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SEDNA project – Represented by Dr. Gary Randall

Nominated by SIS - Swedish Institute for Standards

June 2017 – Nov 2020


SEDNA (Safe maritime operations under extreme conditions: the Arctic case) is a research project that is developing an innovative and integrated risk-based approach to safe Arctic navigation, ship design and operation. SEDNA has a global consortium, with 13 partners from 6 different countries, including China.

With the expected increase in vessel operations in the Arctic, available trend data indicates there will also be a corresponding increase in accidents. In such a fragile environment, there is a risk that the resultant marine pollution from the oil fuel on-board could lead to a severe environmental implication. Methanol also known as methyl alcohol - is a sulphur-free hydrocarbon fuel that can be made from non-fossil sources and is very clean burning when compared to conventional marine fuels. Methanol as a maritime fuel is being discussed as one way to help achieve the goal to reduce the maritime emission of greenhouse gases by 50% in 2050 compared to 2008.

SEDNA has contributed to the development of CEN WORKSHOP AGREEMENT 106: CWA 17540:2020 Ships and marine technology – Specification for bunkering of methanol fuelled vessels.