maritime measurement News

  • Maritime safety: towards better prevention of maritime accidents

    On 11 March 2009 the European Parliament finally approved the third package of measures for maritime safety after the agreement reached in conciliation last December and approval by the Council. 'I am particularly satisfied with the agreement reached between the Parliament and the Council. It is a significant step towards improved prevention of maritime accidents and increased accountability of ...


    By European Commission

  • Third EU maritime safety package

    In its work programme for the second half of 2008, the French Presidency has set itself the objective of making progress on the third maritime safety package ('Erika III'). Erika III consists of seven legislative proposals presented by the European Commission in November 2005. On the basis of five of these proposals, the EU Transport Council meeting on 6 June in Luxemburg adopted six common ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • GL exchange forum: environmental updates for the maritime industry

    GL’s Exchange Forum on “Environmental Updates for the Maritime Industry” looked at the vital task of reducing the maritime industry’s environmental impact. With concern over the international economic situation dominating the headlines, the tendency is for environmental issues to take a back seat. The Forum, however, demonstrated that this goal was not only important in of ...


  • GL: Maritime Software drives energy efficiency

    Shipping is highly underinvested in modern software technologies. Only 0.7% of the investments that go into new vessels go into software technologies. With rising fuel prices and operating costs leaving the industry facing ever slimmer profit margins, Germanischer Lloyd (GL) experts showed how the increased deployment of the latest maritime software systems could help to fight this trend. ...


  • The United Kingdom`s national strategy for maritime security

    I’m delighted to be here to mark the launch of the UK national strategy for maritime security. There can be few places more appropriate to discuss the importance of maritime security to the life of the nation than the UK Chamber ...

  • Environmental Assessment for Maritime Link Project Filed By Emera Newfoundland and Labrador

    NSP Maritime Link Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emera Newfoundland and Labrador Holdings Inc. and an affiliate of Nova Scotia Power, has filed its Environmental Assessment Report (EA Report) for the Maritime Link Project with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Nova Scotia Environment, and Newfoundland & Labrador's Department of Environment and ...

  • Questions and answers on proposed directive on maritime spatial planning and integrated coastal management

    Why is the Commission proposing a Framework Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Management? The uncoordinated use of coastal and maritime areas is currently resulting in competition for maritime and coastal space and inefficient use of marine and coastal resources. On-going uncertainties and a lack of predictability regarding appropriate access to the maritime ...

  • Ultrasonic wind sensors for the DWD`s maritime monitoring network come from Lufft

    In a call for bids for the renewal and extension of ultrasonic wind sensors in the maritime monitoring network of the German Weather Service, the ultrasonic wind sensor Ventus from the Fellbach-based manufacturer of environmental measuring equipment won the day against all competitive products. In meteorology, the DWD - Germany's largest weather service - is considered a major reference ...

  • Measurement makes the difference at Cascade Technologies

    The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has worked with Cascade Technologies at various stages of its development and growth, from its formation as a spin-out from the University of Strathclyde in 2003 to its current position as an award-winning SME and the only commercial supplier of quantum cascade lasers for identifying and measuring industrial gases. Two of the company's ...

  • Valeport Swells Tide Measurement Offer

    Avalable to order now, the TideStation has been designed as a cost-effective turnkey solution, which ensures environmental monitoring equipment is easily and correctly installed with a durable housing to safeguard equipment and prolong performance to ensure the highest quality data. Self-contained, easy to install and ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Mandatory energy efficiency measures for international shipping adopted

    Mandatory measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from international shipping have been adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This is the first ever mandatory global greenhouse gas reduction regime for an international industry sector. The IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee last week voted to make the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) mandatory, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New measures announced to reinforce offshore oil and gas regime

    Measures to ensure safety and environmental protection remain at the heart of UK’s offshore oil and gas industry have been set out today by Energy Minister John Hayes. John Hayes, Energy Minister, said: “It is vital that our oil and gas activities meet the highest possible standards of safety and environmental protection. “I am confident that the Government and industry ...

  • European Commission proposes review of measures to hasten cod recovery

    The European Commission has adopted a proposal to amend the cod recovery plan which has been in place since 2005. Recent scientific advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) concludes that the current measures have been inadequate to reduce fishing pressure on cod to the point where it could allow the stock to recover. Of the four cod stocks concerned, only North ...

  • Canada continues to align air emissions measures with the United States

    The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced that the Government of Canada is adopting strict environmental standards to reduce air emissions from ships navigating in Canadian waters. These ...


    By Transport Canada

  • Joint letter to the European Commission urges greater focus on demand-side measures in circular economy package

    A number of the UK's leading representative bodies for the waste and resource management sector have sent a joint letter to the European Commission to reinforce the need for effective 'pull' or demand-side mechanisms in the forthcoming EU Circular Economy package. According to recent leaks, the package is already likely to contain stronger drivers to 'push' waste out of landfill and up the Waste ...

  • 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 ...

  • Columbia Shipmanagement receives MLC certification

    Columbia Shipmanagement’s (CSM) "Cape Mayor" has received a "Maritime Labour Statement of Compliance" from Germanischer Lloyd (GL). The classification society thus confirmed that the working and living conditions of the 20-strong crew on the container ship meet the requirements of the incoming ILO Maritime Labour Convention.  CSM is part of Schoeller Holding and with over 150 vessels ...


  • Agreement on monitoring of CO2 emissions from ships

    The Permanent Representatives Committee confirmed an agreement with the European Parliament on new EU-wide rules for monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from ships. The agreement was reached in an informal trilogue on 18 November. International maritime shipping is the only means of transportation not included in the EU's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • International talks on shipping emissions stall

    Statement on behalf of Seas At Risk (SAR), Transport & Environment (T&E) and Environmental Defence Fund (EDF) The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) failed to reach agreement on global action to address greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping at a meeting in London last week (1). Environmental groups have repeated calls for EU action in the absence of progress on ...

  • New technology for remotely mapping beaches

    Science and industry will now be able to map beaches and sandbanks without getting any feet wet. This follows three years of collaborative research resulting in a new commercial licence between National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and Marlan Maritime Technologies to sell new coastal mapping technology. The depth and pattern of sediment on the floor of the intertidal zones changes daily, yet ...

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