Stratfor Eurasia Analyst Eugene Chausovsky examines the Caspian Sea's large energy reserves and its conflicting maritime boundaries. About Stratfor: Stratfor brings global events into valuable perspective, empowering businesses, governments and individuals to more confidently navigate their way through an increasingly complex international environment. For individual and enterprise subscriptions to Stratfor Worldview, our online publication, visit us at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/ And make sure to connect with Stratfor on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stratfor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stratfor/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/stratfor YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/stratfor Learn more about Stratfor here: https://www.Stratfor.com Get the latest company news here: https://marcom.stratfor.com/horizons Or review and purchase our longform reports on geopolitics here: https://marcom.stratfor.com/horizons And listen to the Stratfor podcast for free here: iTunes - http://bit.ly/Stratfor_Podcast_iTunes Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talks Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalks Libsyn - http://stratfor.libsyn.com/ Download the All New Mobile App for Stratfor. You can also download Stratfor Worldview Content in the App for offline viewing. Free Download for iOS (from Apple App Store): http://bit.ly/Statfor_Mobile_App_for_Apple_Devices Free Download for Android (from Google Play Store): http://bit.ly/Stratfor_Mobile_App_for_Android_Devices To subscribe to Stratfor Worldview, click here: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribe Join Stratfor Worldview to cut through the noise and make sense of an increasingly complicated world. Membership to Stratfor Worldview includes: Unrestricted access to Stratfor Worldview's latest insights, podcasts, videos, and more. Members-only community forums. My Collections - your personal library of Stratfor insights saved for later reading. Discounts to our long-form reports on the Stratfor Store.
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Subscribe to BBC News www.youtube.com/bbcnews It took just 40 years for the Aral Sea to dry up. Fishing ports suddenly found themselves in a desert. But in one small part of the sea, water is returning. Latest satellite pictures reveal that 90% of the Aral Sea has dried up, forming a new desert between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in Central Asia. It's a man-made environmental disaster. As part of the BBC's Richer World Season, Rustam Qobil visits the Aral Sea, a toxic desert sea bed, and talks to people who have lost their sea, health and loved ones. Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews
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Sənə Maraqlıdırsanın bütün videolarını YouTube-da izləmək üçün kanala ABUNƏ olun: https://goo.gl/RMf2cF Musiqi: Audionautix - Transcend Audionautix tərəfindən Transcend Creative Commons Attribution lisenziyasına uyğun lisenziya alıb (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) İfaçı: http://audionautix.com/ Xəzər Dənizi ilə Bağlı Maraqlı Faktlar ( Caspian Sea ) Xəzər dənizi öz adını eramızdan əvvəl 2 - ci minillikdə şərqi zaqafqaziada yaşayan qədim kaspi tayfalarından alır. Daha sonralar dənizin şimal sahillərində rus knyazları ilə mübarizə aparan xəzərlilər məskunlaşdılar. Onların paytaxtı itil şəhəri volqa ətrafında yerləşirdi. İllər sonra aydın olduki Xəzər dənizi Derreka Baltikaya Volqaya ən yaxşı ticarət yolu imiş. Xəzər dənizi və onun sahilləri haqqında ilk məlumatlar qədim yunan roma alimlərinin əsərlərində rast gəlinir. Qədim yunan coğrafiaşünası və tarixçisi Hekatey Benetli eramızdan əvvəl 6 - cı, 5 - ci əsrlər ilk dəfə olaraq Xəzərdən bəhs etmiş, onun okean körfəzi və Hirkan dənizi kimi adlandırmışdır. Bir neçə əsr ərzində qədim adamların Xəzəri okean körfəzi hesab etməsinə baxmayaraq eramızdan əvvəl 2 - ci əsrdə Ptolomey köhnə və yeni məlumatlar əsasında Xəzərin qapalı hövzə olmasını tam əminliklə söyləmişdir. Sovet tarixçisi Yeniliskiy isə hekayətin və onun müasirlərinin coğrafi baxışlarını bütövlükdə təhlil edərək belə nəticəyə gəlirki yunan səyyahı bütün dənizləri Aralıq dənizi istisna olmaqla o cümlədən Xəzəri qapalı hesab etmişdir. Eramızdan əvvəl 2 - ci əsrdə yaşamış Ptolomeydə bir mənalı olaraq Heredotun fikrini təsdiq etmişdir. Rus əsgərləri və tacirləri 9 - cu əsrdə Xəzər dənizinə daxil olmuşlar. 