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MAREX: Norwegian Spill Response Firms Take Aim at Ocean Plastic

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A consortium of Norwegian researchers and environmental response companies plans to use oil spill response technology to clean up ocean plastic and other marine waste. The group, which calls itself “Clean Oceans,” has been designated an “Arena cluster project” by the Norwegian government’s R&D agency, Innovation Norway.  The consortium will apply Norwegian oil spill prevention […]

Source: MAREX

Published: August 11, 2019


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ABC/AP: Pledges at int’l ocean meeting in Norway reach $64 billion

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Norway’s foreign minister says countries at a two-day conference have pledged at least 583 billion kroner ($64 billion) toward protecting the oceans. Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide says a total of 370 pledges were made at the Our Ocean conference that ended Thursday in Oslo. Read entire article HERE.

Source: ABC News


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Maritime Executive: Norway Releases Action Plan for Green Shipping

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Norway has released an action plan for green shipping, saying that its maritime industry is a world leader in the development of low- and zero-emission solutions. The Government’s ambition is to reduce emissions from domestic shipping and fishing vessels by half by 2030. The report notes that with current technology, maritime transport is generally the […]

Source: MAREX

Published: October 7, 2019


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MarineLog: Foss inks U.S. offshore wind MOU with Østensjø Rederi

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Foss Maritime LLC, Seattle, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Haugesund, Norway, headquartered Østensjø Rederi AS to establish a partnership to provide domestic Service Operation Vessels (SOVs) for offshore wind projects in U.S. waters. “After spending time in Europe engaging with marine service providers, we are very fortunate to have developed this relationship with […]

Source: MarineLog

Published: March 10, 2019


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CNN: Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr. say look to the ocean for climate change solutions

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Humanity is exacting a terrible toll on the ocean. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will publish its Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate later this week. Its overarching message will be that global warming, combined with the negative impacts of numerous other human activities, is devastating our ocean, […]

Source: CNN


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