Underwater noise, also known as Underwater Radiated Noise (URN) is a form of pollution which comes from a number of sources, including shipping activity. This infographic depicts the major sources of underwater noise from ships and their effects on marine wildlife as well as what the many measures that can be taken to reduce and remove noise disturbances.
Shipping emissions significantly impact the climate, human health and ocean biodiversity. Emission Control Areas (ECAs) are designed to reduce atmospheric pollutants from ships by requiring more stringent controls on fuels and engines while operating in the ECA.
In a context where black carbon emissions have doubled in IMO Arctic between 2015 and 2021, this infographic depicts how this harmful pollutant for the environment, the climate, and people, could be controlled and regulated. It also looks at the geographic scope for measures so impact from shipping can be reduced and emissions in and near the arctic are also addressed and makes recommendation for action for IMO Member States.
This infographic shows how the world is fast approaching climate tipping points leading to cascading and irreversible impact if emissions don’t immediately peak and rapidly decline. It also covers the particular case of the Arctic and how shipping significantly contributes to the climate crisis.
This infographic focuses on how the use of scrubbers have turned a global shipping’s air pollution problem into an ocean pollution problem, and why their use may conflict with UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea). This infographic also makes recommendations for actions states, industry and the IMO should take.
Learn important facts about six key Arctic species – the beluga, the walrus, narwhal, polar bear, Arctic tern and bowhead whale. Click images for larger versions/pdfs. Arctic species under threat 1: Beluga Arctic species under threat 2: Narwhal Arctic species under threat 3: Walrus Arctic species under threat 4: Polar Bear Arctic species under threat 5: Arctic Tern Arctic species under threat 6: Bowhead Whale
The EU’s Fit for 55 climate package provides an opportunity to tackle black carbon emissions from ships and deliver the EU’s Arctic Communication commitment to lead the drive to lower the carbon and environmental footprint of maritime transport.
Infographic: Growth in Arctic shipping is Bad News and the result of a destabilised Arctic Environment
The Arctic is warming 3 times faster than the rest of our planet. The shipping industry must rapidly reduce CO2 and black carbon emissions and their effect on the Arctic. Reversing the loss of the Arctic ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice is critical to the future of Arctic wildlife, communities and the planet.
Scrubbers turn an air pollution problem into an ocean pollution problem. How does that work?