The next Marine-i Discovery Room event is titled “Emissions from Maritime Transport:
Legislation and Solutions.” It will explore the theme of green technology,
with particular reference to exhaust after treatments, emission control, and maritime
solutions for the future that are less polluting, consume less energy and
exploit fewer resources. This free event will be hosted at the National
Maritime Museum in Falmouth on Wednesday
13th February 2019.
Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund,
Marine-i provides support for the marine technology sector in Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly. Its Discovery Room
events are designed to draw together the very latest thinking on a specific
theme of marine technology in an interactive, one-day session, while also
highlighting opportunities for businesses.
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) agreed in
2018 its strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the international
shipping sector. Their target is to reduce carbon emissions by at least 50%
compared with 2008 levels by 2050. This will have far reaching consequences for
Emma Baggett, Falmouth Marine School’s Business
Development Manager, is the lead organiser for this event. She says:
“With the shipping industry being forced to address the
impact that they have on the environment, they have a massive role to play in
helping vessels of the future to operate more efficiently, while also
optimising power consumption and reducing emissions. This Marine-i event is a
perfect opportunity for businesses to get briefed on the very latest
developments, the opportunities available and the technical challenges that
need to be addressed.
“Not only will this event highlight what they need to do
to succeed in this exciting field, it will also give them the chance to meet
other businesses and contacts who may want to collaborate on bringing ground-breaking
new technologies to market.”
Speakers for the event will include innovative companies like
Ferguson Marine, Houlder Ltd, Marine South East and Whiskerstay. They will
cover such diverse topics as hydrogen fuel cell powered ferries, electric boats
and energy efficient management for shipping.
Attendance at this full-day event is free, and delegates
can register here.
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