Evaluation, control and Mitigation of the EnviRonmental impacts of shippinG Emissions (EMERGE)
Forskningsprojekt, 2020 – 2024

The objectives of EMERGE are (i) to quantify and evaluate the effects of potential emission reduction solutions for shipping in Europe for several scenarios, and (ii) to develop effective strategies and measures to reduce the environmental impacts of shipping. EMERGE objectives will be achieved through real-world test cases involving measurements and modelling on actual vessels, along main shipping routes and in sensitive European marine regions. Given our unique capabilities, the EMERGE consortium is the only group that can model real world emissions of shipping to air and water for the whole of Europe.
The project will collect and synthesize experimental evidence on waste streams to water and emissions to air originating from ships, for different emission control technologies. The measurements will focus on abatement techniques and will include emissions to, and concentrations in water, air and marine biota. The project will especially investigate how effectively available scrubbers reduce the effects of key pollutants.
EMERGE includes five geographical case studies, in different ecologically vulnerable regions, and a mobile onboard case study. The case study regions are (i) Eastern Mediterranean (ii) Northern Adriatic Sea, (iii) the region surrounding the Lagoon of Aveiro, (iv) the Solent Strait and (v) the Öresund Strait. The mobile onboard case study will be deployed in various European sea regions.
EMERGE will develop an integrated modelling framework to assess the combined impacts of shipping emissions on the aquatic and atmospheric environments, and the effects on marine ecosystems. The assessment will include the benefits and costs of control and mitigation options affecting water quality, air pollution exposure, health impact, climate forcing and bioaccumulation of pollutants. EMERGE will provide recommendations and guidance for stakeholders and decision-makers on cost-beneficial options for sustainable use of shipping on the medium and long term.


Ida-Maja Hassellöv (kontakt)

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper, Maritima studier

Anna Lunde Hermansson

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper, Maritima studier

Amanda Nylund

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper, Maritima studier

Kent Salo

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper, Maritima studier

Erik Ytreberg

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper, Maritima studier


Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis

Thessaloniki, Greece

Creative Nano

Athens, Greece

Danaos Rederi

Attika, Greece

Finnish Meteorological Institute

Helsingfors, Finland


Girona, Spain

Göteborgs universitet

Gothenburg, Sweden

Helsingforskonventionen HELCOM

Helsinki, Finland

Internationales Institut fuer Angewandte Systemanalyse

Laxenburg, Austria

IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet

Stockholm, Sweden

Maritime Institute of Eastern Mediterranean- MAR.IN.E.M

Lemesos, Cyprus

Meteorologisk institutt

Oslo, Norway

Oulun Yliopisto

Oulu, Finland

Panepistimion Aegaeou

Mytilene, Greece

Universidade de Aveiro

Aveiro, Portugal

Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia

Venice, Italy

University of Hertfordshire

Hatfield, United Kingdom

University of Southampton

Southampton, United Kingdom


Europeiska kommissionen (EU)

Projekt-id: EC/H2020/874990
Finansierar Chalmers deltagande under 2020–2024

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