Industry News

A selection of links to relevant news articles

30
Jan 2018

Campaign pushes heavy fuel oil ban in Arctic shipping

An ambitious campaign for a ban on heavy fuel oil (HFO) from Arctic shipping has successfully harnessed the power and influence of 65 companies, organisations, politicians and explorers, since its launch in Tromsø twelve months ago.

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25
Jan 2018

DNV GL: Owners Advised to Prepare for Cold Conditions in the Arctic

Classification society DNV GL has listed recommendations for navigation in cold climate conditions, which include performing risk assessments to analyze the ship’s current preparedness for operation in low temperatures, as well as preparing the vessel and initiate mitigation actions to ensure smooth operations of all equipment

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24
Jan 2018

Arctic study uncovers how melting ice is changing ocean’s ecosystem

Scientists have discovered that levels of the naturally-occurring isotope radium-228 have almost doubled in the middle of the Arctic Ocean in the last 10 years. The study illustrates once more that a warming climate is having a far-reaching effect on Arctic ecosystems.

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16
Jan 2018

Canada Unveils New Arctic Shipping Safety Regulations

Transport Canada has introduced new Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations which incorporate the Polar Code into Canada’s domestic legislation.

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9
Jan 2018

Our changing Arctic

The Scottish Association for Marine Science, in collaboration with the University of Tromsø in Norway, is beginning a project to find out more about the unique ecosystem of the Arctic. A combination of robotic machines, known as ocean gliders, and seals fitted with similar data-gathering devices, will play a vital role in recording and transmitting measurements on changing factors as the ice changes through the seasons.

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