Tag Archives: European Commission

Marine Restoration Pilot Projects Examine Cross-Border Challenges

UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the European Commission launched MSPGlobal, a new global project on maritime spatial planning. The project aims to promote better maritime spatial planning with attention to avoiding conflicts and improving the governance of human activities at sea such as aquaculture, tourism, marine energy and exploitation of the seabed. The three-year MSPglobal project aims to develop

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Editorial: Ship Recycling Industry Needs More Global Options

In an annual editorial on the ship recycling business, Dr. Nikos Mikelis, non-executive director of cash buyer GMS, analyzes the European Union’s ship recycling regulation and reviews possible future improvements. He also discusses the role of the Hong Kong Convention and groups like the NGO Shipbreaking Platform in global recycling activity, as well as various legal developments in the industry.

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European Commission Identifies Bottleneck in Blue Tech Development

The Horizon 2020 Columbus project released a guide that shares best practices, highlights bottlenecks and provides recommendations for successful knowledge transfer in maritime sensor technologies. The guide is particularly targeted at funding agencies that are responsible for commissioning marine technology research, and technology developers (private and academic) engaged in such research. Technology implementers and intermediaries may also be interested in

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Arctic Icebreaker Consortium to Facilitate Research Ship Use

Fifteen partners from 13 countries including two North American partners from the U.S. and Canada have joined forces to improve the capacities for marine-based research in the Arctic Ocean. In the project, ARICE – Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium, they aim at better coordination of the existing polar research fleet, at offering scientists access to six research icebreakers, and at collaborating

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