Archive for the ‘Climate’ Category

Maurice Meehan takes the lead at Carbon War Room’s Shipping Operation

Maurice Meehan takes the lead at Carbon War Room’s Shipping Operation
LONDON – MAY 1, 2017 – Carbon War Room (CWR)—part of Rocky Mountain Institute, the global NGO that promotes profitable solutions for decarbonisation—today announced the appointment of Maurice Meehan as the director of its Shipping Operation. On 1 May 2017 Meehan, formerly of Maersk,...
May 1st, 2017 | Climate, Company Profiles, Emissions, Environment, Person Profiles, Pollution | Read More

ESPO Conference 2017 – 1 and 2 June in Barcelona: let’s go through the programme!

ESPO Conference 2017 – 1 and 2 June in Barcelona: let’s go through the programme!
24 April 2017 “Ports in a changing climate, a changing world”: this is the central theme of the ESPO 2017 Annual Conference, taking place on 1 and 2 June, kindly hosted by the Port of Barcelona. The first conference day will look into ways to limit the increase of global temperature well below 2°C...
April 24th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Ocean Business 2017 show previews are hitting the streets…

Ocean Business 2017 show previews are hitting the streets…
Ocean Business 2017 show previews are hitting the streets – find out why it’s not to be missed! Over 10,000 copies of the Ocean Business 2017 show preview brochures are hitting the streets! Grab your copy to see the full line up of 340+ international exhibitors,...
March 15th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Oceanology, Technical, Technology | Read More

FEPORT: Shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS)…

FEPORT: Shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS)…
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid February 17th, 2017 – Shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS): a strong message sent by the European Parliament to all maritime stakeholders Two days ago, the European Parliament has voted in favour of the inclusion of CO2 emissions from shipping in the EU Emission...
February 17th, 2017 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

IMO Secretary-General visits Antarctica

IMO Secretary-General visits Antarctica
from the Secretary-General’s visit in Antarctica 14/02/2017  IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim experienced polar conditions at first hand during a recent visit to Antarctica (8-12 February). Shipping in waters surrounding the two poles has increased in recent years. IMO’s Polar Code entered...
February 14th, 2017 | Climate, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, Events, IMO, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, People and Places, Pollution | Read More

Low carbon technologies are now cost competitive with fossil fuels in report from Lloyd’s Register

Low carbon technologies are now cost competitive with fossil fuels in report from Lloyd’s Register
Alasdair Buchanan Lloyd’s Register Technology Radar – Low Carbon report launched today Low carbon technologies are now cost competitive with fossil fuels and innovation is gathering pace across the sector, finds a new report by Lloyd’s Register. But which technologies will have the most...
February 9th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

Arctic Commitment Signatories demand Arctic Shipping Clean Up

Arctic Commitment Signatories demand Arctic Shipping Clean Up
Hallstein Havåg of Bellona speaking at the event today Tromsø, January 25, 2017: – A world-leading expedition cruise ship operator today joined international environmental organisations to spearhead the protection of Arctic communities and ecosystems from risks posed by the use of marine heavy...
January 25th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Τhe Paris Climate Agreement enters into force today

Τhe Paris Climate Agreement enters into force today
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the podium delivering bhis speech Today, 4 November 2016, marks an important milestone for our planet’s future, as the Paris Agreement to address climate change enters into force. To date, 73 countries and the European Union, representing more than 55% of global...
November 4th, 2016 | Associations, Climate, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

MEPC 70: IMO Moves Towards Arctic Phase Out of World’s Dirtiest Fuel

MEPC 70: IMO Moves Towards Arctic Phase Out of World’s Dirtiest Fuel
London, October 28 2016: As the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC70) meeting came to a close today [1], the Clean Arctic Alliance welcomed the progress made by member countries towards a phase out of the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by vessels operating...
October 28th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulphur fuel oil requirement

IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulphur fuel oil requirement
The decision to implement a global sulphur cap of 0.50% m/m (mass/mass) in 2020 was taken by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the regulatory authority for international shipping, during its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), meeting for its 70th session in London. In a landmark...
October 28th, 2016 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Call on IMO for action on emissions next week

Call on IMO for action on emissions next week
Viewers can find herebelow the open letter that ISWA is supporting going out to heads of state of IMO member countries regarding shipping emissions at the MEPC70 meeting next week.  As you can see this call for action is supported by many major actors in the shipping industry and ISWA  are part of...
October 21st, 2016 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations | Read More

Governments reaffirm commitment to protect marine environment

Governments reaffirm commitment to protect marine environment
38th Consultative Meeting of Contracting Parties (London Convention 1972) and 11th Meeting of Contracting Parties (London Protocol 1996), 19-23 September 2016 Governments at the recent meeting of Parties which regulate the dumping of wastes at sea have called for more action to address marine litter...
October 3rd, 2016 | Climate, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

World Sailing’s 2016 Annual Conference: ‘Our Sustainable Future’

World Sailing’s 2016 Annual Conference: ‘Our Sustainable Future’
World Sailing’s Annual Conference is the central meeting point where the strategy of sailing is reviewed, discussed and celebrated. For the 2016 Annual Conference, the dialogue and engagement will be centred on an overarching theme of, ‘Our Sustainable Future’. Sailing will be laying...
September 27th, 2016 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Pollution, Sailing, Sports | Read More

