Agreement between ESA and EMSA furthers maritime safety
5 July 2010
"ESA and the European Maritime Safety Agency have signed a further Agreement to ensure that satellite data are available to enhance maritime safety and help combat pollution from shipping."Bravo to ESA's Director General, Jean-Jacques Dordain and the Executive Director of the European Maritime Safety Agency, Willem de Ruiter. This is a cooperative agreement which continues a joint partnership of these agencies in using their monitoring and regulating systems together. There was a previous agreement that expired in March of this year(2010), this new agreement strengthens their partnership.
To simplify: This is a win-win for those who keep an eye on their planet. The ESA (European Space Agency), like NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Agency), have satellites positioned in different realms of space. They have programs for each sphere. They have programs for kids", teaching about the environment and showing how science is fun.
You would think having a birds eye view or better would make it unnecessary to have more than a couple up there, but as the Space you are in expands...well, it is like Texas ~ Wide Open Space. It is bigger than we can imagine. It is like countries in space, there is a lot to be viewed, it changes constantly and there are many angles to view from.
The EMSA's focus is safety and International Security. They have a commitment to reduce the risk of the oceans getting polluted and tracking polluters for the Member States within the European Union. They also support the implementation of European policy for maritime safety and security.
Often Government Agencies (all over the world), are compartmentalized to focus on only one thing or agenda. In the past, jealousy, greed, stubbornness and lack of imagination prevented agencies from working together. The ESA is dedicated to serving European Citizens as well as the Global Citizens. They share freely, beautiful shots of our galaxies, earth and oceans. The EMSA has been one of the largest users of information gathered from ESA. With a cooperative partnership and dedication to monitoring the Ocean and Maritime activity as it relates to Safety and the Environment the whole world wins.
link - ESA - Kids - Earth
It always comes back to the same thing. Energy. Humans search further and further for stuff they want or think they need. Humans want it faster. Am I the only one who can see that with all this going faster, we have strangled our own time? Nobody has any time. Is this why we continue to travel backward from survival?
To all those who wish to cooperate for the health of our Planet, Hooray! You are Heroes. To each one who cares and does the best they can for the world, Thank You. Thank you for every "one thing" you do for our Habitat. Peace.