Programm gmec 2016

10:30 - 10:40
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gmec: Opening

Welcome address by the organisers
10:40 - 11:00
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gmec: Keynote

"Environmental shipping regulations: current and future developments, and challenges"
Arsenio A Dominguez (Chairman, IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Panama to the IMO)
11:00 - 12:00
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gmec: Panel 1 - Harmful air emissions - managing the disconnect between compliance and technology

Shipping might have been excluded from COP21, but will be under no less pressure to cut harmful emissions. The IMO NOx Tier III requirement entered into force this year, while the global 0.5% sulphur cap could enter force as early as 2020. In the North Sea ECA, sales of low-sulphur fuels are on the rise. Ports, meanwhile, are cleaning up their act through electrification, and this could extend to some vessels as shore power gradually gains traction. How long before clean port calls become a reality?

Moderator: Tom Boardley

"What are the different compliance options and the practical challenges of implementing them on board ships?"
Tom Boardley (Executive Vice President, Lloyd’s Register)

"The practicalities and challenges of operating cruise ships whilst complying with emission regulations"
David Dingle (CEO, Carnival UK)

"The global cap and the level playing field – are they compatible?"
Niels Bjørn Mortensen (Director Regulatory Affairs, Maersk)

"Shipping ETS - the verifier’s perspective: 'what to expect and how to prepare for MRV' "
Guido Harling (Lead-Verifier & Managing Director ETS Verification GmbH)

Panellist: Arsenio A. Dominguez (Chairman, IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Panama to the IMO)
12:00 - 13:00
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gmec: Lunch break

13:00 - 14:30
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gmec: Panel 2 - Big Data - smart shipping and environment

Big Data and the Internet of Things are on everyone’s lips as the maritime industry is moving into the era of ‘smart shipping’ thanks to advances in sensor technology, fast broadband access at sea and data analysis techniques. Remote monitoring of vessels from shore is becoming increasingly common, even raising the prospect of totally autonomous ships. Our panel of experts will look at what operational and environmental benefits are possible, as well as potential pitfalls in areas such as cyber security.

Moderator: Dr Martin Stopford

"Can unmanned ships become a reality and what is the timeline?"
Oskar Levander (Vice-President Innovation, Rolls-Royce Marine)

"How is technology driving operational efficiencies onboard and ashore?"
Ronald Spithout (President, Inmarsat Maritime)

"How is Big Data Changing the shipping industry and what are the potential pitfals?"
Dr Martin Stopford (President, Clarkson Research Services Ltd)

"As the maritime sector embraces SMART Technologies, how is it impacting the services provided by and research conducted by class?"
Kirsi Tikka (Executive Vice President Global Marine, ABS )
14:30 - 14:45
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gmec: Coffee break

14:45 - 16:15
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gmec: Panel 3 - Green propulsion - Is LNG the answer? what are other options?

LNG has been presented as a panacea for clean shipping. But despite projects at ports around the world, infrastructure remains a major issue. Availability is not keeping up with demand, and many practical considerations for on-board storage are not yet well-understood. On top of this, alternatives like methanol, once-considered niche, are moving to the fore, while interest in renewables and batteries grows. Will cleaner bunkering remain a one-horse-race, or are we headed for a multi-fuel future?

Moderator: Gavin Allwright

"Wind power and its potential for helping shipping become even greener"
Gavin Allwright (Secretary International Windship Association, IWSA)

"Running ships on alternative fuels – Stena Line Methanol project"
Erik Lewenhaupt (Head of Sustainability, Stena Line)

"LNG has been presented as a panacea for clean shipping – what are the barriers to the accelerated uptake of LNG as fuel for powering ships?"
Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen (CEO Maritime, DNV GL)

"Will cleaner bunkering stay a one-horse-race or are we headed for a multi-fuel future?"
Iain White (Global Marketing Manager, ExxonMobil Marine)

"The role of green propulsion (alternative fuels) in sustaining the world’s oceans"
Christine Valentin (COO, World Ocean Council)
16:15 - 16:30
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gmec: Conclusion - Lessons learned