The UCL Energy Institute’s shipping group is hiring a new faculty member in the shipping team, looking for excellent candidates with a passion for research, teaching and enterprise activity that can contribute constructively to the decarbonisation of international shipping.
We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Energy and Transport who will be responsible for leading grant applications and delivering research projects, preparing and delivering teaching and expanding the group's enterprise activity.
As a core member of the Energy and Transport team’s shipping group, this individual has an opportunity to participate in the development and expansion of the UCL Energy Institute’s world leading work on shipping GHG reduction and related transport and energy demand teaching, research and enterprise. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading grant applications and delivering research projects, preparing and delivering teaching particularly in the new UCL Energy ESDA MSc programme, and expanding the group’s enterprise activity.
With the emphasis towards the disciplines associated with data analytics, the ideal candidate is experienced in quantitiative analysis, data-centric modelling and energy epidemiology. The candidate should have a background in transport and energy related topics and ideally the shipping sector.
Closing date: 10th June
Interview date: TBC
To download the full job description and to apply please visit the UCL Human Resrouces website.
Timetabled to take place a week before the London International Shipping Week 2017, 4th -5th September 2017, the Shipping in Changing Climates consortium’s fourth international conference in association with Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), will present new research from academia and industry on the latest perspectives on shipping efficiency and emissions.
The conference is framed around ambitious GHG reductions that are required from shipping to keep its emissions in line with the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement temperature goals limit the increase in global temperatures to no more than 2°C, aiming for 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and thus provides some direction as to the course of action that the shipping sector needs to take. The consortiums work to date shows that under both the 2°C and 1.5°C framing of climate change (emissions budgets), taking into account the latest IPCC and IMO studies, and shipping maintaining its current share of 2.3 per cent of global emissions, the shipping sector must halve its emissions by 2050 under the 2°C scenario and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 under the 1.5°C scenario. Translating this at the ship level, the aggregate average operational CO2 intensity for all ship sizes of containerships, tankers and dry bulk (which account for over 60 per cent of the shipping sector’s emissions) requires a reduction of 80-90 per cent on 2012 levels by 2050 in the 2°C scenario and net zero emissions in the 1.5°C scenario by 2045.
Keeping the above ambition at the fore, the conference will have papers and presentations from both industry and academia in the following areas, modelling and analysis of the shipping system, alternative fuels, technologies and operations, future trade and transport demand for shipping, policies for accelerating a transition to a low carbon shipping system, finance, investment appraisal and removal of market barriers.
The conference is organised by the Shipping Research Group at UCL Energy Institute, academic partners of the SCC consortium.
For the provisional agenda click here.
Industry participants include: Shell, Lloyds Register, BMT, Maritime Strategies International, IMarEST, Silverstream Technologies, UMAS, SINTEF Ocean, Carbon War Room, Sustainable Shipping Initiative, Clarksons, Port of Rotterdam, KfW, IWSA, IMO and many others
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