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Reference Number EP/K039253/1
Title Shipping in Changing Climates.
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Transport) 25%;
NOT ENERGY RELATED 75%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Law) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering) 15%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 90%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 10%;
Principal Investigator Dr T Smith
No email address given
UCL Energy Institute
University College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 December 2013
End Date 15 September 2017
Duration 46 months
Total Grant Value £3,512,257
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region London
Programme Energy : Energy
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr T Smith , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (99.987%)
  Other Investigator Dr RWG Bucknall , Mechanical Engineering, University College London (0.001%)
Dr AR Greig , Mechanical Engineering, University College London (0.001%)
Professor RJ Nicholls , Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Prof K (Kevin ) Anderson , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Prof A (Alice ) Bows-Larkin , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr P J Gilbert , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr A. H. Day , Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Professor A (Attilla ) Incecik , Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Dr T Osman , Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Dr K Pazouki , Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Dr AJ Murphy , School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Dr AW Schafer , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Professor J Scott , Law, University College London (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature (UK) (0.000%)
Project Contact , BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , B9 Energy Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , ETI (Energy Technologies Institute) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Lloyd's Register (0.000%)
Project Contact , Forum For The Future (0.000%)
Project Contact , International Energy Agency (IEA), France (0.000%)
Project Contact , Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (0.000%)
Project Contact , KPMG (0.000%)
Project Contact , Committee on Climate Change (0.000%)
Project Contact , Private Address (0.000%)
Project Contact , David MacBrayne Group (0.000%)
Project Contact , Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , Hawkins Wright (0.000%)
Project Contact , Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL), Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , International Maritime Organisation (0.000%)
Project Contact , International Transport Forum (ITD-OECD), France (0.000%)
Project Contact , EA Gibson Shipbrokers Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , European Climate Foundation, The Netherlands (0.000%)
Project Contact , ExactEarth Ltd, Canada (0.000%)
Project Contact , BMT Group Ltd (UK) (0.000%)
Project Contact , British Ports Association (0.000%)
Project Contact , Carbon War Room, Rocky Mountains Institute, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Seas at Risk, Belgium (0.000%)
Project Contact , Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Shipbuilders & Shiprepairers Association (0.000%)
Project Contact , Svitzer Marine Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , KfW IPEX-Bank, Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , Maritime Strategies International (0.000%)
Project Contact , Royal Institution of Naval Architects (0.000%)
Project Contact , Shipping Emissions Abatement and Trading (SEAaT) (0.000%)
Project Contact , UK Chamber of Shipping (0.000%)
Project Contact , Teekay Shipping (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rolls-Royce PLC (0.000%)
Project Contact , Zodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of the South Pacific (USP), Fiji (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract Our vision is to create an enduring, multidisciplinary and independent research community strongly linked to industry and capable of informing the policy making process by developing new knowledge and understanding on the subject of the shipping system, its energy efficiency and emissions, and its transition to a low carbon, more resilient future.Shipping in Changing Climates (SCC) is the embodiment of that vision: a multi-university, multi-disciplinary consortium of leading UK academic institutions focused on addressing the interconnected research questions that arise from considering shipping's possible response over the next few decades due to changes in:- climate (sea level rise, storm frequency)- regulatory climate (mitigation and adaptation policy)- macroeconomic climate (increased trade, differing trade patterns, higher energy prices)Building on RCUK Energy programme's substantial (~2.25m) investment in this area: Low Carbon Shipping and High Seas projects, this research will provide crucial input into long-term strategic planning (commercial and policy) for shipping, in order to enable the sector to transition the next few decades with minimum disruption of the essential global services (trade, transport, economic growth, food and fuel security) that it provides.The ambitious research programme can only be undertaken because of the project's excellent connection to shipping's stakeholders across the govt. non-govt and industry space. This is demonstrated by in excess of 35 organisations writing significant statements of support and including contributions to the project of 1.6m in-kind and 160k cash. The commitments of stakeholders with this breadth of knowledge and understanding is crucial both to:- Development of a relevant proposal (all Tier 1 partners of LCS and many Tier 2 and others were heavily involved in the development of the contents of this SCC proposal)- Ensuring that the research is undertaken using data and experience that can maximise its credibility, but importantly also- Guaranteeing a direct pathway to impact in all the key governance and commercial stakeholders of the sector.Shipping is a global industry and its challenges must therefore be considered in a global context. However, to provide focus for the research we will concentrate the application of our global modelling and analysis for understanding the impacts of changing climates on three key specific sub- global components of the system: UK, SIDS (Small Island Developing States) and BRICS shipping. The UK, for its importance to the funder and the UK stakeholders engaged in our project, the BRICS and SIDS because of their central role in the policy debate due to their high sensitivity to changing climatesResearch Excellence will be ensured through research across three interacting research themes:- ship as a system (understanding the scope for greater supply side energy efficiency)- trade and transport demand (understanding the trends and drivers for transport demand)- transitions and evolution (understanding transport supply/demand interactions)The research undertaken will be both quantitative and qualitative, apply for the first time new data and modelling techniques and be deployed to answer a series of cross cutting (themes) research questions. Shipping in Changing Climates will put the UK at the forefront internationally of research into the shipping system and inform the UK and EU debates around the control of its shipping GHG emissions
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