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Stepping Stones Study Around North Sea Rigs

Marine scientists from Heriot-Watt’s International Centre for Island Technology (ICIT) on Orkney are working with scientists from around the UK to investigate marine life connected to the rigs, pipelines and other infrastructure in the North Sea. Oil and gas platforms, subsea pipelines and offshore wind farms have become home to different marine life over the

By |2020-08-07T10:42:50+01:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: News, Pollution control|0 Comments

Revolutionising Disperants From Offshore Vessels

According to Ayles Fernie International Ltd, a specialist in the design and manufacture of Oil Dispersant Spray Systems, static dispersant systems are common sources of frustration. Traditional systems require the operative to stay in a single location on a vessel, sending instructions via radio or running back and forth to adjust the settings. The Clearspray

By |2020-05-08T13:28:53+01:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: News, Pollution control|0 Comments

Tailored Oil Recovery System

The Norwegian pump company Framo has developed an oil skimming system based on its well established TransRec platform that can be tailored to meet different operational requirements writes Dag Pike. With oil spills occurring in a wide variety of different environmental conditions Framo recognised that oil recovery systems needed to be tailored to the prevailing

By |2020-04-30T13:35:52+01:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: News, Pollution control|0 Comments

Distinguishing Floating Plastics Form

A pioneering technique to detect aggregated patches of plastics floating on the sea surface has been published in Scientific Reports. Led by scientists at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Earth observation scientists analysed data from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2 satellites to develop this new approach, which demonstrates for the first time that aggregated patches of plastics

By |2020-04-27T13:47:58+01:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: News, Pollution control|0 Comments

Learning From Aviation To Digitise Wind Propulsion

Among the emerging technologies supporting shipping’s road to decarbonisation, wind solutions are one of the more active. The EU estimates that by 2030, there will be 10,700 wind propulsion installations. Furthermore, the UK Clean Maritime Plan estimates the wind market for shipping will grow to £2bn a year by the 2050s. Given the growing scale

By |2020-04-23T10:14:34+01:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: News, Pollution control|0 Comments