Last night, BLUE celebrated its inaugural Ocean Awards, in collaboration with its partner, Boat International.

The awards acknowledge and celebrate those remarkable individuals and organisations, both winners and runners up who are confronting the problems facing our oceans.

BLUE would like to thank Boat International for organising such a wonderful event and Claire Wallerstein, who, along with a  group of artists from Cornwall individually designed and created the awards using only ocean debris.

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I write a lot about the most decadent over-the-top luxury experiences and also regularly focus on the the richest people in the world, but it is also important to highlight the amazing charitable work being done by some of the greatest superyacht owners and crews in the world.

Through the efforts of YachtAid Global, they have been orchestrating the delivery of disaster relief, development and conservation aid to coastal communities worldwide. 

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Long-lasting, cheap and environmentally friendly paints could be on the way after scientists manufacture unique colour cells from butterflies for the first time.

The paints could be used to make cars that stay shiny forever, make-up that never fades and clothes that never lose their colour.

The vibrant colours you see in a butterfly’s wings are the result of a phenomenon known as structural colouration. Their wings are made up of transparent scales that have intricate shapes. The scales scatter light when it hits them, creating brilliant colours that look different from different angles.

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Integrating sustainable practices into its day-to-day operations, Almouj Marina at The Wave, Muscat in Oman has teamed-up with researchers from Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman’s only public university, in a unique project to develop technologically enhanced, nontoxic coatings to be used on boats, submerged structures and industry equipment. 

Centered on nanotechnology, the study aims to identify environmentally friendly methods that can reduce the impact of biofouling on waterways, marine life, maintenance costs and fuel consumption.

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