@article{Castells i Sanabra_Martínez de Osés_2014_2, author = {Castells i Sanabra, Marcel·la and Martínez de Osés, Francesc Xavier}, title = {The Prevailing Weather and Traffic Conditions in the Evaluation of a Future ECA in the Mediterranean Sea. A view into the Western Mediterranean}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {8}, number = {1}, pages = {157-163}, year = {2014}, url = {./Article_The_Prevailing_Weather_and_Traffic_Castells i Sanabra,29,494.html}, abstract = {Appendix III of MARPOL?s Annex VI sets out the criteria and procedures for designating an emission control area (ECA).These criteria includes: a clear delineation of the proposed ECA; types of emissions proposed for control, land and sea areas at risk; emission quantification and impact assessment; prevailing weather conditions; data and quality on marine traffic; land based measures concurrent with the ECA adoption and the relative costs of reducing emissions from ships. This paper analyses the climate parameter together with traffic conditions: prevailing weather conditions as a parameter to be kept in mind for the adoption of a future ECA in the Mediterranean Sea. Preliminary results would show how marine emissions coming from existing traffic will impact the sea and land ecology in the Mediterranean area.}, doi = {10.12716/1001.08.01.18}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Traffic Condition, Weather Condition, Mediterranean Sea, Emission Control Area (ECA), MARPOL Convention, Ecology, Maritime Transport, Environment Protection} }