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Launched in October 2017, the Maritime Energy & Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence (MESD CoE) is jointly funded by Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU). As the first maritime research centre supported by SMI, MESD has the mission to deepen Singapore’s maritime R&D capability and Maritime Singapore’s position as a global maritime knowledge and innovation hub to support Singapore’s strategic maritime needs. With the focus on green port and shipping, MESD works closely with key stakeholders within the maritime cluster to develop innovative and sustainable solutions. 

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Research Focus

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Energy Management


enabling energy efficient operations through energy management tools and waste heat recovery

Emission Management


through alternate, clean energy or fuel and emission control & monitoring to provide solutions for port and ship operators to meet global and local standards and handle future regulations. 

Sustainable Maritime Operations


to ensure that the innovative approaches are practical and economically viable for ships and ports

Knowledge Sharing

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MESD sees the importance of knowledge sharing and aims to share key research findings through all possible platforms, such as conference, webinar, centre reports, etc., with the interested parties.