On the 23rd of April, our LOCALISED partner CMCC is organising a compelling webinar titled “Shoreham Port’s Decarbonisation Plan: Orchestrating Complexity for Mission-Driven Innovation and Technological Integration”, featuring esteemed speaker Kyle Herman, a Research Fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) within the University of Sussex Business School.

The industrial decarbonisation challenge aims to accelerate the cost-effective decarbonisation of industry by developing and deploying low-carbon technologies. It aims to boost the competitiveness of key industrial regions and drive inward investment, creating and protecting jobs for a low-carbon global economy with growing low-carbon export markets.

Shoreham Port Industrial Cluster Decarbonisation Plans research project focuses on governance for industrial decarbonisation projects in Shoreham Port. The study aims to explore the diverse strategies, best practices, enablers and impediments, adopted by key actors and other core themes such as skills and social acceptance. It will focus on cross-collaborative learning from similar mini-clusters, especially those that have also recently been awarded UKRI funding. Furthermore, it will collect evidence on business models, planning & consenting, environmental permitting and licensing, standards, health and safety regulations, and skills & training to inform policymakers at local, regional, and national levels. The study is led by Professor Andy Davies, with support from a full-time research fellow, Dr. Kyle S. Herman, and further support from Stephan Manning.

This Shoreham Port Industrial Cluster Decarbonisation Plans research project is funded by UKRI Local Industrial Decarbonisation Plan Competition.