Eco-efficiency and digitalisation in the maritime industry in the Baltic Sea region will be at the focal point in a seminar organised by ECOPRODIGI project on 20 November 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

This autumn ECOPRODIGI project consortium has been working for more eco-efficient and digitalised shipping sector in the Baltic Sea region for a year. The seminar titled “Heading towards digital and eco-efficient shipping in the Baltic Sea region” will present the objectives and first findings of the project. In addition, the two key themes of the project, digitalisation and eco-efficiency, will be featured in interesting keynote speeches as well as in panel discussions. The seminar will bring together academic researchers, industry end-users and policy-makers, who all have a crucial role in shaping the future of shipping in the Baltic Sea region.

One of the keynote speakers, Lars Jensen, was interviewed for our blog where he discusses the future of shipping and the changes the industry is evidently facing. Read more about his views here.

Few highlights of the programme:

  • ECOPRODIGI project and its industry cases introduced
  • Keynote: Shipping industry facing digitalisation and eco-efficiency challenge – how to succeed? By Lars Jensen, SeaIntelligence Consulting (read Jensen’s interview here)
  • Panel discussion on digitalisation’s impact on ship design, production and operations featuring
    • Jakob Buus Petersen, Vessel Performance Solutions (moderator)
    • Jacob H. Thygesen, OSK-ShipTech
    • Andrius Sutnikas, Klaipeda Science and Technology Park
    • Additional panellists to be confirmed
  • Keynote: Eco-efficiency and digitalisation challenge from a trade association’s perspective (topic tbc). By Karoliina Rasi, ECSA (European Community Shipowners’ Association)
  • Panel discussion on enablers and barriers for sustainable maritime industry featuring
    • Poul Woodall, DFDS (moderator)
    • Ilaria Barletta, Chalmers University of Technology
    • Valdemar Ehlers, Danish Maritime
    • Tuomas Riski, Norsepower
    • Kaapo Seppälä, SUSTIS-project (Sustainability Transparency in Shipbuilding Networks) University of Turku
    • Sofia Fürstenberg Stott, Nor-Shipping

View the whole seminar programme here. Updates and additions to the seminar programme and speakers are anticipated!

The seminar is free of charge including coffee breaks.

Register to the seminar with the contact form below (there is a limited amount of seats in the venue) and follow the news about the seminar at ECOPRODIGI website and Twitter, @ECOPRODIGI_BSR!

Register to ECOPRODIGI project’s event by filling the form below:


More information:

For seminar arrangements and programme:

Miitta Eronen
ECOPRODIGI Communications Manager
miitta.eronen(a)centrumbalticum.org
+358 (0)40 509 6444

For project contents:

Milla Harju
ECOPRODIGI Project Manager
milla.e.harju(a)utu.fi
+358 (0)50 505 8625