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Influence of EEDI on Ship Design & Operation

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The reduction of CO2 emissions has been a key target in the development of the Marine Industry since the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee published its findings 10 years ago from which a number of measures resulting in technical and operational reductions were made mandatory in 2011. Foremost amongst these measures; nearly all new builds have to conform to the limits of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI).

There are now new ISO standards for initial ship trials to verify the EEDI calculations. ISO 19030 standard consolidates the latest academic and industry knowledge regarding a standardised method to measure the performance of a vessel through the water. IMO and EU require vessels to monitor their efficiency in terms of fuel consumption and distance travelled (EU MRV started 1st January 2018 and the IMO system has started 1st January 2019). It is expected that the data collected will help inform future EEDI regulations.

These regulations represent some of the most important technical measures introduced so far to encourage the reduction of shipping CO2 emissions.


The conference will consider the effectiveness of these measures and their impact on ship design and operation. RINA invites papers from naval architects, class societies, shipbuilders, regulators, operators, equipment manufactures and researchers on all related topics including:

  • Verification of the EEDI calculations
  • Measurement and analysis of ship efficiency
  • Influence on ship design
  • Influence on vessel operations
  • Environmental and economic impact
  • Future regulatory developments
  • Operational strategies to improve ship efficiency
  • Retrofit technologies
  • Designing energy efficient ships
  • Performance verification, monitoring and management
  • Full scale measurements and demonstrations
  • Radical energy saving strategies and devices


Submit  Abstract or Register Interest

Click here to register your interest in the International Conference on EEDI 2020 and receive updates as they become available.


Member                           £380.00+VAT= £456

Non-Member                   £430.00+VAT= £516

Concession                     £200.00+VAT= £240

Authors                            £115.00+VAT= £138

Additional Author           £330.00+VAT= £396

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Click here to download the Call for Papers

If you wish to submit an abstract, please send a paper title, brief summary (no more than 250 words) of what the proposed paper would be about and your contact details via the link above, by email directly to  or fax to +44(0) 20 7259 5912. The deadline fo submission for abstracts is 23rd January 2020.

8-9 Northumberland StreetConference Venue

The EEDI conference will be held at the Institution's Headquarters.

8-9 Northumberland Street, London, WC2N 5DA, UK.

Delegates may take advantage of the Institution's membership to stay at Club Quarters, less than one minute's walk from Headquarters 

Click for details of Headquarters and Club Quarters .

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