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Workshop: Greening the Research Fleet

Workshop: Greening the Research Fleet

Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce Director Jay Golden is among the presenters at a two-day workshop aimed at helping the science community develop new sustainability guidelines for oceanographic research vessels.

The University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) "Greening the Research Fleet" workshop Jan. 10-11 is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Researcher and the Nicholas School of the Environment.

Among other topics, participants will learn about new techniques for enhancing and improving sustainability in ship design, vessel operations and energy management, and port facility operations. 

A goal of the workshop is to issue new sustainability recommendations for the operation of existing research vessels and the design and construction of future vessels.

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