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Only 13.2 % of the World’s Oceans are Intact Ocean Wilderness, Study Says

Recent research published in the journal Current Biology examines data on 19 human stressors to the ocean and determines that only 13.2 %—approximately 55 million sq km—of the oceans remain wilderness areas, little of which is in coastal areas and only 4.9 % of which lies within currently protected marine areas.  The authors define global marine wilderness as “biologically and

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U.K. Report Examines the Future of the Sea

The U.K.’s Government Office for Science released its Future of the Sea final report today. The document addresses major impacts on the sea including governance, environmental issues, marine resources and economic potential of the sea. The Foresight project that produced the report also created a series of evidence reviews on specific topics including cybersecurity, shipping trends, ocean acidification, aquaculture and

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Virtual Immersion Goes Beyond the Surface with Underwater Drones

Christine Spiten is the 27 year old co-founder and chief global strategist of Blueye Robotics, a company making underwater drones that connect with your smartphone, tablet, laptop or a pair of goggles to explore the marine environment 150 meters underwater. Sea Technology caught up with Spiten just a few hours after she emerged from an underwater adventure in the fjords

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China’s Arctic Ambitions: Q&A with Sherri Goodman

Arctic icebergs

  The Arctic has traditionally been a region where cooperation has been common between nations. Its significance on the world’s geopolitical map is changing, however, as global warming leads to increased ice melt, thus reducing barriers to maritime navigation. Less ice means more shipping traffic and better access to resources, most notably, oil and gas. China, despite not having any

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The Inaugural Smart Ship Awards Honor Digital Change-Makers

Nominations are open for the inaugural Fathom Smart Ship Awards through Nov. 10, 2017. Focused on the digitization of shipping, the Smart Ship Awards will honor movers, shakers and digital change-makers who have real impacts on pushing the operational boundaries of the shipping industry. The inaugural awards focus on four key areas in the digital development of the maritime industries:

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