marine environmental News

  • The environmentally effective remediation of marine sediment

    31st July 2006: Following a series of successful trials around the world, Virotec’s patented technologies are set to penetrate the UK market to great environmental effect. Their innovative ViroSoil™ Technology has been shown to offer a viable and economic total treatment solution for contaminated marine sediment through the neutralisation of the acid generating capacity of the dredged ...


    By Clarity Authoring

  • Mercury Marine`s environmental stewardship

    A recent expansion at Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac Wisconsin has caught the attention of professionals in the energy and environmental industries.   At an event this past May, the Wisconsin Association of Energy Engineers (WAEE) showcased Mercury's new process equipment and pollution control system.  The 75 attendees consisted of facility engineers, plant managers, project managers, ...

  • Rising threats to marine biodiversity

    The environmental and economic health of the World Seas-present and future-is outlined in a report that underlines growing concern from pressures such as pollution, over-fishing and climate change. The report, the Marine Biodiversity Assessment and Outlook: Global Synthesis by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) predicts that by 2050 productivity will have decreased in nearly all areas and with ...

  • Improved marine and weather forecast

    NOAA, USA, is now using enhanced weather and marine forecast models for the Great Lakes that will extend forecasts from 36 hours to 60 hours into the future to better serve commercial and recreational mariners, the shipping industry, emergency responders, water resource managers and the private weather industry. The Great Lakes Operational Forecast System (GLOFS) of NOAA's National Ocean Service, ...

  • Finding the ASX200 for marine ecosystems

    The state of an ecosystem can be understood by measuring the right ecological characteristics, just as the ASX200 index shows the state of the Australian stock market by following 200 selected stocks. CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship scientist Dr Keith Hayes, one of the leaders of the project, says the difficult part is selecting which characteristics to track. “Ecosystems respond to multiple ...

  • 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 ...


    By ASTM International

  • SMHI and SYKE in Finland enter a unique collaboration on marine environmental monitoring

    SMHI and SYKE, the Finnish Environment Institute, have begun a close collaboration to monitor the marine environment of the Baltic and the North Sea. “It is unique for two countries to sign an agreement in this way, but we are leading a trend that the EU and the global organization ICES would like to see going forward. As a combined force we can improve the monitoring of the acute problems ...

  • Advanced marine spill simulation software is key to coastal environmental protection

    NCEC, part of the AEA Technology group, in partnership with BMT Argoss, a global specialist provider of marine environmental information, has co-developed a unique and sophisticated marine spill simulation tool to support primarily the Emergency and Rescue Services in the event of chemical incidents at sea or in port. The application has been independently validated in controlled sea trials, ...

  • Request for Information for Marine and Hydrokinetic Environmental Monitoring Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

    The Energy Department’s Water Power Program is seeking feedback from the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the program’s activities and priorities in MHK environmental monitoring and field testing opportunities. The Water Power Program is committed to supporting technological innovations that ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Marine Board-ESF welcomes the new European Strategy for Marine and Maritime Research

    The Marine Board-ESF welcomes the European Commission’s European Strategy for Marine and Maritime Research: A coherent European Research Area framework in support of a sustainable use of oceans and seas (September 2008). The strategy is one of 65 key actions designed to support the implementation of an Integrated Maritime Policy for the European Union (October 2007). The Marine Board considers ...


    By European Science Foundation

  • Marine pollution - cleaning up the seas

    Greenhouse gas emissions from marine vessels have received special attention of late, but as the maritime shipping industry continues to grow, other forms of pollution from ships are creating problems that require urgent attention. In the past 15 years, seaborne trade has increased by 50% and continued high rates of growth are expected. The rise in trade between the North America and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Coastal structures change marine ecosystems

    The urbanisation of coastal areas and introduction of man-made structures, such as jetties and seawalls, are changing marine environments. A new analysis highlights the impacts of these changes on marine plants and animals and suggests options to manage the detrimental effects. Many of the world's largest cities are in coastal zones and more than 75 per cent of people are expected to live within ...

  • Lugworms harmed by marine microplastic pollution

    Microplastic pollution impairs the heath of the marine worms that help maintain sediments for other creatures, new research suggests. This study shows that the energy reserves of lugworms living in sediment contaminated with microplastic particles were reduced by up to 50%. Microplastic pollution, fragments of less than 5 mm, is of increasing concern. Although the pieces are typically formed as ...

  • UK marine policy statement published

    The UK Marine Policy Statement has been jointly published today by all UK Administrations as part of a new system of marine planning being introduced across UK seas. Adopted by the UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Northern Ireland Executive, the Marine Policy Statement will help achieve the shared UK vision for “clean, healthy, safe, ...

  • Impact of climate change on marine algae

    With climate change looming large, countries around the world are mobilising their top scientists in an effort to measure its impact on the environment and society. One such scientist is the young Dr Björn Rost, who was recently awarded a EUR 1.4 million Independent Researcher Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). His research will focus on the impact of climate change on micro algae in ...

  • Mussels: Biomonitoring tools for pharmaceutical pollution in the marine environment?

    Pharmaceutical pollution of marine environments has important biological consequences for aquatic organisms. This study investigated the effects on mussels of treatment with environmentally relevant levels of an antidepressant, fluoxetine, and a beta-blocker, propranolol, using biomarkers including DNA damage. The results showed that mussels are most vulnerable to these drugs in combination. Many ...

  • 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 engine ...


    By Faroe Maritime Technic

  • DOE Announces Marine and Hydrokinetic Open Data Effort

    In an effort to improve future data management and access, DOE’s Water Power Program is standing up a Marine and Hydrokinetics (MHK) Data Repository to manage the receipt, protection, and dissemination of scientific and technical data generated by DOE funded awards. Capabilities of the proposed MHK Data Repository include: Secure and intuitive submission ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Eco Marine Power Launches Eco Ship Study

    Fukuoka, Japan, May 12, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Eco Marine Power (EMP) today announced that it has commenced a study to investigate how its Aquarius wind and solar marine power system could be incorporated into a future eco ship specifically designed to minimise fuel consumption and reduce noxious gas emissions. The aim will be to further expand on the company's green shipping concepts and ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Marine protistan ecology and evolution

    This position has a duration of one year, with a possible extension depending on job performance and funding. Microbes play fundamental roles in all ocean ecology. Our primary focus is on eukaryotic phytoplankton, and variations in the communities of bacteria, archaea and heterotrophic eukaryotes, as well as viruses, that accompany different phytoplankton taxa. To investigate these complex ...

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