In armed conflict and in daily life, ships have become an integral part of modern commercial and military systems. Fishing boats are used by millions of fishermen throughout the world. Military forces operate vessels for naval warfare and to transport and support forces ashore. Commercial vessels, nearly 35,000 in number, carried 7.4billion tons of cargo in 2007. As of 2011, there are about 104,304 ships with IMO numbers in the world.
Ships were always a key in history's great explorations and scientific and technological development. Navigators such as Zheng He spread such inventions as the compass and gunpowder. Ships have been used for such purposes as colonization and the slave trade, and have served scientific, cultural, and humanitarian needs. After the 16th century, new crops that had come from and to the Americas via the European seafarers significantly contributed to the world population growth.Ship transport has shaped the world's economy into today's energy-intensive pattern.
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As a result, the team have now developed the first dataset showing the thickness of sea ice across the entire Arctic and through a whole year ...The new data will “will reduce safety risks for ships and fishing boats”, according to lead author Jack Landy, of UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
The Russian military has tested anti-ship weapon systems in extreme Arctic conditions, the Defense Ministry reported on Friday. Live-fire exercises with Granit and Oniks anti-ship missiles were conducted in the area around the Chukotka Peninsula, Russia’s northeasternmost part.
Summer meltwater ponds on sea ice in the Arctic Ocean... A published in Nature describes how scientists have now found an ingenious way of removing the pesky problem of dazzle from surface meltwater to yield the first ever continuous, year-round altimetry measurements of sea-ice thickness in the Arctic Ocean.
Their findings have been published in the journal Nature Geosciences after the observations were conducted by the researchers during the ship-based Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition.
This theme is as crucial as the development of the Russian Arctic ... The INSTC has the participation of an Iranian shipping line with 300 vessels, connecting to Mumbai ... There is a long-term plan up to 2035 to create infrastructure for safe shipping navigation, following an ‘Arctic best practices’ of learning step by step.
The research was carried out during the ship-based ‘Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAIC)’ expedition – the largest polar expedition in history - and the study was published in the international journal, Nature Geosciences, on September 15, 2022.
Satellites can now measure the thickness of sea-ice covering the Arctic Ocean all year round ... Apart from the obvious advantage to ships, which need to know those parts of the Arctic that will be safe to navigate, there are significant benefits to climate and weather forecasting ... The volume of sea-ice has halved across the Arctic since the late 1970s.
Satellites can now measure the thickness of sea-ice covering the Arctic Ocean all year round ... Apart from the obvious advantage to ships, which need to know those parts of the Arctic that will be safe to navigate, there are significant benefits to climate and weather forecasting.
... for the Russian Far East” and that both countries are cooperating on the emerging “Arctic shipping route.” The general theme of the article is that the Western-led world order is a thing of the past, and it is being replaced by a multipolar world order led by China and Russia.
To meet that emerging threat, lawmakers want to authorize $841 million for a third PolarSecurityCutter icebreaker ship for the Coast Guard and $20 million to establish an Arctic Security Cutter program office, which will begin work on the next generation of medium icebreakers.