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What does it take for stakeholders in the North to learn their lesson? Marine Invasive Species

According to the Norwegian Environment Agency, Norwegian waters host at a minimum 2320 alien species, almost half of which have been found capable of reproducing and establishing in Norway. 1,061 more words

Resource Economics

How gloomy may the Arctic’s future be ? A quick glimpse on Ballast Water issues

While the IMO (International Maritime Organization) together with a large share of the global “maritime community” have accepted the Ballast Water Management (BWM) convention as one of the basic tenants of precaution with respect to introductions of species in new marine environments, and while at the same time there is a growing anticipation for 2017… 488 more words


Can IMO Ballast Water Management Convention Ensure The Blue Economy ?

The Ballast Water Management Convention (BMW convention) has been adopted by the IMO (International Maritime Organization) in 2004 under the condition that the convention becomes enforced after 12 months if at least 30 countries, representing a combined total gross tonnage of more than 35% of the world’s merchant fleet, ratify it. 447 more words


Ballast water is only part of the problem...

I was interviewed for an article for the Danish Maritime industry about another aspect of shipping and invasive species — hull fouling. The article came out today (in Danish) in a couple formats: 203 more words

Resource Economics

Beware the Ballast Water! Blue SDU targets marine invasive species

The MERE research group is part of a larger SDU network – BlueSDU – focused on strengthening and showcasing research broadly addressing water. The BlueSDU network has economists, biologists, lawyers, public health researchers, maritime archaeologists, biochemists, engineers, and others who are actively engaged in cross-disciplinary efforts concerning freshwater, marine and maritime issues. 1,279 more words

Environmental Economics

“Right under our noses: Looking for origins of marine invasive species in the Arctic? No need to go far away: An example taken from Southwest Denmark”

Very limited research has so far only managed to thoroughly investigate the origins of a few biological invasions in the Arctic marine environment. However we do know based on decades of rigorous scientific research that various different vectors may allow a non-indigenous species (NIS) to gain a foothold in a new marine environment. 1,229 more words

Resource Economics

Ballast Water Exchange Area Designation in the North Sea

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has published the BWM.2/Circ 56, dated 13th July 2015 basis  communication received from the Government of the Netherlands, regarding the designation of areas for ballast water exchange in the North Sea in accordance with regulation B-4.2 of the BWM Convention by Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. 205 more words