Journey of a droplet to the ocean of decarbonisation – GUTTA project workshop

GUTTA project workshop – Hybrid Event
May 4th, 2022, h. 9:00 – 17:00 CEST
CMCC Foundation – Lecce, Via Marco Biagi, 5


Alessandro Delli Noci, Regione Puglia, Councilor
Maja Markovčić Kostelac (online) EMSA, Director
Paola Agostini, CMCC, Senior Scientific Manager
Tristan Smith, (online) ULC Energy Institute, Associate Professor and UMAS, Director
Maria Alfayate, (online) EU Commission, DG-Clima, Policy Officer
Delphine Gozillon, T&E, Sustainable Shipping Policy Officer
Chiara Notaro, CETENA, Research and WATERBORNE, Board
Gianandrea Mannarini, CMCC, Senior Scientist
Michele Fiorini, IET-Italy, Chair
Paolo Braca, NATO STO-CMRE, Research Scientist
Giacomo Cacciapaglia, CNRS, Senior Researcher
Alessandro Fassò, University of Bergamo, Full Professor

Marina Lalovic, Journalist at Rai – Radiotelevisione Italiana – Rainews24



This workshop has been selected to be part of European Maritime Day In My Country 2022 (EMD2022) and received the endorsement as an Activity of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)


This workshop will review the state of the art of maritime decarbonisation from multiple viewpoints: the regulatory institutions, the research and academia, the industry, and an advocacy organization. It will also provide a special focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the maritime sector, and how it may have affected its pathway towards its decarbonisation.

The workshop’s main outcome shall be a cross-fertilization among experts and disciplines, which is much needed for successfully tackling the enormous challenges it faces.

The workshop will try to bring the latest technical advancements to the broadest audience. The speakers will be committed to an effort for plain communication, which will also foster cross-cutting interactions among them. To achieve this goal, the workshop will be moderated by a television journalist, and several students from local high schools will be invited to attend it.

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Watch the video message of Maja Markovčić Kostelac, EMSA Director:

Agenda (DOWNLOAD pdf)

Speakers’ presentations (DOWNLOAD pdf files)

Session A Introduction
9:00 Welcome and moderation

Marina Lalovic (Journalist at Rai – Radiotelevisione Italiana – Rainews24)

9:10 Institutional greetings/1

Alessandro Delli Noci (Regione Puglia, Councilor)

9:20 Institutional greetings/2

Maja Markovčić Kostelac, online (EMSA, Director)

9:30 An overview of the GUTTA project

Paola Agostini (CMCC, Senior Scientific Manager)

Session B Decarbonisation
9:40 Keynote

Reduction of CO2 emissions from shipping

Tristan Smith, online (ULC Energy Institute, Associate Professor and UMAS, Director)

10:10 EU legislative proposals for maritime decarbonisation

Maria Alfayate, online (EU Commission, DG-Clima, Policy Officer)

10:30 Coffee break
11:00 EU shipping proposals: fit for maritime decarbonisation?

Delphine Gozillon (T&E, Sustainable Shipping Policy Officer)

11:20 Maritime decarbonisation: European framework and shipyards perspective in Italy

Chiara Notaro (CETENA, Research and WATERBORNE, Board)

11:40 The GUTTA-VISIR service for least-CO2 ferry routes

Gianandrea Mannarini (CMCC, Senior Scientist)

12:00 Panel discussion

All speakers of Session B, chaired by Marina Lalovic

13:00 Lunch
Session C COVID-19
14:30 Digitisation in Ports and Shipping at the time of COVID-19

Michele Fiorini (IET-Italy, Chair)

14:50 The pandemic’s impact on global maritime activity

Paolo Braca, online (NATO STO-CMRE, Senior Research Scientist)

15:10 The Epidemic Renormalization Group and people mobility in the Adriatic region

Giacomo Cacciapaglia (CNRS, Senior Researcher)

15:40 Statistical modelling of COVID-19 impact on maritime carbon emissions

Alessandro Fassò (University of Bergamo, Full Professor)

16:00 Panel discussion

All speakers of Session C, chaired by Marina Lalovic

16:45 Final remarks

Marina Lalovic

End of session C expected at 17:00



The GUTTA project workshop is an Hybrid Event and will take place on May 4th, 2022, h. 9:00 – 05:00 pm CEST.
The location will be CMCC Headquarters in Lecce (Italy), Via Marco Biagi 5.
If you want to take part to the event, please fill in the following REGISTRATION FORM:

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