Clean Air at SEa

    Project Details

    Academic description

    Indoor air quality on ships has received relatively limited attention, despite its importance for crew and passengers’ comfort, health, and wellbeing. With evidence suggesting elevated levels of related health symptoms and sailors’ elevated cancer morbidity as a result of this. Therefore, good ship-board air quality is important for the passengers; and crews’ health, work efficiency and well-being.

    The Clean Air at Sea (‘CASe’) project aims to develop an, ambitious and sophisticated, emissions and on-board air quality, plus an exposure reporting, methodology for ships under operational (actual on-board) conditions. The outcomes of this study will be useful in the development of effective crew and passenger wellbeing measures relating to air quality, with the view to informing air quality models and policy decisions regarding emissions from shipping.

    This work is supported by in-kind contribution and equipment loan from Green Sea Guard.

    The objectives of the CASe project are:
    • To develop a cost-effective system, for the characterisation and quantification of emissions and air quality impacts on-board ships, under operational (actual on-board) conditions.

    • To develop a novel pathway exposure model, to provide a framework to understand the dynamic exposure pathways and distribution, in addition the associated human health effects of ship air quality, accounting for variations in climate and environment.

    • Identify and evaluate the socio-economic impacts, and routes for mitigation, of ship-board air quality on passengers and crew.
    Effective start/end date1/06/1831/03/19


    • Maritime Trust Fund