The UCL Energy Institute provides important technical support and advice to the SSI, on a range of issues from energy technology through to shipping's market trends and behaviour. This advice draws on the Energy Institute’s long standing interest in sustainable shipping, data and modelling analysis of shipping's GHG emissions - including that developed through the Low Carbon Shipping consortium coordinated by Dr Tristan Smith.
More broadly, the UCL Energy Institute delivers world-leading learning research and policy support on the challenges of climate change and energy security. This approach blends expertise from across UCL, to make a truly interdisciplinary contribution to the development of a globally sustainable energy system.
"...The challenges facing shipping, both today and in the mid to long-term future can be solved with a more collaborative approach between stakeholders and a greater use of evidence and rigorous analysis in both policy development and strategic decision making. Those undertaking research also need to have an understanding of shipping's complexities and realities rather than operating in a naive bubble. Working with SSI and its broad spectrum of shipping's stakeholders is a great opportunity to improve our understanding and discuss findings from our ongoing research with those in a position to change the sector's trajectory." -- Dr Tristan Smith, Energy Institute, UCL