SusTunTech actively contributes to this WGSHIP group in their activities, reports and meetings. This group had its last meeting this week (2-4 November 2021) to gather conclusions of their work and to define new steps such as defining the aims of the group to extend their activities another three years:

Topics addressed by the working group include reviews of knowledge on shipping interactions with the environment and trends in current and future global shipping activity. The group synthesizes scientific progress in addressing single stressors, such as underwater noise and ship strikes, and the effectiveness of mitigation strategies in reducing environmental impacts. SusTunTech project work is an example of how decision support systems can aid with emissions mitigation.

A key output of this working group is the report on impacts of scrubbers discharge systems used in some vessels and impacting marine environment: