The Swedish Shipowners Association organized an Energy Day for their members today at their premises. I was invited to give a presentation of my research project and in particular the course in Maritime Energy Management I am developing together with DNV-GL. A key part in my conception of this course is a project where small groups of students are given a shorter case to solve at a shipping company. This of course depends on the interest of these companies and I was glad to have many positive responses, ideas for projects and invitations to discuss this further.
The course will run for 10 weeks in the second year of the M.Sc. in Maritime Management programme at Chalmers, with the first opportunity being this Fall. The aim of the course is to introduce students to the developing field of practice that is maritime energy management, and prepare them for working in this field – in industry as well as in academia. The project will enable the students to get practical experience of current problems and will also connect our university closer to activities in industry.