Tuvalu - telling their story their way

We were inspired to share this story that came to us via the good people at GLISPA - The Global Island Partnership - an organisation that promotes action to build resilient and sustainable island communities.

During the summer of 2019, a group of nine Loyola students and alums will travel to Tuvalu, an island country in the Pacific Ocean with a population of less than 11,000 people – the fourth smallest country in the world. Tuvalu has suffered from the effects of climate change perhaps more than any country on the planet and, with ocean levels rising, faces the possibility of extinction. The team will travel to Tuvalu to facilitate sharing the story of Tuvalu as told by the island’s youth. 

NLA-led consortium to tackle vulnerabilities in maritime position, navigation and timing

NLA International Ltd is proud to announce the start of a new project funded by the European Space Agency’s ’s NAVISP programme. 

MarRINav (Maritime Resilience and Integrity of Navigation) will explore vulnerabilities in position, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions.  Both the 2017 Blackett report and 2018 London Economics report highlighted the risks associated with Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), and the operations that depend on it.  In the marine space these vulnerabilities are significant.  Factors such as space weather, jamming and ‘spoofing’ – being misled by false signals – can cause ships to appear on charts at inaccurate locations.  MarRINav will consider these risks and explore how other PNT solutions can complement GNSS to provide the mariner with greater resilience and confidence in what is now recognised as a critical national infrastructure.

Safety in the fishing industry - can technology save lives?

Safety in the fishing industry - can technology save lives?

Recent events in India have brought into sharp focus the urgent need for better communication systems between seafarers and land-based services, especially in times of distress. Cyclone Ockhi at the end of 2017 caused havoc in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, taking hundreds of lives. In particular, many fisherfolk were completely cut off from rescue services, rendering assistance nigh-on impossible. Unsurprisingly, the response from the community was impassioned.