GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

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5 Apr 2017
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Tag: oceans

First floating mega island tested in Netherlands

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The Maritime Research Institute of Netherlands announced that it tested an innovative concept for a floating mega island, to ensure working space at sea. The island comprises 87 large floating triangles that are flexibility connected to one another and, together, they form a flexible floating island.

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IMO moves ahead with oceans and climate change agenda

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At MEPC 71, on 3-7 July, IMO progressed its environmental agenda, by clarifying the ballast water management schedule, progressing GHG and air pollution issues, adopting new NOx emission control areas, designating a further Particularly Sensitive Sea Area and agreeing to work on implementation of the 0.50% global sulphur limit.

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WMU, Nippon Foundation launch new Ocean Institute

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World Maritime University and Nippon Foundation announced that they operationalize the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, starting from July 6th. The Ocean Institute will be the independent focal point for ocean- science-policy-law-industry interface, where industry representatives meet to discuss how to manage and use ocean spaces.

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WMU event addresses measures for sustainable oceans

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A cross-specialization symposium focused on Stakeholder Engagement for Maritime and Ocean Governance took place at World Maritime University, from 26 to 30 June. The seminar addressed the interdependency between the maritime and ocean environments and communities, to ensure successful long-term management of fragile ocean ecosystems.

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How to reduce climate change impact on oceans

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An official side event of the World Ocean Conference brought together representatives across the industry, to address ways in which the private sector can fight climate change affecting the ocean. Among the takeaways of the event is that business has a key role to play, not only in helping to mitigate the effect of climate change on the ocean, but also in helping societies adapt to this effect.

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WOC urges for collaboration in Ocean Sustainable Development

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World Ocean Council CEO Paul Holthus was invited to speak to the U.N. General Assembly on the occasion of the U.N. Ocean Conference, in recognition of the WOC role in ocean sustainable development. Mr Holthus emphasized the importance of business leadership and collaboration in addressing the challenges of ocean sustainability, science and stewardship, noting that “Every day is World Ocean Day at the World Ocean Council”.

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Private sector’s role in climate change to be presented

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The International Chamber of Commerce announced that it joined forces with the World Maritime University and the Government of Sweden to host discussions on the role of the private sector at the problem of climate change. The event will take place at UN Headquarters in New York, on 9 June, as an official side event of the UN Ocean Conference.

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