• Wreck removal convention comes into force

    The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 came into force recently placing strict liability on owners including provision of financial security and providing State Parties with extra rights.

  • Plastic particles in the ocean may be as deadly...

    Micro-plastics – tiny pieces of plastic or fibres which may act as a pathway for persistent, bio accumulating and toxic substances entering the food chain – are increasingly being found in the oceans and may prove to be as harmful to marine life as more obvious, larger debris, such as plastic bags, according to a new report.

  • Be Aware ! Red Tide is here

    Red tide is one of the oldest natural phenomenons. It occurs in the seawater as a result of the algae bloom of phytoplankton and dinoflagellate. It is traced back to the Jurassic age, one million years ago. It began to appear in Japan then USA and India.

  • Ship activities damage the maritime environment

    The environmental impact of shipping activities include environmental impact on the coastal zones resulting from the development and operation of large-scale port facilities, and dredging and disposal of contaminated sediments for navigational purposes

  • DP World leads container conversion environment...

    Under the direct supervision of the global marine terminal operator, DP World, four teams of 29 Emirati university students have started work on converting four 20-foot shipping containers into self-sustainable bus stops as part of the Carbon Ambassadors Programme (CAP).

  • Shipping industry disappointed but not surprised...

    Following today’s vote in the European Parliament, adopting a regional EU Regulation on the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of individual ship emissions of CO2, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO and Intercargo have issued the following statement: Today’s vote was expected, being based on the political agreement reached between the EU institutions at the end of last year.

  • Acid Rain and Aquatic Ecosystems

    Before the 1970s the issue of acid rain received minor attention. During that time, little was known about the magnitude and distribution of acid rain or about its impacts on terrestrial (land-based) and aquatic ecosystems


Updates to Abu Dhabi Plan Maritime 2030 to be revealed

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) will use an upcoming marine environmental conference on ‘Integrated Marine and Coastal Management’ to provide updates on the Plan Maritime 2030: Abu Dhabi Coastal and Marine Framework Plan, the first comprehensive coastal and marine spatial plan in the region.