An initiative aiming to help track and reduce shipping’s carbon emissions is among five projects recently awarded U.K. government funding through the country’s Space Agency, reports Marine Link.
Emission audits of shipping fleets
The collaboration between Redshift Associates Ltd and the University of Leicester will develop analytics to track the carbon and pollution emissions of ships, with a new approach to establish emission audits of shipping fleets and their individual vessels.
The project builds upon previous work developing analytics solutions for ports and harbours, extending this to coastal and international waters.
Cash injection form UK space agency
The funds will be channeled through the UK Space Agency, where the government is giving a cash injection to five other projects specifically designed to bring together UK business expertise with universities to help build space solutions to global problems, on UK soil.
“The UK’s space sector is flourishing and it is vital we give our most innovative space businesses and universities the right support to collaborate, share best practice and drive forward new ideas that could help enrich all our lives,” said Science Minister Amanda Solloway.
The UK Space Agency funding will see the National Space Research and Innovation Network for Technology (SPRINT) support the new space projects, with industry working alongside scientists from the University of Southampton, University of Edinburgh and University of Leicester.”
“SPRINT has developed a novel approach to knowledge exchange and industry/university collaboration for the space sector,” added Ross Burgon, Head of the national SPRINT programme.
He further said, “The SPRINT approach makes it much easier for both companies and academics to build successful, productive and collaborative partnerships that are focused on growing the space sector and that also demonstrate the increasing benefits of space sector knowledge in addressing challenges across many other sectors.”
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Source: Marine Link