Carbon Footprint Assessment in Marine Operations

Course Info

Length: 2 Weeks

Type: Online

Available Dates


  • July-22-2024


  • Aug-26-2024


  • Sep-23-2024


  • Oct-07-2024


  • Nov-11-2024


  • Dec-23-2024


Course Details

Course Outline

10 days course

Introduction to Marine Engineering's Carbon Footprint

  • Definition and application of carbon footprint in the maritime industry.
  • Effects of carbon emissions on the marine environment and climate change.
  • International Initiatives and Regulations to Reduce Shipping's Carbon Footprint.

Calculating Marine Operations' Carbon Footprint

  • CO2, CH4, and N2O greenhouse gas emissions quantification.
  • Data gathering and analysis methods for calculating carbon footprints.
  • Case Studies: Actual Cases of Carbon Footprint Evaluations in Shipping Companies.

Energy Management and Fuel Efficiency

  • Improving fuel economy to cut emissions.
  • Renewable energy sources are being used in marine operations.
  • Systems for energy management and smart ship design.

Propulsion and Alternative Fuels

  • Exploring LNG, Biofuels, Hydrogen, and Ammonia as Sustainable Fuel Options.
  • Considering Marine Electric and Hybrid Propulsion Systems.
  • Benefits and Difficulties of Using Alternative Fuels and Propulsion.

Marine Engineering Emission Control Technologies

  • Recognizing Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS), often known as "Scrubbers."
  • Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Reduction through Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR).

Ship Building Life Cycle Assessment

  • Overview of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Ship building Applications.
  • Green Ship Recycling: Reducing Ship Disposal's Environmental Impact.

Market-Based Mechanisms and Carbon Offsetting

  • Overview of Carbon Credits and Offsetting.
  • Maritime Industry Participation in Carbon Markets.
  • Opportunities for Sustainable Investment and Financing in Carbon-Neutral Shipping.

Using AI and Digitalisation to Reduce Carbon Footprint

  • Digitalization's role in improving ship operations.
  • Using machine learning and artificial intelligence to improve energy efficiency.
  • Predictive maintenance and smart fleet management can save carbon emissions.

Communication and Reporting Regarding Carbon Footprint

  • Importance of Transparent Carbon Emission Reporting.
  • Environmental certifications and green labeling for ships.

Rising Carbon Footprint Reduction Trends

  • Marine Engineering Innovations for Greener Operations.
  • Emerging technologies and concepts for zero-emission vessels.
  • Partnerships between industries and cooperative efforts for a sustainable maritime future.

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