EMSA tests Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems in real time. European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) announced that will carry out a demonstration, on 11 May in Huelva, Spain, to show the potential of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), as valuable maritime surveillance tools in operational scenarios for multipurpose missions, including pollution monitoring, border control, illegal fishing detection, anti-drug trafficking, and search and rescue.
Source of UAE oil spills ‘impossible’ to trace due to high traffic and tides. ORBCOMM Announces First Quarter 2017 Results. ORBCOMM Inc.
(ORBC), a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. The following financial highlights are in thousands of dollars. Grâce à des algues, cette nouvelle colonne Morris va purifier l'air parisien. Cette colonne Morris va purifier l'air parisien (Crédit : Suez Environnement) Depuis le 19ème siècle, les colonnes Morris servent à la promotion des spectacles et des films pour les Parisiens.
Désormais, elles pourront aussi servir à décarbonner l'atmosphère. C’est en tout cas ce que promet Suez, qui a développé avec la start-up Fermentalg une colonne abritant des milliards de micro- algues. Objectif affiché : tester l’efficacité de cette technologie en ville avant une possible commercialisation du dispositif. Deux tests sont déjà prévus cet été. Une tonne de CO2 capturé par an. ExactEarth Announces Two-Year $1.45 Million Commercial Customer Renewal.
ExactEarth Ltd. signs multi-year renewal with commercial customer (CNW Group/exactEarth Ltd.)
Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Challenges in the implementation of IMO and EU/MRV Regulation. PSC to focus on sulphur rules and Polar Code. The Danish Maritime Authority informed that 29 countries from the Paris MoU and the Tokyo Mou have signed a new Ministerial Declaration on port State control, which has been under preparation for three years.
The declaration stipulates new goals for port State control and, specifically, enforcement of the sulphur regulations and the Polar Code. In addition to the 29 countries, the IMO Secretary General, as well as a representative of the ILO, attended the conference. Challenges on the implementation of the EU MRV. Kostas Vlachos, Chief Operating Officer, Consolidated Marine Management Inc., addressed the “Challenges on the implementation of the EU MRV” from the Ship Manager Perspective at the 2017 GREEN4SEA Conference.
Mr. Vlachos focused on the preparation of the Monitoring Plan and suggested that a Risk based approach is certainly required. INTERCARGO addresses BWM possibilities and impossibilities. INTERCARGO welcomes and supports the Ballast Water Management (BWM) international initiatives and legislation however, it should be recognised that the implementation needs to be made in the most effective and practical manner possible.
Therefore, the Association has issued a paper providing its insights on the current relevant developments that much concern the shipping community. Considering that a newbuilding vessel case is totally different than retrofitting an existing vessel, while a bulker carrier is also a different case than other types of ships, INTERCARGO cites some of the technical and operational difficulties faced by bulk carrier owners and operators. CRIMARIO in the news: Le projet européen CRIMARIO soutient Madagascar - Critical Maritime Routes. Cet article, publié sur le quotidien malgache “Midi Madagasikara”, décrit le succes de la session de formation en visualisation des données d’intérêt maritime, du 30 janvier au 10 février à Antananarivo, organisé par CRIMARIO avec le soutien du Centre Régional de Fusion des Informations Maritimes (CRFIM).
Les onze participants, qui provenaient de plusieurs administrations impliquées dans l’action de l’Etat en mer, ont manipulé de manière intensive des données de positionnement de navires, en les retraitant à l’aide de tableur de base de données et de logiciel de cartographie (SIG). L’objectif de ce cursus est que Madagascar dispose d’un pool de spécialistes à même d’identifier des comportements suspects de navires, de les vérifier et les partager au niveau national et/ou régional puis d’alerter les responsables. Inmarsat SwiftBroadband UAV to provide operational capability boost - Inmarsat.
Inmarsat SwiftBroadband UAV to provide operational capability boost.
Students get creative on sulphur detection. The Danish Maritime Authority announced that on Wednesday evening, May 3, six teams of engineering students presented their innovative ideas on the the SOx Challenge, to a panel of judges from industry and the public sector.
IMO Sulphur Cap: Time matters more than ever. Andrés Gómez, Global Market Director, Shanghai BlueSoul Environmental Technology Co. Ltd, focused on “IMO Sulphur Cap” at the 2017 GREEN4SEA Conference. He stressed that time matters more than ever, considering that SOx emissions reduction is a reality and the environment will notice the benefits soon. His company was the first of its kind for a scrubber to receive AiP according to the new DNV GL rule set and the first for a Chinese scrubber manufacturer. Big improvement has been done in order to produce sustainable energy for shipping; wind; solar; methanol or even hydrogen. However we cannot wait until they are ready, because it’s uncertain when they will be popular and especially when they will be affordable; 20, 30, 40 years. ABS Provides Key Insights during Mexico’s Regulatory Workshop. London: the world’s most resilient maritime centre? Singapore has retained its title as the world’s top maritime centre in Menon Economics’ Leading Maritime Capitals of the World report for 2017.
Much of the press coverage has focused on this fact, largely overlooking the fact that London has risen from sixth place overall in 2015 to fifth place this year – despite the uncertainty of Brexit. It’s fair to say that none of the other maritime cities in the top five – Singapore, Hamburg, Oslo and Shanghai – have had to deal with such a massive economic spanner being thrown in their works. And still London has strengthened its global standing.