmental

  • Yet another good day for the marine environment

    “Stern Trawler Gadus have, for the past six months, used our oil conveyor to skim the bilge free of oil onboard. The crew onboard finds it liberating to be able to skim the bilge free of oil, leaving only pure water left down the keel. This has given them good leakage control where they can detect an oil leak in a short period of time. Simultaneously, the oil vapor is reduced in the ...


    By Faroe Maritime Technic (FMT)

  • NRDC: Expanded Pacific Marine Reserve Protects Critically Important Sea Life

    President Obama will expand the Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument, southwest of Hawaii, putting under protection large new areas of ocean with some of the richest and most diverse sea life on the planet. The original 83,000-square mile monument was designated under the Antiquities Act by President George W. Bush. Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, ...

  • EON2 CS2 The Last Goes and GPS Antenna You`ll Ever Need

    The EON2 Antenna requires no assembly, and no aiming in most locations. Rugged by design, it is completely sealed for marine environments and dome-shaped for superior ice/snow shedding. Furthermore, it’s smaller, lighter and more durable than a Yagi. With over 1,000 EON2 Antennas in operation worldwide, it is the de facto standard for many agencies, including Canadian Fire Weather and ...


    By FTS

  • AVITALIS™ BWTS withdrawn from the market

    Evonik and TeamTec have decided to withdraw PERACLEAN® Ocean and consequently the AVITALIS™ BWTS from the market. In spite of the AVITALIS™ BWTS having produced successful results during land- and shipboard tests for IMO and USCG type approvals, results from long-term storage tests generated doubts about sufficient product stability of PERACLEAN® Ocean under marine ...


    By TeamTec AS

  • Sludge Treatment on Fuel Power Plant in Vágur Faroe Island

    Faroe Maritime Technic has developed an environmentally friendly system which secures that the outlet water from the power plant is of a high quality. The authorities require a maximum of 10 ppm oil content in the outlet. We deliver 0 ppm and thereby protect the marine environment of the fjord of ...

  • CMI Mexico Colloquium 2019 and Marine Environment Protection Seminar

    At the invitation of the Mexican Maritime Law Association (Mexican MLA) and the Comité Maritime International (CMI), the Director of the IOPC Funds, José Maura, and the Head of Claims, Liliana Monsalve, were delighted to participate in the Mexico Colloquium 2019, in Mexico City, from 29 September to 2 October 2019. This event was followed by a two-day Marine Environment Protection ...

  • Administration Presses for Marine Environment Protection in Wider Caribbean

    This week President Bush transmitted to the U.S. Senate for its advice and consent for ratification, the Protocol Concerning Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities ('Protocol') to the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (1983 Cartagena Convention). Through this important milestone, the U.S. continues to demonstrate ...

  • Caribbean countries take action to protect the marine environment from garbage

    The discharge of garbage by ships in the Wider Caribbean Region will be prohibited as of 1 May 2011, following decisive action by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The decision was taken by the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee at the organization's 60th session on 22-26 March. With the adoption of an MEPC resolution establishing 1 May 2011 as the date on which the ...

  • IRIUM SOFTWARE supports ECHO-MER association

    IRIUM SOFTWARE is supporting the La Rochelle-based association “ECHO-MER” which is engaged into numerous environmental projects all linked with the marine environment as well as sustainable development ECHO-MER organizes among other things, awareness campaigns for the population but also for children and yachtsmen. By creating revalued objects, manufactured with recycled ...


    By Irium Software

  • Radical new way of managing our seas published today

    The Government has today proposed a new way of managing our seas. Three documents have been published today that will set out the policy objectives for UK governments in managing the UK seas, introducing marine planning and streamlining licensing. All three help to fulfill the coalition government’s commitment to deliver the Marine and Coastal Access Act. The new planning and licensing ...

  • Turning the tide on Europe`s Oceans and Seas

    A new report published today paints a worrying picture of Europe's seas. The Commission's analysis, which will be presented at the "Healthy Oceans – Productive Ecosystems" (HOPE) conference in Brussels on 3-4 March, shows a marine environment that will require urgent efforts to reach good status by 2020. Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik said: "The message is clear: Europe's ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Marine environment adequately covered despite complex legislation

    More than 200 pieces of English and EU-wide marine environmental legislation have been analysed in a recent review. While complex, the legislation adequately covered all areas of the marine environment, the authors conclude. However, there is opportunity to remove overlap and conflicts between different legislation and improve cross-border co-operation. The world’s oceans are under threat ...

  • New Zealand announce next step in protecting marine environment

    The country has been divided into 14 coastal regions to create a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that reflect the diversity of New Zealand’s marine environment. Local groups, or forums, will now identify which areas in each region should be protected.  “This is part of the Labour- Progressive government’s commitment to having 10 per cent of our coastal marine environment protected by ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • New Zealand cleans up beaches during Seaweek

    Environment Minister Trevor Mallard has taken up the Seaweek challenge to clean up New Zealand beaches, and helped with a clean up at Oriental Parade beach today.  'Seaweek – which includes beach clean ups around the country - is a terrific opportunity for New Zealanders to enjoy their marine environment, to think about its future, and to consider what we can do to ensure our seas stay healthy ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Penalties for pollution by ships: Commission sends reasoned opinions to eight Member States

    The European Commission has decided today to send reasoned opinions to Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal and the United Kingdom for failure to adopt national legislation on penalties against those responsible for polluting discharges at sea. The Commission has decided to act against the eight Member States while they had not fully transposed into national law a ...

  • Markleen to exhibit at Interspill Marseille 2009

    Markleen will once again be exhibiting at Interspill, the international conference and exhibition for spill prevention, preparedness, response and restoration, held at a different European location every three years. This year’s edition will be held at the Parc Chanot in Marseille, France from May 12th to 14th. Interspill combines an exhibition housing the world’s leading manufacturers and ...


    By Egersund Markleen

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