potential game changing technology for Pacific low carbon shipping
This technical review documents the literature of Flettner Rotor technology to make it available to researchers seeking potential means for reducing Oceanic shipping costs for both transport and fishing at all levels of vessel size.
Future Oceanic Shipping
King Canute muses in the South Seas: Why aren’t Pacific Islands transitioning to low carbon sea transport futures?
Transition to low carbon sea transport is a logical response to the extreme dependency of the Pacific Islands region on imported fossil fuel, its significant vulnerability to the effects of climate change and the critical shipping needs of Pacific Island countries (PICs).
Low carbon sea transport
Symposium, Majuro 1-2 December 2017
Sponsored by the Korean Ambassador to Micronesia, H.E. Song-in Kim and hosted by the Micronesia Center for Sustainable Transport, the 2017 Blue-Green Symposium focussed on two emerging Korean technologies, Wingships and Biomass Power plants. The Symposium was well attended by RMI government, Korean government, industry and researchers, MCST, World Food Program and LCSTTP staff.
14 UN Oceans USP’s Voluntary Commitment #OceanAction19944
In June 2017 Sweden and Fiji co-hosted the first UN Oceans Conference in New York. USP;s voluntary commitments to achieving SSDG14 include opening and staffing a research and development centre based in the Marshall Islands, termed the Micronesian Centre for Sustainable Transport, initially focusing on sustainable shipping solutions for the Pacific.