With 1500 registered participants, EMD 2019 has broken all previous records, including for the biggest ever exhibition, with 105 exhibitors. Walking around offers a glimpse into the exciting opportunities our seas offer – and that plenty of businesses are starting to grasp.
Plastic waste shipments that are today destined for intra-EU trade will be affected by the significant new hurdles caused by the new rules, since collection, sorting and recycling often take place in different Member States.
Since the beginning of May, Ellen the first all-electric ferry built in the framework of the Horizon 2020 Project E-Ferry, has started its first official sea trials.
The European Union’s blue economy continues growing. The economic activities related to oceans, seas and coastal areas recorded gross profit of EUR 74.3 billion in 2017, with 4 million persons employed, which is an increase of half a million since 2011.
Those figures come from the second edition of the EU blue economy report, published during the annual European Maritime Day conference in Lisbon, on 16 May 2019.
On Friday 17 May 2019, the International Sustainable Mobility Forum, focused on Hydrogen-based Emission-less solutions, will take place as part on EU Green Week 2019 at Museu Ferroviário / Rail Museum, Entroncamento, Portugal.
This forum aims to promote a meeting of the supply and demand of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell solutions in transport systems in the context of emissions-free mobility. The event will bring together suppliers of technology solutions, industry, transport management entities and fleet owners, urban planners, land managers and decision makers – among others – promoting mutual updating on opportunities and challenges related to the use of hydrogen. Hydrogen ecosystems, such as production, storage, distribution, refueling and end-use, are presented through innovative pilot projects carried out in the context of European projects and strategies.
The Robustness and Assurance of Aerospace and Aeronautics navigation system has been one of the top priorities since the early days of navigation and positioning systems. Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) has been a revolution for its global availability of position and time, as well as for its accuracy and integrity performances. It is estimated that approximately 7% of the European GDP depends on satellite navigation applications, including aviation, maritime, rail, road, energy, telecommunications and financial services. On the other side, robustness and assurance in navigation is an open issue that has yet to be solved within the GNSS domain. Cyberattack and cyberwarfare protection systems have been developed for both receivers and applications, integrating sophisticated algorithms or advanced antennas, and finally coupling with alternative navigation systems. The well known GNSS limitations have raised developments for context awareness detection systems, capable to alert and geolocate sources of interference and attacks. To date, Robust Positioning and Time (RPNT) is still one of the hardest challenges for GNSS.
On 9 May, CIVITAS PORTIS was announced as the winner of the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) Award in the category of ‘Community Outreach: addressing externalities’.
In 2016 alone, about 2.9 billion international trips occurred worldwide – around 600 million more than five years earlier.
With around 1.2 billion estimated country-to-country movements in 2016, the European Union is the region with the highest mobility in the world.