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WEGEMT Online Course on Green Shipping

18-19 November, 2020


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The European Association of Universities in Marine Technology and Related Sciences (WEGEMT) and The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) are jointly organizing a 2-day course on “Green Shipping: Energy, Emissions & Economy”.

The course is mainly addressed to postgraduate university students (M.Sc. and PhD) and the professional profiles of managers, middle managers, specialists and qualified professionals in the field of marine technology.

Attendance at this course qualifies as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and all participants will receive a CPD Certificate.

Below is the detailed schedule of the course:

Topics to be Covered Include:

  • An overview of the criteria and trade-offs in relation to the economic and environmental performance of shipping
  • Major environmental challenges that the shipping industry is facing today and the solutions that policy makers have selected to tackle them
  • NOx and SOx emission control technologies
  • Monitoring CO2 emissions
  • Energy efficiency improvement for existing ships
  • Present Green Shipping initiatives undertaken by the industry either collectively or at company level
  • Automation and control
  • Alternative marine fuels
  • Optimisation of ship control systems
  • Life Cycle thinking – Life Cycle assessment



*All times are CET

Day 1 / 18 Nov 2020

10:00 – 10:10  Welcome/ RINA

10:10 – 10:40  Green Shipping: The regulatory framework (IMO & EU) / Dr. George Panagakos (Technical University of Denmark)

10:45 – 11:30  Taxonomy of CO2 reduction measures / Dr. George Panagakos (Technical University of Denmark)

11:35 – 12:20  Monitoring of CO2 emissions / Dr. George Panagakos (Technical University of Denmark)

 12:20 – 13:30  Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:20  Improving the Energy Efficiency of Existing Ships / Prof Hossein Ghaemi (Gdansk University of Technology)

14:25 – 15:15  Enhancing the Ship Energy Efficiency by Improving Ship Propulsion Control System / Prof Hossein Ghaemi (Gdansk University of Technology)

15:15 – 15:30  Break

15:30 – 16:20  Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the digital and green shipping era / Prof Manolis Samuelides (National Technical University of Athens)

Day 2 / 19 Nov 2020

10:00 – 11:00  Life Cycle thinking & Life Cycle assessment / Prof Nikolaos Ventikos (National Technical University of Athens)

11:00 – 12:00  Ship air emissions Life Cycle inventory studies / Prof Nikolaos Ventikos (National Technical University of Athens)

12:00 – 13:00  Lunch Break

13:00 – 13:50  Diesel engine NOx & SOx formation and control / Prof Peilin Zhou (University of Strathclyde)

13:55 – 14:45  Engine NOx & SOx reduction technologies / Prof Peilin Zhou (University of Strathclyde)

14:45 – 15:00  Course evaluation & Goodbye/ RINA

 Note:    Each time slot includes 5-15 min. Q&A/discussion (all times are CET).


Register Interest 

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Course Fees

This online couse is for students only.

For non students we will be hosting a similar event in spring 2020 please monitor our events page for further details.

Course Venue

The WEGEMT Course on Green Shipping conference will be held online using Zoom.

It is not necessary to have a Zoom account to attend the course, but those attending will be asked to download the Zoom App if not already downloaded. If you are unable to download, install, or run applications you may join from your browser. However, the meeting experience from the browser is limited.


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