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Achieving zero-waste from marine traffic

Achieving zero-waste from marine traffic

Marine litter is widely recognised as a significant threat to the marine environment and ports have a vital role in reducing it. The discharges of ship-generated waste and cargo residues into the sea that contributed to the estimated 20% and 40%, respectively, of the total amount of the marine debris originated from sea-based sources. Wastes generated on ships include sewage, domestic and operational wastes (garbage) and cargo residues generated during the service of a ship. When … Read entire article »

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EMODnet Human Activities behind the scenes: find out what’s next!

EMODnet Human Activities behind the scenes: find out what’s next!

With the beginning of the second year of the new phase, the EMODnet Human Activities team took the opportunity to organise a partner meeting, so as to take stock of the progress made so far and plan the work ahead. When a project is called “The European Marine Observation and Data Network”, you don’t have many options, the meeting’s got to take place in a sea city; and sea city it was. Our friends and colleagues … Read entire article »

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Links between dredge spoil dumping and the marine environment

Links between dredge spoil dumping and the marine environment

Dredge spoil refers to unconsolidated, randomly mixed sediments composed of rock, soil, or shell materials extracted and deposited during dredging and dumping activities.  Dredge spoils lie unconformably upon natural, undisturbed soil and can form anthropogenic landforms – dredge spoil bank. Significant amounts of spoil are created by the dredging for navigation, and to create new or enlarge existing channel, port, marina and boat harbour areas. Dredging for engineering purposes, to create trenches for pipes, cables, immersed … Read entire article »

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Waste disposal at sea: what and where

Waste disposal at sea: what and where

As part of the objectives of EMODnet, Waste Disposal at sea is one of the 13 themes of interest when it comes to register Human Activities (HA) with a potential environmental impact at sea or risk for human health. Under the generic denomination of waste disposal: what are we referring to? And where does it take place? Firstly, we must take into account the London Convention (Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of … Read entire article »

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Where Are the Missing Munitions Under the Sea?

Where Are the Missing Munitions Under the Sea?

Dumped munitions under the sea are located in many places, some of them unknown. The dumped unexploded ordnance (UXO) includes conventional munitions, bombs, grenades, torpedoes, projectiles and mines. These range from giant aerial bombs of hundreds of kilograms to small detonators, high-explosive shells, as well as incendiary devices or individual items. That is, there are hidden dangers undersea, nobody knows how great the danger really is. Since World War II the unexploded ordnance in the sea … Read entire article »

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