Digitalization and automatization are not the only changes rattling the shipping industry. New technologic developments promise to make ships, ports and their construction and operation energy efficient, minimise pollution and thus lower the harm to the natural environment. This is what Green Port and Green Ship is all about. But are they green enough?
In any case, not all shipping companies and harbours can accept these developments with the same ease, either because of the inertia of the existing methods, the economic risks involved or inadequate tax- and incentive policy. And thus, none of the big Estonian cargo ships currently sail under the Estonian flag.
Estonian Maritime Administration is under pressure to devise a sea economy packet that adequately addresses these issues and encourages maritime companies to take the necessary risk. But as the sea is shared by many stakeholders and countries, there is a lot of discussion to be had on how we envision the future of green ports and ships, both locally and internationally.
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What actions are needed in order to make ports and ships green, efficient and sustainable?
You want to use your creative mind to develop solutions that best serve individual citizens, your local community and the European society at large. You want to make sure that your needs and expectations are taken into account when local, national and European decisions and innovations are being developed.
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The workshop is organised by Science Centre AHHAA in the Estonian Maritime Academy using the Structured Democratic Dialogue methodology.
It will involve citizens, scientists, business representatives, entrepreneurs, local authorities and policy makers in an open dialogue. Together, you will define a common vision and a roadmap of solutions and actions to face this challenge.
The results, together with the outcomes of the other MARINA workshops in Europe, will be freely accessible on the MARINA Web Knowledge Sharing Platform, used for identifying lessons learned and best practices and disseminated at European policy conferences.
Estonian Maritime Academy, Kopli 101, Tallinn