15 - ci əsrdə tacir Afanasi Nikitin ''Dərbəndin'' qərb sahillərindən ''Bakıya'' ordanda "İran" və "Hindistana" keçmişdir. Xəzərin sahəsi 380000 kvadrat km - dir. Sahil xəttinin ümumi uzunluqu 6380 km - dir. Ən uzun sahəsinin uzunluqu 1205 km. Eni 554 km. Ən dərin yeri 1025 m - dir. Xəzər ətrafında yaşayan xalqlarda bu dənizə müxtəlif adlar vermişlər. Ruslar - Xvalin Tatarlar - Ağ dəniz Türklər - Kiçik dəniz Çinlilər - Si hau yəni (Qərb dənizi) Hazırda Xəzər dənizi dünyanın ən böyük gölüdür. Bəli Xəzər dənizi dünyanın ən böyük gölüdür. Bugün Xəzər dənizi dünyada enerji təhlükəsizliyində əsas rol oynayan regionlardan biridir. Xəzərdə hasil olunan enerji resrusları həm sahil ölkələrinin həm də ətraf regiona daxil olan ölkələrin inkişafında vacib rol oynayır. Xəzər dənizinin ərazisində irili xırdalı 130 dək bura tökülən çay vardır. Bunlardan dənizə ən çox su gətirən Volqa çayıdır. Bunlardan birneçəsi Terek, Ural, Kür, Qusarçay, Qudyalçay, Vəlvələçay, Sumqayıtçay, Viləşçayı, Lənkərançayı və Astaraçaydır. Xəzərdə təqribən 200 - ə dək ada mövcuddur. Onların 50 - yə yaxını AZƏRBAYCAN - a məxsusdur. Pirallahı, Tava, Səngimuğam, Kürdaşı, Qarasu, Xərəzirə, Gil adası, Sualtı adalar qövsü, Çilov, Daş adaları qövsü, Qutan, Kiçik Tava, Böyük Tava, Qu, Sarı, Urunus, Dardanel, Barburi, Tavaaltı, Kultiş, Yal, Böyük Zirə, Qum, Xanlar, Karvansaray adaları və.s kimi adalar mövcuddur. Caspian Sea The Caspian Sea is the world's largest inland body of water, variously classed as the world's largest lake or a full-fledged sea. It is an endorheic basin (a basin without outflows) located between Europe and Asia, to the east of the Caucasus Mountains and to the west of the broad steppe of Central Asia. It is bounded by Kazakhstan to the northeast, Russia to the northwest, Azerbaijan to the west, Iran to the south, and Turkmenistan to the southeast. The Caspian Sea is home to a wide range of species and may be best known for its caviar and oil industries. Pollution from the oil industry and dams on rivers draining into the Caspian Sea have had negative effects on the organisms living in the sea. The wide and endorheic Caspian Sea has a north–south orientation and its main freshwater inflow, the Volga River, enters at the shallow north end. Two deep basins occupy its central and southern areas. These lead to horizontal differences in temperature, salinity, and ecology. The Caspian Sea spreads out over nearly 750 miles (1,200 km) from north to south, with an average width of 200 miles (320 km). It covers a region of around 149,200 square miles (386,400 square km)—bigger than the region of Japan—and its surface is about 90 feet (27 meters) below sea level. The sea bed in the southern part reaches as low as 1,023 m (3,356 ft) below sea level, which is the second lowest natural depression on earth after Lake Baikal (−1,180 m, −3,871 ft). The ancient inhabitants of its coast perceived the Caspian Sea as an ocean, probably because of its saltiness and large size. The sea has a surface area of 371,000 km2 (143,200 sq mi) (not including the detached lagoon of Garabogazköl) and a volume of 78,200 km3(18,800 cu mi). Bizə dəstək üçün kanala ABUNƏ OLun və ZƏNG yəni (ZINQIROV) düyməsini basınki hərdəfə yeni xeyirli, maraqlı videolar paylaşnda sizə bildiriş kimi gəlsin və sizdə videolarımdan faydalanasınız inşALLAH.
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With flow of holiday makers to north of Iran and Caspian seashores , official hygienic authorities warn travelers to do not swim in Caspian Sea , because of pollution .
