Grade 10 – Maritime Economics

October 21, 2015

Meteorological factors that impact on shipping

The ocean has many moods. On some days, it is beautifully calm and shipping operations can continue without interruption. On other days, the ocean can be wild, with enormous swells that have a negative effect on shipping operations and can even be extremely dangerous to ships. Similarly, windy conditions can […]
October 22, 2015

The fragility of marine ecosystems and the need to safeguard such systems

Concept of Ecosystems The marine ecosystem includes the oceans, the inter-tidal zone along shorelines, river mouths, lagoons and the seabed. Within that sphere, a system exists where minute plant life supports the lowest level of animal life, which, in turn, supports a longer chain where animals on one level are […]
October 22, 2015

Extraction of marine resources

In some areas, the seabed is a source of diamonds, while beneath the seabed – sometimes at considerable depth – lie oil and gas, and perhaps other minerals. To find and recover diamonds or to prospect for and produce oil or gas from below the seabed present difficulties and require […]