Australian Climate Change Policy

Impacts of Policy on Marine Renewable Energy Sources
Australia has a strong track record for innovation and creativity in the development of clean energy technologies. Innovative marine energy sources, including wave and tidal energy, are locally gaining momentum to take advantage of the vast Australian coastline. Unfortunately, commercialisation of these technologies in Australia is restricted by the immature policy environment. Historically, poor policy support has led to many innovative Australian technologies being relocated to countries with more favourable policies.<P> Current Australian policiestoencourage renewable energy have predominantly consisted of a low, but effective, mandatory renewable energy target (MRET), extremely limited feed-in tariff schemes and a strong focus on government... (read more)
2009-09-02 12:00:00

UK Accepts Marine Policy Statement

The UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Northern Ireland Executive have adopted the Marine Policy Statement, which aims to help achieve a shared UK vision for 'clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas'.   The Royal Inistitute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has been involved in thispolicy process and legislative initiative. RICS has maintained its policy andtechnical stance during all of these various marine initiatives from the Marine(and Coastal Access) Act 2009 to the foundation of the Marine ManagementOrganisation (MMO). RICS has always maintained that the marine and coastalenvironments need to be viewed... (read more)
2011-03-28 12:00:00

Role of Marine Science in EU Policy

Recently held EurOcean 2007 Conference, organised by the European Commission, stressed pivotal role of marine science and research in EU maritime policy. The Green Paper on this Policy, published in June 2006, highlights the importance of research and science to ensuring the sustainable management of Europe's seas and oceans. The European Union is a major founder of marine research, in particular through the Research Framework Programmes. The aim is to set the scene for a new European marine research strategy which could enable stronger cross-sector integration between marine scientific disciplines and with maritime technology developers, development of critical marine research... (read more)
2007-07-13 12:00:00

Science/Policy/Society ‘Trialogue’ on North Sea Research and Management

The North Sea Open Science Conference is scheduled from 7-10 November 2016 in Ostend (Belgium). This conference will highlight knowledge, solutions and prospects to enlarge the scientific basis for an ecosystem-based management of the North Sea. Two main pillars with associated themes will structure the content of the conference: 1) scientific foundation, comprising spatio-temporal patterns and marine ecosystem processes, and 2) science for management and policy, comprising ecosystem assessment, assessment tools and socio-economic relevance. The North Sea Open Science Conference will make use of very innovative formats moving away from the classic parallel sessions, encouraging types of presentations other than... (read more)
2016-05-12 02:15:18

Master of Arts in Marine Conservation and Policy

Scientists from the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University (SBU), who also are members of the university's faculty, are teaching the first course offered through the new graduate programme, M.A. in Marine Conservation and Policy. SBU's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) launched the new programme at the start of the 2010 fall semester. It is the first programme of its kind in New York State and one of only a few such programmes in the country. Dr. Ellen K. Pikitch, executive director, and Dr. Demian Chapman, assistant director for science, of the Institute were selected... (read more)
2010-11-29 10:21:52

EU Maritime Policy Green Paper and the Future of Maritime Industry

Oslo is hosting the 2006 Maritime Industries Forum (MIF) Plenary Session, the EU's most important maritime conference.The event, which has been organised is association with Norway's Maritimt Forum, will take place on 5 and 6 October. The 2006 (MIF) Plenary Session brings together Europe's leading decision makers to share views on the future of maritime policy and how the EU Maritime Policy Green Paper will change the industry. The conference will feature high-level representatives of leading businesses, organisations and the EU, including Aker Yards' majority shareholder, Kjell Inge Røkke, Henrik Madsen, the CEO of DNV, Jens Stoltenberg, Norway's Prime Minister,... (read more)
2006-10-02 12:00:00

WOC Business Forum Programme Available

The draft programme for the World Ocean Council Business Forum on Ocean Policy and Planning, to be held in New York, USA, from 29 to 30 September 2014, is now available. Early registration closes on Friday 1 August 2014 at 10 p.m. GMT. All ocean-related businesses are invited to participate in this timely forum to evaluate the industry implications of international ocean policy developments and national/regional marine planning efforts. Topics that will be discussed during the forum: is industry informed and aware of the risks and opportunities involved in the ocean policy and planning developments that are moving rapidly forward?... (read more)
2014-07-30 09:47:05

Launch of UK Marine Science Centre

A UK marine science centre launched on Tuesday 5 July 2016 aims to provide solutions to challenges facing the world’s seas and society, from climate change, to energy and food security. The Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Use of the Seas (CCSUS) brings together more than 40 scientists from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas). They will combine marine science with practical expertise and the latest technological know-how to ensure that our seas and oceans are used sustainably for the benefit of people in the UK and world-wide. Scientists based at... (read more)
2016-07-06 08:59:29

East Carolina University Orders LOPC

ODIM Brooke Ocean has received an order for the delivery of an ODIM LOPC to the Department of Biology, Institute for Coastal Science and Policy East Carolina University. The LOPC will be used by Dave Kimmel, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Coastal Science and Policy’s Biology Department, for high spatial and temporal resolution in the study of zooplankton distribution in coastal and estuarine waters. The ODIM LOPCTM is the next generation in plankton profiling. The LOPC’s high-speed processing and improved detection plane provides detection counts at higher resolutions and higher concentrations with lower coincidence. The system can be installed... (read more)
2009-12-30 11:46:04

North Sea Open Science Conference

This conference will highlight knowledge, solutions and prospects to enlarge the scientific basis for an ecosystem-based management of the North Sea. Two main pillars with associated themes will structure the content of the conference: Scientific fundament, comprising spatio-temporal patterns and marine ecosystem processes; Science for management and policy, comprising ecosystem assessment, assessment tools, and socio-economic relevance The conference is open to fundamental and applied research, lessons-learnt from both successes and failures in marine management, and innovative measurement and data handling concepts from within and beyond the North Sea.The conference will equally cover biodiversity and physico-chemical environmental aspects of the North... (read more)
2016-03-29 04:28:21
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