Marine biodiversity is extremely important in sustaining our ocean ecosystems. However, the spread of aquatic organisms to regions where they are not native puts the delicate ecological balance in danger. Ballast water is one of the major causes behind the dispersal of invasive alien species.
The IMO is spearheading environmental efforts in the maritime industry. Among these, two prominent examples are the 2020 sulfur cap and ambitious targets for the reduction of greenhouse gases. What can the industry do to keep up with environmental targets for 2020 and beyond?
The quest to learn more about our ocean parallels the explorative efforts in outer space. It is no coincidence, then, that we are finding new ways to go where no one has gone before under our seas. With digital technologies changing the marine industry, a shift toward autonomous vehicles has begun and they are beginning to prove their worth.
Through scientific exploration and testing, research vessels play a valuable role in determining the state of the oceans. The world’s largest research vessel is in development and will enter service in 2020. Discover how retractable fin stabilizers will keep this new ship steady at zero speed and whilst underway.
As the world tries to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels, wind power is growing in popularity. Offshore turbines are an excellent source of renewable energy, but their remote location makes operation and maintenance a challenge. The marine sector is crucial in keeping these powerful turbines turning.