São Tomé and Príncipe Prime Minister Publicly Backs Global OTEC Plans

São Tomé and Príncipe Prime Minister Publicly Backs Global OTEC Plans

NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR OCEAN ENERGY IN ISLANDS ANNOUNCED AT SIDS DOCK ASSEMBLY

October 11, 2021: The Honourable Dr. Jorge Bom Jesus, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, announced a partnership with the United Kingdom (UK)-based Global OTEC, for the deployment of the first commercial Floating OTEC Platform. Dr. Bom Jesus made the announcement during the sixth session of

Grenada’s Prime Minister receives Excellency in Leadership Award

Grenada’s Prime Minister receives Excellency in Leadership Award

1st October 2021 – Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell is the 2020-2021 recipient of the Excellency in Leadership Award, presented by the SIDS Dock Island Women Open Network (IWON), for his outstanding leadership of SIDS DOCK. The award was presented on behalf of SIDS DOCK Island Women Open Network, by Josette Parris, a Form-3 student, at the St. George’s Institute, in Grenada.

Dr. Mitchell has just completed an

Grenada’s Prime Minister Hands Over Presidency Of SIDS DOCK, Promising Continuity In The Push For Greater Focus On Ocean Energy

Grenada’s Prime Minister Hands Over Presidency Of SIDS DOCK, Promising Continuity In The Push For Greater Focus On Ocean Energy

1st October 2021 – Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell is confident that despite the major disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the work of SIDS DOCK remains critical to the future of small island developing states like Grenada.

Dr. Mitchell has just completed an unprecedented second term as President of the fifth session of the SIDS DOCK Assembly, after being asked to extend his

Welcoming the new High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

Welcoming the new High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

Courtenay Rattray began his tenure as High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States in July, 2021.

It is the role of the High Representative to mobilize international support in favour of the ninety-one most vulnerable member states of the United Nations. It is his mandate to advocate on their behalf and raise awareness of their economic,

95% of existing ocean climates could disappear by 2100 if CO2 emissions continue to climb

95% of existing ocean climates could disappear by 2100 if CO2 emissions continue to climb

Canada is home to three oceans, all of which harbour thousands of fish and animals, on which many Canadians rely. But, with a warming planet, these bodies of water are rapidly changing.

A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports suggests that our oceans’ climates — existing environments with delicately balanced ecosystems — face extreme change under climate-change scenarios.

Climate change fueling warm ocean ‘blob’ causing Chile megadrought – study

Climate change fueling warm ocean ‘blob’ causing Chile megadrought – study

By Cassandra Garrison

(Reuters) – A blob of warm water in the southern Pacific is fueling a decade-long megadrought in Chile, and climate change is at least partly to blame, scientists say.

The “Southern Blob” east of New Zealand is driving hot and dry conditions in Chile, with snow caps melting https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/mega-drought-andes-leaves-some-peaks-without-snow

Novel and disappearing climates in the global surface ocean from 1800 to 2100

Abstract

Marine ecosystems are experiencing unprecedented warming and acidification caused by anthropogenic carbon dioxide. For the global sea surface, we quantified the degree that present climates are disappearing and novel climates (without recent analogs) are emerging, spanning from 1800 through different emission scenarios to 2100. We quantified the sea surface environment based on model estimates of carbonate chemistry and temperature. Between 1800 and 2000, no gridpoints on the ocean surface were estimated to have experienced an extreme degree of global disappearance or novelty. In other words, the majority of environmental shifts since 1800 were not novel,

SIDS DOCK and Global OTEC Resources announce partnership to develop and deploy Floating Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Technology Concept in small islands

SIDS DOCK and Global OTEC Resources announce partnership to develop and deploy Floating Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Technology Concept in small islands

07 July 2021, United Nations Headquarters, New York, U.S.A.: SIDS DOCK, the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Organization, has signed an agreement with the United Kingdom (UK)-based Global OTEC Resources Limited, to collaborate on developing and deploying Floating Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Technology Concept in SIDS. The signing ceremony took place on Friday, 2 July 2021, by means of a virtual conference between representatives in Seychelles, Jamaica, Portugal and the United Kingdom.

Carbon Dioxide, Which Drives Climate Change, Reaches Highest Level In 4 Million Years

Carbon Dioxide, Which Drives Climate Change, Reaches Highest Level In 4 Million Years

This 2019 photo provided by NOAA shows the Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory in Hawaii. Measurements taken at the station in May 2021 revealed the highest monthly average of atmospheric carbon dioxide in human history.
Susan Cobb/NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory

The amount of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere reached 419 parts per million in May, its highest level in more than four million years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on Monday.

Innovation Outlook: Ocean Energy Technologies

Innovation Outlook: Ocean Energy Technologies

Oceans contain vast renewable energy potential – theoretically equivalent to more than double the world’s current electricity demand. Nascent ocean energy technologies could cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power generation and help to ensure a sustainable, climate-safe energy future.

Alongside other offshore renewable energy technologies, ocean energy – including wave, tidal, salinity gradient and ocean thermal energy conversion technologies – forms a crucial component in the world’s emerging blue economy.

This outlook from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

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