VIDEO: Can the Oceans Clean Themselves from Plastic Debris?

Can The Oceans Clean Themselves from Plastic Debris

The high amount of plastic that floats freely in the oceans forming gyres, which endanger sea life, affects food chain and causes over a billion US dollar worth vessel damages per  year.

Take a look at the inspiring speech of a first year aerospace engineering student at the Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands, Boyan Slat, a creator of the Marine Litter Extraction system.

Boyan Slat delivered a  speech during a recent TEDx talk at his University, where he presented an innovative plan on how to remove plastic garbage from the oceans.

March 29, 2013; Video: The Marine Litter Extraction

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Marine Maintenance World Expo 29 September – 1 October

The international exhibition of maintenance and repair technologies, tools, spare parts, services and systems for vessels of all sizes, from yachts, commercial fishing vessels, work boats, passenger and vehicle ferries, to cargo ships, cruise ships, naval defence fleets, oil tankers, offshore support vessels and offshore-energy platforms.

Expect to see technologies and services including:

• Hull blasting/cleaning equipment
• Hull coatings
• Spare parts component suppliers
• Hull inspection equipment
• Ultrasonic testing equipment
• Non-destructive testing equipment
• Boat-lifting equipment
• Dry dock tools and equipment
• Underwater ship inspection surveys
• Underwater repair technology
• Marine engine maintenance equipment
• Maintenance of marine engine control systems
• Marine transmission maintenance systems
• Predictive maintenance systems
• Engine and oil analysis equipment
• Wear particle indicators
• Vibration analysis systems
• On-ship/onboard visual monitoring display equipment
• Bow stem slamming and strain monitoring
• Water quality monitoring
• Ship maintenance software
• Lifeboat maintenance systems
• Ship repair specialists from around the world
• Hydraulic analysis, coolant analysis, and other fluid analysis
• Wet/underwater welding
• Propeller polishing equipment
• Wireless handheld inventory monitors
• Marine monitoring and control platform
• Integrated platform management systems
• Load cells
• Mooring tension monitoring systems
• Hull stress monitoring equipment
• Tow load monitoring, mooring load monitoring, jetty management monitoring systems
• Mooring load monitoring and analysis equipment
• Marine equipment status monitoring and control systems
• Salinometers
• Marine monitoring and control hardware
• Marine monitoring and control software
• Fleet management systems
• Alarm monitoring equipment
• Power maintenance systems/electrical maintenance systems

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PIANC SMART Rivers Conference

The SMART Rivers Conference is a biennal forum bringing together those involved in river transport form developing and developed countries…

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NEVA 2015

The NEVA 2015 profile will promote traditional sectors of Shipbuilding, Ship Equipment, Offshore Shelf Construction and Equipment, Ports…

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16th Annual FPSO World Congress 2015

This year, we will bring together more than 750 key stakeholders from oil companies, vessel owners, shipyards, financial organisations…

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