Month: October 2015

Total 3 Posts

Surveying or spying?

The Russian Navy’s new survey ship  has been raising eyebrows in America and Europe, but not for conducting ground-breaking scientific research. The hi-tech ship, launched in May of this year, was designed by Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau in St. Petersburg and crossed the Atlantic in August, sailing past the Turks[…]

Reducing shipping’s carbon footprint

As an industry which produced 0.8 billion tonnes of CO2 in 2012, or 2.2% of worldwide carbon emissions, the pressure is on like never before for the shipping industry to reduce its carbon footprint. November sees world leaders gather for the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) and there are proposals[…]

Community at the core

In common with many great projects and companies, MarineTraffic started as an experiment. In 2006, Dimitris Lekkas, a professor in the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering at the University of the Aegean and his team began to experiment with AIS receivers. With areas of specialism including information infrastructures,[…]