European week for waste reduction

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The 2015 edition of the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) took place from the 21-29 November 2015. This initiative consists of multiple activities taking place around Europe that promote awareness about sustainable resource and waste management.


Coastal and marine special issue on "The Cleansea Project: An interdisciplinary study of marine litter in the EU"

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The special issue of Coastal & Marine presents some of the results that have been achieved by the CleanSea Project, the first European Framework Programme (FP7) research project aiming to support European efforts to reduce marine litter to keep European seas clean, healthy and productive. This entails improving the knowledge and understanding of marine litter composition, distribution and impacts and identifying a mix of strategies and measures to abate this problem.


Climate conference in Paris

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The twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) will take place from 30 November to 11 December 2015, in Paris, France.


LNG-powered vessels growth

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The number of LNG-fuelled vessels in operation by 2020 is likely to be around 600, down from the 1.000 originally forecast by classification society DVN GL, said its business development LNG-advisor for small-scale LNG and LNG-infrastructure, Jan Tellkamp, speaking at the Gas Fuelled Ships event in Hamburg beginning of November.


EMSA satellite services used in migrant rescue operation

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On 6 and 7 October, more than 370 people were rescued off the Libyan coast after their vessels were detected on satellite images taken as part of Frontex’s Eurosur Fusion Services.