Séverine Michalak's picture
Doctor in Law
I have recently (this year) obtained a PhD in law about Marine Renewable Energy. I have, this year also,  taught public law at University of Britanny. I have won a challenge organized by the Ocean & Climate Platform allowing me to participate at COP 22 in Marrakech.
Martin Viktorelius's picture
PhD Student
Chalmers University Of Technology

Martin Viktorelius holds the current position of a PhD student at Chalmers Technical University, Gothenburg, Sweden. He graduated from The University of Lund with a master’s degree in Cognitive Science. His current work is focused on the social and human dimension of energy efficiency and energy management in shipping. His previous experience includes work within the nuclear power plant industry specializing on human factors engineering and safety culture. 

Vita Kurniawati's picture
Newcastle University, UK / Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

Vita R. Kurniawati is a PhD student in School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, UK. She started PhD in September 2014 by conducting research on Fishing Vessel Operations. She has been interested in fishing vessel research since studying in Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Bogor Agricultural University (BAU). After receiving a bachelor degree in fisheries from BAU, subsequently she joined the member of staff in Fishing vessels and Marine Fisheries Transportation Laboratory, BAU. She hold master degree in technology from School of Marine Technology, Sepuluh Nopember Institut of Technology, Surabaya - Indonesia.

Aditya Srivastava's picture


  • A goal oriented maritime professional with excellent organisational abilities and proficiency in Supply Chain Management, Process Optimization, Contract Negotiations, Inventory Management, and Organizational Leadership.
  • Currently working as Technical Superintendent at Far East Ship Management Hong Kong.
  • Completed Masters of Science in Maritime Affairs, specialising in Shipping Management and Logistics in World Maritime University.
  • Sailed as an Engineer for seven years  on containers, bulk carriers, and car carriers. 
  • Environmental, safety issues and customer satisfaction is always my priority  while carrying out any maritime operations.
  • Continuous improvement in Maritime sector  by minimising the externalities is the motivation which keeps me researching for more sustainable solutions.
Fredrik Ahlgren's picture
PhD student
Linnaeus University, Kalmar Maritime Academy

Doctoral student in Maritime Science, enhancing energy efficiency in shipping. I have studied waste heat recovery in ships and the studies are applied research with a marine engineerings approach. This means that I am focused in using operational data and results that can be applied directly. I started my career as an technical marine officer in the Swedish Royal Navy and I have sailed both submarines and corvettes.

Gavin Allwright's picture
International Windship Association - Secretary
International Windship Association

Gavin Allwright has been the Secretary of the International Windship Association (IWSA) www.wind-ship.org since it was established in 2014, this grouping of maritime wind propulsion companies and projects supported by academia, NGO’s and seafarers is working to promote and facilitate the uptake of wind propulsion solutions in commercial shipping. Alongside his work as association secretary, he also leads the policy and finance work streams, requiring regular attendance at IMO, OECD and EU meetings.

Gavin has presented at numerous international fora, including as a moderator of panels on alternative maritime propulsion and innovation at GMEC 2016/SMM 2016, the Motorship Propulsion & Emissions conference and the Green Ship Technology conference 2016. He also chaired the opening session at RINA’s 2016 Shipping Efficiency conference and the 5th Natural Propulsion Seminar as part of Blue Week in May, www.blueforum.org

He has worked closely with the Oceania Centre for Sustainable Shipping on the development of a sustainable shipping network in the South Pacific and gained extensive knowledge of the small vessel sector from his work as the Commercial Director for the Greenheart project, a not-for-profit organisation he joined in 2005, designing a zero-emissions, sail/solar electric cargo vessel for least developed regions.

Gavin holds a Masters degree in Sustainable Development, specialising in small scale sustainable shipping and logistics in developing countries. He has contributed to numerous studies and projects on alternative propulsion solutions and helped coordinate and contributed extensively to the UN-affiliated IRENA technical brief – Renewable Energy Options in Shipping.

Benjamin Howett's picture
Research Associate

Ben Howett is a reaseacher at the University of Strathclyde working on the topic of step-changes in ship design for reduced carbon emissions. His current research focus concerns performance prediction of Wind Assist technologies. His other research interests include the optimisation of ship hullforms and the prediction and analysis of yacht performance. Outside of his academic work Ben develops performance instrumentation and race navigation systems for sailing yachts.

Latifa Martini's picture
Islamic University of Indonesia

Latifa Martini is a student of Islamic University of Indonesia, Yogyakarta. Born at March 17th 1995 on Lamongan, East Java. I’m a 7th semester student that interest on Maritime Security Law. Now, I’am writing my minithesis that discussed about Indonesian Maritime Security Law on International Trade. I’m also join as volunteer on the centre studies named Centre for Local Law Development Studies (CLDS).

Mingyu Kim's picture
University of Strathclyde, UK

Dr Mingyu Kim is currently working for University of Strathclyde in UK. Before his current appointment, Dr Kim had worked as a senior engineer in ship initial design department for contract, and as a senior researcher in resistance and propulsion research department for Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea for more than 13 years. His research interest includes initial and green ship design as a naval architect, ship resistance and propulsive performances and CFD simulations.

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Madadh MacLaine's picture

Madadh MacLaine is an adventurer, activist and social entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of Fair Winds Trading Company and Fair Winds Trust whose objective is to create economic equality and sustain biodiversity through fair trade and transport.

She is also founder and member of the Executive committee of the International Windships Association; promoting the use of wind in commercial shipping.

She is currently working on an EU project to develop a network of sailing cargo ships in the North Sea and the North Atlantic. She makes her home in both Senegal and Scotland.


Onder Canbulat's picture
PhD Student
University of Strathclyde

I graduated from the Department of Marine Transport and Management Engineering at Istanbul University in 2010. Then, I submitted my dissertation on Green Criteria for Container Terminals/Ports when I studied Global Supply Chain Management between 2013 and 2014 at Brunel University, London. I have been working on Integrated Energy Efficiency of Shipping at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
I am interested in fallowing subjects:
Transport Management
Operations Management and Modelling
Maritime Transport 
Supply Chain Management 
Shipping Energy Efficiency

Mehdi Sepasi's picture
Mechanical Expert
Ports and Maritime Organization
Deniece Aiken's picture
Director, Legal Affairs
Caribbean Maritime Institute

Deniece Aiken is an Attorney-at-Law who holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree in International Relations and Political Science from the University of the West Indies and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from the University of London. She completed her Legal Education Certificate Course at the Norman Manley Law School and was called to the Jamaican Bar in 2012. Miss Aiken also completed a Master’s of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in Maritime Affairs with Distinction, specializing in Maritime Law and Policy at the World Maritime University in Sweden, and was the recipient of the Pierre Leonard Award for the overall Best Female Student. She is the Founding President and member of the Secretariat of the World Maritime University (WMU) Women’s Association and served as a Director on the Board of the Caribbean Maritime Institute from 2012 to 2016. Ms. Aiken currently serves at the Director of Legal Affairs for the Caribbean Maritime Institute and is the International Chapter Leader for the Jamaica Chapter of the University of London Alumni Association; and a Director on the Boards of the Jamaica Maritime Institute Trust Fund, the Women in Maritime Association, Caribbean and the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation. Her involvements also include being a Member of the Jamaica Bar Association, the International Maritime Lecturers Association and Trainee Mediator with the Dispute Resolution Foundation. Miss Aiken is also an Adjunct Lecturer and Principal Lecturer of Law at the Caribbean Maritime Institute and Lecturer of Commercial Law at the Herriot Watt University.