Green careers in maritime
In every part of the maritime sector scientists, engineers and others are working hard to reduce the harm done to the planet. For example –
Shipping companies across the world are looking for alternative, non-carbon-based, fuels they can use to power ships, like hydrogen, methanol or ammonia. The Norwegian line Hurtigruten has announced Sea Zero, a plan to launch the world’s first zero-emissions cruise ship by 2030. And Artemis Technologies in Belfast have borrowed lessons from high performance sports yachts to build zero-emission vessels based on a hydrofoil design.
The UK is one of the world leaders in the clean energy that comes from offshore wind farms; building them and operating and maintaining them requires a range of maritime skills.
Marine scientists are researching the impact of climate change on the sea and working with businesses and charities to tackle problems like cleaning-up the plastic in the sea.
Reviewed June 2023