Transport and Environment Database System (TRENDS): Maritime Air Pollutant Emission Modelling

Aliki Georgakaki, R. A. Coffey, G. Lock, Spencer C Sorenson

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This paper reports the development of the maritime module within the framework of the TRENDS project. A detailed database has been constructed, which includes all stages of the energy consumption and air pollutant emission calculations. The technical assumptions and factors incorporated in the database are presented, including changes from MEET findings. The database operates on statistical data provided by Eurostat. Data is at port to MCA level, so a bottom-up approach is used. This was the first attempt to use Eurostat maritime statistics for emission modelling, and the problems that have been encountered since the statistical data collection was not undertaken with a view to this purpose are mentioned. Examples of the results obtained by the database are presented. These include detailed air pollutant emission results per port and vessel type, to aggregate results for different types of movements ¿ short sea or deep-sea shipping. Key Words: Air Pollution, Maritime Transport, Air Pollutant Emissions
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 12th International Scientific Symposium
Place of PublicationBron, France
Publication date2003
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event12th International Scientific Symposium - Avignon, France
Duration: 16 Jun 200318 Jun 2003
Conference number: 12


Conference12th International Scientific Symposium


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