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Carbon neutrality of the seas by 2050
04/08/2021 9:36:23
The European Commission considers green hydrogen central to meeting its commitment to achieve a carbon neutral and circular economy by 2050. To achieve this, Europe wants to accelerate the use of hydrogen-based technologies that will allow it to decarbonise economic sectors and store energy to cover demand when there is no renewable generation. Likewise, Spain has also recently proposed a roadmap aligned with the European strategy and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, to contribute to leading the promotion of hydrogen as the energy model of the future.

To this end, although green hydrogen is an energy vector produced from energy sources, it is essential to ensure its sustainability by establishing eco-design guidelines that have a favourable impact from an economic, social and environmental point of view, throughout its life cycle. That is, from the design itself, to the production, use and end-of-life of hydrogen technologies. Ecodesign is thus a key part of the circular economy.

In this context, the pioneering eGHOST project will define eco-design guidelines and criteria for two reference products: solid oxide electrolysers for hydrogen production, and proton exchange membrane fuel cells for hydrogen power generation. These products are attracting increasing interest due to their versatility and multiple applications, such as hydrogen cars.

ZERO BAY
And, among the many actions undertaken for the benefit of the planet, it is worth mentioning the ‘Zero Bay, Sustainable Maritime Mobility’ program carried out by the Santander Port Authority (APS) and the MetalTec Naval company. Both focused on the construction of the EcoBus Boat, the "only" boat with exclusively electric and solar propulsion that exists capable of sailing for 8 hours thanks to sunlight. It is a water bus created in order to carry out tourist routes through the bay of the Cantabria´s capital, between the Gamazo quay and the recreational facilities “Marina del Cantábrico” in Camargo. Likewise, the alliance of the APS and its partner also goes through the manufacture of the first “autosolar” test catamaran, the Eco Boat. A total innovation.

The International Media show interest in our technology to fight Covid-19
08/03/2021 11:00:07

The Equatorial Guinean magazine InfoMarket remarks the landing of Goodwinds Marine Services in Equatorial Guinea. Thus, the publication, specialized in Economy and finances, highlights the arrival in the African country of our innovative DuctFIT ® Technology capable of providing safe enclosed spaces, free from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, among many other viruses and bacteria.

Goodwinds Marine Services, as an integral part of the SieXein Global Biosecurity Project, wants to thank this media, the dissemination of this important information. The article explains the distribution, both nationally and internationally, that we make of this powerful ionic solution, duly tested and certified by important and recognized labs and organizations, including the Virgen de las Nieves University Hospital in Granada, Spain. This technology was initially designed by NASA in the 70’s, in order to purify the atmosphere inside the ISS, lately developed to fight Covid-19. Click HERE to read the complete information.

This is indeed great news, since the covid-19 pandemic caught us all by surprise. Thus, the SieXein Biosecurity Project was born from the collective intelligence of an international team of professionals from different fields such as health, environment, or IT, including logistics, and industry. Together we decided to pitch in to find an effective solution to fight covid-19 and its consequences. Our goal, to guarantee enclosed spaces and surfaces free from Covid-19 so that people and companies could continue their lives and their work activity in healthy conditions. And we got it!

To do this, we implement a system that ranges from purifying the air we breathe thanks to DuctFIT ® Technology, to Data Technology, IOT or Geolocation that, based on the different areas of application, whether public or private, serve as a retaining wall against the advance of the pandemic thanks to the detection of infected people, their traceability and, above all, the deactivation of the infectious capacity of any encapsulated viruses, including covid-19, when anybody access our free from pathogen's enclosed spaces, attaining very high rates of contagion control effectiveness.

Our unique know-how achieves a 99.99% of biosecurity effectiveness in our areas of application, providing healthy and safe enclosed spaces, free from bacteria, dust mites and virus, including Covid-19.
Technology to eliminate covid-19 from enclosed spaces including surfaces
08/03/2021 10:03:52

Infitec del Norte y Goodwinds Marine Work together to announce a technology created to fight this virus from enclosed spaces:

We guarantee the elimination of 99.99% of bacteria, mites and viruses such as SARS-CoV2, which causes Covid-19.
Open your business safely.
Certified technology capable of eradicating the presence of pathogens in your enclosed spaces.

100% compatible with the presence of people and animals.

Current applications:
-           Hospitals
-            Hostelry
-           Industry
-           Transport
-           Public Buildings
-           Logistics centers
-          Offices
-          Schools
-          Hotels
-          Shops
-          Nursing homes, etc.

