The main research question:
What is the current and projected local and global environmental impacts of Arctic shipping and how can this impact be mitigated by use of innovative technologies and new fuel sources?
CHNL’s core mission is to contribute to environmentally sustainable transport solutions. The shipping industry is currently planning for the IMO’s 2020 vessels’ emission regulations and perhaps zero emissions by 2040. The green shift will require new technology and new logistical solutions. Research within this theme will help assess the environmental impacts of Arctic shipping and finding innovative ways to reduce this impact. This will tie directly into green technologies and green shipping, the Polar Code, the IMO emission regulations and AC PAME work on safeguarding the Arctic marine environment.