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Subscribe to BBC News www.youtube.com/bbcnews The disappearance of the Aral Sea in Central Asia is one of the world's greatest man-made disasters. In Kazakhstan, with the help of the World Bank, more than $80million have been spent trying to save the most northern part of the sea but this has only benefited a few hundred people. In this film, we speak to people still living in deserted fishing ports, to see how their lives have changed, and to find out whether they believe that they'll ever see the sea again. Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews
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Most times, people walking down the boulevard have to smell not the scent of the sea and green grass, but the bad smell coming from sewage collectors which carry waste water directly to the coast. If we look attentively at the sea... There are different reasons why Baku bay is polluted. The main causes of pollution are household and industrial waste and gas and oil field exploitation. On September 28th 2006, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan ratified a Complex Activity Plan on improving the ecological situation in Azerbaijan between 2006-2010. The Activity Plan listed taking strict measures to clean Baku bay as one of its most important issues. Employees of state authorities, who are responsible for these issues, failed to give an interview; they just gave a superficial explanation. It became clear that, cleaning the coastal part of Baku bay is beyond the capabilities of authorities of the Department of the Baku Boulevard. The deputy head of the Department, Nazim Majidov, told us to appeal to the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources and the Caspian Sea Shipping Company. According to the head of the Information and Media Department of the Company, Vugar Sadigov, Kaspar (Azerbaijan State Caspian Shipping Company) is not responsible for cleaning the sea; this responsibility lies with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources. Although it is not their responsibility, Kaspar is involved in collecting waste around the Yakht Club and coastal part of the boulevard. The Media Department at the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources says that Azersu Shareholder Company and the Executive Power of Baku City is responsible for the pollution of Baku Bay. However, neither of these state bodies wanted to explain, claiming that we were given the wrong information. The chairman of the Center for Ecological Forecasting, Telman Zeynalov, noted that several big sewer pipes carry waste waters from the city directly into the Caspian Sea, waste that then makes its way to the coast. Ecologists are worried about mass pollution of the Caspian Sea. This pollution poses ecological threats to the residents living near the Boulevard. From 1978 until 1994, on average, 332.2 million cubic meters of wastewater was dumped into the Baku bay each year. That wastewater consisted of 9 000 tons of oil, 025 tons of phenols, 340 tons of synthetic surface agents, 221 tons of metals, 99,1 thousand tons of organic substances, and 221 tons of acids. Today Baku Bay is one of the dirtiest areas in the Caspian Sea, polluted by the debris at the bottom of the sea. There is approximately 60 000 tons of debris in this area, collected over more than 200 years. The Head of the Office for Complex Ecological Monitoring of the Caspian Sea, of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, Latifa Huseynova, said that the debris falling to the bottom of the sea decompose over time, but the thickness of this waste is nearly 2 meters at the bottom of the bay. Stand-up: As state officials discuss the issue, ecologists are worried The Eurovision -2012 Song Contest is on its way, but it is unlikely that the "dead" bay will be cleaned before the Contest. If foreign guests coming from other countries see the situation in the Caspian Sea, when walking around the Boulevard, they will be disappointed. Let's agree that it would be painful for our country.
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Shipping is an international industry and it can only operate effectively if the regulations and standards are implemented on an international basis. International Maritime Organizations, IMO, is responsible for implementing these regulations. IMO has declared Persian Gulf the most strategic waterway in the world because of its importance in the global oil transportation. Due to war, oil leakage, extended drilling and oil extraction and also waste disposal, pollution of the water has increased alarmingly. IMO also declared The Persian Gulf with its complicated marine ecosystem consisting of various sorts of marine species as a very significant and sensitive area, and called for littoral states to protect this area. Iran has long been combating this issue by setting up laboratories and providing facilities for constant monitoring of oil pollution all on its own. As a partner of IMO, today Iran's head of Ports and Maritime Organization and IRGC Navy Force's Commander in Chief signed a memorandum of cooperation to boost preventing oil pollution and optimizing search and rescue missions in Caspian Sea and Persian Gulf region. The promotion of sustainable shipping and sustainable maritime development is one of the major priorities of IMO and Iran shares the same concern. Right after signing the deal, Navy officials joined other Navy commanders and sailors along with their families to celebrate their longtime service and appreciate their efforts in making Iran and the whole regions waters a more secure area. Watch PressTV Live @ http://www.presstv.ir/live.html http://www.livestation.com/en/press-tv Follow us on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV LiveLeak @ http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Twitter @ http://twitter.com/PressTV Google+ @ http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV
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United Nations, April 2009 - 21st Century show. Oil has been the economic lifeblood for Azerbaijan a country on the Caspian Sea. Its oil boom is one of the longest in history, stretching back 150 years. But the industry has left a deadly legacy.
