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MEDITERRANEAN MAP - The vast sea area is subdivided into local regions, serving Europe, Africa and the Middle East. When he was younger, one of our volunteers cruised the Mediterranean on a steam ship called the Uganda. It was an unforgettable experience that he hopes others will be able to enjoy, free of the thought of harming the environment, that was not an issue in his day.

 

 

The Mediterranean is a vast sea, subdivided and interconnected as local seas, providing access to several European (Spain, France, Italy, Albania, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece, Cyprus, Malta) and other countries (Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey) with stunning coastlines and historic destinations via large ports, smaller island harbours and marinas.

 

Cruise operators provide holidays to many of these exotic destinations all of which at the moment rely on diesel heavy oil bunker fuels that are now the subject of IMO MARPOL requirements to lower toxic emissions and eventually to taper off the use of polluting ships with the uptake of less polluting transport, eventually leading to a zero carbon situation by 2100.

 

This presents port authorities and tour operators with several unknowns, and potentially, the need to adapt supporting infrastructure and the vessels that provide such services and generate tourist income, to welcome in the age of sustainable tourism as part of the United Nations' circular economy.

 

Stakeholders need to know what technology is being developed, and to make an informed choice as to infrastructure development needs, to adapt their regions to support incoming and newly emerging technology.

 

At the moment there are four main choices for shipping with zero carbon potential:

 

1. Sails

2. Hydrogen fuel cells

3. Solar

4. Solar & wind power

 

Three of these are climate friendly, with a hydrogen based economy offering less efficient use of renewable energy, but still being zero carbon. Sails take us back to the days of clipper ships, but could be made to be robotic in function. Solar power alone has proven to be a tad on the slow side, and solar and wind power is under development.

 

CRUISE OPERATORS A - Z

 

AZAMARA CLUB

CELESTYAL

DISNEY

MSC

OCEANIA

P&O

PRINCESS

SILVERSEA

VIKING

VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY

 

 

 

 

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

 

Coastal Tourism is based on a unique resource combination at the border of land and sea environments: sun, water, beaches, outstanding scenic views, rich biological diversity (birds, whales, corals etc), sea food and good transportation infrastructure.

 

Based on these resources, various profitable services have been developed in many coastal destinations such as well maintained beaches, diving, boat-trips, bird watching tours, restaurants or medical facilities.

 

Sustainable tourism can only be based on renewables and transport that does not harm the environment.

 

 



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The SYAT conference building in Grado, advanced leisure vessels and port solutions

 

SYAT - Il 3 e 4 ottobre 2019 torna a Grado (Gorizia) SYAT, Ship&Yacht Advanced Technology, il salone per le tecnologie marittime innovative per la mobilità dei passeggeri, alla sua terza edizione.

SYAT è organizzato da Aries, società in-house della Camera di Commercio Venezia Giulia, e dal Maritime Technology Custer FVG, punto di riferimento per il settore delle tecnologie marittime nel Friuli Venezia Giulia.

L’evento è un’opportunità per le PMI e i gruppi di ricerca del settore per presentare prodotti o prototipi innovativi a key player di rilievo internazionale, che potranno trovare, nelle soluzioni esposte, delle risposte alle loro esigenze.

Modalità di partecipazione

La Call per presentare i propri risultati di innovazione è aperta: fino al 30 agosto 2019 le PMI e i gruppi di ricerca hanno, infatti, la possibilità di candidare prodotti, processi o servizi innovativi già disponibili per il mercato, oppure prototipi, processi o servizi innovativi che devono ancora essere industrializzati. Ciascun proponente potrà candidare un massimo di tre soluzioni innovative.

 

 

PLASTIC PROBLEM

The accumulation of plastic on the beaches and in the marinas of the countries bordering the Mediterranean is a growing problem for coastal tourism and tourists visiting these otherwise amazing holiday destinations. Plastic pollution potentially damages the economies of those affected as well as poisoning the fish that humans eat.

 

 

Zero carbon ferries and cruise liners

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H2020 - Collaborative research proposal to develop rotary sails in conjunction with other innovative advances as a means to provide sustainable tourism and eventually, world shipping with major disruption to ports and harbours. Such development could benefit operators of ferry and cruise services in Europe, who might be looking for a way of continuing to enjoy economic blue growth without adding to global warming.

 

 

 

 

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FISHING NETS - FUKUSHIMA - MARINE LITTER - MICROBEADS - MICRO PLASTICS - NYLON - OCEAN GYRES - OCEAN WASTE

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CAPE HORN - CARIBBEAN - CORAL - EAST CHINA - ENGLISH CH  - GULF GUINEA - GULF MEXICO - GUANABARA BAY - INDIAN

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