Aboa Tech Talks: Sustainable Shipping


29.4.2022 at 9.00 - 11.00
The universities in Turku, in close collaboration with Turku Science Park, have launched a joint Aboa Tech Talks webinar series focusing on emerging technologies and sustainable development. Aboa Tech Talks aims to highlight advanced and innovative technological research and education carried in the universities that can offer sustainable solutions to the complex global challenges of our time. The topic of this webinar is sustainable shipping.

Aboa Tech Talks - Sustainable Shipping is an online event and it is free of charge and open to anyone interested, including representatives from industry, government, the third sector, researchers and students. The events language is English and it is held in Teams. You will receive a link to the event after registration. Novia UAS, Campus Aboa Mare will moderate the event.

Programme and Speakers
Online event 29.4.2022 at 9.00 - 11.00 am (EEST)

Jari M. Lahtinen, Turku University of Applied Sciences
Management of The Ship Environmental Load
Ships in service cause environmental load to sea and to atmosphere. The main effects of these marine traffic loads are presented as well as the main methods to protect nature. Ship environmental footprint in port is not discussed.

Sari Repka, University of Turku
Pursuit of zero-emission shipping
There are two interlinked challenges that accelerate the transition to clean shipping in Northern Europe: environmental problems and economic development. The ultimate target of clean shipping is a zero-emission shipping that does not emit harmful substances. However, we are still far from that and ships emit a multitude of substances both to air and water. On the other hand, for those providing solutions, international business opportunities will open. There are also several research gaps for scientists to solve.

Magnus Gustafsson, Åbo Akademi University
Business models for decarbonizing shipping
The technology needed for decarbonizing shipping is readily available. However, old-fashioned business models hinder companies from getting competitive advantage from low-emission shipping. By opening the lock-ins in the incumbent business models, business cases that give competitive advantage to low-emission shipping can be created.

Magnus Winberg, Novia University of Applied Sciences / Aboa Mare
Sustainable development in maritime education & training
The shipping world is on the road for 2050 and numerous technical solutions are being developed for reducing and ultimately eliminating the environmental impact of shipping. New technical solutions and other measures require trained personnel and new thinking, making relevant education and training a necessity.

Dani Lindberg, Viking Line Abp
Sustainable Shipping in the Baltic Sea and Viking Glory

Host: Johanna Salokannel, Novia University of Applied Sciences / Aboa Mare

Additional information

Maija Lespinasse