Archive for the ‘Climate’ Category

International London Wine Fair

International London Wine Fair
. International London Wine Fair “The peoples of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when they learnt to cultivate the olive and the vine” – Thucydides What is it that makes Greek wine great today? Well, to begin with, the number of stories it delivers to the modern wine consumer....
May 15th, 2019 | Climate, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Food and Drink | Read More

Market’s volatility continues…

Market’s volatility continues…
  John Faraclas Market’s volatility continues… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 34 points – now standing at 974, and looks likely that same might go over and above the 1,000 point threshold – the psychological four-digit barrier. Geopolitics continue to be messy and as we have warned: expect...
May 9th, 2019 | Chartering, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Oceanology, Pollution, Regulatory, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technology | Read More

The Arctic Ocean, cradle of viral biodiversity

The Arctic Ocean, cradle of viral biodiversity
TARA à l’archipel de François Joseph The Arctic Ocean, cradle of viral biodiversity New results, mainly from data from the Tara Oceans expedition (2009-2013), provide the most comprehensive catalog to date of viruses found in all the world’s oceans, including the Arctic Ocean. Led by...
April 25th, 2019 | Arctic Shipping, Climate, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

An Easter Day and note to remember

An Easter Day and note to remember
Happy Easter An Easter Day and note to remember Happy Easter, He Has Risen! Part of the Christian World Celebrates Easter today – particularly the Western so to speak Christians. On a unique sunny day with temperatures soaring to 21C,  instead of our classic Easter Sunday visit in Hampstead Heath, we*...
April 21st, 2019 | Anniversaries, Climate, Comment, Emissions, Environment, Events, Food and Drink, Holidays, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Politics and Government, Pollution, Religion, Reports | Read More

What a splash that was on the first day of the 23rd Natural & Organic Products Europe 2019 at ExCel!

What a splash that was on the first day of the 23rd Natural & Organic Products Europe 2019 at ExCel!
A general view of the exhibition hall What a splash was the first day of the 23d Natural & Organic Products Europe 2019 at ExCel! Nothing can stop health, beauty and food – the three most ancient issues and causes of human life over many millennia! A great opening with too many guests from all...
April 7th, 2019 | Climate, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consumers Market, Emissions, Environment, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, HR, Medical, Pollution | Read More

The Ambassador of Japan at HELMEPA

The Ambassador of Japan at HELMEPA
l to r:  Dimitris C. Mitsatsos, Y. Shimizu and Chr. Prekezes, HELMEPA Executive Coordinator, at the environmental exhibition in Paleon Faliron The Ambassador of Japan at HELMEPA Today, 4 April 2019, HELMEPA was honored by the visit of Mr. Yasuhiro Shimizu, the Japanese Ambassador in Greece, who has...
April 4th, 2019 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

EMFF: Ticking time-bomb for the ocean

EMFF: Ticking time-bomb for the ocean
..Seas at Risk EMFF: Ticking time-bomb for the ocean The European Parliament plenary voted today on how to spend approximately EUR 6 billion of European taxpayers’ money on ocean-linked activities under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) 2021-2027. The decision to reintroduce subsidies...
April 4th, 2019 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Fisheries, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HELMEPA’s Environmental exhibition in Tripolis comes to a close

HELMEPA’s Environmental exhibition in Tripolis comes to a close
.. HELMEPA’s Environmental exhibition in Tripolis comes to a close The mobile Exhibition of HELMEPA titled “Marine Environment and Sciences” was hosted at the Apostolopouleio Cultural Center of Tripolis and operated under the auspices of the local Municipality between 19 and 28 March 2019. In cooperation...
April 3rd, 2019 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Exhibitions, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

New OMFIF report – Post-Brexit opportunities: ‘Whatever the future, Britain and Germany will remain pivotal partners’

New OMFIF report – Post-Brexit opportunities: ‘Whatever the future, Britain and Germany will remain pivotal partners’
    Post-Brexit opportunities: ‘Whatever the future, Britain and Germany will remain pivotal partners’ Banking & finance: working together to bolster European capital markets Trade: accelerating supply chain digitalisation and eliminating administrative burdens Climate change: powering...
March 28th, 2019 | Banking, Climate, Finance, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Precautionary approach over marine geoengineering solutions for climate change

Precautionary approach over marine geoengineering solutions for climate change
.. Precautionary approach over marine geoengineering solutions for climate change New United Nations GESAMP report reviews wide range of proposed marine geoengineering techniques. http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/04-marinegeoengineeringGESAMP.aspx Adding iron or other nutrients...
March 12th, 2019 | Climate, Environment | Read More

EU-PolarNet White Papers released

EU-PolarNet White Papers released
Five White Papers Published by EU-PolarNet, within which the WOC is a Working Partner, as a Follow-Up to 2018 Workshop Working Towards an Integrated European Polar Research Program 6 March 2019 The EU-PolarNet White Paper Workshop convened 50 international experts in La Cristalera, Spain, in September...
March 6th, 2019 | Arctic Shipping, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

WOC Announces Conference Chair for the 2019 Sustainable Ocean Summit, Paris, 20-22 Nov

WOC Announces Conference Chair for the 2019 Sustainable Ocean Summit, Paris, 20-22 Nov
Frédéric Moncany de Saint-Aignan, President, French Maritime Cluster The World Ocean Council (WOC) is proud to announce that Mr. Frédéric Moncany de Saint-Aignan, President, French Maritime Cluster, is the Conference Chair for the 7th Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS), Paris, 20-22 November 2019. Mr....
March 4th, 2019 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Pollution | Read More

