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Environmental protection

Spire Maritime AIS data can play a critical role in preserving the marine environment by identifying breaches in protected or sensitive areas

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With more than 90 percent of global trade being carried by sea, the amount of industry – petrochemical, timber, cargo, fishing – traversing the world’s waters on any given day is staggering.

Although shipping is the anchor of the global economy, this intense level of vessel traffic can be a detriment to the marine environment. Spire Maritime AIS data helps organizations across the globe protect the marine environment and the fragile ecosystems contained within our oceans.

Relevant blog posts on Environmental Protection

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The causes and impacts of the Panama Canal drought

Using Spire Maritime, Weather and Climate data, the root causes of the Panama Canal drought have been put to light.

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We4Sea: Sustainability through improved vessel performance

The maritime industry’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions and adopting more sustainable business practices faces a huge challenge.

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A guide to UK MRV requirements

The UK’s plan assesses the actual efficiency of the ships by focusing on fuel consumption and cargo data, to cut greenhouse gasses (GHG).

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What are the IMO regulations?

Tracking fuel consumption, travel distance, and journey duration, the IMO’s Data Collection System (DCS), while similar to the EU’s MRV plan, has some key differences.

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What are EU MRV reporting requirements?

New maritime protocols will be based on collected emission data, and vessel owners and charterers will be compelled and incentivized to reduce emissions.

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COP 27: 4 ways AIS and weather data can be used to reduce maritime carbon emissions

More decisive actions and commitments are expected at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations (COP27): 2022 is the ‘Super Year of the Ocean’ and the UN-Ocean Conference reached a collective agreement earlier this year among governments to implement “science-based, innovative” solutions to curb ocean warming.

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ShipView: An environmental protection tool to fight oil pollution

Oil pollution wreaking devastation in the world’s oceans has a long, unfortunate history.

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Going green for climate change, one corridor at a time

Solving problems, especially big ones, is often a matter of breaking the multitude of issues one is facing into more manageable parts. And there is no bigger problem than reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses entering the Earth’s atmosphere.

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