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Researchers Deploy Jellyfish to Fight Micro-Plastic

By Gemini News 2018-05-23 13:53:00

In the innovative EU project GoJelly, researchers are working to solve the micro-plastic challenge by using nature itself. The project is led by the German Geomar Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research, but the Norwegian research institute SINTEF and NTNU (The...

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Engineering a Smarter Way to Work

By Andrew Robson 2018-05-19 20:08:44

Remote working is rapidly becoming a popular and productive way of working in this, the information age. Done well, it harnesses the growing array of seamless technology and allows us to communicate and collaborate, without the technology getting in the...

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Nine Things to Know About Microplastics

By Pernille Feilberg and Iurgi Salaverria 2018-05-16 19:07:46

Picking up a plastic bag from the beach makes a bigger difference than you might imagine. 1. What are microplastics? Microplastics come in all sizes, shapes and colors. Some particles are so small that they’re invisible without a microscope, while...

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The Seven Phases of a Cyber Attack

By Craig Reeds 2018-05-13 19:56:36

In the cyber security industry, we are seeing a change in the way that hacks are being performed. A recent set of attacks against critical infrastructure entities, such as oil and gas pipeline operators, utilities and even some city and...

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Introducing the 3-Dimensional Flat Screen Reality Display

By Captain Richard Madden 2018-05-12 22:03:48

This amazing device will assist your bridge crew in the following areas: •  Piloting of the vessel •  Navigation •  Collision avoidance •  Watchkeeping •  Weather observations Amazingly, the 3-Dimensional Flat Screen Reality Display (3D FSRD)...

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The Value of Sustainability in the Shipping Industry Today

By Christine Mavromichalis 2018-05-06 20:11:30

For the past few weeks, we have been witnessing a series of debates and discussions over sustainability in shipping and the importance of cutting down CO2 emissions in order to protect the sea environment from increasing pollution. Last month in...

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Diesel Engine Upgrades Cut Port Pollution at Low Cost

By MarEx 2018-05-04 22:06:00

The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have released a new report documenting the emission reduction benefits that can be gained by replacing older engines in tug boats and switcher locomotives with the latest clean diesel models. Funds from Volkswagen’s (VW)...

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Cyber Security: The Emerging Threat to Passenger Safety

By Ian Richardson and Patrick Carolan 2018-05-03 19:02:08

Not a day goes by where we do not hear of a company breach, cyber-attack or a company facing a virus or ransomware scenario. Although defenses can be put in place to mitigate such issues, every industry is uniquely different....

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Preparing for Firefighting Communications Upgrades

By Ali Irteza 2018-04-28 21:53:13

The maritime industry is currently preparing to upgrade communication equipment for firefighting teams onboard vessels in accordance with the new SOLAS Regulation II-2/10.10.4.  Fires and explosions presently account for 10 percent of shipping losses globally (Safety and Shipping Review 2017...

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Scrubber Wash Water Monitoring Essential to Compliance

By Brian Phillips 2018-04-01 03:26:52

The impending 0.5 percent sulfur cap on marine fuel is putting pressure on shipowners and operators to decide which path they will take in complying with MARPOL’s Annex VI regulations that will become...

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