Will the emission monitoring methods under the MRV Regulation remain as effective when data is kept in secret?

The Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Regulation contains three emission monitoring methods which are generally praised for their transparency and effectiveness. This article examines these methods on their respective dis-/advantages and addresses the issues related to the proposed alignment of the MRV Regulation with the IMO Data Collection System (DCS).

1. Bunker Fuel Delivery Note (BDN) and periodic stocktakes of fuel tanks

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Emission Monitoring Methods under the IMO

This article explores the three monitoring methods set out in the IMO’s legislation, namely MARPOL Annex VI and the NOx Technical Code.

The main air pollutants contained in ships exhaust gas, namely sulphur oxides (SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) are limited by MARPOL Annex VI. The NOx Technical Code 2008 supplements it with requirements for control and monitoring of NOx emissions.

1. The Parameter Method

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