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English/Nat Seventy years of intensive oil production during the Soviet era has devastated the Caspian Sea and surrounding area. Constant demands to increase production levels meant workers were under pressure to produce vast amounts of oil with no heed for the environment. Now local environmental groups are calling on foreign oil companies to help clean up the environment. And a new study is underway to find out the extent of the devastation and also the main source of pollution. The Caspian Sea area is one of the world's biggest sources of oil. For decades, man has exploited the land and sea, with no heed for the environment. During the Soviet era, oil production was intensive to meet Russian annual targets. Today the area is a dead zone, devoid of wildlife. The soil glistens black with oil spilt from dripping pipelines and machinery. Under the Soviet Union when drilling was completed, oil wells were never sealed, and so oil poured onto the ground. Environmentalists say that this highly visible devastation may be the least of the problems. They are concerned about more invisible materials such as radioactive and highly toxic waste leaking into the Caspian. Broken pipes are repaired in a make-shift manner. But this is not enough to prevent gas hissing out. The ground is a helter skelter of old rusting pipes. Today no one is quite sure where they lead to and what they carry. SOUNDBITE: (English) "During the Communist regime, the main goal was the extraction of oil and nothing else. Nobody cared about the environment, and our leaders every year made their plan to the centre in Moscow that we fulfilled the plan for this year, for the month and so on. So that's why the situation is disastering (disastrous). SUPER CAPTION: Bahar Hadji-Zadeh, board member of Azerbaijan Green Movement Scrap metal litters the coastline of Turkmenistan. Although the metal could be recycled, the Turkmen government has made not effort to do anything with it. Local environmental groups now see foreign oil companies as their only hope to clean up the environment. SOUNDBITE: (English) "We should do a lot together, we should increase the awareness of the population first, to educate the population, to improve the economic situation, to spend money for this for the environment and we should force these oil companies to do something for this." SUPERCAPTION: Bahar Hadji-Zadeh, board member of Azerbaijan Green Movement One of the companies, Monument, which operates in Turkmenistan, says it is trying to clean up areas which it has taken over. Contaminated soil has been removed and scrap metal cleared up. SOUNDBITE: (English) "It's disorderly, it's messy, but most of the damage is superficial and surface related and with a bit of remedial work it can be cleared up. SUPER CAPTION: Atal Gupta, General Manager of Monument Oil's Turkmenistan operation Off-shore, oil platforms are allowed to rust. During the Soviet Union, drilling platforms were never reused, but were left to rot. Some have imploded, others have keeled over into the sea. Divers report that the seabed is a mass of metal. Now a major project in underway to look at the main cause and extent of pollution within the Caspian. The Caspian Environment Programme is being funded by several bodies including the European Union, the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility. It also involves state bodies from each of the countries surrounding the Caspian. Once the investigation is completed, work will begin on trying to clean up the sea. SOUNDBITE: (English) "The final outcome that we hope for is that there will be an agreement with the five countries on how to further protect the sea and improve the environment of the sea." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/33bce540d8e492829e4d43d64635fa16 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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This is really a very boring video if you are not totally bored and need something to do. I'm watching an old map of Asia and compaire it to the images on Google Earth. In this part I look closer to the Caspian Sea and the Aral Sea, which used to be connected. Lately the Aral Sea has shrunk quite alot.
