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Environmental Issues

All Phases of Maritime Operations have an Effect on the Environment. See How Businesses are Reacting to Calls for Action from Activists and Regulators. 
  1. Climate Impacts (2)
  2. Vessel Pollution (14)

The Role of Maritime Business in the Emerging Water Sector
The Role of Maritime Business in the Emerging Water Sector - Overview of Issues

Prevent Marina Ice Damage Using Water Circulation
Damage to Marina and Boatyard Infrastructure Due to Ice can Cause Serious Loses and Dangerous Conditions if Deicing Equipment is Deployed Improperly.

The Role of Maritime Business in the Emerging Water Sector
See How Maritime Business can Adapt Existing Technologies in the Emerging Water Sector - Part One; Transportation of Water

The Role of Maritime Business in the Emerging Water Sector - Part Two
See How Maritime Business can Adapt Existing Technologies in the Emerging Water Sector - Part Two; Adaptive Technologies from the Maritime Industry.

The Role of Maritime Business in the Emerging Water Sector - Part Three
See How Maritime Business can Adapt Existing Technologies in the Emerging Water Sector - Part Three; Shipboard Water Management Crossover Technologies.

The Role of Maritime Business in the Emerging Water Sector - Part Five
See How Maritime Business can Adapt Existing Technologies in the Emerging Water Sector - Part Five; International Framework of Law.

The Role of Maritime Business in the Emerging Water Sector - Part Four
See How Maritime Business can Adapt Existing Technologies in the Emerging Water Sector - Part Four; Bulk Freight Terminal Technologies

The Role of Maritime Business in the Emerging Water Sector -Part Six
See How Maritime Business can Adapt Existing Technologies in the Emerging Water Sector - Part Seven

The Role of Maritime Business in the Emerging Water Sector - Part Six
See How Maritime Business can Adapt Existing Technologies in the Emerging Water Sector - Part Six

Cruise Ship Sanitation - Why Toilets Fail
When Major Malfunctions Cause a Cruise Ship to Lose Power it can Lead to Sanitary System Failure and Sewage Overflows

Costa Concordia Salvage
The Salvage of the Massive Costa Concordia Cruise Ship in a Marine Sanctuary off a Small Italian Island of Giglio is Continuing on a Delayed Schedule. Many Environmental Issues as Seabed Anchors Slow the Project.

Invasive Species - Asian Carp, Silver Carp, Bighead Carp
The Most Recent Threat to Great Lakes Commercial and Recreational Fishing is the Asian Carp.

Delayed Dredging of U.S. Inland Water Routes
Learn Why the Delayed Dredging of Important Inland Waterways is Harming Businesses and Risking Essential Economic and Cultural Assets.

Great Lakes Water Levels - Record Low Draft
Great Lakes Water Levels are at a Record Low. Is it a Natural Cycle or are Man Made Changes the Reason for the Worst Draft Conditions Ever on the Great Lakes?

Great Lakes Invasive Species
One of the Major Battlegrounds for the War Against Invasive Species are the Great Lakes of the U.S. Pressures from Natural and Human Assisted Invasive Species have Devastated Parts of the System at Times but the Pressure has Never been Greater than it is Now.

Elastomeric Coatings for Ships
Elastomeric Coatings are Now Viable Solutions for Extending the Life of Wear Components Exposed to Extreme Conditions.

What is Ballast Water?
Invasive Species Carried in Ballast Water Account for One Third of All Documented Invasive Plants and Animals. Many Attempts to Eliminate These Organisms Before Release Have Failed; Can New Technologies Succeed?

Hydrogen Hybrid Vessels are Becoming More Common
Hydrogen Hybrid Vessels are Becoming More Widespread and Versatile as Designers Embrace Green Technologies. Proper Application of These Technologies Can Reduce Emissions Considerably and Save Operating Costs Long Term. New Hydrogen Hybrid Vessels are the Most Efficient but Some Substantial Gains Can be Made by Shifting Secondary Loads on Older...

Salvors Seek Environmental Rewards
Can Environmental Rewards and Reduced Liability Add Revenue for Maritime Salvage Companies? Salvors and Their Trade Organizations Argue That Environmental Rewards Would Benefit Ship Owners and Insurers Over the Long Term by Avoiding Environmental Damage and Expensive Clean up.

Green Shipping Benefits Business and the Environment
Green Shipping Practices are Being Adopted in Every Aspect of the Industry. Changes are Already Underway. Can Companies Survive and Find New Revenues in Green Shipping?

Northern Sea Route and Arctic Shipping Safety Infrastructure
Cargo Tonnage Passing Through the Arctic’s Northern Sea Route is Increasing and So are Safety Measures to Protect Ships and Sailors.

Arctic Cruise Ship Safety and Operations
Inaccessible by Many Other Means, the Arctic is Becoming a Popular Destination for Cruise Ships. Are These Trips Safe or is More Work Needed?

Polar Navigation Problems on New Arctic Shipping Routes
Operating in Polar Regions of the Arctic and Antarctic Pose Special Problems for Safe and Informed Ship Navigation Practices.

NSR Shipping Impacts on Arctic Ecosystems - Pollution
Will the Northern Sea Route Off the Arctic Russian Coast Cause Harm to the Wildlife Through Long Term Pollution or Accident?

Shipping Impacts on Arctic Wildlife and Native Population
Will the Northern Sea Route Off the Russian Coast Cause Changes to Wildlife Habitat and Hunting Practices of Indigenous Populations?

Northern Sea Route and Arctic Shipping Issues
The Expanding Northern Sea Route and Surrounding Arctic Environment is Rich in Natural and Economic Resources. See How Shipping in the Arctic is Evolving.

Northern Sea Route Rules of Navigation and Entry Summary
The Northern Sea Route Which Runs Along the Arctic Coast of Russia is an Environmentally and Politically Sensitive Area With Strong Navigation Rules.

Riverwatch Autonomous Environmental Monitoring
An Autonomous Catamaran and Aerial Drone Combine to Gather Data in Riverine Environments. The Project is an expanded program from the European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development.

Costa Concordia Update 2014
Two Years have Passed Since the Cruise Ship Costa Concordia Wrecked Due to Negligence Just Off the Coast of the Italian Island of Giglio. Salvage Operations have Doubled in Cost and the Wreck is Still an Environmental Hazard.

What is Ship Breaking?
Ship Breaking is the Name Given to the Process of Dismantling a Ship for Scrap. Ship Salvage is Dirty and Dangerous Work and Conditions Range from Good to Frightening.

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