Fighting the Impacts of Global Shipping on our Oceans

Posted by Nicole Schill on Apr 22, 2015 9:20:00 AM

90% of world trade is carried across our oceans by over 150,000 ships.

Without ships the import and export of goods on the scale necessary for the modern world would not be possible. According to the International Chamber of Shipping there are over 50,000 merchant ships trading internationally, transporting every kind of cargo. The ebb and flow of goods in the world market mirrors the waves of the very waterways delivering them. But what does this increase in activity mean to the health of one of our greatest resources?

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Topics: Ballast Water Exchange, Environmental Protection, Marine Protected Areas, Mapping Oceans, Ship Tracking, Ocean, Vessel Monitoring, shipping data, Ship Monitoring, preserving oceans, ocean environment, protecting oceans, marine environment, ocean protection

Monitoring Marine Protected Areas Just Got Easier

Posted by Nicole Schill on Mar 28, 2014 2:57:00 PM

With the ever increasing use of our oceans also comes the price of ever increasing pressure and threats to its well-being. Many resources have been fully exploited, overexploited or depleted, there has been a reduction in biodiversity, and degradation of marine habitats and species. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are a key tool used to protect ecosystems from the effects of industrial activity and play an important role in effectively zoning our oceans.

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Topics: Satellite AIS, Environmental Protection, Marine Protected Areas, Mapping Oceans, Ocean Zoning

The Role of Satellite AIS in Environmental Protection

Posted by Peggy Browning on Nov 29, 2011 3:04:00 PM

I recently presented on the basics of AIS (both terrestrial and satellite) to a group at the 19th Biennial Conference Society for Marine Mammalogy.  The workshop was on using AIS for the protection of the environment and in particular whale species.

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Topics: Satellite AIS, Environmental Protection, Marine Protected Areas, Marine Mammology

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