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Since the Soviet Union fell in 1991, the Caspian Sea has been subject to a dispute between the countries that border the water. At the heart of the issue is whether the Caspian is a sea or a lake. However recently in 2018 progress has been made to come to an agreement over how the Caspian should be shared. Music: Kevin Macleod - Desert City https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE-G44FBe1Q The Caspian Sea Deal and Dispute Explained
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Crash of mysterious flying object observed in sky of Caspian Sea on Thursday12 March 2015
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Six million years ago the continents of Africa and Europe collided to close the Strait of Gibralter. Starved of water, the Mediterranean Sea evaporated to form a vast desert. The legacy of this vanished ocean? A million years' worth of salt deposited in mines half a kilimetre beneath the island of Sicily. Extraordinary footage taken from the ground-breaking BBC series Earth: The Power of the Planet. Visit http://www.bbcearth.com for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos and watch more high quality videos on the new BBC Earth YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/bbcearth
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Thick-crayfish - kind of decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Astacidea. Distributed in the Caspian Sea, the Don River, the adjacent areas of the Black and Azov Seas, which inhabit areas with salinity up to 14 ‰. Subscribe to http://www.youtube.com/c/Aktau-info channel In the 1950s, this species belongs to the subgenus Pontastacus (along with species Astacus pylzowi, Astacus kessleri and Astacus leptodactylus), that is, it was called A. (Pontastacus) pachypus. The subgenus Pontastacus has since been promoted to the generic level, and then, in 1995, referred to a new genus Caspiastacus. Taxonomy Eurasian crayfish is still not well established. There is considerable morphological variability Eurasian crayfish; probably possible hybridization between Astacus astacus and Astacus pachypus leptodactylus. The only way to really define the limits of each species - conducting comparative molecular genetic studies. It is now believed that A. pachypus prevalent in the Black, Azov and Caspian seas. Watch a lot of interesting information on the website http://aktau-info.com/ This species is autochthonous in Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. Azerbaijan is known from coastal waters in the district of Baku, in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan - also from the coastal waters of the Caspian Sea, and in Ukraine this kind is known in the Dnieper-Bug estuary of the Black Sea basin. This type is most likely not in the northern part of the Caspian Sea, he could disappear as a result of oil pollution (there is only a message about the discovery of this species, but the information was not confirmed, and since then no further information on this form in the northern Caspian).
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Iran Sadra is built three pollution cleansing and oil recovery ship for Caspian sea] كشتي جمع آوري آلودگي درياي خزر more videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eybEPOl3Ga8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUTQE_7MVi8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suBI2FF0wvM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmSAL9qlCok https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1exFCyE06o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrCMUWbhwck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56JPPAmgMhI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id46emmGECw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4RQ64rLHo0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDAiSUpBrzI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IEh_rDNQsk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFvjdH-IiSA
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The head of environment agency claimed that about 300 thousands barrel of oil spilled from Azarbaijani offshore rigs , have polluted Iranian costs of Caspian Sea .
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March 9, 2015 (Persian calendar 1393/12/18) Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari دريابان حبيب الله سياري says the country’s domestically-made frigate, Damavand, will help promote security in the Caspian Sea. “Boosting security in the Caspian Sea درياي خزر is one of the main goals of the Damavand دماوند frigate,” Sayyari told on Monday on the sidelines of a ceremony to deliver the advanced frigate to the Iranian Navy’s fleet. “The advanced frigate is a result of the efforts made by Iranian specialists to help the country stand independent and achieve self-sufficiency. A high level of technology has been used in the advanced frigate, Damavand. It’s also much faster than the Jamaran frigate,” Sayyari said. The state-of-the-art training Damavand frigate, equipped with modern radar, electronic and reconnaissance systems, was delivered to the Iranian naval forces stationed in the northern port city of Anzali بندر انزلي in a ceremony on Monday. Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani علي شمخاني, who was present in the ceremony to deliver the frigate to the navy, described the Caspian Sea as a sea of peace and friendship, saying the Islamic Republic has played a unique role in providing security, particularly energy security in the sea. “Iran has always played a key role in ensuring peace and security in this sea. Moreover, the launch of the advanced Damavand frigate shows Iran has been successful in providing its own needs domestically despite all sanctions against the country,” he added. The Iranian Navy launched its first domestically-built frigate, Jamaran جماران, in the Persian Gulf خليج فارس in February 2010. The 1,420 Ton frigate is equipped with modern radar systems and other electronic warfare capabilities. It also features highly advanced anti-aircraft, anti-surface and anti-subsurface systems. Iran has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence. See also these videos: March 17, 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkAI5PJ3610 March 9, 2015 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN5fTHhw6qY
