marine erosion News

  • LiDAR monitoring coastal erosion

    Subject to intense meteorological events, including windstorms and heavy waves, Corsica has seen significant erosion of its coastline in the past 25 years and a decline in the surface area occupied by seagrass beds. Key to the success of this new initiative will be the Hawk Eye II scanning device, with its capability to capture precision data from both land and seabed terrain simultaneously, in ...

  • Sustainable approach to tackle coastal erosion in Thailand

    Panya Changcharoen still remembers when he was a child and the Bang Khunthian District stone, marking the edge of Bangkok, was in a lush mangrove forest. Now, at 60, he finds it hard to believe the shore has eroded so much that the marker lies stranded far out in the muddy sea. 'All the mangrove forests are gone and coastal erosion keeps getting worse, especially during the monsoon season,' ...


    By IRIN

  • Pollution and overfishing are public’s biggest marine concerns

    A pan-European survey has revealed the public’s awareness, concerns and priorities about human impacts on the oceans. The results show high levels of concern about marine pollution in particular, and that, generally, respondents were most concerned about the issues they felt most informed about. The study could help policymakers develop marine strategies that are more responsive to public ...

  • Headquarters of West Africa marine agreement officially transferred to cote D`Ivoire

    The United Nations Environment Programme and the Government of Cote d"Ivoire have signed a headquarters agreement on the Framework of the Convention for Co-operation in the Protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the West and Central and Southern African Region and protocol. Also known as the Abidjan Convention. It covers the 22 coastal states on the West Africa side ...

  • WWF applauds new marine conservation push in coastal East Africa

    Ministers and officials from ten countries and territories in East Africa yesterday endorsed or signed off on a potentially far-reaching protocol to protect East Africa’s coastal and marine environment from land-based activities and pollution. The new protocol - five years in the making - makes the western Indian Ocean the third marine area of the world to achieve a multilateral agreement to ...


    By WWF UK

  • Parties to the Abidjan Convention Agree to Boost Cooperation on Marine Challenges

    Parties to the Abidjan Convention - which governs issues ranging from marine pollution to overfishing across much of the African continent - have agreed to accelerate the Convention's implementation through increased financial and technical support. The Abidjan Convention is a comprehensive agreement for the protection and management of the marine environment and coastal areas. By committing ...

  • Energy Department Awards $10.5 Million for Next-Generation Marine Energy Systems

    The Energy Department today announced six organizations selected to receive up to $10.5 million to support the design and operation of innovative marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems through survivability and reliability-related improvements. As part of its MHK technology research and development ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • CETCO Remediation Technologies Acquires Distribution Rights for Tensar International’s Triton® Marine Mattress System

    Combining the efforts of two industry leaders in remediation technologies promises to provide increased value to the environmental remediation industry. CETCO Remediation Technologies proudly announces a signed agreement with Tensar International Corporation (TIC) granting exclusive distribution rights to the Triton® Marine Mattress System in the United States and Canada for subaqueous ...


    By CETCO

  • EPA and Baltimore`s CNX Marine Terminals, Inc. settle water and waste violations

    CNX Marine Terminals, Inc. has agreed to pay a $34,600 penalty to settle alleged violations of federal environmental laws involving the discharge of pollutants in stormwater runoff, the operation and maintenance of underground storage tank systems and waste storage, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The alleged violations were at the CNX terminal at 3800 New Gate Ave., ...

  • Commission takes initiative to support Blue Growth through sustainable management of marine and coastal areas

    Today the Commission launched a proposal to improve the planning of maritime activities at sea and the management of coastal areas. The proposal – which takes the form of a draft directive – aims to establish a common European framework for maritime spatial planning and integrated coastal management in EU Member States, with a view to ensuring that the growth of maritime and coastal ...

  • Indonesia plans nature-based approach to restore its coasts in Java and Bali

    Indonesia plans to restore the eroding areas of its coastline in Java and Bali with nature based approaches inspired on Dutch methods. Also other vulnerable coasts in Indonesia will be looked at. The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), environmental organisation Wetlands International and research institute Deltares last week Friday formally agreed to collaborate in the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • New beach database could help protect Black Sea shorelines

    The damaging effects of sea-level rise on Black Sea beaches have been estimated in a new study. Diminishing river sediment supply caused by river dams is also an erosion threat. These new results suggest that erosion could cause over 90% of these beaches to retreat by at least 20% of their width. A publicly available database created by the researchers could be useful for developing coastal ...

  • Study predicts seabed response to climate change

    The results of the five-year study predict potential high-risk areas due to seabed movement, erosion and changes in reef growth. According to CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship project leader Dr Cedric Griffiths, the interaction between the ocean and the seabed is poorly understood. 'We have more information about the surfaces of the Moon and Mars than we do about the seabed surrounding Australia, ...

  • Dredging firm to pay $105,000 fine for ocean dumping violations in Mass.

    A Salem, Mass. dredging company has agreed to pay a penalty of $105,000 to settle EPA claims that it improperly disposed of dredged sediments. EPA asserted that Burnham Associates violated the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act, commonly known as the Ocean Dumping Act, as part of a dredging project in Hingham Harbor. Burnham, through the actions of its subcontracted towing company, ...

  • Pacific islands to map coastal hazards

    Pacific Island researchers will be trained in skills such as coastal hazard mapping as part of a programme to use science to make coastal communities safer and more resilient. The US$1.3-million programme is part of an expansion of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Storms Program (CSP) into US-affiliated Pacific Islands, beginning next month (October) and led ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • First ‘permeable structures’ in place to protect eroding coastlines in Java

    What do you do when your house is slowly being swallowed by the sea??? This is the question that Wetlands International was asked to advise on by the community of Timbul Sloko Village, on the North coast of Central Java, Indonesia. For the past decade the people of Timbul Sloko Village have witnessed the devastating impact of converting the mangroves into fish ...


    By Wetlands International

  • European atlas of the seas pilot version

    The European Commission has launched a pilot version of an European Atlas of the Seas - a dynamic online atlas where users will be able to learn more about Europe\"s seas, its maritime sectors, the interaction between them and the maritime policy which brings them all together. By presenting the European Union"s maritime heritage to the public in a practical and informative way, the atlas is ...

  • Indonesia visits Netherlands to explore solutions for flood problems in Java

    A high-level delegation from the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia (MMAF) will visit the Netherlands from 17 to 21 March to learn how the Dutch have applied ‘Building with Nature’ techniques for flood prevention. The Director General of Marine, Coast and Small Islands, Dr Sudirman Saad, M.Hum, and the advisor of the Minister, Mr Ukay Karyadi joined by ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Granite Environmental teams up with the nature conservancy

    Granite Environmental gives back by adopting! Teaming up with The Nature Conservancy, they are helping to protect nature and preserve life by proudly adopting three acres of land and three coral reefs around the world. The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. Granite Environmental ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • Abidjan Convention moves to protect Africa`s coasts from oil spills Nairobi

    The coastal waters of West, Central and Southern Africa - from Mauritania down to the tip of the continent in South Africa - are of vital importance to the region's economy. The marine ecosystems and coastal areas support rich fisheries and tourism and are also home to numerous busy ports. But over the last three decades, rapid development, pollution and improper use of resources have had a ...

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