Northern California - Evaluating Practical Options for Zero Carbon Ships

When:  Mar 11, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Northern California Section
Please join us on Wednesday, March 11th from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm on-board the Commodore Cruises vessel Cabernet Sauvignon where Rog Tagg will be presenting on the Evaluating Practical Options for Zero Carbon Ships.

Ship designers, builders, owners, and operators need to understand and come to terms with the task ahead and to effectively assess their options for a transition to low carbon operations over the next 10 to 15 years. LNG, speed reductions, and improvements to the energy efficiency of ship designs will not be enough to meet the IMO 2030 and 2050 GHG reduction targets. Low carbon fuels and extensions of current technology will be required to meet these goals. There are many developing technologies offering alternatives to traditional carbon-based fuels. Some of these show promise for particular ship types and services. It is likely that no single fuel or storage technology will dominate the future marine industry as oil does now. This presentation gives a brief overview of available and future fuel technologies, and a realistic look at technologies applicable to different ship types and sectors. Some examples of how to assess these technologies for ship types and services are provided to help answer the questions of why some technologies may work and some may not. Sample assessments are reviewed for specific maritime sectors in including long haul container liner service, feeder containership, short haul services, and variable load services are used as examples. What might a near zero carbon ship built 2030 look like, what are the technical and cost challenges, and what key gaps in technologies needed to be filled to get there?

Speaker Name & Bio
Rob Tagg / Chairman - Herbert Engineering

Rob Tagg has been a Herbert Employee for most of his 40+ year career, mostly in the Bay Area but with extended postings in Shanghai and Singapore, serving in all positions from staff naval architect, through Vice President, Director, and Chairman. Rob is a Naval Architect and Marine Engineering Graduate of the University of Michigan, and spent 3 years as a Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde. His areas of expertise include conceptual, preliminary, and contract level design for commercial ships including containerships, tankers, bulk carriers and RoRo ships, with specific emphasis in ship stability, damage stability, structural design, cargo securing systems, and technical salvage and casualty analysis. Rob has served as technical advisor at various IMO ship safety and environmental committees and sub-committees as part of the US and other NGO delegations. He is an active SNAME Fellow and past member of several technical and management committees including T&R Panels, Publications Committee, Executive Committee, Internationalization Committee, judge for the Lisnyk Student Design Competition, and is currently an Honorary Vice President and member of Council. Rob received the SNAME Cockrane Award in 1982, and the SNAME Land Medal in 2008.

Meeting Details
6:00 pm - Check-In & Social Hour
7:00 pm - Dinner
8:00 pm - Presentation

Registration Fees
$25 - SNAME Member Student 
$30 - Non-Member Student 
$40 - SNAME Member 
$45 - Non-Member/Walk-Ups/Late Registrants 
* Late Registration applies starting Tuesday, March 10th *


Commodore Cruises & Events - Cabernet Sauvignon
2394 Mariner Square Dr
Alameda, CA 94501

Pricing Information

Registration Early Bird Regular
Students $25.00 $45.00
Member $40.00 $45.00
Non-member $45.00 $45.00
Student - Non-Member $30.00 $45.00