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Test - SMATECH 2024
Test - SMATECH 2024

Wed, 24 Apr


London / Virtual

Test - SMATECH 2024

5th International Conference on Smart & Green Technology for Shipping, Ship Design and Ship Structures

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Time & Location

24 Apr 2024, 09:00 BST – 25 Apr 2024, 17:00 BST

London / Virtual

About the event

5th International Conference on Smart & Green Technology for Shipping, Ship Design and Ship Structures

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With higher fuel costs and raising environmental concerns globally, there has been an increased incentive to move towards marine technology that is more eco-friendly in nature. The term “Green Technology” is applied to procedures, designs and systems that helps contribute in an eco-friendly fashion. Green Technology is nothing new and has existed for years but often disregarded for various reasons. One such example being the Flettner Rotor which had been developed as early in the 1920s but was shelved on an economic basis as the high capital costs outweighed the low bunker costs. With higher fuel costs and an increased focus on becoming “greener”, such technology is being developed again. Part of this growth in green technology is because of new legislation. With tougher legislation being implemented regarding carbon emissions, it is expected billions of dollars is to be invested by organizations to meet these emission caps, or risk large penalties. As a result of the investment geared towards making ships greener, the industry is continually looking to develop and improve on existing ship design and systems. These improvements are centred on driving down fuel consumption and carbon emissions, which both contribute to a greener environment. With this increased importance on being green, being placed by an increasing amount of stakeholders within a business, it is becoming vital that we increase engagement between industry and academia. This is to ensure that the technology and practices match the ambition and objectives that have been set, and drive R&D across the industry for ship design and ship structures.

Conference Themes

  • Commercial strategies for green ship technology
  • Innovative designs and alternative technologies for green shipping
  • Strategies and options for sustainable shipping
  • Marine equipment and future Green Technology developments
  • Alternative power source on modern ships (wind and solar power for low emission shipping and sustainable shipping)
  • Evaluation of ships fuel efficiency (EEDI/EEOI)
  • Energy efficiency (technical and operational measures for efficient fuel consumption)
  • Reduction of gas emissions (NOx, CO2, SOx, soot, smoke and particulate matter)
  • Oil spill management
  • Ships waste management (black & grey waste water treatment)
  • Ballast & bilge water management
  • Underwater noise reduction
  • Reporting and verification of legal policies for sustainable ships
  • Hull bio fouling & antifouling
  • Environmental impact assessment process
  • Offshore drones
  • Autonomous shipping
  • Digital & intelligent systems
  • Smart ships & ports
  • Software validation & reliability
  • Design of unmanned vessels
  • Sensors & monitors
  • Ship design
  • Ship structures

Keynote Speakers

Dr Šime Malenica, Deputy Director of Research Department, Bureau Veritas

Professor Suresh Chandra Misra, Professor (retd), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Mr Bjørn Berger, Head of Performance Advisory, Maritime Advisory, DNV

Organising Commitee

Professor Purnendu Das & Dr Yahui Zhang

MA Marine Consultants Ltd, UK

Key Dates

Abstract Deadline:     31 December 2023

Final Payment:            19 February 2024

Final Paper:                 24 May 2024

Registration Fees

Full registration (in person) :             £450

Student registration (in person):       £350

Virtual conference (online):               £200


Please contact us for the method of payment.


Phone: +44 (0)7780090884


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