24 February 2020 - 26 February 2020
IIASA, Laxenburg

IIASA welcomes European experts on big ship pollution

Experts from across Europe will gather at IIASA for the first meeting of EMERGE - Evaluation, Control and Mitigation of the Environmental Impacts of Shipping, to find solutions to pollution caused by shipping. 

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IIASA has long-standing expertise on assessing measures to control pollution from human activities. This includes land-based sources as well as marine shipping in Europe and globally. IIASA is partner and work package leader on EMERGE, an innovative 4-year research project looking to find solutions to pollution caused by shipping. The project is coordinated by the Finnish Meteorological Institute and comprises 18 partners from Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, the UK, and Austria.

Laxenburg near Vienna, Austria, where IIASA is located, has been chosen as the venue for the first EMERGE meeting as it is the most central location for the meeting: sitting roughly mid-way between the northern and southern partners. This will result in saving approximately 10% in air miles, time, and carbon emissions compared to hosting the meeting in Helsinki; the project coordinator’s premises. 10 partners will attend online. 

IIASA is the most central location for a meeting between EMERGE partners, located roughly mid-way between the northern and southern partners.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement #874990 (EMERGE project). This work reflects only the authors’ view and INEA is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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Last edited: 24 February 2020


Jens Borken-Kleefeld

Senior Research Scholar Pollution Management Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program


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