GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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5 Apr 2017
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Arctic

IMO Sec-Gen talks on Polar Code developments

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Attending the Senior Arctic Officials Meeting in Juneau, Alaska,on 8-9 March, IMO Secretary General, Kitack Lim, noted the great controversy between economic development and increasing commercial activity in the Arctic region and highlighted the importance of good collaboration between IMO and the Arctic Council in Polar Code development.

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EU’s vote calls for heavy fuel oil ban

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On March 16th, the lead advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance, made a call on the Commission and the Member States to actively facilitate the ban on the use of heavy fuel oil and carriage as ship fuel, in vessels navigating the Arctic seas, through MARPOL of IMO.

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IMO highlights Polar Code importance

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IMO announced that Polar Code took centre stage at the Arctic Council in Juneau, Alaska,on 8-9 March, where IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim, delivered a speech on the importance of the Code and highlighted the safety of seafarers and the environmental protection as key elements of the Code.

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New details of Greenland ice loss revealed

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has stated that its Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) project is revealing new details about thinning of the Greenland polar icecap. In particular, OMG observations have been depicted in two new research papers in order to document how meltwater and ocean currents are interacting along Greenland's west coast and to improve seafloor maps used to predict future melting and subsequent sea level rise.

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IMO Secretary-General visits Antarctica

Antarctica

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim experienced polar conditions at first hand during a recent visit to Antarctica from 8 through 12 February and discussed the relevance of the Polar Code to ships operating in the polar regions and the need to promote safe and sustainable shipping.

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Litter levels in the Arctic on the rise

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A study conducted by researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, reveals that the Arctic has a serious litter problem: in just ten years, the concentration of marine litter at a deep-sea station in the Arctic Ocean has risen 20-fold.

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Understanding the art of icebreaking

icebreaking

The process of icebreaking involves more than using the biggest hammer and busting your way through. Even the biggest hammer can be broken if mistakes are made, says Chief Petty Officer David Mosley in an article amongst the USCG series about all things cold weather – missions, operations, and safety guidance.

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