Goodwinds Marine Services and Infitec del Norte, both located at Cantabria, join the commercialization and distribution of an innovative technology capable of eliminating the virus that causes covid-19 with practically total effectiveness. It is DuctFIT ®, a patented solution that fight against viruses and bacteria present in both, air and surfaces. In this context, the IT company, a developer of mobile and web applications, has teamed up with its technical partner Goodwinds Marine Services, as a local part of a Global Biosafety Project called SieXein that advocates the use of technologies which main value lies in the demonstrated effectiveness of the same. 

Thanks to the numerous laboratory tests carried out, we can ensure an efficiency rate of 99.99% eliminating encapsulated viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, responsible for covid-19. Additionally, this technology fight other viruses such as H1N1 or Enterovirus, bacteria such as e-Coli, KPC or Legionella, or dust mites present in the environment.

This technology has been applied with full guarantee in more than 30 million square meters in various countries and continents, and within the maritime field, with projects under development in Singapore or Equatorial Guinea to name a few. Likewise, other companies of a very diverse nature such as Inditex, HP, Gestamp, BBVA, Lego or Ferrari have already opted for this measure to purify their work environments
At Spain, its implementation is in an initial phase with great potential for growth ahead, being Andalucía the region where it is most present, since the first trials in hospitals were successfully carried out at the University Hospital “Virgen de las Nieves” at Granada, with presence in the ICUs.

From NASA to your house
"We would like Cantabria to adopt all the applications of this system that has no competition in the market and would allow, among other things, to resume the hostelry activity under normal circumstances", explained Mario Cabrero, CEO of Goodwinds Marine Services.

A news that has already aroused the interest of Cantabrian hoteliers as it is an economic sector especially hit by the pandemic. In fact, “this is just one of the many possibilities that fit perfectly in the creation of clean, safe and healthy enclosed spaces in both, public or private sector, either hospitals or shopping centers, including different means of transportation. such as airplanes, ships, buses or private vehicles, thanks to its multiple applications.

To achieve such high effectiveness, DuctFIT ® uses an enhanced 'CAS' catalytic oxidation technology based on a NASA development. The so-called ‘Photocatalytic Oxidation’ (PCO) was devised in the 1970s in order to purify the air inside the Space Station, to later be developed in the fight against covid-19.
The Media show interest in our technology to fight Covid-19
18/02/2021 14:22:25


El Diario Montañés, the newspaper with the most impact in Cantabria (Spain), shows interest in this innovative technology, DuctFIT®, capable of providing safe enclosed spaces free from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, among many other virus and bacteria.

Goodwinds Marine Services, as an integral part of the SieXein Global Biosecurity Project, wants to thank this media, the dissemination of this important information.

The article explains the distribution, both nationally and internationally, that we make of this powerful ionic solution, duly tested and certified by important and recognized labs and organizations, including the Virgen de las Nieves University Hospital in Granada, Spain. This technology was initially designed by NASA in the 70’s, in order to purify the atmosphere inside the ISS, lately developed to fight Covid-19

Click HERE to read the complete information.

This is indeed great news, since the covid-19 pandemic caught us all by surprise. Thus, the SieXein Biosecurity Project was born from the collective intelligence of an international team of professionals from different fields such as health, environment, or IT, including logistics, and industry. Together we decided to pitch in to find an effective solution to fight covid-19 and its consequences. Our goal, to guarantee enclosed spaces and surfaces free from Covid-19 so that people and companies could continue their lives and their work activity in healthy conditions. And we got it!

To do this, we implement a system that ranges from purifying the air we breathe thanks to DuctFIT® technology, to Data Technology, IOT or Geolocation that, based on the different areas of application, whether public or private, serve as a retaining wall against the advance of the pandemic thanks to the detection of infected people, their traceability and, above all, the deactivation of the infectious capacity of any encapsulated viruses, including covid-19, when anybody access our free from pathogen´s enclosed spaces, attaining very high rates of contagion control effectiveness.

Our unique know-how achieves a 99.99%  of biosecurity effectiveness in our areas of application, providing healthy and safe enclosed spaces, free from bacteria, dust mites and virus, including covid-19.