The island of Skiathos the next stop of the HELMEPA – Lloyd’s Register Foundation Campaign

The island of Skiathos the next stop of the HELMEPA – Lloyd’s Register Foundation Campaign
The “EducationalCommunityandPublicAwarenessCampaignontheMarineEnvironment, Shipping and Sciences” which is carried out by HELMEPA across 14 Greek towns and cities between 2014-2017 with the support of Lloyd’s Register Foundation* (the Foundation), moves on to the island of Skiathos from 26 September...
September 16th, 2016 | Academia, Associations, Charity, Climate, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

GreenSeas Trust targets cigarette ends GreenSeas Trust targets cigarette ends

GreenSeas Trust targets cigarette ends                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GreenSeas Trust targets cigarette ends
The UK based charity GreenSeas Trust, with the support of the Mairie de Cannes in France, recently gave away free pocket ashtrays and leaflets at Plage-Midi to residents and tourists taking advantage of this popular beach and the sunny weather.  A group of GreenSeas Trust volunteers, made up of local...
August 16th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Climate, Environment, Pollution | Read More

IMO: new website on maritime energy efficiency launched

IMO: new website on maritime energy efficiency launched
IMO has launched a new website, a key feature of which is an information portal on energy efficiency technologies – covering areas such as machinery, propulsion and hull improvements, and energy recovery. For each section, different technologies are listed with information on how mature they are. Eg http://glomeep.imo.org/technology-groups/#Machinery Definitions...
August 5th, 2016 | Climate, Communication, Emissions, Energy, Environment, IMO, IT and Communications, Oceanology, Organisations, Pollution, Technology | Read More

United Kingdom first to accept marine geoengineering amendments

United Kingdom first to accept marine geoengineering amendments
24/06/2016  – The United Kingdom has become the first State to formally accept the 2013 marine geoengineering amendments to the 1996 “London Protocol”, the treaty covering dumping of wastes at sea. The amendments support the precautionary approach by providing for specific marine geoengineering...
June 24th, 2016 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Pollution | Read More

This summer, let’s leave only our footprint on the sand!

This summer, let’s leave only our footprint on the sand!
Every summer for the past 34 years, the distinct messages of HELMEPA’s Seagull remind us all of the need to keep our seas and beaches clean. However, data from the annual voluntary beach cleanups that HELMEPA coordinates with the participation of children and adults, Members and cooperating entities...
May 26th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Climate, Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Sow the Wind (Technology) and Reap the Rewards

Sow the Wind (Technology) and Reap the Rewards
Dr. Michael Traut, a researcher from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester will be presenting ‘Sow the wind (technology) and reap the rewards’ at the Natural Propulsion Seminar.  His research on quantifying greenhouse gas emissions from shipping, and on...
May 6th, 2016 | Climate, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

IMO: outcome of MEPC 69

IMO: outcome of MEPC 69
Mandatory system for collecting ships’ fuel consumption data approved The MEPC approved mandatory requirements for ships to record and report data on their fuel consumption together with additional data on proxies for the “transport work” undertaken by the ship. The mandatory data collection system...
April 26th, 2016 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

International Day of Happiness 20 March

International Day of Happiness 20 March
Two happy students from the Kulturama School of Performing Arts in Stockholm pose for a picture during Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s visit to their school. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Climate Action for a Happy Planet – International Day of Happiness 20 March “At this time of grave injustices,...
March 20th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Associations, Climate, Environment | Read More

Experience innovation with FUGRO at OI 2016

Experience innovation with FUGRO at OI 2016
Fugro’s new ‘virtual surveyor’ service – OARS® – eliminates the requirement for a surveyor to be present onboard vessels operating offshore Leidschendam, the Netherlands,  2nd March 2016 EXPERIENCE INNOVATION WITH FUGRO AT OCEANOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 2016 Fugro will utilise its exhibition...
March 2nd, 2016 | Climate, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Underwater Shipping | Read More

OI 2016 two weeks to go: the facts and figures

OI 2016 two weeks to go: the facts and figures
OI 2014 view across Kongsberg stand. Photo by Trevor Smeaton  Oceanology International (OI2016), the world’s largest marine science and ocean technology exhibition and conference opens in two weeks’ time at ExCeL London (15-17 March). Online registration is open at www.oceanologyinternational.com–...
March 1st, 2016 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
              18-Feb-2016 POSSIBLE DRAFT RESTRICTIONS DUE TO ‘EL NINO’ PHENOMENON Panama Canal, Panama Possible draft restrictions due to ‘El Nino’ phenomenon Thursday, February 18, 2016, Panama Canal, Panama Despite numerous water conservation...
February 18th, 2016 | Canals, Climate, Environment, Inland Waterways, Oceanology, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Tara Expeditions initiates a pilot project of scientific cooperation with developing countries

Tara Expeditions initiates a pilot project of scientific cooperation with developing countries
Romain Troublé Data collected on plankton during the Tara Oceans expedition represent an unprecedented resource for studying and understanding the Ocean. This collaborative research program has identified 40 million new genes, now available to the scientific community worldwide. The impact of environmental...
February 18th, 2016 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More