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Mayflower 400 is the world’s first Artificial Intelligence ship. About Mayflower 400 It is 15 metres long and weighs nine tonnes. It is basically a trimaran. It navigates with complete autonomy. The ship is to study marine pollution and analyze plastics in water. The voyage is important because more than 80% of the underwater world ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
The United Nations recently released the Second World Ocean Assessment report. It is the work of hundreds of scientists appointed by the members of United Nations from all over the world. It follows the initial report, “World Ocean Assessment I” published in 2015. Key Findings of the report The number of dead zones in the ..
The Blue Nature Alliance is a global partnership of five core partners and few other Non-Profit Organisations. The core partners are Conservation International, The Global Environment Facility, the Pew Charitable Trusts, Minderoo Foundation and Rob and Melani Walton Foundation. The Blue Alliance was launched on April 20, 2021. Objective The alliance aims to protect 5% ..
It has been eleven years since the Deepwater Horizon Oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded. The explosion that occurred in the rig on April 20, 2010, killed eleven people. What is Deepwater Horizon Disaster? After two days of the explosion, oil continued to spill from the pipe for eighty-seven days. This released 377,514 ..
The Marine Ecosystems-Challenges and Opportunities (MECOS), the third international symposium is to be held in Kochi. The symposium is conducted by the Marine Biological association of India between January 7, 2020 and January 10, 2020. Highlights Scientists, Fisheries researchers, Marine biotechnologists and oceanographers from all over the world are to participate in the meet. The ..
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