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Marine MARPOL Convention on Air Pollution

Learn about the protocols of the MARPOL conventions instated to curb Air pollution by ships in this free online course.

Publisher: ADU
Marine MARPOL Convention on Air Pollution is a free online course that teaches how to prevent air pollution arising from ship activities in the marine environment. Learn about the major causes of air pollution to the marine environment including the major conventions formed to curb these problems caused by the actions of ships. Register for this course today and enhance your knowledge of the Marine MARPOL Convention on air pollution.
Marine MARPOL Convention on Air Pollution
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    4-5 Hours
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The term ‘marine environment’ is used to describe our beaches, the entrance to rivers, coral reefs, including the seas and oceans of the coastline. The marine environment encompasses the millions of animals and plants that live in the seas and oceans as well as the air above the seas and oceans. Our seas and oceans are home to nationally and internationally relevant species. The sea provides living conditions for unique communities of plants and animals. The marine environment also supports commercial and recreational fisheries. Many countries of the world depend almost entirely on the sea for their food. Therefore, the marine environment must be protected from pollution by everyone. Pollution can cause grave harm or even kill the plants and animals that live in the sea. To help protect the marine environment, international regulations place strict laws on ships. All the animals in the sea feed off a range of marine animal or plant life. If plant life is harmed by pollution, this impacts on the lives of all animals such as fish, crabs, crayfish, etc. Many types of pollution can harm the marine environment. The types of pollutants that may originate from ships include oil, garbage sewage, air pollution from the ship’s engines and bunker fuel, along with the anti-fouling paint on a ship’s hull.

This course, Marine MARPOL Convention on Air Pollution, begins by discussing the foundation and major pollution causes to the marine environment together with the international classification of marine areas. This course will teach you about the rights and responsibilities of nations concerning the use of the world's oceans, establishing guidelines for businesses, the environment, in addition to the management of marine natural resources. You will be taught the position of the United States on the Law of The Seas and a summary of the main provisions of the Convention. You will study the major conventions formed to curb marine pollution and regulate the use of the world's oceans by individual states. You will also study the basic obligation of all countries to protect the marine environment including the flag state and port state's responsibilities. You will analyze the international efforts, conventions, and protocols instated in the MARPOL Annex VI to curb the pollution of air by ships. You will learn about the definitions, applications, plus the port state control reports contained in the articles and protocols of the MARPOL. You will also study the MARPOL convention that was incorporated to address pollution at sea and in coastal waters as well as a summary of the MARPOL 73/78 Annex. You will learn about the detention of violations, undue delay to ships in addition to the general obligations, and implementation of the articles of the conventions.

This free online course from Alison aims at discussing the regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships, along with the guidelines and provisions for the emission of different substances. You will be presented with the key concepts, applications, equivalents, and exemptions of Annex VI. You will learn about the protocols guiding the emission of Ozone-Depleting Substances. You will also learn about the protocols in addition to the general requirements on the emission of sulfur oxides and volatile organic compounds. By taking this course, you will study the protocols of the availability and quality of fuel oil. You will also examine the particularly sensitive sea areas (PSSAs) and the special areas under MARPOL. Lastly, you will examine the formulas, energy efficiency of ships, and the energy efficiency design index. This course will be of significant interest to students, researchers, marine engineers, environmentalists, and anyone with an interest in the protection of the marine environment by limiting air pollution from ships. Register for this course today and begin your next learning journey!

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