We cordially invite our students to attend a presentation hosted by Dr. James Winebrake on the topic: Death by Ships: The Health Impacts of Global Shipping and the International Policy Response
Presentation will be held on both campuses as follows:
Friday Oct 6, 10:30-11:30, room 7 (Zagreb)
Monday Oct 9, 14:30-15:30, room 21 (Dubrovnik)
About the topic:
International trade is a significant driver of economic growth, but not without its costs. Global ship traffic fouls the atmosphere with pollutants that threaten human health and exacerbate climate change. In this presentation, Dr. Winebrake will discuss the human health impacts associated with global shipping, with particular attention paid to emissions of sulfur oxides and particulate matter. Dr. Winebrake will present new research that uses atmospheric fate and transport models to translate global ship emissions over water to air pollution on land, and then ultimately to health impacts on exposed human populations. This research is particularly important given recent debates regarding new international policies aimed at reducing sulfur in the fuel that most oceangoing vessels burn.
About the speaker:
Dr. James Winebrake is Professor of Public Policy and Dean
of the College of Liberal Arts at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT),
where he also serves as Co-Director of the RIT Laboratory for Environmental
Computing and Decision Making. Dr.
Winebrake’s research focuses on the environmental impacts of transportation and
energy systems, and he has published over 65 articles on topics that include
the health impacts of freight transportation, life-cycle analysis of alternative
fuels, cost-effectiveness of emissions reduction technologies, and rebound
effects in the heavy-duty trucking sector. Dr. Winebrake serves or has served on several National Academies of
Science committees, the New York State Energy Planning Board, and other
professional boards related to energy and environmental technology and
policy. In 2010 Dr. Winebrake was
awarded the RIT Trustees Scholar Award in recognition of his scholarly
contributions in the energy and environmental fields. He has also received numerous other research
and teaching awards during his career, including the Madison Scholar Award and
multiple Outstanding Teacher Awards while a faculty member at James Madison
University. Dr. Winebrake received his
PhD in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania
(Philadelphia, PA). He also holds a B.S.
in Physics from Lafayette College (Easton, PA) and a M.S. in Technology and
Policy from M.I.T. (Cambridge, MA).
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