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Ocean Cleanup Struggles to Fulfill Promise to Scoop Up Plastic at Sea

Sep 16, 2021

Docked at a Canadian port, crew members returned from a test run of the Ocean Cleanup's system to rid the Pacific of plastic trash were thrilled by the meager results — even as marine scientists and other ocean experts doubted the effort could succeed.The non-profit, launched in 2013 amid buoyant media coverage, hopes to clear 90% of floating plastic from the world's oceans by 2040. But the group's own best-case scenario — still likely years away — envisions removing 20…

Seismic Data Firm CGG Launches Pollution Monitoring Solution

May 06, 2021

French firm CGG, best known for its seismic data services for oil and gas exploration, has now launched a maritime pollution monitoring solution named SeaScope.'Combining expertise in remote sensing science, Earth observation data, machine learning and high-performance computing…

Plastic Free Oceans: Maersk Supply Service, The Ocean Cleanup Extend Partnership

Jan 13, 2021

Danish offshore support vessel operator Maersk Supply Service will continue providing marine support to The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit engineering and environmental organization working to rid oceans of plastic pollution.The Ocean Cleanup’s…

Contractors’ pollution risk gets dirty

Apr 14, 2015

Analyses foresee 2015 as being the toughest year for drilling companies since 2009. On the back of falling oil prices, contractors are facing increased pressure as operators shift risks and liabilities, often in contradiction with entrenched industry-accepted allocations…

Malta strengthens maritime pollution response

Jan 28, 2014

Transport Malta will collaborate with the Norwegian Coastal Administration to strengthen the country's maritime pollution response. During the launching of the project “Oil / HNS Spill Response Capacity Building For The Protection Of Malta’s Seas…

Vikoma launches oil recovery system

Apr 09, 2013

Oil pollution and environmental technology company, Vikoma International Limited, has unveiled the latest addition to its range of class-leading offshore oil pollution recovery systems. The OPRS 300 (Oil Pollution Recovery System) is based upon…

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