The content of the present report is based on the contributions provided by the several authors representing the most respected entities in the world of the international maritime shipping industry. It should be looked at as a result of the perfect collaboration. Numerous experts validated the original version of the report and, after that, the document was validated.
The document is aimed at the policy makers and other industry stakeholders, researchers and technology developers, and many other players. In fact, it could be treated as a sort of the starting point when discussing the future of the shipbuilding as it facilitates the cooperation of the parties involved. Note that the main emphasis has been put by the authors on the Baltic Sea region.
They have provided an excellent source of information about the current situation as well as the historical background and, of course, the future perspectives of the shipbuilding industry in the subject region. the document shall be read by the people willing to be kept updated in the recent developments and ongoing trends in the field of the shipbuilding and is intended to be useful to the professional shipbuilders and others engaged in the field.
The volume is a result of the collective efforts by the world leading and recognized experts in the industry, bringing together numerous valuable assorted contributions that were presented in the course of the OS-017, standing for the Ocean Science Session, and the Joint Assembly that were both held in Singapore some years back.
The chapters of the present publication are dealing with the modeling and the assessment of the dispersal communication incoming with SGD in the coastal areas affected by tsunami, numerical simulation applied to the coastal sediment transport by the earthquake tsunami which occurred in Tohoku-Oki in 2011, database of the tsunami events, raw/processed water level information, simulations of the tsunamis in the Western Pacific Ocean and in the East China Sea aroused from the earthquakes that took place along the Nankai-Suruga trough, various negative consequences of tsunamis on the ecosystem services, discussion related to the interaction of tsunami with fringing coral reef, effects of the wave erosion caused by tsunamis on the natural landscapes, concatenated hazards, floods, tropical cyclones and climate change, vertical evaluation system, contribution of the multiple wave arrivals to the duration of the tsunami and the damage caused, and so many other relevant and indeed critically important topics.
The publication contains the proceedings of the international conference dedicated to the marine pollution by oil. Man has always influenced the surrounding environment, but at the very beginning the traces of people's activities were almost not noticeable and the effects of those activities to the equilibrium of the eco-system were not serious at all.
As soon as the human started to use the tools, people were able to influence their surroundings in much more drastical way, and that is actually the time when the things started to go wrong. The environment condition we have today is the result of people's activities. The first section of the title is dealing with chemical/physical behavior of oil in marine environment and with the associated biological processes, while the second chapter addresses the effects of oil and its compounds on the eco-systems, populations and species.
The third section of the volume provides readers with the results obtained during the monitoring of both biotic and abiotic compartments of marine eco-systems. And the fourth section is dedicated to the several specific cases of the risk management and analysis on the basis on existing scientific technical knowledge. Definitely recommended title for those willing to be up-to-date with all happenings in the field of marine science.
People have always tried to utilize the forces of wind and water to generate the power. The sailing ships and boats of the past used the wind for propulsion. You should agree that it was quite untrivial task to maneuver a sailing vessel to some destination point under frequently and seriously changing weather, sea and wind conditions.
Moreover, seamen always have to sail through very narrow passageways and through areas with dense traffic. The proceedings of the Eighth Robotic Sailing conference contained in the present publication, have been divided into three major parts. The opening part of the book has been devoted mostly to different technical hardware solutions newly developed for the autonomous sailing platforms - the design and construction, test sailing have been addressed, together with the application of various devices.
The second part is intended to introduce some new ideas relating to the mission planning, localization and avoidance of obstacles. Finally, the last part of this volume is dealing with the design and modeling of controllers and sensors, including their evaluation. Note that some of the papers contained in this collection may treat more than one of the aspects mentioned above.
The content of this volume bases on the materials that have been presented in the course of the international conference hosted by the Centre d’Océanologie of Marseille in 2008; it covers a wealth of all hot topics that were related to the ways of interaction of the mankind with the marine environment. The chapters of this book present work on the key areas of oceanography.
It features the most recognized scientific works by the world leading researchers in the field of oceanography from Japan and France and demonstrates the strength of the links between the two scientific communities. The materials have been arranged into six main sections. The first section is dedicated to the aquaculture and covers the newly developed methods for seed culture, quality control of the cultured fish, genetically modified fish, salmon resource creation etc. The second section addresses the artificial reefs and touches the legal aspects, new experiences and developments.
The next section deals with the marine biological diversity and covers biological invasion, adaptation and distribution issues. The remaining three sections deal with the coastal managements, observation of the marine environment, and physical, biogeochemical, biological and chemical functions. At the end of the book there are lists of participants, oral presentations and numerous photographs.
The publication contains the proceedings of the Seventh Conference on Robotic Sailing which was held in 2014; the volume includes numerous interesting works presented by the researchers from all around the world relating to both future and current challenges in the development of the various autonomous sailboats.
The autonomous sailing robots are the boats that only use the wind force for propelling with neither any actual human assistance nor any sort of remote control. The type of sailing in question offers the great potential of long-term and range autonomous solar, wind- and wave-propelled devices that are also carbon neutral. Such devices would greatly contribute to the monitoring of various important data, for example ecological, hydrographic, environmental conditions and other. Moreover, such robots could also be utilized for monitoring the traffic, assistance, surveillance, security plus rescue purposes.
However, they are still very dependent on the wind and sea conditions that are subject to the rapid change, and this is what in fact presents a serious challenge for the route planning, control of stability and avoidance of possible collisions. We recommend to treat the book as a definitely interesting and also quite informative publication for every robotic sailing enthusiast willing to be kept updated with the very latest technological developments and advances in the subject field.
Another conference, this one dedicated to the Marine Renewable & Offshore Wind Energy - RINA International Conference - 2010. The opening document of the papers included in the set discusses the modern situation with the offshore wind development. It it critically important to underline that the experience could easily get transferred from the more mature offshore industries like oil and gas industry.
The team of authors of this article argued that the today's challenges and opportunities involved are multi-faceted and it would imply a serious need for the multi-disciplinary approach for proper assessment of the risks as well as optimization of the returns. The VCA, i.e. Value Chain Assessment is introduced, an the most adequate methodologies for optimization of the balance between risks and returns. Last couple of decades have demonstrated quite significant increase in the potential/implementation of the developmental and research projects relating to the wind energy.
The demand for subject type of renewable energy made the participants of the industry to look for new resources offshore. Subject trends have resulted in the implementation of the new technologies in cases where a relatively limited of experience data s possessed... Recommended for people willing to be updated with all recent developments in the industry...
This publication contains all official reports issued by IPIECA organization on the oil spill incidents. It will be of interest not only to the people directly from the maritime shipping industry but also to the people working in or interested in the field of ecology and environment protections. The publication will provide them with a full overview of the major issues that could be referenced in preparation for the oil spills and in response to them at sea.
The main idea of the compilers of this document was to prepare a summary report that would be used by the people all around the world with the content being equally beneficial to everyone. There are total of seventeen separate oil spill reports included in the volume; in all of them particular emphasis was made on the biological impacts that the spills had. Some of the reports were prepared in close collaboration with the IMO and ITOPF.
The series itself focuses on the major aspects of the preparedness and response and we all shall recognized the utmost importance of being duly concentrated on the spill prevention at all times, knowing the seriousness of the consequences. The compact but informative guidance to oil spill compensation has also been included in the volume.