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November 7, 2019

WWF-Canada participates in helping whales to co-exist with B.C.’s marine traffic

The field team for the Ships, Whales and Acoustics in Gitga’at territory (SWAG) project was on the water this past summer fixing or replacing hydrophones to hear and identify whale calls around Hartley Bay, British Columbia. The project uses the hydrophones and land-based visual observation to track whales and monitor their behaviour in the presence […]

WWF-Canada participates in helping whales to co-exist with B.C.’s marine traffic
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October 3, 2019

Washington State Ferries implements Whale Report Alert System

A web-based whale alert app has been put into use by Washington State Ferries (WSF) to provide ferry captains with more accurate information about the location of Southern resident killer whales (orcas) and other whales throughout Puget Sound. The Whale Report Alert System (WRAS) was developed by Ocean Wise, a Green Marine supporter. It relies on real-time sightings…

Annual impact report released by Point Blue
October 2, 2019

Annual impact report released by Point Blue

The Point Blue Conservation Science organization’s annual impact report shows how targeted conservation efforts have proven successful. The organization has more than 160 scientists as members, as well as expanding habitat restoration and education teams. It relies on data to benchmark and measure the impacts of climate change and…

Ocean Networks Canada involved in rock-solid climate solutions: Negative emissions technology
September 26, 2019

Ocean Networks Canada involved in rock-solid climate solutions: Negative emissions technology

A team of international researchers plan to turn greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into rock by permanently injecting it beneath the Earth’s ocean floor. An ambitious, new research partnership announced on September 26 by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) at the University of Victoria is pursuing the project. The $1.5 million, four-year PICS Theme […]

The Government of Canada supports the design of a low-noise, low-emission tanker
August 30, 2019

The Government of Canada supports the design of a low-noise, low-emission tanker

Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced August 30th that the Canadian government is funding the design of an LNG-fueled tanker that will be up to 90% quieter than traditional tankers. The Government of Canada recognizes that marine species, including the Southern resident killer whale, are negatively affected by underwater noise from vessels. Acoustic disturbances can reduce […]

Survey on port sustainability reporting
August 19, 2019

Survey on port sustainability reporting

The Solvay Business School of Brussels University, with whom Green Marine worked on the port-city relations issue, is working on a similar project on port sustainability reporting in partnership with the International Association of Ports and Harbors’ (IAPH) World Ports Sustainability Program. The university and IAPH developed a survey to get the port authorities’ feedback […]

Ocean Exchange welcomes applications for 2019 innovation awards
August 15, 2019

Ocean Exchange welcomes applications for 2019 innovation awards

A Call for Solutions from Ocean Exchange is now open for entries to compete for two $100,000 USD monetary innovation awards. Ocean Exchange welcomes registration from innovators with working prototypes in materials, devices, processes or systems that have the ability to Have Impact Though Sustainability, such as innovations…

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November 2019
  • Green Marine factors into new Great Lakes’ blue economy
  • New ship recycling indicator on the program’s horizon
  • Integrating data technology to enhance social licence
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