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Waterways

World - Lessons From the Ship That Nearly Destroyed 12 Percent of World Trade

The grounding of MV Ever Given from March 23 to March 29, 2021 captured the world’s attention. Many people asked, how could such a modern and large vessel find itself with its bow rammed into Asia, its stern aground on Africa, and its midship astride one of the major maritime chokepoints in the world?

International
Waterways

Asia - China’s Deep-Sea Motivation for Claiming Sovereignty Over the South China Sea

At the bottom of the contested waters lies a supply of the rare earth minerals crucial to China’s tech ambitions.

International
Advocacy

Caribbean - New Approach to Blue Carbon Projects Underway in Colombia

A mangrove preservation project along Colombia’s Caribbean coast is using a more comprehensive method to calculate how much carbon is stored in coastal and marine ecosystems, potentially boosting global efforts to conserve so-called blue carbon.

International
Justice

Canada - Canada transfers ownership of 2 fishing wharfs to Nova Scotia First Nations

Harbour authority opposed transfer of Canso wharf, saying it was being used by local fishers

International
Aquaculture

UK - New satellite communications tech set to revolutionise Scotland’s aquaculture sector

A CONSORTIUM of research partners in Scotland has been awarded a £250,000 funding package to revolutionise the collection, interpretation, and use of data on fish farms, with the development of a new digital platform that will enable actionable insights.

International
Waterways

Europe - PORT OF ANTWERP TO LEAD NEW GREEN PORTS CONSORTIUM

The PIONEERS (PORTable Innovation Open Network for Efficiency and Emissions Reduction Solutions) consortium features 46 partners led by the Port of Antwerp and will showcase solutions designed to cut GHG emissions in ports, including fuels, terminal operations and the storage and use of energy.

International
Advocacy

NZ - 'White gold' dug up for Auckland: The long, gritty battle over Pakiri's sand

To visitors, Pakiri Beach still looks like a slice of paradise; a long, empty arc of white sand extending from the Pakiri to Mangawhai. For locals like Haddon, there's worry. The beach has changed and not for the better.

International
Science

Europe - European Coastal Zones Full Dataset Now Available

The final version of the European Coastal Zones datasets for reference years 2012 and 2018 plus accompanying change mapping, is now available.

International
Science

Australia - Colorful Photos Reveal the Secrets of Australia’s Twilight Zone Coral Gardens

In the depths of the ocean off the northwest Australian coast lie vast, mysterious ecosystems.

International
Science

World - Study Unravels Pathway Used by Diatoms for Removing CO2 from Atmosphere

Diatoms are small unicellular plants that do not grow bigger than half a millimeter. These plants populate the surface water of the world’s oceans where penetration of sunlight is abundant.

International
Science

Pacific - Deep-sea mining tests resume after robot rescued from Pacific Ocean floor

Belgium’s Global Sea Mineral Resources has resumed tests that could lead to the mining of battery minerals from the Pacific Ocean floor after it managed to recover a robot stranded at a depth of thousands of metres.

International
Advocacy

UK - Greenpeace protest in Teddington against deep sea mining

Activists with Greenpeace groups in Kingston and Richmond protested against government plans to promote mining in the Pacific Ocean this weekend (April 24-25).

International
Waterways

South America - Waterways Are Drying Up in Key South American Crop-Shipping Hubs

The South American drought that’s helping push corn and soybean prices to multiyear highs isn’t just threatening crops, but also the ability to haul them on waterways that are drying up.

International
Waterways

Canada -Shoreline projects tackling marine debris, abandoned boats

Up to 1,200 kilometres of B.C. coastlines and more than 100 derelict vessels are the targets of new marine debris clean-up projects.

International
Advocacy

UK - National Trust for Scotland outlines its election manifesto with call to Scottish Government to beef up Marine Protected Area network

THE National Trust for Scotland is calling for the expansion of Scotland’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) network to protect and preserve sea life and help support coastal communities and economies.

International
Tourism

Vietnam - Cua Dai Beach: pandemic rubs salt into erosion wound

Tourism workers and businesses along Hoi An’s Cua Dai Beach have already suffered because of severe erosion. Covid-19 has made things even worse.

International
Energy

Norway - Equinor, Ørsted, Boskalis Join AquaVentus Offshore Wind-to-Hydrogen Project

Ten new companies have joined the AquaVentus offshore wind-to-hydrogen project, including offshore wind developers Ørsted, Equinor, and WindMW, as well as the offshore construction company Royal Boskalis Westminster.

International
Fisheries

Pacific - New Species of Deepwater Snapper Discovered

A team of marine biologists from the United States, Spain and Taiwan has discovered a new species of the snapper genus Etelis living in Indo-West Pacific waters.

International
Advocacy

Canada - Animal rights group trying to stop export of five beluga whales to Mystic Aquarium

A California-based animal rights group is urging Canada's minister of fisheries and oceans to not issue the export permit that Mystic Aquarium needs to acquire five beluga whales from Marineland of Canada in Niagara Falls.

International
Science

Pacific - Deep-sea mining tests resume after robot rescued from Pacific Ocean floor

Belgium’s Global Sea Mineral Resources has resumed tests that could lead to the mining of battery minerals from the Pacific Ocean floor after it managed to recover a robot stranded at a depth of thousands of metres.

International
Science

UK - First ship controlled by artificial intelligence prepares for maiden voyage

The "Mayflower 400", the world's first intelligent ship, bobs gently in a light swell as it stops its engines in Plymouth Sound, off England's southwest coast, before self-activating a hydrophone designed to listen to whales.

International
Fisheries

UK - Failed fishing talks open up cross-border rift, with company chief claiming Brexit is for Scottish ‘barons’

Scottish pelagic fishers say Brexit has broken a longstanding link between their catch – mainly mackerel and herring – and the cod-hungry requirements of a multinational fishing company.

International
Fisheries

Atlantic - Sea lice are decimating Atlantic salmon, and climate change is making the situation worse

A recent study shows that the negative effects of sea lice increase as water warms, and that increases the risk that open-net pen salmon farming present for wild salmon.

International
Science

Canada - Participatory Geomatics Network for Coastal Mapping and Monitoring

Community-based Geospatial Approach to Better Understand the Coastal Environments in the Estuary and Gulf of St Lawrence, Québec, Canada

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