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The University of Southampton
Geography and Environmental Science

Research project: Evaluation, control and Mitigation of the EnviRonmental impacts of shippinG Emissions

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EMERGE will quantify and evaluate the effects of potential emission reduction solutions for shipping in Europe for several scenarios, and develop effective strategies and measures to reduce the environmental impacts of shipping.

Start date: 1/1/2020
End date: 31/01/2024

The project will collect and synthesize experimental evidence on waste streams to water and emissions to air originating from ships, for different emission control technologies. The measurements will focus on abatement techniques and will include emissions to, and concentrations in water, air and marine biota. The project will especially investigate how effectively available scrubbers reduce the effects of key pollutants. EMERGE includes five geographical case studies, in different ecologically vulnerable regions, and a mobile onboard case study. The case study regions are (i) Eastern Mediterranean (ii) Northern Adriatic Sea, (iii) the region surrounding the Lagoon of Aveiro, (iv) the Solent Strait and (v) the Öresund Strait. The mobile onboard case study will be deployed in various European sea regions.

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Environmental Change and Sustainability (ECaS)
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