SMI Webinar Series

The Journey to Net Zero - Improved Vessel Efficiency & Sustainability 

A series of clean maritime-themed webinars organised by SMI in partnership with Seawork. 


SMI are pleased to announce a short webinar series focused on improved vessel efficiency and sustainability in the run-up to the Seawork exhibition in June. Delivered by leading experts from industry and academia, the series will cover topics such as the impact of the new regulations and guidance, vessel integration and underwater radiated noise. 

Webinar 1 - Now available on demand

Future Fuels: Viability of low carbon fuels and green technologies for shipping 

The Net-Zero challenge needs a global effort across all sectors to achieve its objectives. Although energy-saving technologies can help us to reduce emissions the hot topic and single greatest impact can be made through the introduction of future zero/low carbon fuels. Unfortunately, there is no clear silver bullet or single replacement for fossil fuels, instead, there is a complex matrix of compromises from any replacement fuel solution.  
New energy solutions create a myriad of challenges and risks to ship designers that all need to be considered and mitigated. In this talk we will outline a range of different future fuels being considered by the maritime industry, we will hear from some of the latest cutting-edge academic research and hear how engine manufacturers are looking at near-term solutions as well as long-term developments. Please join us to explore the complex but promising world of future maritime fuels. 

Seawork Watch on Demand - The Journey to Net Zero - Improved Vessel Efficiency & Sustainability: Future Fuels: Viability of low carbon Fuels and green technologies for shipping (

Webinar 2 - 04 April 2023 from 10:00 – 11:00 

Vessel Integration 
In April 2018, IMO members agreed on a target to cut the shipping sector's overall CO2 output by 50 percent by 2050 compared to 2008. Whilst much focus to date has been on the individual technologies and fuel debates, in order to meet the IMO targets the solutions will need to be integrated into the vessels. This vessel integration will require consideration of the challenges throughout the lifecycle of the vessels; from design and build right the way through to disposal.

For the maritime industry to reach its 2050 targets and continue to manufacture ships for the future it is imperative that all lifecycle phases are considered and that the embodied carbon is accounted for, allowing the correct equipment selection to be made. The talks in this session will provide examples of recent ship integration challenges as well as outlining the tools and decision processes required to understand the impact of the different options.
Seawork Watch on Demand - The Journey to Net Zero - Improved Vessel Efficiency & Sustainability – Webinar 2: Vessel Integration (

Webinar 3 - 11 May 2023 from 10:00 – 11:00  

New Emission Regulation & Guidance 
Regulation is the driving force behind climate action in industry and a key component in turning the IMO emission targets into reality. However, the regulation also needs to be supported with suitable guidance to ensure it can be implemented effectively. This series of short talks will explain the driving forces behind regulation and policy change, provide examples and trends of how new regulation is being implemented and provide a glimpse of the future regulatory landscape. 
Seawork Watch on Demand - The Journey to Net Zero - Improved Vessel Efficiency & Sustainability – Webinar 3: New Emission Regulation & Guidance (

Webinar 4 - 06 June 2023 from 10:00 – 11:00 

Underwater Radiated Noise: An unheard emission 

This talk will discuss the impact of URN on marine life, how it can be reduced and how it is monitored and controlled. This takes lessons from the defence sector where URN has been considered for decades and applies it to the commercial sector. 
Seawork Registration Link - The Journey to Net Zero - Improved Vessel Efficiency & Sustainability – Webinar 4: Underwater Radiated Noise: An unheard emission ( 



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09:30 - 17:30 Tuesday 13 June 2023
09:30 - 17:30 Wednesday 14 June 2023
09:30 - 16:00 Thursday 15 June 2023

Tuesday 11 June 2024
Wednesday 12 June 2024
Thursday 13 June 2024

Tuesday 10 June 2025
Wednesday 11 June 2025
Thursday 12 June 2025

Tuesday 09 June 2026
Wednesday 10 June 2026
Thursday 11 June 2026


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