In the current global economy, trans-oceanic shipping is vital for transporting goods from their sources to where the demand is highest.
As demand for goods from foreign countries increases and shipping across the ocean grows, a host of issues arise, both economic and environmental. These issues revolve around the growing concern for reducing negative environmental impacts of human activities.
The University of Delaware’s James Corbett, professor of marine science and policy, began studying shipping policy in 1995 and has been working for the past 14 years in order to find opportunities for technological and policy innovation in the global freight network, and improving environmental policy on global shipping.
Corbett will wrap up the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment’s 2014 Ocean Currents Lecture Series with a talk about how shipping has changed over the last century and how the global freight network will continue to change in the coming years.
His talk, titled “Shipping Impacts and Innovation in the Marine Environment,” will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, in Room 104 of the Cannon Laboratory at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus, located at 700 Pilottown Road in Lewes.