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New York Launches Metocean Surveys

Feb 03, 2019

The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) unveiled two contracts with Ocean Tech Services and DNV GL for using floating lidar technology to study the metocean conditions off New York’s coast.The meteorological and metocean survey work off the coast of New York are being carried out as part of the US state's offshore wind plans.Executing this multi-year project advances and supports Governor Cuomo’s Green New Deal…

SurfWEC to Tap Ocean Wave Power

Jan 10, 2019

New Jersey based marine engineering firm Martin & Ottaway together with industry partners, has formed a new company, SurfWEC LLC, that will develop Wave Energy Converters (WECs) using patented features that are expected to increase energy recovery…

PGS Updates on Seismic Acquisition Contract in South America

Jan 07, 2019

Norwegian seismic player Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) updated on changes of the contract for the 3D survey in South America announced November 14, 2018.The vessels Ramform Atlas and Ramform Tethys mobilized early December 2018 for this survey…

Ørsted Lauches Offshore Wind Biodiversity Policy

Dec 14, 2018

The largest energy company in Denmark, Ørsted A/S announced  ‘Offshore wind biodiversity policy’ to set out the principles that underpin our efforts to protect the natural environment in the areas where we develop, construct and operate offshore wind farms…

ASEAN Adopts Oil Spill Contingency Plan

Nov 30, 2018

International Maritime Organization (IMO) technical assistance and institutional support has been instrumental in the recent adoption of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Oil Spill Contingency Plan.IMO said that the…

NYK to Demonstrate Tidal Energy in Singapore

Nov 28, 2018

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Japanese telecom giant MTI have reached an agreement to participate in a long-term demonstration of tidal energy being sponsored by MAKO Energy and Sentosa Development Corporation, which will provide the demonstration site…

MOL Announces Three Initiatives on Global Warming

Nov 22, 2018

Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has  announced its support for three initiatives to address the issue of global warming.  The initiatives include supporting, and active participation in the task force on climate-related financial disclosures…

Pacific Region to Enhance Maritime Traffic

Nov 22, 2018

To help increase ratification of the FAL Convention and improve understanding of its requirements, two National Seminars on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic have been delivered by International Maritime Organization (IMO), in cooperation with the Pacific Community (SPC)…

Shipping Emission to Increase Up to 250% by 2050, ITF Warns

Nov 18, 2018

Maritime transport emitted 938 million tonnes of CO2 in 2012. This represented 2.6% of total global carbon emissions, said International Transport Forum (ITF)By 2050, shipping CO2 emissions are projected to increase between 50% and 250% if no drastic action is taken…

IMO Assists Cuba in Spill Preparedness

Nov 16, 2018

Cuba is the fourth Caribbean country to receive International Maritime Organization (IMO) assistance on spill preparedness in recent weeks, following similar events in Mexico, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago.An IMO-funded workshop on ‘National…

Blue-Gift to Implement Marine Power Project

Nov 01, 2018

The European Marine Energy Center (Emec) in Orkney, Scotland, will lead a project to support the development of wave and tidal power in coastal areas of north-west Europe.The project has been approved by Interreg Atlantic Area which will support…

EU Commits USD 341 million for Clean, Healthy and Safe Oceans

Oct 29, 2018

The European Commission (EC) has announced EUR 300 million (USD 341 million) of EU-funded initiatives, which include projects to tackle plastic pollution, make blue economy more sustainable and improve research and marine surveillance.According to a communication from EC…

Russia, Norway Ink Seismic Pact for Barents Sea

Oct 25, 2018

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and Russian petroleum authorities (Federal Subsoil Resources Management Agency, Rosnedra) have entered into an agreement to exchange seismic data from the areas around the demarcation line in the Barents Sea…

Trident Alliance calls for Adoption of Non-Compliant Fuel Carriage Ban

Oct 09, 2018

Trident Alliance, the shipping industry initiative for robust enforcement of maritime sulphur regulations in the interest of the environment, called for adoption without delay of IMO carriage ban for fuel with sulphur content over 0.5%, as a…

EU Readies 'Polluter Pays' for Ship Waste

Oct 09, 2018

The Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted the Meissner report on the Port Reception Facilities and gave a mandate to the Rapporteur to start negotiations with the Council to finalise the text of the new law.The European Sea…

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