Special Issue "Impact of Maritime Transport Efficiency on Shipping Emissions"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Air Pollution Control".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2023 | Viewed by 132

Special Issue Editors

Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, 41296 Göteborg, Sweden
Interests: ship energy efficiency measures; data-driven modeling; voyage optimization; autonomous ships
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Prof. Dr. Qing Liu
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Business Administration, University of Hamburg, 20148 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: maritime economics; maritime logistics; shipping emissions; green transport
Dr. Da Wu
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Guest Editor
Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Center, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
Interests: Arctic ocean environment modelling; ship performance modeling; green ship technology; statistical modeling; data-driven modeling.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Shipping carries almost 90% of worldwide trade, emitting many air pollutants into the atmosphere, including carbon dioxide, black carbon, NOx, and SOx. The air emissions from ships significantly impact climate change and ocean acidification and threaten public health and welfare. Climate change also results in more severe sea conditions that may challenge a ship’s safety when sailing at sea. Developing and verifying the means to reduce air emissions from shipping is urgent. Shipping sustainability is strongly related to the ocean environments encountered by ships. The development and promotion of energy efficiency measures depending on the reliable spatiotemporal modeling of metocean environments are necessary inputs to estimate air emissions from ships. These ocean models are also the basis for exploring renewable energy for ship-propulsive sources, which can help the shipping industry become carbon neutral. It is also essential to model air emissions from shipping by implementing various energy efficiency measures across multiple sailing scenarios and business models.

To promote the decarbonization of maritime transport, we invite you to report your research that contributes to developing, evaluating, and installing energy efficiency measures to reduce air emissions from shipping. Solicited contributions include but are not limited to the statistical modeling of wind and waves, spatiotemporal modeling of air emissions due to transport, the monitoring of air emissions from shipping, extreme sea conditions due to climate change, the study of air emissions reduction due to renewable propulsions, various energy efficiency measures to decarbonize shipping. Papers on means and models to evaluate fuel and air emissions from shipping, climate impacts from Arctic shipping, and barriers to fossil-free shipping are also welcome.

Dr. Wengang Mao
Prof. Dr. Qing Liu
Dr. Da Wu
Guest Editors

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  • modeling air emissions from shipping
  • monitoring air emissions from shipping
  • Arctic Ocean environment modeling
  • ship performance and emission modeling
  • energy efficiency measures
  • data-driven modeling
  • quantifying rules and regulations
  • statistical modeling of the ocean environment

Published Papers

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