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New AIS Use for Wildlife Conservation

Posted by PortVision on May 10, 2016 6:08:00 AM

An important new use for AIS surfaced in a recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society. In a multi-member partnership of the WCS, NOAA, the US Coast Guard, Space Quest, Google and SkyTruth, research was performed that points to the possibility that AIS data could help to minimize the negative effects of shipping on wildlife.

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The POLARizing Debate over Arctic Drilling

Posted by PortVision on Nov 17, 2015 7:08:00 AM

As the demand for fossil fuels grows, energy companies are looking for new ways to access oil and natural gas deposits all over the Earth. The Arctic is estimated by the U.S. Geological Survey to contain 26 billion barrels of oil and 130 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The incredible value of these deposits make the Arctic the center of a controversy over who has the right to drill for these resources and how they should be extracted.

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