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Strategic Power Routing

StormGeo has launched Strategic Power Routing—a service that optimizes the power output of a vessel in varying weather conditions to enhance overall fuel efficiency and reduce emissions without compromising arrival windows. When a vessel meets adverse weather conditions, such as high significant waves, strong wind and currents, it must output more power and thus consume more fuel to maintain its

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Waves and Beaches: The Powerful Dynamics of Sea and Coast–Updated Edition

For nearly 60 years, Willard Bascom’s bestselling book “Waves and Beaches: The Powerful Dynamics of Sea and Coast” (Patagonia, March 16, 2021) has been a go-to resource of surfers, sailors, oceanographers and anyone with an appreciation for the sea. But since the book’s original 1963 publication, a new wave–the wave of climate change–has vastly impacted ocean dynamics, coastlines and coastal

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14 Countries Commit to Complete Sustainable Ocean Management by 2025

sardines Oregon State University

Leaders of 14 maritime nations announced their commitment to achieve 100 percent sustainable ocean management of their national waters by 2025, acting on recommendations of a group of global experts co-chaired by Oregon State University marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco. Led by the leaders of Norway and Palau, the Ocean Panel also features heads of state and government from Portugal, Ghana,

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Rivers Melt Arctic Ice, Warming Air and Ocean

NASA Arctic Canada

A new study shows that increased heat from Arctic rivers is melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean and warming the atmosphere. The study published in Science Advances was led by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, with contributing authors in the United States, United Arab Emirates, Finland and Canada. According to the research, major Arctic rivers contribute significantly more

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‘Ocean Aware’ Film Premiere

Ocean Aware

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and ITN Productions Industry Newshave co-produced “Ocean Aware,” a short film that draws attention to the challenges facing the ocean,explaining the mechanisms we have to defend them and steward their resources. It showcases the stories ofscience, innovation and sustainability that are transforming the marine sector. “Ocean Aware” aims to shine a

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LADAR for Marine Plastic Detection

Ladar installation on test vessel

Anglo-Norwegian R&D company Ladar Ltd. has developed a compact LADAR (laser detection and ranging) system that can supercharge plastic detection capabilities for end-users involved in everything from environmental research and monitoring to marine cleanup campaigns and harvesting plastic for recycling. Huge amounts of plastic waste get dumped into our oceans every year, despoiling not only coastlines but triggering the agglomeration

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