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The High Seas Project

The High Seas Project

Assessing the technical and operational scope for rapid carbon emission reduction from global shipping.

http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/H02011X/1

Budget: 
£515,543.00
Project date: 
Thursday, April 1, 2010 to Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Connections

Person

Dr Conor Walsh

Upon completion of his BSc in Environmental Science from the University of Limerick, Conor undertook an MSc in Sustainable Development. His doctoral studies focused on methodological adaptation of a land based sustainability indicator, with specific relevance to Ireland. This included development of a method to incorporate methane into ecological footprinting, as well a tool for comparing the emissions of commuting (including cycling). The later of which was referenced in the Irish Times.

Keywords: 
Carbon, Management, Climate, Cycling, Emissions, Green travel, Shipping, Transport, Thermal energy, Manufacturing

Person

Dr Sarah Mander

Sarah started her career as a Chemical Engineer, initially working as a project engineer in the chemical and pharmaceutical's industry. Upon leaving industry, she spent six years working in a variety of roles for an urban design and build company. For these six years her job included facilitating community engagement in regeneration projects, welding, workshop management and promoting sustainability within urban neighbourhoods. In 1999 she joined Manchester School of Management researching the penetration of wind energy in the North West for her PhD.

Keywords: 
Cities, Sustainability, Behaviour, Community, Engagement, Wind energy, Renewable energy, Energy, Recycling, Energy efficiency

Person

Dr Alice Bows-Larkin

 

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Keywords: 
Climate, Climate change, Carbon, Aviation, Aerospace, Transport, Shipping, Food, Economy, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

Person

Dr Paul Gilbert

Dr Paul Gilbert is a lecturer in climate change, sustainability and project management within the School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. He is a member of Tyndall Manchester within the international Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and contributes to undergraduate/postgraduate teaching on carbon management, sustainable waste management and project management. Paul joined the University of Manchester in 2009 as a Research Associate on the EPSRC SuperGen Bioenergy Consortium.

Keywords: 
Emissions, Shipping, Carbon, Bioenergy, Renewable energy, Biomass, Management, Climate, Sustainability, Waste, Waste management, Teaching, Education, Energy efficiency, Transport

Person

Prof Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson is Professor of Energy and Climate Change in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. He is Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and is research active with recent publications in Royal Society journals and Nature. He engages widely across all tiers of government; from reporting on aviation-related emissions to the EU Parliament, advising the Prime Minister's office on Carbon Trading and having contributed to the development of the UK's Climate Change Act. 

Keywords: 
Climate, Climate change, Carbon, Energy, Management, Emissions, Energy supply, Aviation, Shipping, Transport, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

Person

Dr Antonio Filippone

Dr. Filippone has been at the University of Manchester since 2000. Before coming to Manchester, he was at the Technical University of Denmark and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr Filippone's expertise is on modelling and simulation of fluid flows, software engineering and integration, numerical optimisation, stochastic methods, data analysis.

Keywords: 
Wind energy, Renewable energy, Aerodynamics, Automotives, Transport, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

Person

Prof Peter Stansby

Peter Stansby has been Professor of Hydrodynamics at Manchester University since 1990. 

He obtained his BA in Engineering and his PhD in Aerodynamics at Cambridge University. He then worked for Atkins Research and Development near London on wind and offshore engineering for two years. On moving to Manchester University in 1980, his early research interests were in wave and current loading on offshore structures, specializing in vortex-induced vibrations. Since around 1990 he has worked on coastal hydrodynamics, mainly in relation to shallow-water flows and surf zone waves. 

Keywords: 
Renewable energy, Sustainability, Energy, Wind energy, Marine, Marine energy, Coasts, Climate, Climate change, Teaching, Education, Water, Fluid dynamics

Person

Mr Michael Traut

Following completion of my PhD at Tyndall Manchester (supervisors: Alice Bows-Larkin and Ruth Wood), I am now an EPSRC Doctoral Prize fellow in the same group. My research focusses on shipping and climate change, and monitoring and quantifying emissions, and on mitigation technologies in the shipping sector. I am associated with the EPSRC-funded consortium proejct Shipping in Changing Climates (SCC) as well as the project Fleet Suite.

Keywords: 
Energy, Emissions, Carbon, Planning, Aerospace, Propulsion, Transport