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Engineering

Int'l - Developing sustainable solutions against coastal erosion

The University of Liverpool is part of a partnership that has been awarded funding by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as one of six new research projects that aim to build a sustainable future for the marine environment and all those whose livelihoods depend on it.

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Science

Int'l - What Is The True Risk Level For The Great Barrier Reef?

In case you missed it, the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO recently revealed its draft decision to list the Great Barrier Reef as "in danger" — a decision that appeared to shock the Australian government.

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Science

Int'l - UNESCO Says Australia's Great Barrier Reef Isn't In Danger Yet. Many Environmentalists and Divers Disagree

Tony Fontes first went scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef in 1979 on a trip to Australia. Fontes, a native Californian, was so entranced that he decided to stay and work as a dive instructor at Airlie Beach, a coastal resort town in Queensland that serves as a gateway to the reef.

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Property

Int'l - Funding for research to create sustainable future for our coastal economies

Funding for new research to help build a sustainable future for the UK’s marine environment was awarded to the University of Portsmouth today.

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Energy

Int'l - Phase 3 of offshore wind farm development begins

Taiwan has officially started the third phase of its offshore wind farm development, after the Ministry of Economic Affairs announced on Saturday that it is accepting applications for projects.

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Energy

Int'l - World’s 1st hydrogen-powered ferry delivered

Norwegian ferry operator Norled has taken delivery of “the world’s first liquid hydrogen-powered ferry”, MF Hydra.

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Energy

Int'l - Project Explores Potential of Ocean Renewable Energy Fuel for Shipping

A new research project will investigate the potential of harnessing offshore wind and marine renewable energy to produce zero carbon-hydrogen and ammonia fuels.

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Property

Int'l - As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must.

China’s breathtaking economic growth created cities ill-equipped to face extreme weather. Last week’s dramatic floods showed that much will have to change.

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Energy

Int'l - The post Russia returns to plans for first batch of LNG-powered icebreakers appeared first on Offshore Energy

On 23 July, Reuters reported that top executives announced the news last week. The government has appointed Rosatom, Russia’s atomic energy corporation, as the state operator of the Northern Sea Route.

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Science

Int'l - Great Barrier Reef gets tick for coral regrowth but overall health ‘very poor’

Scientists say there’s little cause for long-term optimism in a new scientific report on the Great Barrier Reef, despite Environment Minister Sussan Ley seizing on it in her campaign against UNESCO’s proposed “in-danger” rating for the World Heritage-listed site.

International
Fisheries

Int'l - After 20 years, talks on scrapping fishing subsidies enter final stretch

The World Trade Organization is nearing a deal to end harmful fishing subsidies, but exemptions for developing countries could give China a pass

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Property

Int'l - Large number of New Zealanders overestimate sea-level rise - and that could stop them from taking action

Following a recent storm surge in Wellington, some media coverage expressed surprise that 30cm of sea-level rise - an unavoidable amount projected to happen by the middle of this century - would turn a one-in-100-year coastal flood into an annual event.

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Waterways

Int'l - GSTS Expands OCIANA™ Port Optimization Consortium

OCIANA™ Consortium to lead Port Innovation, Efficiency and Environmental Protection HALIFAX, NS, July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Spatial Technology Solutions ("GSTS" or "the Company") an Artificial Intelligence and Maritime Analytics company announced today that the Ports of Halifax and New York & New Jersey as well as the Laurentian Pilotage Authority have joined the OCIANA™ Consortium, expanding the consortium to eight members

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Property

Int'l - Deltares: Better projections of climate change impact

Sandy coastlines are wide spread across the globe. They evolve in time due to the supply and removal of sand, which makes them vulnerable to changes in their sand budget, said Deltares.

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Science

Int'l - Scientists spot rare glass octopus in the depths of the ocean

Scientists have spotted a rare glass octopus in the archipelago of the Phoenix Islands in the deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean, according to the British media.

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Engineering

Int'l - Weather and waves driving sand to bypass headlands

Griffith University researchers have revealed the cyclic processes that drive the movement of sand around coastal headlands and prevent beach erosion.

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Energy

Int'l - Clean energy investment could create 10 million green jobs

From offshore wind farms in Britain to floating solar power plants in Vietnam, about 13,000 renewable energy projects in nearly 50 countries are waiting for finance – and could create up to 10 million green jobs, consultancy EY-Parthenon said on Wednesday.

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Property

Int'l - With seas rising and storms surging, who will pay for New Zealand’s most vulnerable coastal properties?

The major storm surge and coastal flooding in Wellington earlier this month was another reminder that the sea is now lapping close to a lot of New Zealand’s front doors. The ominous question is: who will pay when it crosses the threshold?

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Waterways

Int'l - Could Sri Lanka's ship fire have been avoided? Here's what we can learn from the shocking environmental disaster

Hundreds of dead turtles continue to wash ashore in Sri Lanka, almost two months after a newly built container ship caught fire while anchored off Colombo’s port.

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Science

Int'l - Australia awards $59 million to seaweed-related research

A range of research projects relating to the development of marine bioproducts from sources such as seaweed have been awarded $59 million in funding from the Australian government.

International
Advocacy

Int'l - $4 MILLION SECURED FOR CARYSFORT REEF RESTORATION

Coral Restoration Foundation was recently awarded a grant of just under $2 million by United Way of Collier and the Keys (UWCK) to expand work at Carysfort Reef off northern Key Largo over the next five years.

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Science

Int'l - Resilience, not collapse: What the Easter Island myth gets wrong

New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York suggests that the demographic collapse at the core of the Easter Island myth didn't really happen.

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Engineering

Int'l - India deepens quest for seabed minerals

The Indian government has recently approved the proposal of Ministry of Earth Sciences for a ‘Deep Ocean Mission’, with a view to explore deep ocean for resources and develop deep sea technologies for sustainable use of ocean resources.

International
Advocacy

Int'l - ‘Dead zone’ caused by dumped waste threatens food suppy of all SCS coastal areas

The dumping of human waste at the Spratly Islands, which has been going on for the last five years at least, may eventually damage coral reefs in the area, creating a “dead zone” that is unsuitable as a breeding place for fish.

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Fisheries

Int'l - Indonesian fishers seize dredging boat in protest against offshore tin mining

Hundreds of Indonesian fishers have seized a dredging vessel from state-owned PT Timah in protest against offshore tin mining in what they say is their fishing zone.

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