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Waterways

World - Industry Launching Study into Containers Lost Overboard

The World Shipping Council is out with its updated report on the loss of containers at sea.

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Advocacy

IRL - Campaign aims to highlight importance and fragility of Ireland's sand dunes

Recreational activity damaging systems which play critical role in coastal protection, building climate resilience and providing habitats

International
Advocacy

West Indian Ocean - The Great Blue Wall Initiative: At the nexus of climate change, nature conservation, and the blue economy

The marine and coastal areas along the eastern shores of Africa contain rich, biodiverse, and under-threat flora and fauna unique for their biodiversity. The region hosts pristine coral reefs, carbon-rich mangrove forests, and sheltered seagrass beds, which support an abundance of marine life including important fish species, sharks and rays, turtles, sea birds, and marine mammals. Moreover, all along the coasts of the West Indian Ocean (WIO) region, coastal communities derive their socioeconomic livelihoods from the sea and its products.

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Recreation

NZ - Lines in the sand - Beach driving causes controversy

Should people be allowed to drive vehicles on beaches? It's a divisive question in Clutha District. As well as hearing from ecology experts, Bruce Munro talks to those up-in-arms on both sides of the argument and discovers a surprising, potentially flammable, point of agreement.

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Fisheries

FR - Bottom trawlers: Engines of marine destruction

Bottom trawling is often singled out by scientists and activists as one of the world's most destructive fishing techniques. It's prevalent in European waters. Nothing escapes the vast nets: fish, crustaceans, but also coral reefs and seagrass beds. Wherever trawlers go, the ocean floor turns into a desert. In this edition of Down to Earth we head to Spain, where bottom trawling is rife, even in marine protected areas.

International
Advocacy

EU - Europe strengthens position against deep-sea mining

Just a few days ahead of the 2nd UN Ocean Conference taking place in Lisbon from June 27th to July 1st, the European Commission issued a communiqué that, among other things, strengthens the block’s position against deep-sea mining.

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Advocacy

Int'l - Hong Kong's Famous Floating Restaurant May or May Not Have Sunk

The giant floating restaurant that graced Hong Kong's waterfront for decades has capsized during a tow in the South China Sea, and it may or may not have sunk to the seabed.

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Advocacy

World - Race to the Bottom: Deep Sea Mining Is the Next Frontier

The untapped trove of metals on the ocean floor might be the key to a greener future—or an environmental catastrophe.

International
Science

World - Warming Oceans and Declining Fish Populations

Ocean temperatures are steadily increasing worldwide due to rising greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere. A significant impact has been a sharp decline in fish populations, which affects more than just our eating habits. The warming oceans threaten global ecosystems, economies, and our way of life.

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Engineering

World - Reducing the ecosystem-based carbon footprint of coastal engineering

Greenhouse gas emissions from coastal engineering do not only involve emissions from (dredging) vessels, but also from impacting sediments and coastal ecosystems.

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Energy

World - Investments in the global offshore wind industry to surge over $100 billion by 2030

The global offshore wind industry is set to see a surge of over $100 billion in investments and installations this decade. This will come as part of the world countries’ transition to cleaner sources of energy to meet their climate goals.

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Science

World - Tapping the ocean as a source of natural products

Using DNA data, researchers have examined seawater to find not only new species of bacteria, but also previously unknown natural products that may one day prove beneficial.

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Energy

UK - Regulator launches new tool to maximise offshore infrastructure repurposing

A new screening tool designed to maximise the repurposing of oil and gas infrastructure has been established.

International
Science

Chile - Abundance and distribution patterns of cetaceans and their overlap with vessel traffic in the Humboldt Current Ecosystem, Chile

The Humboldt Current Ecosystem (HCE) is one of the most productive marine ecosystems, sustaining one of the largest fishing industries in the world.

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Advocacy

Pakistan - Call for joint efforts to combat salinity affecting coastal, agriculture lands

KARACHI: Participants at a workshop underscored the need for collaboration with communities as well as among organisations to help combat salinity affecting coastal and irrigated agriculture areas of the country.

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Science

World - Could Algae Solve the Global Climate Crisis

Algae can be utilized as a part of the mitigation strategy to reduce concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere associated with greenhouse gases and the global climate crisis. Here we discuss what makes algae so special, the global climate crisis, and the part algae can play in helping to combat the effects of global warming.

International
Science

World - Systematic warming pool discovered in the Pacific due to human activities

A long-term, increasingly warming pool of water in the northeast Pacific was recently discovered. It measures three million square kilometers, resulted from increased anthropogenic greenhouse-gas emissions, and is conducive to extreme heatwaves in the northeast Pacific.

International
Science

Malaysia - Ocean Infinity ready to resume MH370 search on 'no cure, no fee' deal

An Ocean Infinity top executive held a meeting with Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong here on Monday (June 20), as the marine robotics company shared its readiness to resume the search operation for the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 based on a "no cure, no fee" deal.

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Science

World - Ocean Oil Slick Map Reveals Enough Greasy Patches to Cover France—Twice

An algorithm-aided analysis of satellite images reveals the size, distribution and sources of oil slicks at sea

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Energy

UK - New tool to boost infrastructure repurposing for energy transition projects

North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) has developed a new screening tool to help maximise the repurposing of oil and gas infrastructure for energy transition projects.

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Science

World - Study: Climate Change Will Affect Wave-Driven Coastal Erosion

The world’s coastlines are at the forefront of climate change. That’s because they’re constantly changing, and respond quickly to changes in climate.

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Waterways

World - First methanol-powered tanker joins Proman Stena Bulk JV

Shipping joint venture Proman Stena Bulk has taken delivery of the first of six 49,900 dwt methanol-powered dual-fuel medium-range tankers.

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Property

UK - Hell and high water for England's coastal towns

England could face around 35cm of sea level rise by 2050 and is nearly certain to see close to 1m sea level rise by the end of the century.

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Energy

World - World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine Comes Equipped with Lidar

Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa has released details of new wind Lidar technology now installed on the company’s SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine.

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Property

NZ - Seawall to protect homes won't go ahead this year after two of 18 residents refused to fund it

Plans for a seawall that would have protected 18 properties from coastal erosion will not progress after owners of two of the properties chose not to contribute to the cost.

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