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Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan - all bordering the Caspian Sea - have agreed in principle on how to divide it up. CASPIAN SEA?OR LAKE? Though surrounded by land it is considered as sea by the four nations except Iran Why is the difference so much important? Treated as a sea, then it would be covered by international maritime law- The United Nations Law of the Sea . This binding document sets rules on how countries can use the world's oceans. Meaning others can seek access to its resources. But if it is defined as a lake, then it would have to be divided equally between all five countries. It ended in not to define as a sea or lake Iran's economic conditions are worst due to sanctions by the west.So it has to get with its neighbours. DISCLAIMER: Each and every content used in this video is not imaginary. All are taken from reputed news agencies. This video doesn’t meant to hurt anybody's personal feelings,beliefs and religion. We are not responsible for any of these statements used in this video. If you have any suggestion or query regarding this video, you can contact me on YouTube personal Message Thank you & regards TOP DEFENCE NEWS CHANNEL
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(3 Oct 2018) LEAD-IN: A Finnish icebreaker has conducted an oil spill response exercise in the Baltic sea, testing a new in-built oil recovery system, a first ever for an icebreaker. STORYLINE: This is the Polaris. She can collect up to 1,400 cubic tons of oil in the harshest and icy weather conditions. The Polaris operates mainly in the Baltic sea, but can reach large parts of the Arctic Ocean during the summer months. Heading out of Helsinki harbour on a chilly autumn morning, the mission is to test new equipment and train sailors in the rapid deployment of oil containment booms. The highly automated system opens hatches on each side of the vessel from which inflatable barriers are deployed. By positioning the vessel in the path of an oil spill, these booms can trap pollutants, pushing them into hull of the ship. A skimmer with brushes then separates seawater from the oil which is stored in large tanks. Polaris' icebreaking capabilities means the vessel can intervene in oil spills in ice infested waters, but the cold brings another set of problems: oil gets thicker in cold temperatures. "It's unique because you can also collect oil in cold weather," says Lars Snellman from the company Lamor which developed the system. "There is heating in the system so it's easy to pump oil with very high viscosity." Maritime traffic in the Gulf of Finland is among the densest in Europe. Russian oil flows westwards, while container and passenger traffic sails between Helsinki and Tallinn. "There is always the possibility of a collision, due to wind, due to fog," warns Pasi Jarvelin, the Master of Polaris. "In the wintertime, if the Gulf of Finland is frozen, it has to be an icebreaker to go through the ice to a position where we have the oil spill." The ship's operator, Arctia Ltd is a Finnish government-owned enterprise. It hopes Baltic expertise in both icebreaking and oil spill response will inform and educate decisions made much further north. Shipping in the Arctic is increasing for many reasons. Tourism is one, but there is also trade and there's great interest in the untapped deposits of minerals and fossil fuels. Increases in traffic add to the potential for oil spills from platforms and vessels operating in remote locations. It is a major cause for concern among environmentalists, especially since the 1989 Exxon Valdex disaster off Alaska killed a quarter of a million seabirds, as well as hundreds of seals and sea otters. Vladimir Putin recently announced plans to increase traffic on the Northern sea route connecting Asia to Europe via the Arctic from 10 million tons today to 80 million tons within 10 years. "The use of the icebreakers for oil spill response is of course very feasible in the arctic areas as well," says Tero Vauraste, CEO of Arctia Ltd., "and it's becoming more and more important because of the fact that traffic is going to increase." Operating in the Arctic Ocean remains challenging and dangerous. Vessels face high risks of running aground in waters which are still poorly charted, and while thick ice may be retreating, ice flows still present a serious threat to shipping. The World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) warns that oil spill response capabilities in the Arctic remain very limited and no comprehensive assessment of the risks has been conducted. Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0d876b3f4878c9e19e938802b7274bf0
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Russian/Nat The former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan is counting the cost of playing host to a massive chemical industry under the old communist regime. 50 years after the factories were first built in Sumgait, they're lying idle. The people are suffering the consequences of half a century of chemical waste, which pours untreated into the Caspian Sea. Sumgait was once the model of Soviet industrial efficiency. Its population swelled to half a million as workers gathered from all over Azerbaijan for high paid work at the chemical plants. Here, smoke stacks and chimneys of the town's 12 factories dominate the skyline. They belch thick black smoke into the air. Waste from the factories pours - untreated - into the nearby Caspian Sea. Under the Soviets there was no Ministry of the Environment in Azerbaijan. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) "All of our major factories in Sumgait were subjugated to the Soviet Union. To some extent our republic had no control over them. Therefore all decisions were made from there. It was very difficult, even impossible, to go against them." SUPER CAPTION: Asif Islamzad, environmental advisor to the mayor of Sumgait In 1964, the government built several cleaning stations to cope with the huge amounts of waste, but the last repairs were carried out in 1974. One of the main offenders - this huge aluminium plant on the outskirts of town - now stands idle. The conveyor belt may have stopped, due to a lack of demand, but the environmental damage is done. Pollution is taking its toll. Every fourth child in Sumgait is born with defects; the child mortality rate is 25 percent higher than that in the rest of the republic; and one in ten inhabitants has difficulties breathing. High unemployment has led local authorities to consider building new factories to replace the obsolete plants. Many local people strongly oppose the plans. