14JUL 2021
North Sea ports

North Sea ports

Antwerp s potential was recognized by Napoleon Bonaparte and he ordered the construction of Antwerp s first lock and dock in 1811. Called the Bonaparte Dock, it was joined by a second dock - called the Willem Dock after the Dutch King - in 1813. When the Belgian revolution broke out in 1830, there was a well-founded fear that the Dutch would blockade the Scheldt again but, in the…

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24JUN 2021
North Sea bathymetry

North Sea bathymetry

The mid-Pliocene warm period (MPWP; ~ 3.3 to 3.0 Ma) is the most recent interval in Earth s history in which global temperatures reached and remained at levels similar to those projected for the near future. The distribution of global warmth, however, was different than today in that the high latitudes warmed more than the tropics. Multiple temperature proxies indicate significant…

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04JUN 2021
North Sea Kraken

North Sea Kraken

Appears to be immune to frost, and just ignores you, even if you attack it. I used Death Grip, which got it s attention for the 3 seconds of the buff, but once it wore, it turned and ignored me again. Comment by DELPlaguetongue This monster was added with patch 3.2. It s currently located Hrothgar s Landing north of Icecrown. and the sea monster is attacking some boats. It s immune…

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15MAY 2021
Jobs in the North Sea

Jobs in the North Sea

Ships in a harbour in Aberdeen, where much of the British oil industry is based. BP says it remains committed to its North Sea operations despite the job losses. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Guardian The British oil and gas group is laying off 600 people in Scotland in a cost-cutting drive that will involve 4, employees axed worldwide. The redundancies are taking place against…

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25APR 2021
North Sea production company

North Sea production company

The North Sea is one of the old guard for oil production, and companies are trying hard to revive its former glory. Nick Coleman digs into the basin’s future in this week’s Oilgram News column, Petrodollars. The North Sea, home of the Brent benchmark, has been on a downward production path for well over a decade, with oil output hitting 847, b/d last year. The oil price slump has…

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05APR 2021
Archipelago map

Archipelago map

The Bible contains at least two stories equating the aquatic with the amoral . As Red Sea pedestrians, Moses and the Israelites didn’t even get their sandals moist, while the Lord did some expert smiting on the pursuing Egyptians, by way of the gurgling waters closing in on them. And a few thousand years earlier, Noah kept his binary boatload afloat while all the rest of humanity…

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16MAR 2021
Sea Festival

Sea Festival

Sea Music Festival performers and audience on Hyde Street Pier. NPS This summer we ll celebrate another long-standing maritime tradition with the Sea Music Festival at Hyde Street Pier. Be sure to join us for a day of heartfelt singing and sweet instrumentals from a talented crew of local musicians and nationally-renowned performers. Join us for a day and evening of traditional…

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24FEB 2021
Sea Castle North Myrtle Beach

Sea Castle North Myrtle Beach

An unparalleled vacation awaits one and all at Sea Castle, an oceanfront destination located in the Crescent Beach section of North Myrtle Beach, SC. Featuring three-bedroom, two-bath vacation rentals, Sea Castle offers spacious accommodations for as many as nine people. These villas have fully furnished kitchens, washers and dryers and relaxing oceanfront balconies. This terrific…

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04FEB 2021
North Sea Continental Shelf Cases

North Sea Continental Shelf Cases

Germany s North Sea coast is concave, while the Netherlands and Denmark s coasts are convex. If the delimitation had been determined by the equidistance rule ( drawing a line each point of which is equally distant from each shore ), Germany would have received a smaller portion of the resource-rich shelf relative to the two other states. Thus Germany argued that the length of the…

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15JAN 2021
North Sea oil fields

North Sea oil fields

North Sea oil turned 40 years old this year, outlasting the predictions of doomsayers who claimed that the wells would have run dry years ago. Since the first oil produced off the north-east coast of Scotland arrived for processing onshore in the summer of 1975, more than 43bn barrels of crude have been pumped. That crude has been worth around £1.4 trillion – a figure greater than…

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