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Bee Paradise in the Rotterdam Port Area

Photo: Willem van Kasteren (HbR), Port of Rotterdam Authority

 The Port of Rotterdam Authority has had a swarm of bees placed on the Maasvlakte in the verge next to the Stenen Baakplein. In this section of the Honey Highway, ten thousand bees will soon be collecting pollen and nectar.  The goal of this initiative is the conservation of the original Dutch honey bee by reintroducing it to this region.

CEMS Rolls out Hi-tech Labs in Visakhapatnam

Photo by Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding

 India's Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS), a well-funded startup in skill development for maritime and shipbuilding sector has announced thatits hi tech labs at Visakhapatnam are ready for starting orientation programmes for trainees.    A seminar was held on 13th July 2018 in

Soundnine XTP Sensors Deployed on Polar Buoy

An experimental drifting buoy equipped with eXpendable Temperature and Pressure (XTP) sensors from Soundnine Inc. was deployed for the UpTempo project.  The UpTempO project, headed by Dr. Mike Steele of the University of Washington, Polar Science Center, uses inexpensive buoys to measure the Upper layer Temperature of the Polar Oceans.

Sea Shepherd Says Endangered Blue Whale Killed in Iceland

The Hvalur 8 bringing in a Fin whale (right) and a Blue whale (left). Image Credit: Sea Shepherd.

 An endangered Blue whale has been killed by an Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf to be sold for export to Japan, a conservationist organization Sea Shepherd said.   "Sea Shepherd volunteers monitoring the Hvalur hf whaling station in Hvalfjordur Iceland have documented the slaughter of an endangered Blue whale on the night of July 7th,

Possible Meteorite Fragments Found in Marine Sanctuary

ROV Hercules launches off of the E/V Nautilus to search for meteorite fragments in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. (Photo: Susan Poulton/OET)

In the first ever intentional hunt for a meteorite at sea, researchers set out to investigate the largest recorded meteorite to strike the United States in 21 years. They recovered from the ocean what are believed to be pieces of the dense, interstellar rock.The golf cart-sized meteorite crashed into

The World Maritime University Celebrates 35 Years

Photo: WMU

Alongside the 70th anniversary of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), in 2018, the World Maritime University (WMU) is celebrating 35 years.   WMU has made a major contribution to global maritime education, research and capacity building. In this respect its legacy has been transformative

California Incentivises Ships That Slow Down

Image: Gard

 In an effort to protect whales and cut ship emissions, California continues its Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies Program and establishes voluntary vessel speed reduction zones in the Santa Barbara Channel region and San Francisco Bay area between 1 July 2018 and 15 November 2018.  "Many of you

Marine Environment Protection for Southeast Asia Seas Project Launched

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 Seven ASEAN countries have formally launched an ambitious initiative aimed at improving the environmental health of the seas in the region, through the implementation of key International Maritime Organization (IMO) marine environment protection treaties.   Senior decisions makers of maritime administrations

Protecting Marine Life from Ship Noise

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 Ship noise has been shown to be the main contributor to underwater noise on a global scale, with recognized negative impacts on marine life, said a press release from International Maritime Organization (IMO).   Scientists and researchers from international organizations, States and expert groups

Accelerating Antarctic Thaw Speeds Sea Level Rise

Crevasses near the grounding line of Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica. (Credits: University of Washington/I. Joughin)

An accelerating thaw of Antarctica has pushed up world sea levels by almost a centimeter since the early 1990s in a risk for coasts from Pacific islands to Florida, an international team of scientists said on Thursday.Antarctica has enough ice to raise seas by 58 meters (190 ft) if it ever all melted,

Deep Ocean Exploration is the 21st Century ‘Space Race’

KUROSHIO is integrating technologies owned by Japanese universities, institutes and companies for a unique collaborative approach centered around AUVs. (Photo: Woodruff Patrick Laputka)

A new version of the Space Race is happening, with researchers aiming for the deep ocean.Human history has shown us to be a resourceful species, always using the tools available to us to explore, understand and utilize the bounty of resources around us to create a better life. We have come a long way

Video: Prince Charles Addresses Ocean Summit

(courtesy 
Volvo Ocean Race)

The Prince talked about the threats and solutions to the ocean plastic crisis during the Cardiff stopoverIn a speech at the Volvo Ocean Race Ocean Summit in Cardiff, His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, talked about the threat plastic is having on our oceans and how the work of organizations, such as the Volvo Ocean Race,

Study: Nonnative Species Carried in Lakers' Ballast Water

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A recent study on nonindigenous species of plankton in ballast discharges from U.S. and Canadian lakers to western Lake Superior documented five species of nonindigenous zooplankton not yet established in western Lake Superior, including Hemimysis anomala (“bloody red shrimp”), in ballast water discharged there.

Nekton Aids Exploring Ocean's Potential

Oliver Steeds, Nekton CEO - Diving into an ocean of possibilities (Photo: Nekton)

Oliver Steeds wants to dive to the depths, of both the oceans and maritime data, to push back the frontiers of knowledge and enable sustainable ocean development. It’s a mission that, he believes, simply cannot wait. For an optimist, Oliver Steeds sounds remarkably pessimistic. The CEO of Nekton,

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