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) "Every day you can smell the gas in the air, you can't breathe, you see your children suffocating. We can't let that happen all over again." SUPER CAPTION: Asif Islamzad, environmental advisor to the mayor of Sumgait As a plume of acrid smoke billows from the chimneys and over the town cemetery, it is impossible not the notice the unusually high number of children buried there. Their gravestones remain a powerful reminder of the Soviet era in which industrialization was pursued at any cost. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c6c9df0e6c8fe87a22759b6f2e3ecff9 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Arcticaborg (Арктикаборг) is an icebreaker platform supply vessel operated by Wagenborg Kazakhstan in the Caspian Sea. She and her sister ship, Antarcticaborg (Антарктикаборг), were built by Kværner Masa-Yards in Helsinki, Finland, in 1998. They are the first full developments of the double acting ship concept and among the first icebreakers equipped with Azipods, electric azimuth thrusters manufactured by ABB. General characteristics The 2,043-ton Arcticaborg and Antarcticaborg are 65.10 metres (213.6 ft) long and have a beam of 16.40 metres (53.8 ft). Designed to operate in shallow waters with a maximum depth of 5 metres (16 ft), their maximum operating draught is only 2.90 metres (9.5 ft). Furthermore, their main dimensions are limited by the Russian inland waterways, which had to be used to transport the ships to the Caspian Sea. The gross tonnage of Arcticaborg and her sister ship are 1,453, net tonnage 454, and deadweight tonnage 675 tons. The ships are served by a crew of 12 and have accommodation for 20. Being supply ships, Arcticaborg and Antarcticaborg are equipped to carry a wide range of goods needed on the offshore platform. Each ship has a 350 m2 (3,800 sq ft) open aft decks for dry cargos and a cargo hold which has a hatch large enough the fit a twenty-foot container. For powderized goods such as cement and barite, they have five storage silos with a combined capacity of 51 m3 (1,800 cu ft). Furthermore, the ships have cargo tanks for 48 m3 (1,700 cu ft) of liquid drilling mud, 363 m3 (12,800 cu ft) of fuel, and 278 m3 (9,800 cu ft) of fresh water. On their way back from the platform, Arcticaborg and her sister ship can carry 67 m3 (2,400 cu ft) of sewage and wastewater. They are also equipped for firefighting, pollution control and rescue operations, and has towing and anchor handling equipment. The ships are classified by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping with ice class UL, equivalent to the highest Finnish-Swedish ice class, 1A Super. However, the actual level of ice strengthening far exceeds the requirements of the ice class notations. Power and propulsion Arcticaborg and Antarcticaborg have a diesel-electric powertrain with two six-cylinder Wärtsilä 6L26 4-stroke medium-speed diesel engines, each with a maximum continuous rating of 1,950 kilowatts (2,610 hp), driving van Kaick DGS generators rated 2,250 kVA at 690 V. According to the power plant principle, the main generators in the forward engine room provide electrical power for all shipboard consumers, including propulsion. For emergency and harbour use the ships also have Valmet 612 diesel engines, rated at 130 kilowatts (170 hp), coupled to 163 kVA alternators. The vessels are propelled by two ABB Azipod VI1100A electric azimuth thrusters rated at 1,620 kW each. Arcticaborg and her sister ship were among the first icebreakers fitted with Azipod units that allow the ships to operate astern in heavy ice conditions with excellent maneuverability. In addition the ships have one 150 kW bow thruster for harbour operations. Arcticaborg and her sister ship are one of the few ships capable of operating in the harsh ice conditions of the shallow Caspian Sea oil fields. They are able to break level ice up to 60 centimetres (24 in) thick at 3 knots (5.6 km/h; 3.5 mph) when moving ahead. However, the bow is designed with good seakeeping and open water characteristics in mind, and in heavy ice conditions the ships are turned around and operated stern first. In such way, their icebreaking capability increases to 1 metre (3.3 ft) of level ice. More importantly, by allowing the Azipod units to mill and crush the ice, Arcticaborg and Antarcticaborg are able to penetrate ice ridges that are thicker than the draught of the ship and sometimes reach the seabed without having to rely on backing and ramming. Their service speed in open water is 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph) and bollard pull 32 tons. In addition to the four Azipod units installed on the ships ABB delivered a fifth spare unit, which allows the company to carry out a complete overhaul for all propulsors, one at a time, without having to dock the ships for extended periods. Career Arcticaborg and Antarcticaborg were ordered from Kværner Masa-Yards Helsinki New Shipyard in December 1997 following extensive research and model testing at the company's Arctic Technology Centre, nowadays known as Aker Arctic. Constructed in the covered dry dock at the same time, both ships were delivered to Wagenborg Kazakhstan BV, a subsidiary of the Dutch shipping company Wagenborg, within a week in October 1998 and sailed from Finland through the Mediterranean to the Black Sea and finally to the Caspian Sea RIMG0728
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This Is 'The Great Game': to control Caspian oil, block Irans Gas pipeline, surround Russia and China with bases, control Petro markets, and apply leverage to China economic development by controling her access to resources. If you want to know the future International lanscape understand Obama's International Relations Advisor - Zbigniew Brzezinski - the man behind the curtin.
