Minimising environmental impact

"Marlink will work to minimise environmental impact throughout the value chain and apply technology and methods to this. We are focused on increasing energy efficiency as well as using renewable and green energies."

ERIK CEUPPENS, CEO - Marlink Group

Seamless connectivity for research vessel to study ocean environment at risk

Latest Andromède Océanologie project will report on biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea using Marlink VSAT solution on a vessel supplied by long-time partner SeaOwl.

From impact studies to the implementation of ecological restoration measures, Andromède Océanologie supports maritime projects with a strategy to integrate any coastal or offshore project into its operations.

The ‘Gombessa 6’ project will study and report on coralligenous atolls off the Cape Corse in the ‘Parc naturel marin du Cap Corse et de l’Agriate’.

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‘HEARTS IN THE ICE’ ARCTIC CLIMATE PROJECT

Marlink is providing vital connectivity for an Arctic Climate Science project – Hearts in the Ice.

The project is led by Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby, two experienced Arctic explorers who will be spending seven months in a trapper’s hut in Bamsebu, in the Norwegian Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard. The two women, who set a record in 2019/2020 by becoming the first women to over-winter alone on Svalbard, are spending another seven months collecting environmental data and weather and wildlife observations. Their findings are shared with stakeholders ranging from the Norwegian Polar Institute, UNIS and NASA to numerous universities and schools.

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Plastic Odyssey’s mission to reduce plastic waste

Plastic Odyssey is the first floating laboratory dedicated to plastic waste recycling and will use pyrolysis to convert some plastic to fuel, as well as acting as local recycling unit, showcasing waste reduction initiatives and promoting new thinking around plastic use.

Marlink will provide free Sealink VSAT connectivity and a package of innovative solutions including its Telemed remote healthcare service and global 4G roaming.

Plastic Odyssey aims to help reduce plastic pollution in the ocean and alleviate poverty at the same time. To achieve that, Plastic Odyssey is developing low-tech and open-source solutions to either turn plastic waste into a resource at a local scale or to reduce our global plastic footprint.

“At Marlink we share the aims and objectives of the Plastic Odyssey project. Pollution is not just a threat to the seas on which our customers depend; it threatens the future heath of our planet’s ecosystem. ” Erik Ceuppens, CEO, Marlink.

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Solutions to improve efficiency and reduce pollution

Marlink focuses on energy efficiency and seek methods and technology to minimise negative impact to the environment.

We develop digital solutions that help reduce the environmental footprint of our customers: tracking, telemedicine, remote management services, IOT solutions – these are just some of the services that minimise travel and on-site intervention.

And our connectivity solutions enable ship owners to optimise voyages to manage fuel consumption and report emissions data for regulatory compliance.

Reducing environmental impact

Marlink encourages waste recycling and following international rules of electronic waste handling and supporting a balanced local environment.

Marlink collects environmental data to report to follow trends and seek to minimise carbon emissions from parts of our operations.

We use 100% renewable hydropower as an energy source where available and encourage sustainable waste management at our locations.