SCIPPER’s participation in the 24th TAP Conference

Two papers of SCIPPER project – “Monitoring of ship emissions to enforce environmental regulations. The SCIPPER project” and “Real Sailing Emissions for maritime vessels using sensors and satellite data transmission” – were presented today in the 24th International Transport and Air Pollution Conference.

Prof. Leonidas Ntziachristos presented the methodological framework for assessing the potential of various shipping emission measurement techniques in monitoring the emission performance of vessels and checking compliance to the new emission regulations, up-to-now SCIPPER activities and some preliminary results. Experimental data of the real-world campaigns are combined with advanced plume dispersion and Chemical Transport Models to estimate current ship-induced air pollution and predict the impact of various degrees of compliance to major port areas in the EU.

Ruud Verbeek presented the sensors and sensor systems developed by the partners for continuous, real time, onboard air pollutants monitoring, which will be tested in real-world experimental campaigns. These systems include monitoring of black carbon, NOx, NO2, SO2, NH3 and particulate matter. Monitoring will take place in raw exhaust, diluted exhaust and also in the exhaust plume onboard. A universal data format has been proposed for satellite VHF data transmission.

Both papers will be included in the conference proceedings.