IMO Expert Lectures on Air Pollution and GHG Emissions

As part of the Energy Efficient Ship Design and Operation course, on 7 February WMU students in the Maritime Energy Management (MEM) specialization had the opportunity to interact with Dr John Calleya, Technical Officer for the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Subdivision for Protective Measures, Marine Environment Division. 

Dr Calleya delivered an online lecture on air pollution from ships, focusing on MARPOL Annex VI Chapters 1-3. Key topics included the international regulatory framework for preventing pollution from ships, sulphur oxides (SOx) emissions and fuel oil quality and availability. Alternative fuels and scrubbers compliance were also discussed as well as regulation of NOx emissions and other substances and Port State Control. 

Dr Calleya joined the IMO Secretariat in 2018 as an expert on air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. His responsibilities include running the EEDI database and the IMO Data Collection System. Prior to joining the IMO Secretariat Dr Calleya completed a PhD at UCL in designing ships with lower greenhouse gas emissions. He secured research funding to develop a holistic ship energy model, leading the engineering effort in the framework of a techno-economic shipping sector model.

The Malmö MSc in Maritime Affairs is a 14-month programme with seven specializations: Maritime Education & Training; Maritime Energy Management; Maritime Law & Policy; Maritime Safety & Environmental Administration; Ocean Sustainability, Governance and Management; Port Management, and Shipping Management & Logistics. Foundation studies are taught in the first term and cover the introductory knowledge that is fundamental to all activities in the maritime field. Three successive terms focus on specialization studies and a dissertation. WMU has more than 150 Visiting Lecturers from around the world who contribute their expertise to enrich the education of WMU students.

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