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JUL 2017

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www.sea-technology.com July 2017 / st 55 drift. The combination chlorophyll- and-turbidity sensor is protected from biofouling by a copper faceplate and wiper. As part of HydroCAT-EP field tests, an extended deployment was carried out at Shilshole Bay in Seattle, Wash- ington. The HydroCAT-EP was co-de- ployed with an SBE 37-SMP-ODO Mi- croCAT CTD + DO recorder. Periodic measurements were made with an SBE 19plus V2 CTD equipped with an SBE 43 dissolved oxygen sensor. Intercom- parison results show the accuracy and stability of the HydroCAT-EP and high- light the lack of maintenance required to sustain high-quality data. CTG Hydrocarbon Fluorometer For Post-Spill Monitoring Ag Solve, Brazil was called to the scene of an accident involving a large oil tanker on the Bandeirantes High- way, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The spill of 30,000 liters of diesel oil caused soil and water contamination. Ag Solve used a CTG Uvilux to track the pollut- ant in the surrounding rivers. The water after the accident regis- tered 60 to 70 hydrocarbon units. The lake that supplies the city also had high hydrocarbon readings. A survey of the city of Indaiatuba found the tap water contained 80 units of hydrocarbons. Veslink Certified as Solution For EU MRV Regulation Veson Nautical announced that Verifavia, an emissions verification company for the transport sector (avia- tion and shipping), officially certified its Veslink Voyage Reporting system as a solution for the EU's upcoming Monitoring, Reporting, and Verifica- tion (MRV) regulation. Veslink Voyage Reporting stream- lines data collection and distribution from vessels, operators, agents and counterparties. According to the EU Commission for Climate Action, maritime trans- port emits around 1 billion tonnes of CO 2 annually and is responsible for approximately 2.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Because ships' energy consumption and CO 2 emissions could be reduced by up to 75 percent by applying up- dated operational measures and using existing technologies, all shipowners with vessels exceeding 5,000 GT are required to provide monitoring plans to an accredited verifier by August 30, 2017. Heineken Partners for Greener Shipping HEINEKEN Netherlands, foodstuff distributor Nedcargo, and GoodFuels, the first marine biofuel company fo- cused on the global commercial ship- ping fleet, have launched a joint pilot initiative to demonstrate the significant advantages of operating inland trans- port barges using sustainable drop-in marine fuel. The initiative will see advanced ma- rine fuel supplied by GoodFuels con- taining 30 percent biofuel on board the 104-TEU barge For Ever, an inland barge transporting Heineken export beer from the HEINEKEN brewery in Zoeterwoude to the deep-sea terminals in Rotterdam. The transportation of the beer will dramatically reduce CO 2 emissions by more than 25 percent, while also sharply reducing harmful local emissions such as nitrogen oxide and particulate matter. The project will showcase the pos- sibility of reducing emissions of inland waterway transport without any vessel modification. ST

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