Remote emission measurements of marine vessels in real operation to check compliance with IMO legislation and investigate influence on air quality
Paper in proceedings, 2019
A method has been developed and for remotely monitoring emissions from marine vessels and this has been used to investigate the effects of new sulfur fuel content regulations. The work has been carried out through the Danish Environmental Protection Agency10 and the EU projects Compmon7,8. The results show that between 87 and 98 percent of ships comply with the tougher regulations for sulfur emissions that were introduced in northern Europe in 2015. The lowest levels of compliance, 85-90%, were observed in the western part of the English Channel and in the middle of the Baltic Sea.