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Blockchain in shipping, more than a buzzword

Blockchain could considerably lighten the administrative load of the maritime transport industry, in addition to preventing devastating cyberattacks. However, companies are hesitant to adopt the technology because of the legal uncertainty that surrounds it. The current lack of comprehensive regulations is perceived as a security liability, but there are also fears of overregulation during the next term of the EU Commission.

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There is no single magic bullet for turning global energy consumption patterns toward a cleaner future. Greening energy is not just about developing alternative sources of energy or ending the fossil-fuel era. Any technology that aims to reduce the environmental ...

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Islamic State’s next target: Europe

GIS experts have frequently mentioned that once Islamic State (also known as ISIS or Daesh) was defeated in Iraq and Syria, it would not go away. Instead, it would spread its message – and send its fighters – across the world, with a special focus on Europe. With the organization claiming responsibility for a recent terror attack in London, those predictions seem to be coming true. As GIS expert Dr. Bernard Siman explained in a July 2017 report, one “child of Daesh” would comprise “the ongoing blowback of foreign fighters, especially from Syria, into Europe, which poses a sustained, long-term terrorist threat to mainland Europe itself.”

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Geopolitics are back on the agenda

Due to the fast changing international order geopolitics are back on the agenda. I believe that GIS makes a great contribution with analyses and insights that should help businesses and governments developing their responses.

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