Tags : maritime

Monitoring Ship Pollution from Space

Ships emit significant amounts of air pollution, including sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and small particles (PM), causing serious damage to health and the environment. As a result of both EU and global regulations for ship pollution, sulphur emissions from ships are expected to gradually come down, but there is currently no regulation that […]Read More

A city inside a city: Focus on cruise ship pollution

Cruise ship maintenance in the middle of Amsterdam In April 2021 a group of 250 fathers from Amsterdam had enough of the inconvenience they experienced from a docked cruise ship. Since mid-March, clouds of smoke had been coming from the ship and were blowing over Amsterdam. Because the people of Amsterdam wanted to know what […]Read More

Space Race over the Suez Canal

After a six-day blockade of the Suez Canal, the Evergreen ‘Ever Given’ mega containership was pulled out of the banks and shallows of the canal on Monday 29 March 2021, with the support of Dutch shipping and salvage company Boskalis Smit Salvage. The blocking of the canal was a minor maritime disaster, where the ship […]Read More

Maritime Awareness Call

The European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) is looking for solutions to enhance the EU’s maritime awareness: “multifunctional capabilities, including space based surveillance and tracking (discover, locate, identify, classify and counteract the threats). Deadline: 1 December 2020. Complete call text can be found on the EU portal. Challenge The EU has an increasing need of […]Read More

International ocean governance EC consultation

From 15 July to 15 October 2020, the European Commission Maritime Affairs and Fisheries seeks input into the governance of international oceans and the EU’s role. The contributions will help re-examine the EU’s role in international ocean governance, assess the three priorities of the current agenda (actions and goals) and identify new policy areas/actions to […]Read More