ARTUS - Support for the Sea Rescue
The CML is part of a project funded by the BMBF which is developing an automatic transcription solution for maritime radio traffic under the direction of the DGzRS. With the help of this technology, rescue workers are provided with the contents of maritime radio messages in writing and simultaneously linked with sender information. The CML creates the basis for the neural network for speech recognition and supports transmitter localisation.
SCIPPER: Shipping Contributions to Inland Pollution Push for the Enforcement of Regulations
As early as 1997, the International Maritime Organization IMO adopted the MARPOL Annex VI (MARPOL: International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships), which determines the reduction of permissible emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter in ship exhaust gases. From the beginning of 2020, the global reduction of fuel sulfur content to 0.5% will take effect, in order to significantly reduce the air and climate impact of shipping.
This development presents shipping companies with major technical and economic challenges. And authorities and administrations have the task of monitoring the implementation. As there are no routines yet for these new tasks, 17 European partners from science and research, industry and administration as well as the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have joined forces to form a research consortium: SCIPPER is the name of the project that aims to use state-of-the-art and forward-looking measurement techniques to monitor ship emissions during normal operation. Sniffers, satellites and drones are used as well as on-board systems to determine fuel consumption and emissions and measurements on land. In the project, the CML is developing a low-cost onboard sensor system for measuring ship emissions as well as an environmental shipping monitoring center in order to monitor ship emissions and compliance targeting.
SCIPPER's objectives are to demonstrate the performance and capacity of various techniques to monitor ship emissions and to assess the impact of ship emissions on air quality. The results should enable the authorities to determine the most effective tool for identifying emissions and thus determine the success of the implementation.
Five major European ports, including the Port of Hamburg, will be involved in the measurement campaigns. A mirror activity in Asia will be used to assess the results achieved in the EU.