UCL Energy Institute has been included in Lloyd’s List’s top 10 regulators of the shipping industry in 2015.
International shipping is the system that enables globalisation, the way it quietly and efficiently executes its role has given rise to its labelling as “the handmaiden of world trade”. But this vital enabler of trade, export led economic growth and import of goods fundamental to our standard of living (energy, food shelter) is also heavily dependent on fossil fuels. The consequence being that it contributes a significant and growing share of anthropogenic greenhouse gases.
In this public seminar, Dr Tristan Smith argues that the ‘current policy’ trajectories for shipping are diametrically opposed to the direction of travel that the overall global economy will need to avoid the risk of dangerous climate. His talk will explore the evidence base that can be used to understand both the challenge ahead for the sector, the risks and the opportunities.
Presentation by Dr Tristan Smith at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford. The presentation provides a practitioner, technical and financier perspective on stranded assets in shipping, what could be the possible causes of stranded assets in shipping and a framework to evaluate whether a ship is stranded or not.
UMAS in collaboration with other partners underpin the research for International®, Intertrac Vision, the shipping industry’s first consultancy tool that provides accurate and transparent predictions on the fuel and CO2 savings potential of fouling control coatings, prior to application.
UMAS along with a consortium of partners led by CE Delft, has won a study to inform the International Maritime Organisation (IMO’s) decision on whether to implement a global cap on sulphur in 2020 or postpone to 2025.
Dr Tristan Smith, Lecturer in Energy and Transport at UCL Energy Institute comments on key messages ahead of COP21
UCL Energy Institute's latest analysis of the Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator and other proposed indices.
UMAS analyses the plenary session on agenda item 5, reduction of GHG emissions from ships, that took place in May during the last MEPC.
At the 2015 UCL Awards for Enterprise, the shipping group at the UCL Energy Institute, led by Dr Tristan Smith, were presented with the UCL Consultants Award. This award recognises the efforts and accomplishments of UCL’s most innovative and entrepreneurial staff in furthering enterprise through consultancy.