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  10 September 2021

European Zero Emission Waterborne Transport Partnership Adopts Research And Innovation Strategy

The Partnership Board of the Co-Programmed Partnership on Zero-Emission Waterborne Transport (ZEWT) adopted its strategy which will enable Europe to demonstrate deployable zero-emission maritime and inland ships by 2030.

On the 7th of September 2021; the Partnership Board, governing the Co-Programmed Partnership on Zero-Emission Waterborne Transport in the framework of Horizon Europe, organized its first meeting. During this meeting, the Partnership Board, amongst others, adopted the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, detailing the roadmap to achieve the objectives set.

The Partnership aims at leading and accelerating the transformation of waterborne transport (i.e. maritime transport and inland navigation) to eliminate all harmful environmental emissions (including greenhouse gas, air, and water pollutants) through innovative technologies and operation. By 2030, the objective is to develop and demonstrate deployable zero-emission solutions which are applicable for all main ship types and services, to enable the achievement of zero-emission waterborne transport by 2050.

The Partnership Board is the main forum for dialogue and steering by both the Waterborne Technology Platform and the European Commission Services, with the ultimate purpose of reaching the objectives of the European Partnership. The Delegates in name of the Waterborne Technology Platform represent the broader waterborne transport sector, ranging from shipyards, maritime technology manufacturers, classification societies, research institutes, associations to academia.

WATERBORNE TP has been set up as an industry-oriented Technology Platform to establish a continuous dialogue between all waterborne stakeholders, such as classification societies, shipbuilders, shipowners, maritime equipment manufacturers, infrastructure and service providers, universities or research institutes, and with the EU Institutions, including Member States https://www.waterborne.eu/. The members of Waterborne TP comprise members as well as associated members from both maritime and inland navigation countries, representing about 18 Member States. In addition, the Associations member of the Waterborne Technology Platform represent the broader waterborne sector throughout the entire EU.

Enquiries concerning how to join and become more closely involved in the “Zero-Emission Waterborne Transport” partnership or other activities of the Waterborne TP can be sent to: Jaap Gebraad, Executive-director Waterborne TP, jaap.gebraad@waterborne.eu, tel: +32 493 835 626

For general information, you can reach us via ncptransport@tubitak.gov.tr

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