On August 30 and 31, the World Maritime University (WMU) carried out a two-days international seminar on the role of green technologies and capacity building in maritime decarbonisation. During the two days of the seminar, we discussed green technologies and ways of promoting global collaboration and capacity building in maritime decarbonisation. On the second day, the event focused on a Regional Baltic & North Sea workshop as part of the SEANERGY project activities, collecting feedback from relevant port cluster stakeholders in order to guide EU ports and policy making toward the decarbonisation of the shipping sector.
This seminar brought together representatives from the IMO and the EU, with the central support of the EU Horizon Europe funded project SeaEnergy (Sustainability EducationAl programme for greeNER fuels and enerGY on ports). Project SeaNergy commenced in October 2021 comprising the consortium partners: World Maritime University, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, RINA, Fundación Valenciaport, Ennshafen OÖ GmbH, The Diktyo, SL Δίκτυο ΔΑΦΝΗ / DAFNI Network, Future Proof Shipping, Eco Imagination, ATPERSON, ZER0-E Engineering, and Anleg GmbH.
During the first day, relevant stakeholders shared their perspectives on the role of green technologies and global cooperation towards maritime decarbonisation. Highlighting important topics such as current progress, challenges, best practices, capacity building, life cycle assessment and cost-benefit analysis.
On the second day, roundtables were carried out allowing the identification of the main benefits and barriers in four broad topics: technologies, business models, policies and regulations, and global cooperation towards the decarbonization of the port sector, from an international and regional perspective.