Dominique Raa

25 Flips | 7 Magazines | 1 Like | 1 Following | 1 Follower | @DominiqueRaa | Keep up with Dominique Raa on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Dominique Raa”

How a New Russian Icebreaker Slices Sideways Through Frozen Seas

The Russian icebreaker <i>Baltika</i> takes an unusual approach to the task of busting open frozen sea-lanes. Vladimir Shelest (color by Gluekit)<p>The <i>Baltika</i> …

Marine Insight

Mate at Chart Table

Mesmerizing GIFs of Breathing Earth

Changing Planet<p><b>The biodiversity of Earth as we know it is made up of millions of species—from Baobab trees to narwhals to tiny anemones attached to the ocean floor. But can we think of Earth in a holistic way, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts?</b><p>This is what John Nelson …

The View From Aurland Lookout Is Seriously Vertigo-Inducing

Sometimes nature and architecture can combine to create a unique image and experience.<p>At the Aurland Lookout in the Sogn og Fjordane region of Norway, this is certainly the case.<p>Originally designed by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen as part of a program on tourist routes commissioned by the …

Unlikely: The Impossible and Improbable Objects of Giuseppe Colarusso | Colossal

<p>In this ongoing series titled Unlikely, artist and photographer Giuseppe Colarusso imagines bizarre and humorous objects, each of which is either …

Canadian firm tracks Earth's ships from space

Data mining with tiny satellites offers new business opportunities<p>Want to know the location of every freighter and cruise ship plying the Earth's …

Messing with nature? Geoengineering and green thought

Nature – whether preserving, protecting, or even deifying it – is at the heart of much green thinking and much scientific work. But pinning down …

Top 7 Green Ship Concepts Using Wind Energy

As the maritime industry marches through the era of stringent environmental regulations and increasing fuel costs, shipping companies and …

Merchant Shipping

Photos Taken Aboard One of the World’s Largest Ships, the Emma Mærsk

The Emma Mærsk is one of the largest ships in existence. In fact, when it first launched in 2006, it was <i>the</i> largest. Measuring in at almost a …

The new scourges of the sea: Nigerian pirates

Somalia—once a hotbed of piratical unrest—is quickly losing its title to Nigeria. This year more than three times as many pirate attacks have occurred in the Gulf of Guinea, off West Africa, as in the waters around Somalia on the eastern coast. A new report (pdf) published today by the …

Africa

MOL Comfort's Stern Sinks in 4,000 Meters of Water

<b>UPDATE (1 JULY):</b> No real updates from over the weekend. MOL released a statement Monday that the fore part of the MOL Comfort is still under tow near …

Merchant Shipping

Behance

Arctic Shipping Code Seen In Place By 2016 - IMO

By Gwladys Fouche<p>OSLO, June 5 (Reuters) – A code regulating shipping in the high Arctic, where maritime traffic is expected to increase as the ice …

Merchant Shipping

River dredging may lower fish diversity - Futurity

PENN STATE (US) — The diversity of fish populations and other aquatic life can dwindle …

Penn State