Maritime Decarbonisation Summit 2024


03 July 2024





Energy transition


Clean energy

Sustainable mobility

Zero emission propulsion

Net Zero





09:00 (United Kingdom, London)


Shoreham-by-Sea, UK

Coinciding with Sustainability Week at Shoreham Port, UK, Ricardo is once again opening our doors to stakeholders from across the maritime sector with the aim of facilitating and accelerating the decarbonisation of the sector. 

Join us to learn about the latest thinking and developments in maritime decarbonisation, see the latest technical innovations showcased, network with industry peers and help shape the future of decarbonisation for the sector. Previous experience has shown us that bringing experts and stakeholders together drives the necessary conversations to overcome barriers to decarbonisation.

Speakers from ports, vessel owners and operators as well as organisations working directly with the maritime sector will provide insight and experience on: 
•    The decarbonisation of ports’ own operations as well as a ports’ role in facilitating the decarbonisation of vessels 
•    Electrification opportunities as well as the roles of sustainable and low-GHG fuels 
•    Experiences of how to ensure the environmental transition goes hand in hand with economic development.  
There will also be site visits to several test facilities at Shoreham Technical Centre to view recent technological developments first-hand.  

Watch the video below for insight into last year's event:


Who should attend?

We look forward to the participation of port operators, electricity network operators, vessel owner/operators, Government funding agencies, harbour authorities, fuel suppliers and technology developers.

It is free to attend but space is limited. Please register your interest and we will inform you if you have secured a place.


Maritime event, key takeaways, STC
Attend the event

If you would like to come and join our Maritime Decarbonisation Summit 2024, please register your interest.

Register your interest here
Maritime decarbonisation news and updates

Keep up to date with maritime news, latest projects and technologies and regulation updates by joining our maritime community on LinkedIn 

Stay connected

Check out the sessions and speakers

Jump to agenda
Become a speaker

Share your own insights and expertise and become one of our speakers. 

Click Here

Register your interest to attend

Provisional Agenda


Time Session Presenters
09:00 Registration and refreshments
09:30 Welcome and introduction
Jonathan Gibbard, Global Practice Director: Energy Decarbonisation, Ricardo
09:35 Panel: Decarbonising port equipment and machinery (port scope 1 and 2 emissions)
Moderated by Joana Richart, Hydrogen Product Strategy, Ricardo
  Electrifying port equipment and machinery Speaker TBC
  Deploying renewables at ports Brian Rousell, Director Of Engineering, Shoreham Port
  H2-ICE for heavy-duty marine applications Richard Osborne, Global Technical Expert: Sustainable Engines, Ricardo
  Electrification capabilities Cesare Giordano, Chief Programme Engineer & Product Strategy, Ricardo
10:35 Coffee Break
11:00 Panel: Vessel decarbonisation in ports – shore power
Moderated by Olivia Carpenter Lomax, Associate Director: Energy Decarbonisation, Ricardo
  Securing and implementing shore power – port perspective

Chris Hatter, Head of Compliance, Portsmouth International Port

Elly Toyer, Environmental and Sustainability Coordinator, Portsmouth International Port

  Implementing shore power – vessel perspective Speaker TBC
  Implementing shore power - Distribution Network Operator perspective Gemma Ennis, Innovation Project Manager, SSE
  Hydrogen fuel cell solutions  Richard Gordon, Head of R&D, Ricardo
12:20 Lunch
  Tour at Ricardo Shoreham Technical Centre
1.    H2 Fuel Cell module build and certification 
2.    H2 storage and safety 
3.    ICE alternative fuel solution 
14:00 Panel: Decarbonising vessels through alternative fuels
Moderated by Adrian Greaney, Strategy, Technology & Innovation Director, Ricardo
  Policy insights and implications from our work with policymakers

Tim Scarbrough, Director of Maritime Strategic Growth & Development, Ricardo

Matthew Moss, Maritime Sustainable Transport Senior Consultant, Ricardo

  Vessel operator perspective Peter Livey, Managing Director (Great Britain), HMM, 
  Fuel supplier perspective Speaker TBC
  Safety of alternative fuels Rhiannon Chalmers-Brown, Senior Consultant - Alternative Fuels, Ricardo
15:05 Coffee break
15:35 Panel: Delivering decarbonisation economically
Moderated by Jonathan Gibbard, Global Practice Director: Energy Decarbonisation, Ricardo
  Economic development going hand in hand with environmental progress Speaker TBC
  Statutory harbour authority perspective Will Barker, Marine Director, Harwich Haven Authority
  Funding and collaboration opportunities: taking a national view James Lovett, Innovation Lead – Future Maritime Technologies, Innovate UK
  Cruise sector view on decarbonising an industry Marie-Caroline Laurent, Director General, CLIA Europe
Sascha Gill, Vice President Environment and Sustainability, River Cruise Association
16:55 Closing remarks and summary from the day
Jonathan Gibbard, Global Practice Director: Energy Decarbonisation, Ricardo
17:10 Optional tours of McLaren production line
Ricardo Shoreham Technical Centre

Register your interest to attend

Maritime Decarbonisation: Insights and Strategies from the 2023 Maritime Decarbonisation Summit

This white paper discusses the highlights of our 2023 Maritime Decarbonisation Summit.

Maritime event, key takeaways, STC

Maritime Decarbonisation: Insights and Strategies from the 2023 Maritime Decarbonisation Summit

Download here

Register your interest to attend

Sign up for the latest Ricardo insights