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Science

World - Nobel-winning stock market theory used to help save coral reefs

Portfolio selection rules on evaluating risk used to pick 50 reefs as ‘arks’ best able to survive climate crisis and revive coral elsewhere

International
Engineering

World - Submarine Cables: The Global Data Infrastructure and International Law of the Sea

As a lay person, it is a common perception that data and communication signals travel through multiple satellite systems orbiting around the earth. However, this is a grave misconception. As one writer puts it, “but that the communication signals themselves are then broken into bits of data, which then ply the ocean depths at the speed of light via unseen cables, is hard to imagine.”

International
Science

NZ - Big-city coastal whales consume millions of microplastics every day

Whales in New Zealand's Hauraki Gulf consume about three million microplastics per day, a new study has found.

International
Science

World - Using the Sound of the Sea to Help Rebuild Ocean Habitats

Playing recordings of a healthy ocean attracts animals to degraded habitats, suggesting that sound could be used to help restore marine ecosystems.

International
Aquaculture

TAS - Offshore marine aquaculture research a step closer

An important milestone for Tasmania’s aquaculture industry was achieved today with the House of Assembly passing legislation to allow for marine research in Commonwealth waters off the coast of Tasmania.

International
Federal

UK - Multi-million euro project to protect and restore coastal Machair lands

Farmers in Galway and across the northwest of Ireland will take part in a €7.4 million project to protect and restore machair habitats.

International
Advocacy

INDIA - #BleedBlue: Building a new narrative to support marine conservation

Blue bonds, like green bonds, can catalyse global capital to work towards the conservation of our marine ecosystems

International
Science

World - A database of global coastal conditions

Remote sensing satellite imagery has the potential to monitor and understand dynamic environmental phenomena by retrieving information about Earth’s surface. Marine ecosystems, however, have been studied with less intensity than terrestrial ecosystems due, in part, to data limitations.

International
Science

World - The ocean is our greatest climate regulator. It must be a stronger part of climate policy and action

The German linguist Heinrich Zimmer once described the ocean as "limitless and immortal … the beginning and end of all things on Earth".

International
Energy

CAN - Ocean Energy - Sustainable Marine to Deliver Atlantic Canada?s First Instream Tidal Energy in 2022

Sustainable Marine is set to demonstrate that Nova Scotia can produce vast amounts of clean and predictable energy from its world-famous tidal streams, after completing construction of its substation at Grand Passage.

International
Property

IRL - Number of coastal properties classed as at risk from flooding to increase

The number of coastal properties in Ireland previously considered under threat from coastal flooding due to climate change — some 70,000 — is likely to increase in the wake of a recent United Nations report.

International
Advocacy

UK - 'Unswimmable': Thousands of sewage pollution alerts on Britain's coast in last year

Parts of the coast were made "unswimmable" because of sewage pollution near beaches, Surfers Against Sewage claim.

International
Aquaculture

ITALY - Fish farming "superyacht" gains regulatory approval

A 170m self-propelled fish farm developed by Ocean Ark Tech (OATECH) of Chile and its strategic ally, London-based Ocean Sovereign, is one step closer to delivering fish to market after winning a key approval.

International
Aquaculture

CR - Costa Rica launches Pura Vida sustainable and responsible seafood label

The collective mark will help consumers select fishery and seafood products produced with sustainable and responsible practices that foster community development.

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Fisheries

DOM REP - Hundreds of fish die in all coasts of Sabana de la Mar and Miches

Hundreds of fish of all species died and were dragged last Friday to the coastal coast of the municipality of Sabana de la Mar in Hato Mayor until reaching Miches, in El Seibo, for unknown causes.

International
Engineering

Greece - The New Thessaloniki Coast: Botanical Gardens and Pools in the Sea

The Prefecture of Central Macedonia on Monday announced plans for the redesign of Thessaloniki’s shoreline, plans that include botanical gardens and swimming pools in the sea.

Northeast
Science

North Atlantic - In the Middle of the Atlantic, an Overlooked Seabird Hotspot

International regulators are looking to protect the key seabird feeding ground as a high-seas marine protected area.

Coastwide
Property

World - Investors Bet Climate Adaptation Will Soon Be Profitable

At this month’s climate talks in Scotland, a lot of time was spent condemning the shortage of money available to fight global warming.

Pacific Northwest
Science

BC - Atmospheric river brings floods, landslides, and maybe, a reckoning

The cascading natural disasters in British Columbia have destroyed key pieces of infrastructure that experts say should trigger a nationwide risk assessment to prepare for Canada’s rapidly changing climate.

International
Waterways

World - WinGD engines to run on methanol and ammonia by 2025

Swiss marine engine designer and power system integrator WinGD has revealed that its engines will be able to run on methanol and ammonia from 2024 and 2025 respectively.

International
Engineering

UK - Redefining Coastal Squeeze: A Report for the Environment Agency

Coastal Planning & Engineering Professor Nigel Pontee recently led the production of a report for the UK Environment Agency which will inform future assessment of coastal squeeze and the requirement for the creation of compensatory habitat.

International
Aquaculture

UK - Our oceans need protection. Retailers must step up and support sustainable aquaculture

Amid the hundreds of corporate commitments that poured out of COP26, one stood out. Recognising the role of retailers in the race to protect the future of our planet, the CEOs of Sainsbury’s, M&S, Waitrose, Co-op and Tesco committed to halving the environmental impact of a weekly food shop and – crucially – to halting the loss of nature by 2030.

International
Tourism

TC - NEW LAWS FOR BEACH VENDORS

Government has introduced new laws to regulate vending activities on the beaches and coastal areas of Turks and Caicos Islands, in response to major challenges and concerns resulting from an upsurge of vending activity in those areas.

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