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Submarine Excursions Now Available in the Maldives

Relax by the pool, sip a cocktail on the beach, explore the marine environment in a submarine . . .Guests at the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru are able to go beyond the typical vacation experience with an underwater flight excursion aboard the three-person DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S, a submarine designed specifically for underwater tourism.For $1,500.00 (+12% GST) per flight, a trained submarine pilot will take up to two guests below the surface to explore the beautiful Maldivian waters in DeepFlight Adventures’ newest 8-meter sub. Over the course of an hourlong dive, passengers

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Seas to Continue Rising Even if Climate Goals Are Met

rise, driven by a thaw of ice from Greenland to Antarctica that will re-draw global coastlines, a German-led team wrote in the journal Nature Communications. Sea level rise is a threat to cities from Shanghai to London, to low-lying swathes of Florida or Bangladesh, and to entire nations such as the Maldives in the Indian Ocean or Kiribati in the Pacific. By 2300, the report projected that sea levels would gain by 0.7-1.2 metres, even if almost 200 nations fully meet goals under the 2015 Paris Agreement, which include cutting greenhouse gas emissions to net zero in the second half of this century

Stingray 500 (Photo: Aquatica)

There's a New Manned Submersible on the Market

in defense technology and underwater systems to the military and maritime agencies in South East Asia. MILWAVES will be Aquatica’s exclusive representative for the entire line of submersibles and subsea services in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Brunei, Myanmar, Philippines and the Maldives.   Richard Lee Business Development Director MILWAVES Technology Tte. Ltd., said, “The commercial submarine industry is fairly new to SEAsia markets, and this will be a good challenge for us to start the ball rolling in this region. In addition, the defense industry here is active,

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adidas is Making Shoes from ‘Up-cycled’ Ocean Plastic

found in supermarket shellfish. Now footwear and apparel brand adidas has teamed up with environmental group Parley for the Oceans to create and market the first mass-produced running shoe made of “up-cycled” marine plastic waste recovered via cleanup operations in coastal areas of the Maldives. With an aesthetic design inspired by ocean waves, the UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley shoe features a knitted upper created with 95 percent ocean plastic and 5 percent recycled polyester, while its laces, heel cap base material, heel webbing, heel lining and the sock-liner cover are also made of recycled

Matthieu de Tugny, Senior Vice President, Offshore (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

BV Helps to ‘de-risk’ Marine Renewable Energy Tech

drawing on our technical expertise.’   With projects around the world, as well as in France, this is a growing and important sector for renewable energy. Examples of Approvals In Principle (AIPs) issued by BV in 2016 include: September 2016: AIP for floating OTEC platform in the Maldives for the Bardot Group April 2016: AIP for WindFloat (floating foundation for a wind turbine) project in the Mediterranean for Principle Power January 2016: AIP for 1MW OTEC platform in Kiribati for KRISO   BV’s certification covers entire projects, including farms of multiple

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Maldives Protects Fishery with GOST Nav-Tracker

GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies) announced that its Nav-Tracker 3.0 VMS has been adapted for use by the Indian Ocean archipelago nation of The Maldives to prevent illegal encroachment on protected island fisheries and preserve special areas for traditional fishing techniques. GOST in conjunction with both The Maldives Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture and the Maldives government-owned telecom company developed a custom-tailored solution to address the country’s specific maritime protection tracking needs. Providing real-time satellite information, Nav-Tracker is being used by the

Bleached and dead Acorpora coral in the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. Warm Pacific ocean temperatures may lead to an increase in coral bleaching, NOAA scientists said. (Credit: NOAA)

Scientists See Rising Threat of Coral Bleaching

Watch four-month Coral Bleaching Outlook accurately predicted coral bleaching in the South Pacific, including the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Fiji, and American Samoa. It also recently predicted the coral bleaching in the Indian Ocean, including the British Indian Ocean Territory and the Maldives.   Coral bleaching occurs when corals are stressed by changes in environmental conditions such as temperature, light or nutrients. The coral expels the symbiotic algae living in its tissue, causing the tissue to turn white or pale. Without the algae, the coral loses its major source of food

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Renewable Energy: Security for Nations Dependent on Imports

. The EU’s import dependency was 54% in 2010 compared to 40% in the 1980s. A disturbingly large number of nations are almost completely dependent on energy imports. In this motley group we find countries like Luxemburg, Cyprus, Malta, Morocco, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, the Maldives, Ireland, South Korea, and many Pacific Islands. Many of these nations are geographically isolated (e.g. island nations) and also poor, adding insult to injury. Having to import all or most of the energy needed to meet the national demand is not only expensive; it also has a number of other

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