Solutions against CoVID-19 and other pathogens
22/12/2020 12:37:26

Goodwinds Marine Services offers Solutions to fight against SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, at a Global scale. In that sense, at Goodwinds Marine Services we have a strong committed with those technologies that may improve our living quality, while respecting the Environment. Based on this philosophy, we are committed to being part of the SieXsein Bio Security Project, focus to publicize the DuctFIT technology. Its wide range of applications has no competition in the market, being the only technology tested in ICU of public hospitals, and certified by highly recognized International Organisms. Its value lies in the effectiveness in eliminating viruses and bacteria, not only from the environment but also from the surfaces present in the area protected by this technology. Among the pathogens that these technologie effectively eliminate, we could highlight Covid-19, H1N1 and Enterovirus, or bacteria such as E-coli, KPC or Legionella, among many others. The wide range of equipment already developed, has applications in public and private spaces, housing or vehicles, either public or private, being able to cover surfaces of up to 200 m2, through fixed or portable units, depending on the arrangements. Should you need more information, do not hesitate to contact us and we will gladly answer your questions.

 


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Dronitec - Aereal Solutions
31/12/2019 13:30:06

DRONITEC is a company certified by the Spanish Aviation Safety Agency -Agencia Española de Seguridad Aérea (AESA)- to operate drones, which also has several certified pilots and a long professional career thanks to the experience accumulated in more than 15 years of dedication to the world of drones. We are a drone operating company based in Madrid and Cantabria that offers its air services with RPAS internationally. We are pioneers in research, development and innovation (R & D & I), technology and training in the use of Unmanned aircraft for professional purposes.

How we poision our seas
31/12/2019 13:31:05


Every year, or every two seasons at most, we renew the antifouling of our live work with great pain for our pocket. But few keep in mind that in this way we dissolve potent poisons that inexorably kill our marine environment.

Under the waterline all ships are quickly colonized by numerous organisms that the Anglo-Saxons call "fouling". First, the marine bacteria nest on the surface of the hull, creating a transparent layer that already shows viscous and indicates that the “ground” is ready to be colonized by the next layer of organisms.

It is the turn for many tiny diatomic algae that are supported by the bacterial layer and cover the hull with the characteristic verdin. The area is ready to install protozoan populations that in turn serve as food for other crustacean micro layers that are fixed to the previous ones.

In the end we have a whole “ecosystem” of up to 4,000 different life forms fixed on our helmets, such as the characteristic mussels, snails and other mollusks.

Hydrodynamic resistance

Las diversas formas de vida y en especial las protuberancias de las conchas de los moluscos, generan un importante rozamiento que llega a reducir hasta un 30% la velocidad del barco a igualdad de consumo.

The various forms of life and especially the protuberances of the shells of the mollusks, generate an important friction that reduces up to 30% the speed of the ship to equal consumption.

This is why poisonous paintings were designed with the ability to poison and kill life forms that could be fixed on the painted surface. This paint is formulated with highly toxic compounds for all life forms, marine or non-marine ... Thus it was achieved that the helmets remained clean at least for some time, since the paint is gradually dissolving under pain of not being able to act, and that phenomenon of dissolution is what kills our seas.

Cumulative effect

The poison is not destroyed. Just go to sea water. Gradually and ship by ship, season after season, the level of marine pollution does not stop rising. Then fish that are eaten by other larger fish that in turn accumulate more toxins in their tissues are intoxicated. Fish that are then fish and without a doubt poison ourselves.

This is the irony of the story. We poison ourselves with our own poisons. And although the effect is not immediate, malignant tumors increase and cancer soars as well as other diseases that doctors cannot explain.

Increase marine traffic

There are more and more merchant ships, more tankers, more goods transported by sea. The pollution effect is very important with thousands of ships of great length navigating continuously, each of which can get to "consume" about 65 tons of toxic paints in each maintenance.

And our pleasure boats are not trivial either. In Europe antifoulings are applied to several million ships. In France alone there is a fleet in the 270 recreational ports, with close to one million pleasure boats. And in many cases at all, because a large number of ships moored in the ports do not get to sail even one day a year. The average is in 5 or 6 days of navigation per year for each ship!

But the yachts sail or do not sail, they dissolve their lethal antifouling. Some "unconscious" even get rid of their old batteries overboard, throwing them into the sea and creating an authentic sewer of highly poisonous metals such as cadmium or the same lead in the same nautical port.

Necessary changes

It is only a matter of time that we must make decisions to preserve our seas. The terrible thing is that they may be adopted when all our marine fauna is already affected. Real solutions will only be sought when people clearly perceive the enormous problem and danger to health. It is necessary to face the problem with rigor and much effort. The matter is very serious and we are healthy in it.

The solution is in human ingenuity


Global project launched to tackle plastic litter from ships and fisheries
31/12/2019 13:33:02


A new global project to prevent and reduce marine plastic litter from shipping and fisheries has been launched today (5th December) by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Initial funding for the project is from the Government of Norway.

