Initiative to research more effective IMO2020 enforcement techniques goes live online

Maritime & Ports

Source: Trident Alliance, 2019-11-27

IMO2020 is just around the corner, and the positive changes it will bring could be dramatic, but only if the new rules are enforced effectively, which will help ensure that full compliance is achieved.  That means that authorities face a large and important challenge in successfully implementing the new rules, especially considering how many have no prior experience of enforcing sulphur regulation.  Seemingly simple enforcement practices and procedures can get complicated very fast.  For example, how can authorities make sure that compliant fuels or exhaust treatment systems are being used?

In view of this challenge, the Trident Alliance supports the development of new techniques or technologies that facilitate more effective enforcement. Trident Alliance is therefore proud to be a stakeholder in SCIPPER, short for Shipping Contributions to Inland Pollution Push for the Enforcement of Regulations,  a project under the European Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, deploying and researching state-of-art and next-generation measurement techniques to monitor emissions of vessels in operation.  The two main objectives of the SCIPPER initiative are:

  • To provide evidence on the performance and capacity of different techniques for shipping emissions monitoring and regulations’ enforcement;
  • To assess the impacts of shipping emissions on air quality, under different regulatory enforcement scenarios.

The team at SCIPPER recently launched a new website that will become a hub for all project outputs, updates and project news. By navigating to the various sections of the website, anyone can find information about the campaign, its objectives, the methodology that will be followed, the emission measurement campaigns on ships and the expected outputs. In addition, the technical deliverables of the project will be periodically uploaded in the library section of the website and available to the public.

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