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We all know by now that climate change is occurring more rapidly than estimated. But not much is being done to reduce the impact of such changes. As part of our 'Public Health and Climate Change Adaptation Course Project', we studied the impacts of climate change on the Caspian Sea and discussed few possible adaptation strategies that can be employed by reviewing existing literature.
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Addressing the second Caspian Sea Summit, he said, "The Caspian is a closed sea belonging to the littoral states, therefore only ships and military forces of those countries have the right for presence in the sea." "The Caspian Sea is the shortest, most economical and the best environmental friendly route for transfer of energy," he said stressing that promotion of all-out cooperation among the littoral states would benefit peace and security of the sea, the entire region and all regional nations.
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http://www.democracynow.org - We spend the hour looking at politics, money and the pursuit of oil, from the series of pipelines originating in the oil-rich Caspian Sea, to the deposits in the Arctic Sea where Russia has charged 30 people with piracy for a Greenpeace protest against drilling, to the vast reserves of the Middle East that have fueled conflict for decades. Three guests join us for a roundtable discussion: Anna Galkina, a member of the London-based arts, human rights, and environmental justice organization Platform; Platform founder James Marriott, author of "The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London"; and Timothy Mitchell, Columbia University professor and author of the books, "Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil," and "Colonizing Egypt." Watch the full 45-minute interview uninterrupted at http://www.democracynow.org/2013/10/8/from_caspian_sea_to_arctic_to. Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,200+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch it live 8-9am ET at http://www.democracynow.org. FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Listen on SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
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Filmed near Rustavi in Georgia, on Friday Sept. 26. This chimnee belongs to plant operated by Heidelberg Cement, one of the biggest cement producers in the world. Jobs and economic growth or clean air? This heavily polluting plant offers work for about 1,000 people, but puts farmers in the region out of business, not to speak of the health consequences of the people living here. Prisoners at nearby prisons west of the Heidelberg chimnee, where most of the dust fell down as we visited, have complained to the GEorgian parliament, and Heidelberg appears to have promised Georgia to invest 12 million euro in a filtering system before the end of 2008. Cement plants cause 5% of global carbon dioxide emissions. A Cambridge University study says cement is the single biggest material source of carbon emissions. From http://www.heidelbergcement.com: "Climate protection and conserving natural resources are a matter of priority for our objectives in environmental protection." "In May 2006, HeidelbergCement purchased a stake of 51% in the Georgian cement grinding plant Kartuli Cementi; this was HeidelbergCements first investment in the Caucasus region. The plant is located in Rustavi, 50 km from the Georgian capital Tbilisi. In the meantime the plant has been extended and transformed into an integrated cement plant. The new plant with a cement capacity of 400,000 tonnes was commissioned in early 2008. At the end of 2006 HeidelbergCement acquired a stake of 75% in Saqcementi, the largest cement producer in the Caucasus region. Saqcementi operates two cement plants (Kaspi and Rustavi) near the capital Tbilisi with a total capacity of 1.6 million tonnes of cement. Georgia is a strategically well located country with a big potential for growth. It benefits from the transport of oil from neighbouring Azerbaijan and is also a transit country between the Black and the Caspian Sea. Therefore, further economic growth, large investments in infrastructural projects and a significant increase in cement consumption are expected. Saqcementi is the market leader in Georgia with a share of around 60% and, in addition, supplies Azerbaijan (market share of around 20%) and Kazakhstan. Saqcementi and Kartuli Cementi operate on the market under the common brand of HeidelbergCement Georgia. Also read: http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/10/21/business/cement.php
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Azerbaijan : Caspian Sea Oil & Gas (Alba Oil & Gas Community) Brian Simpson Alba Oil & Gas Community http://www.albaoil.com
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