UNESCO has launched its latest ‘State of the Ocean Report’.    The UNESCO State of the Ocean Report offers insights on ocean-related scientific activities and analyses describing the current and future state of the ocean.   The State of the Ocean Report has the ambition to inform policymakers about the state of the ocean and to stimulate […]

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In May, the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Fisheries Apex Predators Program began its NOAA-funded International Science initiative, partnering with seven UK-based organisations and the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) to study potential climate-driven shifts in migratory corridors and stock identification of blue sharks in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.   […]

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Walrus, narwhal, killer whale (orca), and sperm whale are set to receive greater legal protections under the UK’s ban on importing, exporting and dealing in items containing ivory, the Government has announced. The species are already threatened by climate change, and the continuing trade in their ivory may exacerbate these threats and make their long-term survival […]

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A new report highlights the pressing imperative to diversify the marine and coastal practitioner community. The report identifies the need to bring in the perspectives and energy of currently underrepresented groups, so that the full spectrum of ideas and solutions for the crises and opportunities of our time can be heard and included. In considering their evolving […]

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Ocean Winds, a joint venture between EDP Renewables and ENGIE, has published a report on environmentally safe and predictable UXO disposal at its Moray West offshore wind farm. The report – Low Order Deflagration of Unexploded Ordnance Reduces Underwater Noise Impacts from Offshore Wind Farm Construction – demonstrates how the “low-order deflagration” method for disposal […]

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The UK’s second-largest port owner and major port operator, Peel Ports Group, and renewable energy and maritime specialists, NatPower Marine, have announced plans to establish the first “green shipping corridors” between Britain and Ireland. Marine trade electrification The collaboration aims to provide a blueprint to drastically cut global shipping emissions, as the proposed project would see NatPower […]

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Work has begun on a collaborative marine research project aimed at identifying design innovations and best practice in monitoring and mitigating underwater noise associated with floating offshore wind developments. Experts from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOW CoE) will work alongside project partners Equinor, JASCO Applied Sciences, Scottish Association for Marine Science […]

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