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Tag: marine environment

Achieving good environmental status in EU waters

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The EU Commission Decision on Good Environmental Status of marine waters, adopted on 17 May 2017, contains criteria and methodological standards for determining good environmental status, in relation to the 11 descriptors laid down in Annex I of the Marine Directive. It also contains specifications and standardised methods for monitoring and assessing marine waters.

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Video explains what ocean acidification means

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Pew launched a video, in cooperation with cartoonist Jim Toomey, explaining the"ocean acidification", a chemical change, which is under way in oceans. The phenomenon results from the ocean absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, therefore becoming more acidic and eroding the shells of marine life, which are vital to the food web.

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New paper calls for compliance with bilge water regulations

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Alfa Laval issued a white paper, which calls for a marine industry review of the current bilge water regulatory environment and the need to evaluate test protocols that do not reflect actual operating conditions. Even if a traditional system with type approval is operating on board, there are still risks of violating applicable laws and damaging the marine environment.

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Hydrography boosts the sustainable use of the oceans

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New generations of ships with exceptionally deep draughts, new ports and coastal zone management plans are being developed due to changing trade patterns. This, coupled with the global mandate to protect the marine environment all combine to emphasise the importance of maintaining hydrographic services and products.

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IMO announces GloBallast successful completion

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The final meeting of the GloBallast Global Project Task Force (GPTF), held in Panama City, on 16-17 March, highlighted the legacy elements of the GloBallast project, which are expected to be sustained by its main stakeholders, following the formal closure of the project, in June 2017. Specific examples include GloBallast training packages, to support the capacity-building needs of countries implementing the BWM Convention.

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Wartsila joins NAMEPA to support marine protection

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The Co-Founder and Executive Director of North American Marine Environment Protection Association, Carleen Lyden-Kluss, announced that Wärtsilä has joined NAMEPA as a new member, in order to support and participate with other marine industry stakeholders in the association's efforts to “Save Our Seas”.

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