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IMarEST

IMarEST

IMarEST is The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology; the international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals. IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body.

IMarEST is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership based in over 120 countries, it is a registered charity and provides grades of membership for everyone, from those seeking to become Chartered or gain other Professional Recognition, to those just starting out in their careers or studying in education.

Find out more at www.imarest.org

The Oceans of Knowledge conference hosted in November 2019 which explored 2 key themes; Addressing challenges in high growth ocean industries; and Future direction of emerging technologies and the role of ocean information. 

Conference presentations are available to watch on YouTube here

A new article in the Marine Professional discusses a recent announcement from the Norwegian government of intentions to reduce emissions from domestic shipping and fishing vessels by half by 2030 and to promote the development of zero- and low-emission solutions for all vessel categories.

You can read the full article here.

About the IMarEST

The IMarEST is The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology; the international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals. IMarEST has a registered charity status and is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. The IMarEST has categories of membership for everyone with an interest in the marine world, and is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership of over 20,000 individuals based in over 120 countries.

 

IMarEST’s objectives

Our mission is to work with the global marine community to promote scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and expertise of marine professionals worldwide. The IMarEST aims to;

  • Provide input as an NGO to the International Maritime organisation and other intergovernmental organisations as appropriate.
  • Influence the maritime industry, academia and governments to identify and address important issues in the marine industry.
  • Undertake activities that promote the maritime profession to a wider society.
  • Encourage continued professional development and promote scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology via our branches and other networks.
  • Reaffirm the IMarEST as the global body of choice for all ocean professionals – a professional network for life.

 

IMarEST’s aspirations for Navigating a Changing Climate

Awareness of climate change is generally high amongst the IMarEST’s membership, and the Institute's position on climate change is available here. The Institute’s aspirations for Navigating a Changing Climate are to contribute to raising awareness and work together with the partners of the coalition to help the inland and maritime navigation infrastructure sector respond to climate change. By furthering understanding, providing targeted technical support, and building capacity, the coalition’s ‘Navigating a Changing Climate’ initiative will encourage the owners, operators and users of waterborne transport infrastructure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and shift to low carbon maritime and inland navigation infrastructure, and to act urgently to strengthen resilience and improve preparedness to adapt to the changing climate. As a learned society, IMarEST supports and inspires the development of best practice in marine engineering, science and technology, addressing the needs of society at sea and making a positive difference in line with our Corporate Vision of a world where marine resources and activities are sustained, managed and developed for the benefit of humanity.

A new article in the Marine Engineers Messenger discusses a proposal from BIMCO to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) which calls to regulate propulsion power of ships in order to sustain the greenhouse gas savings already achieved through slower steaming.

You can read the full article here.

A new article in the Marine Engineers Messenger discusses a new report by the Maritime Strategies International (MSI) consultancy on behalf of the European Climate Foundation that considers a study of radical decarbonisation effects on shipping.

The report focusses on the consequences for shipping markets of a major shift in energy consumption away from hydrocarbons and towards renewables and biofuels. Decarbonisation efforts to address climate change will have radical implications, if the Paris Agreement goals are met, the fossil fuel cargo base that shipping serves would undergo an aggressive and prolonged transformation.

You can read the full article here.

Representative from the International Maritime Pilots’ Association Interview discusses experiences and best practices with climate related issues in an interview with the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership.

Watch the interview here.

Representative from the North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation discusses experiences and best practices with climate related issues in an interview with the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership.

Watch the interview here.

Monday, 12 November 2018 14:24

Mekong River Commission Interview

Representative from the Mekong River Commission discusses experiences and best practices with climate related issues in an interview with the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership.

Watch the interview here.

Monday, 12 November 2018 14:23

London Port Authority Interview

Representative from the London Port Authority discusses experiences and best practices with climate related issues in an interview with the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership.

Watch the interview here.

Friday, 09 November 2018 15:20

Quebec Port Authority Interview

Representative from the Quebec Port Authority discusses experiences and best practices with climate related issues in an interview with the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership.

Watch the interview here.

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