WOC COO on “The Role of Shipping in The Blue Economy” at GST Europe, 20-21 March

WOC COO on “The Role of Shipping in The Blue Economy” at GST Europe, 20-21 March
 World Ocean Council COO Christine Valentin will be Speaking on “The Role of Shipping in ‘The Blue Economy’” at GST Europe, 20-21 March, Copenhagen 17 February 2019 – With the theme of “A New Dawn for Sustainable Shipping: 2020 to 2050”, Green Ship Technology (GST) 2019 (20-21 March,...
February 17th, 2019 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

WOC-Kelley Drye Ocean and Waterways Conference, Houston, 8 Marc

WOC-Kelley Drye Ocean and Waterways Conference, Houston, 8 Marc
WOC AND LAW FIRM KELLEY DRYE COLLABORATE TO PRESENT OCEAN AND WATERWAYS CONFERENCE World Ocean Council and Kelley Drye Team Up to Convene Ocean and Waterway Industries Around Risk and Sustainable Development, Houston, 8 March 7 February 2019 – The WOC-Kelley Drye Ocean and Waterways Conference...
February 7th, 2019 | Climate, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Central banks take on climate change, Hard currencies outlook – part one

Central banks take on climate change, Hard currencies outlook – part one
. Commentary: Central banks take on climate change By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Davos As 1,500 private jets flew into Davos to talk about climate change, the Central Banks’ and Supervisors’ Network for Greening the Financial System was holding its latest steering committee meeting in Mexico. The...
February 6th, 2019 | Associations, Banking, Climate, Comment, Environment, Finance, Markets, Reports, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

WOC CEO to Keynote First Global Offshore Wind Summit

WOC CEO to Keynote First Global Offshore Wind Summit
Paul Holthus, CEO, World Ocean Council World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) Launches Flagship Offshore Wind Industry Event with WOC Input on Ocean Industry Leadership, Collaboration and Action 31 January 2019 The World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) has invited World Ocean Council (WOC) CEO, Paul Holthus, as opening...
January 31st, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Hamburg engineering company HeavyLift@Sea presents basic design for ambitious heavy cargo deck carrier

Hamburg engineering company HeavyLift@Sea presents basic design for ambitious heavy cargo deck carrier
Rendering Heavy Cargo Deck Carrier – Picture Credit: HeavyLift@Sea Small port, big cargo, narrow waterways: the heavy cargo deck carrier for offshore wind projects in the North and Baltic Seas, which is currently being built at a Chinese shipyard, is the answer to a wide range of customer requirements...
January 8th, 2019 | Climate, Construction, Environment, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Carbon Trust and ClassNK Consulting Service enter into partnership to deliver expert climate change support for businesses

Carbon Trust and ClassNK Consulting Service enter into partnership to deliver expert climate change support for businesses
The Carbon Trust and ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd. have signed an agreement to work together to develop a commercial partnership for offering climate change and sustainability services. The partnership will initially involve the two organisations exploring collaborative opportunities to deliver...
December 6th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Climate | Read More

FUGRO’S Surveys to improve coastal resilience in Pacific island nation, Tuvalu I

FUGRO’S Surveys to improve coastal resilience in Pacific island nation, Tuvalu I
Fugro has been awarded a contract by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to survey the Polynesian island country of Tuvalu. Located in the Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world’s fourth smallest nation with a population of around 11,000 and a total land area of 26 square kilometres. The country...
December 5th, 2018 | Climate, Environment, Oceanology | Read More

The Union of Greek Shipowners joins the Arctic Economic Council

The Union of Greek Shipowners joins the Arctic Economic Council
Theodore El. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) is pleased to announce its acceptance as member to the Arctic Economic Council (AEC), the independent organization acting as the primary forum for interaction between the Arctic Council and the wider...
December 5th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

The BDI@1,203: future imperfect

The BDI@1,203: future imperfect
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 28 points earlier on today thanks, once again to the Capes losing whatever more or less gained during the past ten days… Geopolitical chaos gets another extension before Armageddon’s arrival…...
December 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Climate, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Winds of Change: Global Shipping, Decarbonisation & Wind Propulsion

Winds of Change: Global Shipping, Decarbonisation & Wind Propulsion
The Ecoliner HAMBURG – NOVEMBER 06, 2018: A wide consensus that the global shipping fleet must decarbonize has catalysed over the past 12 months since the Bonn meeting of the UNFCCC COP23 and calls for shipping to move faster on this. We had the IMO initial strategy of at least 50% reduction in CO2...
November 6th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Exhibitions, Pollution | Read More

Incorporating climate risk in QE, Progress on Brexit

Incorporating climate risk in QE, Progress on Brexit
Commentary: Incorporating climate risk in QE By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Geneva Ensuring climate-related risk does not translate to financial instability is a key concern for central banks, but not an exclusive one. Central banks are tasked with safeguarding prosperity, which in turn requires that prosperity...
November 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, Finance, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Central banks greening financial system, Politics in the Middle East podcast

Central banks greening financial system, Politics in the Middle East podcast
Commentary: Central banks greening financial system By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Geneva Central banks’ remits have changed profoundly since the 2008 financial crisis, notably – and sometimes controversially – in relation to their monetary policy practices and quantitative easing policies. Their...
October 31st, 2018 | Banking, Climate, Finance | Read More

Addressing marine plastic litter from ships – action plan adopted

Addressing marine plastic litter from ships – action plan adopted
Marine litter The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has pledged to address the significant problem posed by plastics to the marine environment, with the adoption of an action plan which aims to enhance existing regulations and introduce new supporting measures to reduce marine plastic litter...
October 30th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More