The maritime sector accounts for 90% of global trade and 2.2% of global GHG emissions – a figure projected to increase threefold by 2050. Within the Deep Demonstration for maritime hubs, the port of Piraeus is working with other ambitious partners on land (Port of Valencia) and at sea (Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Shipping) who share a common ambition to create a circular, inclusive, net-zero-emissions maritime sector. The Port of Piraeus and its partners have been carefully selected to reﬂect diﬀerent geographical, economic & social environments and diﬀerent development stage in their environmental strategies and activities.
In 2019 we have set solid foundation by looking at the current state-of-play through a deep understanding of the specificities of the Port of Piraeus -maritime system. This initial step allows us, in a co-design process with the port, to develop a systemic future vision and a transition pathway, setting up the base for the FRAME phase.
In 2020 we will finalize this work by reinforcing the roadmap co-created with the port, and continue to define the field of innovation action needed to reach the port’s vision. We will look for instance at innovations and alternative solutions related to mobility, and in the field of alternative sources of energy and reduction of energy consumption. At the same time the iterative, participative approach taken by this project will allow us, throughout a process of constant building of understanding (involvement of the relevant stakeholders at each steps of the process to provide regular feedback), to explore alternative fields of innovations which might be better suited to ultimately reach the port’s vision.
These steps will allow us in the following years to develop an experiment portfolio, supported by EIT Climate-KIC network, for our prioritized areas to test impactful solutions, support mutual learning and communicate our work to a wider audience, with the aim to replicate similar transformation globally.
The learning objectives are:
– Learning about the system-transformation needed in a maritime hubs in order to reach zero carbon emission
-Learning about the key aspects of the system that need to be transform in order to reach zero carbon emission (where to focus our eﬀort in order to have a greater impact)
-Learning about the opportunities available in terms of innovation in order to reach this system transformation but also the barriers regarding for instance the implementation
-Learning from others DDP maritime hubs from shared experience and best practices throughout the EIT Climate-KIC network.
Responsible: Director Prof. Phoebe Koundouri