Shipping and Climate Change: aiding an industry that emits more CO2 than the UK

18.00, Mon 18th March

Part of the Sea Changes Lecture Series: A series of lectures examining the relationship between Marine Science, Technology and Engineering

Organised by IMarEST in association with UCL Engineering

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An evening lecture by Dr Tristan Smith, UCL Energy Institute, London, and Professor John Carlton, City University, London; followed by a discussion panel in which the audience are invited to participate

Unpicking exactly how much is produced by whom, and how that can be reduced and managed requires a complicated mix of data from satellites, shipyards and seafarers. Dr Smith’s talk will outline ongoing work at UCL on this subject, and what it can tell us about the future of ships and shipping.

There are three paths to reducing shipping’s greenhouse gas emissions: operational changes that reduce fuel consumption, technological advances that improve ship fuel efficiency, and alternative fuels with lower net lifecycle GHG emissions. Facing this tremendous challenge requires co- operation between scientists, engineers, technologists and policy makers who all have vital roles to play, as explored by Professor Carlton.

Panel participants: 

Chair: Dr Alistair Greig, UCL Mechanical Engineering

Panel: The speakers will be joined by Dr Gillian Reynolds, Environment and Sustainability Consultants, and Professor Richard Bucknall, UCL Mechanical Engineering

Audience members are invited to join the debate, and to continue discussion afterwards over wine and canapés.

Time: Monday 18th March 2013, 18:00 for 18:15

Location: Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture theatre, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 7JE

UCL maps and directions here )

Admission is FREE and all are welcome: however, to aid in planning, we ask you to email technical@imarest.org if you plan on attending. 

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