WOC SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SUMMIT CHARTS COURSE FOR CORPORATE OCEAN RESPONSIBILITY ACTION
More than 200 representatives of the ocean business community and other ocean stakeholders gathered at the Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) in Washington, D.C. from April 22-24. Organized by the World Ocean Council (WOC), the SOS is the only international ocean business community gathering dedicated to industry leadership and collaboration in developing solutions to ocean sustainability challenges.
Chagos marine park ruled lawful
A UK government decision to create a marine park around the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean is upheld by the High Court in London.
NOAA, Partners Test Red Tide Robot to Detect Shellfish Toxins
Recently, NOAA and partners conducted the first field test of an underwater robot using a NOAA-developed sensor that enables remote, automated measurements of paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs). PSTs are produced by the dinoflagellate Alexandrium, the algae that causes toxic red tides in the Gulf of Maine.
UK needs up to 32 factories to build windfarm components, says report
As many as 32 new factories will be needed to build the components for the fleet of British offshore windfarms envisaged under the government's current renewable energy plans, potentially creating tens of thousands of jobs, a new report has found. So far, only 10 such factories have been built or are planned in the UK, according to Renewable UK, the trade association for wind companies.
Carpet tiles out of abandoned fishing nets
Nine thousand kilos of discarded fishing nets collected from beaches along the Danajon Bank, Philippines, have been collected and will be recycled into carpet tiles, as part of the Net-Works project.