Ocean Observation

Choi-Wan to hit SE Japan

  Tropical Storm Choi-Wan, located near 21N/158E yesterday (4 October), is forecast to move WNW-NNW over the next days and intensify to a very large typhoon. A large area of HIGH to VERY HIGH sea,

DP World Plans Big for the Panama Canal

 DP World is expanding its container terminal at Port of Caucedo following the expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate larger container ships, reports ASC.

Arctic Ice 'Too Thick' for Shipping Route

 Sea ice in the Arctic is still too thick for Northwest Passage commercial shipping route in spite of warming temperatures. This is according to new research from York University.

U.S. East Coast Threatened by Hurricane Joaquin

Hurricane Joaquin was gaining strength on Thursday as it moved toward the Bahamas, with forecasts still inconclusive on whether the storm would slam into the U.

Hurricane Joaquin to Impact Bahamas

Hurricane Joaquin will bring high winds and a storm surge to the Central Bahamas through Thursday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory.

Oil Above $49 on Syria, Weather Risks

Russian, US Syria air strikes introduce Brent risk premium; Hurricane Joaquin boosts U.S. crude. Oil rose above $49 a barrel on Thursday as an emerging risk

Hurricane Joaquin Continues to Strengthen

Joaquin, the third hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, continues to strengthen and is likely to develop into a major hurricane in the next couple of days as it moves toward the Central Bahamas,

New CEO Takes the Helm at Cefas

New CEO Rear Admiral Tom Karsten takes up the helm of U.K. marine science agency Cefas   New CEO Tom Karsten who joined Cefas last month, has today opened the

Atlantis Chief Joins Ocean Energy

 Tim Cornelius, CEO of global tidal developer Atlantis Resources has taken a seat on the Board of Directors of Ocean Energy Europe – the industry group for ocean

IMO Only Place for Global Debate on Shipping CO2

 As world leaders prepare for key negotiations on climate change in Bonn and Paris later this year, IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu has issued a strong call

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Blue Whales Return to Barents Sea

  Employees of the Institute of Sea Research spotted 17 species of blue whales in the Barents Sea in the area of ​​Svalbard. Animals returned to the region after a century of absence.

'Blue' Economy Ocean Industries & the Next 50 Years

“Sustainable development” has gone from buzz word to business imperative in the two decades since the initial Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Companies

IACS Focus on Education & Training on World Maritime Day

  The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has marked World Maritime Day by expressing its support for the efforts of the International

China Hooked to South China Sea

 Despite US President Barack Obama’s warning  thatthe land reclamation work in the strategically important South China Sea would affect peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in the area,

NHMS Officials Visit MOL’s SOSC

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. welcomed five visitors from The National Hydro-Meteorological Service of Vietnam (NHMS), and hosted a tour of the company’s innovative

INMEX SMM India Finds its Footing

  The impressive response to the INMEX SMM India 2015 that was officially opened yesterday by Deepak Shetty, Director General of Shipping, Government of India,

Danish Meet Looks at Arctic Shipping Issues

 One of the most significant global issues over the past 10 years is the vast changes in the Arctic region.    The world has again turned its attention to the Arctic,

The Lowdown on Ocean Acidification

Scientists say that the world’s oceans are acidifying. This term is correct, but somewhat misleading. Until recently, the oceans have had (so far as can be determined) a pH level of about 8.

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