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Technical efficiency and
socio-economic impact
of clean shipping in focus

Environmental Impact of Low Emission Shipping:                 Figure 1 Direct and indirect categorical impacts of
Measurements and Modelling Strategies – EnviSuM                environmental regulation

Shipping regulations and environmental investments             decision tool for companies to be able to decide on the best
            have been discussed widely in the media, as        investments to cope with SECA regulations, and for other
            well as by politicians and lobbies. However, only  maritime target groups to estimate investment costs .
            limited information is available on the technical
efficiency and socio-economic impacts of the different clean    In addition to promoting technological development and
shipping solutions and of their capacity to comply with the    improving future regulation, we will be active in integrating
regulations. Cross-sectoral , cross-border discussions and     the results into the wider community and society. Answering
novel tools are needed by the authorities, policy makers,      the globally increasing demand on air quality improvement
NGOs, and the private sector for knowledge-based decision-     will ultimately bring economic opportunities and well-being
making. Specifically, policy makers and authorities are faced   for BSR citizens. We propose a comprehensive regulation
with a lack of information for the development of future       impact framework for socio-economic effects that can be
environmental regulations. Similarly, the shipping sector      extended to other environmental regulation to support the
needs to make knowledge-based investment decisions.            needs of consistent and reliable evidence-based maritime
                                                               policy (Figure 1).
We answer questions on the shipping industry’s compliance
with the environmental regulations for shipping such as        The flagship project involves 12 partners from Denmark,
the efficiency of different techniques or fuels for removing    Estonia, Finland, Germany, Norway, Poland, and Sweden. In
pollution (e.g SOx, NOx, particulate matter, CO2 and           addition, there are 17 associated organizations, including
methane) from exhaust gases. The cost-effectiveness of         Russian partners.
various measures taken to comply will be studied.
                                                               Lead Partner: University of Turku, Finland.
Measurement and modelling strategies, for compliance with
the regulations, will enable us to assess current and future   Funding: European Regional Development Fund, EUR 3.2
compliance costs as well as the effects on health and the      million.
environment. We will provide analysis and tested tools, as     Deadline: February 2019. ●
well as recommendations, which will be a benefit for the
welfare of the people of the Baltic Sea Region

At the same time, the outcomes of the project will support
maritime businesses and economic growth. The clean
shipping solutions provide business potential in the form of
eco-innovation. The Baltic Sea Region is a forerunner in this
respect, and it acts as a living lab for clean shipping.

The development of clean shipping solutions and
technologies supports spin-off companies and provides
leadership for European industry in the global markets

The effectiveness of one specific regulation, namely the        Contact details:
Sulphur emission control area (SECA), will be analysed by
comparing the costs and benefits of the regulation ex post.     @EnviSuMproject
As part of this work, we will offer a free web-based economic
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