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Atlantic Blue Ports Newsletter 7

The 7th Newsletter of the Atlantic Blue Ports project is now available

07 May 2021

The latest edition of the Atlantic Blue Ports Newsletter No7, May 2021 is now available to view with articles on Sea Water Monitoring in the Port of Brest, updates on Damen’s InvaSave Ballast Water Treatment System, details about MicFil’s new products and information about the planned legacy for the BluePorts project.

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Atlantic Blue Ports Newsletter #7

07 May 2021

The Atlantic Blue Ports project aims to reduce and better manage accidental or ‘regular’ pollution induced by maritime transport, especially in port areas. In the port of Brest, tidal currents are the main cause of diffusion of pollutants. They are also critical for navigation and port operations.

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Atlantic Blue Ports Newsletter #6

18 March 2021

The invasion of exotic species is currently the second most common cause of species extinction and its management represents one of the greatest challenges for the conservation of terrestrial, marine and freshwater biodiversity. Unlike terrestrial invasions, marine invasions are almost impossible to eradicate due to the high connectivity of water masses and the accelerated increase in human activities in the marine ecosystem.

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Atlantic Blue Ports Newsletter #5

03 December 2020

At the beginning of October 2020, the Chamber of Commerce in Brest welcomed Pierre Karleskind, Member of the European Parliament in charge of maritime affairs, to the port of Brest. Discussions were held with representatives from the port of Brest (CCIMBO and Brittany region), Damen and Blue Water.

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Atlantic Blue Ports Newsletter #4

07 October 2020

Knowledge of sea water properties in ports is essential to manage the risks of pollution of all types including biological ones ( invasive species ) and to make decisions. One action of Blue Ports is to design and to test enhanced monitoring and modelling facilities in port areas.

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Atlantic Blue Ports Newsletter #3

25 June 2020

The Atlantic Blue Ports project is aiming to improve the port based services for the discharge and treatment of ships effluents including oil and ballast water. The project’s goal is to create awareness and motivation to stop discharge at sea using the Atlantic Area as a support platform to prototype, test, demonstrate and communicate activities. The project has gathered together a consortium of 28 partners and associated stakeholders representing ports, PRF operators, public authorities, SMEs and universities from across the Atlantic Area.

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Atlantic Blue Ports Newsletter #2

27 May 2019

The “Atlantic Blue Port Services” project is bringing together all parties engaged in the delivery of port services for the management of ships’ effluents to come up with future services and best practices. Topics include the protection of national sea waters; the development of advanced techniques and processes for the treatment of effluents as well as the control of treated water and the monitoring of sea water in port areas.

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Atlantic Blue Ports Newsletter #1

09 October 2018

The Atlantic Plue Ports Programme Partners are proud to share this newsletter with you. All partners together (‘the Consortium’) are working hard towards greener, more sustainable Port Reception Facilities for both oil and ballast water. Here is a report of selected activities thus far. This Programme is made possible by the European Regional Development Fund’s INTERREG Atlantic Area programme, which aims to promote transnational cooperation among 36 Atlantic regions of five European countries.

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Fabienne Vallee
Atlantic Blue Ports,
project manager