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.Read more
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The IMarEST’s European International Submarine Races 2018, held July 3-13 at QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin in Gosport, U.K., have concluded, with the Canadian École de Technologie Supérieure team taking the winning trophy with their submarine, Omer 11, and breaking the world speed record. The runners-up came from universities in the Netherlands and the U.S. The overall winner of the eISR mustRead more
An all-female crew of 24 women are on a 3,000 nmi journey from Hawaii to Vancouver to study microplastics and bring attention to the problem of ocean plastic pollution. The eXXpedition crew is made up of scientists, students, artists, filmmakers, business women, psychologists, actors, ocean activists and sustainability professionals, and novice as well as experienced sailors. The 10th such journeyRead more
Tomorrow is Inauguration Day, but before the sun sets completely on the Obama Administration, let’s take a look at one of his legacy moves: safeguarding the Arctic. He hasn’t done this alone; the U.S. is part of the Arctic Council, as is Canada, whose prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has partnered with Obama in a joint statement on Arctic cooperation. KeyRead more