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ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

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SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

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DELIVERING CCS

Dr Vivian Scott, of Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage, discusses the current state of CCS policy and prospects in Europe

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VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland, presents results regarding the application of CCS in the iron and steel industry

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The Crown Estate discusses long term injection of CO

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into deep geological formations

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THE POWER OF TIDAL

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The European Marine Energy Centre highlights the importance of tidal energy

GOING BEYOND

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Alex Hay of Dalhousie University, Canada, provides an oceanographer’s perspective of turbulence research and in-stream tidal energy

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Private sector and university researchers combine to develop solutions for turbulence measurement at in-stream tidal power sites

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THE BIOECONOMY

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A BIO-BASED ECONOMY?

The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking is working to increase Europe’s role in the global bioeconomy

A STEP FURTHER

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Senior policy analyst Dr Ben Allen of the IEEP outlines the advantages of moving towards a circular bioeconomy in Europe

PROFILE:

Recyctec Holding AB has developed a globally unique purification method that purifies used glycol so that it can be re-used

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BIODIVERSITY

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BAROMETER OF LIFE

Conserving biodiversity has been central to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s mission since its creation in 1948

NAMING BIODIVERSITY

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The University of Koblenz-Landau’s Professor Eberhard Fischer outlines the role of taxonomy in modern research

PROFILE:

Professor Eberhard Fischer from the University of Koblenz-Landau on monitoring water quality in the tropics

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DEFORESTATION IN THE EU

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As the EU’s timber regulation comes under review, Portal looks at the global impact of deforestation in Europe

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BioCarbon Engineering on how it is working to change the world one billion trees at a time

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MARITIME RESEARCH

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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: AN IMMENSE CLIMATE THREAT

The Clean Shipping Coalition’s Cristina Mestre discusses efforts to reduce the environmental impacts of the shipping sector

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The Institute of Marine Research outlines its agenda when it comes to marine, climate and polar research

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GROWTH FROM THE WATERS

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The maritime economy represents around 5.4 million jobs and generates a Gross Value Added of almost €500bn a year in Europe,

placing peripheral and maritime territories in a key position when it comes to Europe’s economic future. So what is Blue Growth,

and how can it be supported? Damien Perissé, of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions, explains

PROFILE:

Clever Marine Services Ltd explains cost effective and maintenance-free ultrasonic fouling prevention

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SPECIAL FEATURE: THE COAST

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Deltares is investigating the flood risk reduction potential of vegetated shorelines

KEEPING UP WITH THE COAST

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As Europe’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust is responsible for some 775 miles of coastline in England, Wales, and

Northern Ireland – coastline which is coming under increasing pressure as sea levels rise and extreme weather events become

more and more common. Coastal and marine advisor Phil Dyke outlines the challenge

COPING WITH COASTAL CHANGE

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The National Oceanography Centre’s Dr Jenny Brown of the Marine Physics and Ocean Climate group, and the Coastal Ocean

Processes subgroup, discusses effective coastal management, including managed retreat, holding the line, and

Nature-based solutions, as well as assessing how well-prepared the UK is for climate change-related threats