Tag Archives: France

Microplastics Accumulate in Deep-Sea Life Hotspots

Research published this month reveals that microplastics often accumulate on the deep sea floor in the same place as diverse and dense marine life communities. This is because the same submarine sediment flows that transfer the oxygen and nutrients needed to sustain life, also transport microplastics from urban rivers to the deep-sea floor via pathways such as submarine canyons.  The findings result

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Market Report Discusses Trends in Anti-Submarine Warfare

Anti-submarine warfare has once again risen high on the agenda for NATO’s maritime forces. Ahead of the inaugural Anti-Submarine Warfare conference, Defence IQ compiled a market report detailing ongoing ASW and submarine programs from nations around the world. The report offers information about: · Key ASW programs and requirements in countries including: Australia, Belgium, France, India, Italy, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore

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KVH Videotel Hires Jason Baretto As European Sales Manager

Following news of the promotion of Raal Harris to managing director at KVH Videotel earlier in the year, the company has announced a further strengthening of its management team with the appointment of Jason Barreto as European sales manager. Barreto started his sales career with a series of airline, ship management and marine travel companies, gaining particular experience in the

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Developed Countries Reduce CO2 With Less Fossil Fuel, More Efficiency

Efforts to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and tackle climate change in developed economies are beginning to pay off, according to research led by the Tyndall Centre at the University of East Anglia (UEA). The study suggests that policies supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency are helping to reduce emissions in 18 developed economies. The group of countries represents 28%

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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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Floating Wind Turbine Offshore France is Producing Electricity

The Floatgen floating wind turbine installed 22 km off the French Atlantic coast became fully operational last month. The turbine is the first operational unit of the floating foundation concept from Ideol and built by Bouygues Travaux Publics. A similar turbine is expected to be operational soon off the coast of Japan. Subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group, along

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