Ships contribute significantly to global air pollution
We help monitor their compliance with environmental regulations
MARPOL Annex VI enforcement
Pioneering the field of maritime emissions monitoring, Explicit enables authorities to monitor compliance with MARPOL Annex VI regulations using airborne surveillance of individual ship emissions. The solution allows for effective enforcement of key environmental regulations at sea.
Based on the SO2/CO2 ratio in the exhaust gas, the system can determine the sulphur content (% m/m) in the fuel being burned using emission factors prescribed by MEPC.
Combining sensors, software and lab services in one integrated solution, Explicit provides a full service option for monitoring individual ship emissions compliance.
Software tools to guide the pilots in navigating the plume using sensor, weather and AIS data to obtain the best possible sampling position.
Pre-calibrated, easy to replace, units comprising SO2, CO2, NO, NOx, temperature and humidity sensors. Calibrations according toISO standard 6145-1.
Advanced cloud-based central emissions analysis, quality control and data storage services. Access to emissions expert support.
Online reporting with detailed emissions reports on all vessels, maps, and statistics tools for compliance analytics across datasets.
How it's done
Explicit's Mini Sniffer System can be used on both manned an unmanned aircraft and in multiple locations to conduct airborne surveillance of maritime emissions. Click on the link to see how it's done.
The EMSA drone programme
In 2018 Explicit, together with our partner Nordic Unmanned, was contracted by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to deliver emissions monitoring operations using long-range drones. Managed and piloted by Nordic Unmanned, Explicit provides key sensor technology, emissions analysis, and data provision capabilities to the operations. See the latest press release from EMSA below.
Our emissions monitoring technologies and expertise are provided as adaptable service solutions, fitted to the task and the needs of the client. In some cases Explicit will provide full monitoring solutions including operations, data processing and reporting. In others, we work closely with operating partners and clients to execute inspections in the field while we focus on providing instrument payloads, data analysis support, training, and quality control.