International Maritime Organisation Study
2 October 2014
A large international consortium, led by Dr Tristan Smith, from UCL's Energy Institute, was selected by The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to undertake an Update Study of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions estimate for international shipping, as published in the Second IMO GHG Study 2009.
The IMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for regulating and promoting maritime safety and security and the prevention, reduction and control of marine environment degradation from sea-based activities.
The Update Study plays an important role in shaping the international communities' environmental shipping policies and this work represents an excellent platform for raising UCL's profile internationally and supported by UCL Consultants.
The image depicts: "global shipping activity data gathered from both satellite and shore-based receivers, and used in the model to estimate global shipping emissions"
UCL Energy Institute
The UCL Energy Institute delivers world-leading learning, research and policy support on the challenges of climate change and energy security. Our approach blends expertise from across UCL, to make a truly interdisciplinary contribution to the development of a globally sustainable energy system. We are part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment.