Sustainable Maritime

About the Activity

The global maritime industry is facing significant challenges in moving towards more sustainable operational practices to align with international sustainable development goals. Maritime is comprised of both shipping and port aspects. IEEE has a number of committees and programs associated with maritime technical issues, each working on specific topical areas in their respective domains. The goal of this Industry Connections activity is to bring together these areas of domain expertise and build a collaborative IEEE community of interest around maritime issues, and investigate opportunities for new standards, reports, events and thought leadership to support these ambitious goals of the maritime industry.

Goals of the Activity

This work will benefit IEEE by building a new maritime community of interest, fostering collaboration across IEEE initiatives, and in support of larger IEEE sustainability initiatives intended to help achieve societal goals for a sustainable future.

Proposed deliverables include:

  • Launch of IEEE cross-collaborative community of interest in maritime sustainability issues. This will initiative by bringing together existing IEEE committees to share information and develop a work plan in support of IEEE sustainability related support to the maritime industry. Based on the needs and goals identified in the work plan, a follow-on activity to identify and invite external organizations for collaboration in achieving mutually beneficial goals.
  • Thought Leadership reports and articles to establish IEEE expertise in the sustainable maritime domain.
  • Identification of opportunities to develop proposals for new standards in support of sustainable maritime
  • Participation in existing events and/or creation of new events that provide platforms for IEEE thought leadership on maritime sustainability.

Getting Involved

Who Should Get Involved

Industry and governmental organizations involved in the operations and management of the shipping industry, maritime system providers, and port operations.

How to Get Involved

To learn more about the program and how to join the Sustainable Maritime activity, please express your interest by sending an inquiry to the activity chair whose information can be found in the Contacts section.

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