WMU Welcomes Representatives from Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

Professor Max Mejia, Dr. Kiki Larsen, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Ms. Tanja Ebbe Dalgaards, and Dr. Aykut Ölcer.

On 13 April, the World Maritime University (WMU) welcomed Dr. Kiki Larsen, Business Development & Funding Manager and Ms. Tanja Ebbe Dalgaards, Chief Strategy & Operations Officer, from the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. The courtesy visit included Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU, Dr. Max Mejia, President-Designate, and Professor Aykut Ölcer, Head of the Maritime Energy Management Specialization. It provided the opportunity for the guests to learn more about WMU’s educational programmes and research activities as well as to discuss areas of potential cooperation, particularly related to WMU’s focus on maritime energy management. 

About the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping is a not-for-profit, independent research and development center looking to accelerate the transition towards a net-zero future for the maritime industry. With their partners, they drive and facilitate the development and implementation of new technologies; build confidence in new concepts and mature viable strategic ways to drive the required systemic and regulatory change.

About WMU’s Contribution to Decarbonization of Shipping
Through cutting-edge education and research in the Maritime Energy Management (MEM) field, WMU works to support the achievement of sustainable, zero/low-carbon and energy-efficient maritime and ocean industries. WMU’s MEM educational offerings include the groundbreaking MEM MSc specialization that was introduced in 2015, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Energy delivered by distance learning. WMU’s Maritime Energy Management Research Priority Area focuses on the fundamental understanding of energy in a maritime context and the application of evidence-based knowledge across the field from ships to ports, and from oceans to shipyards, to ensure the cost-effective, safe and environmentally friendly use of resources. The book Trends and Challenges in Maritime Energy Management, was published in 2018 as an outcome of the International Conference on Maritime Energy Management (MARENER 2017) hosted at WMU in 2017. It was one of the most downloaded books in its category in 2018. A new offering in 2022 was the WMU Summer Academy on Maritime Decarbonization that brought maritime professionals together at WMU for a week-long, intensive programme focused on the opportunities and challenges surrounding the reduction of GHG emissions from shipping. The Maritime Decarbonization Summer Academy programme is being offered again in 2023.

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