Plastic litter in the oceans is recognised as a major environmental problem. The GloLitter Partnerships Project aims to help shipping and fisheries move to a low-plastics future. GloLitter will assist developing countries identify opportunities to prevent and reduce marine litter, including plastic litter, from within the maritime transport and fisheries sectors, and to decrease the use of plastics in these industries, including identifying opportunities to re-use and recycle plastics.

The project will consider the availability and adequacy of port reception facilities; look at enhancing awareness of the marine plastics issue within the shipping and fisheries sectors, including seafarers and fishers; and encourage fishing gear to be marked so it can be traced back to its owner if discarded.

These and other actions to reduce plastic litter have already been identified in IMO's Action Plan to address marine plastic litter from ships, adopted in 2018.

The GloLitter project will develop guidance documents, training material and toolkits to help enforce existing regulations, including IMO's International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex V. Since 1988, this has prohibited the discharge of plastics, including discarded fishing gear, into the sea from ships.

The project will also promote compliance with relevant FAO instruments (including the Voluntary Guidelines on the Marking of Fishing Gear) and will target waste management in ports. It will, additionally, emphasise implementation and enforcement of IMO's London Convention/London Protocol regime on dumping of wastes at sea, which requires waste (such as from dredging) to be assessed before permits to dump are granted. 

The GloLitter Project will include private sector participation through a global industry alliance and is seeking partners from major maritime and fisheries companies. 

"Plastic litter in the oceans is harming fish, marine mammals and seabirds and threatening the entire marine ecosystem. IMO has been at the forefront of addressing this issue from the perspective of shipping and dumping at sea and this global project will further strengthen efforts within the fishing and maritime transport sectors to pilot, demonstrate and test best practices to deal with marine plastic litter. Our ambition is to move the maritime transport and fisheries sectors towards a future with no plastic waste entering the sea, and to share our successes with other sectors that could be encouraged to strengthen their efforts too," said Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO.

'In the fight against marine litter, it is vital to strengthen the capacity to prevent pollution from shipping and fisheries in developing countries. Norway is therefore allocating NOK 40 million to a new project under IMO, which has a great deal of expertise in the field," said Norway's Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein.

Dr. Matthew Camilleri, Head of FAO's Fishing Operations and Technology Branch, said the partnership between FAO and IMO, further strengthened by the support of the Government of Norway, will enhance technical assistance to developing countries and increase their capacity to develop strategies for reducing marine litter from fishing operations, and to implement the Voluntary Guidelines on the Marking of Fishing Gear.

"The fisheries sector has an important role in reducing pollution of the marine environment by plastic litter, particularly from abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear, and should seek to develop fishing port facilities and schemes for sustainable waste processing, recycling and re-use of materials which contribute to marine litter," Dr. Camilleri said. 

Ten countries, from five high priority regions (Asia, Africa, Caribbean, Latin America and Pacific) will be selected to spearhead the project. At country level, GloLitter will expand government and port management capacities and instigate legal, policy and institutional reforms. Regional cooperation will also be enhanced. 

The project is intended to be a multi-donor programme. The initial funding of NOK 40 million (approximately US$4.5 million) from the Government of Norway provides for a 3.5-year project, executed by IMO in partnership with FAO.

'Shipping and fisheries are a major source of marine litter, and Norway has considerable knowledge in this area. Through the GloLitter project, we will contribute to strengthen international efforts to fight plastic litter from shipping and fisheries. The Government is also working to achieve a comprehensive global agreement to combat marine plastic litter from all sources,' said Norway's Minister of Climate and Environment Ola Elvestuen.

Collaboration with other international, regional and national partners through additional in-kind co-financing is envisaged, from the private sector as well as beneficiary countries. The planned Global Industry Alliance (GIA) will link with the UN Global Compact, which has adopted Sustainable Ocean Principles for responsible business practices. 

The GloLitter Partnerships Project follows the successful implementation of a similar model of cooperation and collaboration, in the GloBallast, GloMEEP and GloFouling projects. This has been referred to as the "Glo-X" model – which combines national, regional and global efforts, combined with public-private partnerships to push research and development and capacity building.

The GloLitter Partnerships project will directly help to achieve one of the of the specific targets in the global Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 - to "prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, by 2025".

The GloLitter Partnerships Project agreement was signed by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and His Excellency Wegger Chr. Strømmen, Norway's Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on Thursday 5 December, 2019.