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The economic downturn has hit shipbuilding hard. New orders have contracted by up to 90% and cancellations have increased, which is likely to result in significant excess shipbuilding capacity.
Description of the 108th session of the OECD’s Council Working Party on Shipbuilding (WP6).
The economic downturn has hit shipbuilding hard. New orders have contracted by up to 90% and cancellations have increased, which is likely to result in significant excess shipbuilding capacity. This outlook is unlikely to improve for some time.
Presentations made during the discussion on the impact of the economic downturn on the shipbuilding industry at the 108th Session of the OECD's Council Working Party on Shipbuilding on 9-10 July 2009.
Synthetic biology is a transformative set of technologies which offer great opportunities for the construction of bioengineered parts, devices and microorganisms.
Mobile broadband growth is significant in markets where data are available. Although data on mobile broadband is not yet easily available, this paper provides an overview of prices, speeds and data caps of mobile broadband services.
Given the current low level of nanotechnology monitoring, the objective of this paper is to provide a comprehensive overview of nanotechnology developments globally through a systematic and critical analysis of available and comparable indicators and statistics.
An OECD workshop hosted by Canada will be held on July 23-24, 2009 in Montréal, Québec immediately after the 6th World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bio-processing to discuss progress over the past 5 years in the methodologies used for sustainability assessment of bio-based products.
Clean technologies and smart ICT applications are key to effectively fight climate change, protect biodiversity and manage our water resources - OECD Ministerial Council Meeting 2009 underscores that “green” and “growth” can go hand-in-hand.