LR and Icebreaker One to research how data can support ‘net zero’ investments

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has announced a new research project with Icebreaker One, a non-profit organisation which aims to support the decarbonisation of shipping by influencing investment decisions with data.

The research will aim to identify the key barriers that organisations face in this area and how to overcome these with a ‘net-zero data sharing ecosystem’ that encourages first movers to invest with data-driven rationale.

The group aims to work with industry stakeholders to assess innovations in data sharing and transparency, reviewing the current available frameworks for assessing decarbonisation technologies and how data contributes to the outcome of these assessments.

“Lloyd’s Register is excited to be involved in this research project with Icebreaker One which will underline the value in data sharing if the maritime industry is to achieve its decarbonisation goals,” said Duncan Duffy, Global Head of Technology – Electro Technical Systems, Lloyd’s Register.

“LR is a driving force in enabling and supporting shipping industry funders to make net zero investments and this research, along with its potential results, will encourage new processes and systems as tools in the energy transition journey.”

“The project will equip LR with the knowledge and understanding of the barriers for investing in net zero shipping and enable us to offer effective solutions which address the crucial challenges our industry faces.”

The findings from the research project will be presented in a workshop expected to take place in early 2023, split into different sessions exploring the core challenges for data sharing in the shipping industry.

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