Ocean protection

New IMO study highlights sharp rise in short-lived climate pollution from shipping

Photo: Earthjustice Washington, D.C. — The International Maritime Organization (IMO) released yesterday the final report of the Fourth IMO Greenhouse Gas Study. Prepared by a global consortium of organizations led by CE Delft and including The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) researchers, the study finds that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from maritime shipping …

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Nigeria getting serious about monitoring activities around maritime frontiers

De Haas DHM 1050 boats for Nigeria. Photo: Defense Web The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (Nimasa) has taken delivery of patrol vessels and rigid-hulled inflatable boats as part of its Deep Blue maritime security project, and is gearing up to receive maritime surveillance jets, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and other equipment. In February …

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Ocean Startup Project launches Ocean Startup Challenge

Photo: Pierre Terrien With the world’s longest coastline, globally renowned research facilities and experts, government programs and supports, and a steady flow of talent, Canada is the right place to start or grow a successful ocean tech company. The Ocean Startup Project is looking for diverse entrepreneurs and innovators from rural, Indigenous and urban communities …

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Chantier Davie establishing Arctic icebreaking research centre

  LÉVIS, QC – Chantier Davie, Canada’s premier builder of polar and ice-capable ships, today launched the National Icebreaker Centre (NIC) – reflecting its leadership role in the rejuvenation of Canada’s entire icebreaking fleet under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. “Davie’s National Icebreaker Centre puts Canada in the global vanguard of ultra-modern, versatile and sustainable polar and ice-capable vessel construction,” said James Davies, …

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Maersk and other big names of diverse industries join in a zero-emission initiative

   The heads of nine companies announced, on July 21, the establishment of a new initiative to accelerate the transition to a net zero global economy. The initiative, known as Transform to Net Zero, intends to develop and deliver research, guidance, and implementable roadmaps to enable all businesses to achieve net zero emissions.  The Initiative …

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Urgent call to protect whales by making 10-knot slowdown mandatory in the Cabot Strait

Photo: Neil Hawkins. By Leo Ryan, Editor A new report by advocacy group Oceana Canada confirmed that a voluntary slowdown measure put in place in February by Transport Canada this year to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from deadly ship strikes in the Cabot Strait is being largely ignored. Two-thirds of the vessels travelling in the Cabot Strait between April 28 and June …

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Minister Jordan highlights importance of growing Canada’s ocean economy

(photo: Fisheries Oceans Canada) The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, speaking at the Vancouver Board of Trade today, outlined the Government’s path forward to achieve healthy, sustainable oceans and economic prosperity here in Canada and around the world. This includes reaching our target of protecting 25% of …

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Fednav improves Green Marine performance

Photo: Pierre Terrien Fednav recently received its new Green Marine certification. This year, Fednav improved its performance by one level in two of the program’s performance indicators: greenhouse gas emissions reduction and waste management. The Montreal-headquarted company emphased the entire Fednav team for this accomplishment! Green Marine is an environmental certification program for the North …

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Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance: Advocates for protecting 30 per cent of the world’s ocean by 2030

Photo: Pierre Terrien Today, during the Protecting the Ocean’s Most Important Places webinar, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, announced Canada has joined the United Kingdom and other countries in the Global Ocean Alliance. The Alliance’s goal is to advocate with international partners for ambitious ocean action …

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