Case study

Case study

High resolution shipping emissions

We helped improve understanding of emissions from shipping, around the UK for the Department of Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).  The work conducted by our experts resulted in improved resolution and accuracy of shipping emissions allowing dispersion modellers to improve their assessments of the impact of shipping emissions in port cities and their surrounding areas.

As part of the project, we delivered:

  • Improved accuracy and knowledge of the spatial distribution of shipping emissions. Through the innovative use of port layout and ship Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) data.
  • Published data for use by the air quality modelling community.
  • Inputs to the UK National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) to improve estimates from the shipping sector.