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Starting 22 October 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

Starting 22 October 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

Become a global decarbonisation expert

Delve deeper into the commercial, operational, economic, financial, legal, contractual and technical aspects of reducing the carbon use on ships.


Listen to the Course Director Allan Larsen discuss what the future looks like as we move towards net zero in the latest Nautilus International Off course podcast.

Diploma in Decarbonisation in Shipping Online Training Course

Core Modules

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Decarbonising the Marine Industry
  • Module 2 – Targets and Pathways to Decarbonisation
  • Module 3 – Renewable and Sustainable Energy in the Maritime Industry
  • Module 4 – Barriers to Decarbonisation in the Maritime Industry
  • Module 5 – Alternative Fuels: Timelines, Application and Feasibility
  • Module 6 – New Technologies and Systems, and Governing Rules and Regulations
  • Module 7 – Shoreside Industries and Their Influence on the Marine Industry
  • Module 8 – Carbon Capture and Carbon Credits for the Marine Industry
  • Module 9 – Ship Design – Past, Present and Future
  • Module 10 – Decarbonisation Moving Forward
  • Case Study: Specialist module – Considering Ship Types in Detail

What you'll learn

  • The need and urgency for decarbonisation globally and in the maritime industry
  • Pathways required to meet the UN and IMO net zero targets
  • The difference between renewable and sustainable energy, its availability and suitability
  • Barriers to the use of new and emerging technologies in the maritime industry
  • The availability and suitability of alternative fuel options
  • Regulations relating to emissions and pollutants, enforcement and compliance
  • On-shore industries' decarbonisation efforts
  • Carbon capture, carbon credit and its benefits to the society
  • Naval architecture for alternative fuel ships
  • The benfits, challenges, feasibility and availability of current fuels and technologies and future development
  • Decarbonisation options for various ship types

Who the course is for

  • Ship operators, marine superintendents, fleet managers and ship’s officers of domestic and international service vessels of all sizes. 
  • Flag state inspectors and classification society surveyors.
  • Ship designers, naval architects and marine engineers involved in the construction, modification and retrofitting of ships and their equipment.
  • Original equipment manufacturers with a responsibility and desire for decarbonising the marine industry.
  • Ship/ marine surveyors, auditors, port state control and vetting inspectors with a need to assess the level of ships with regards to rules and regulations on decarbonisation and pollution prevention.
  • Anyone with technical or operational experience wishing to further their knowledge in the marine decarbonisation matter.
  • Anyone already involved in decarbonisation and who wish to engage in continued professional development.

How you'll learn

Every course is broken down into manageable modules, designed to accelerate your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Work through your instructional material online
  • Interact with your peers and learning facilitators through the online forum to discuss subject related issues and to network with your fellow learners
  • Investigate relevant, real-world case studies
  • Apply what you learn each week to ongoing project submissions

'Off course: A sideways look at life at sea' podcast with Allan Larsen

Listen to the latest episode of the Nautilus International multi-award nominated podcast Off course: A sideways look at life at sea Series 2, featuring Lloyd's Maritime Academy's Course Director Allan Larsen.

In this episode, Allan discusses what the future looks like as we move towards net zero, the role of marine surveying, and how the industry has changed over the past four decades.

Listen to this episode on Soundcloud, Apple or Spotify.

100% Online

  • Accessible – 24/7 availability from wherever you have an internet connection
  • Flexible – take control of where, when, how and the rate at which you study
  • Professional – industry leading course directors and tutors
  • Quality – study the same course used by corporations for internal training
  • Network – with tutors and like-minded professionals from around the world
  • Save money – no additional travel or accommodation costs