#S38 Environmental impact of low sulphur ship fuel: measurements and modelling strategies (EnviSuM)

PA Ship – Becoming a model region for clean shipping

The main project strives for the development of measurements and modelling strategies to assess the environmental effects of ship emissions before and after the implementation of the EC Sulphur directive (1999/32/EU and 2012/33/EU) and the IMO regulation (MEPC 176/58, 2008). The dramatic change in sulphur and particle emissions from ships foreseen from 2015 will provide an excellent and unique opportunity to study the real impact of shipping on air quality in the Baltic Sea Region, and the results will provide new insight on how to further improve the air quality in the most cost effective way.

The work will be done through a combination of direct ship measurements from air and ground as well as ship emission and air quality modelling. Ship measurements will also be used to investigate the compliance to the new legislation. Furthermore, the project will consider reduced NOx emissions and possible use of alternative fuels (biofuel, LNG), and evaluate the resulting improvements in air quality.

Seed money project partnership

  • Maritime Development Center of Europe/TINV (DK)
  • Finnish Meteorological Institute (FI)
  • Chalmers University of Technology (SE)
  • Norwegian Meteorological Institute (NO)
  • Committee for Nature Use, Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety, City of St. Petersburg (RU)


Seed money project’s total budget: 50,000.00 EUR

Ms Charlotte Vinding; tel: +45 3333 7488; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.