Knowledge dissemination is an essential tool for enabling research to be translated into practice. In CSHIPP, knowledge dissemination is a crucial part of the work done in the platform. The aim is to increase the impact of and connect the dots between the different projects working for clean shipping as well as to bridge the gap between research, business and policy-making. The process of knowledge dissemination can be facilitated by carefully choosing the channels and approach to share and exchange information. In the platform’s work package 3, the dissemination activities focus on online tools and ways to share information to relevant target groups through e-platforms.

For the purposes of sharing information on shipping emissions to policy-makers, authorities, scientists and other interested stakeholders, CSHIPP partner Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG) has established an online portal which serves as an inventory of data on shipping emissions and their impact on the Baltic Sea region. The portal will include innovative approaches for data dissemination and further analysis as part of a model analysis approach using Rasdaman big data technology. Results from SHEBA, EnviSuM and other CSHIPP projects will be added to the inventory as they become available. The portal is available at https://www.shipemissions.eu/ and it already features interesting information and content such as a story on air pollution of shipping in the Baltic Sea region. More content will be added to the portal as the platform progresses and HZG is planning to update the portal even after the work in CSHIPP is finalised.

In addition to the emissions portal established by HZG, CSHIPP work package 3 will also produce a clean shipping e-platform which will function as an online dissemination and educational tool on clean shipping in the Baltic Sea region. The platform will be established as a story map and it will be developed jointly by the UTU Centre for Maritime Studies (CMS) and HELCOM. The storymap will be published during the year 2020.

For more information about the shipping emissions portal, please visit: https://www.shipemissions.eu/ 

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