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Low Carbon Maritime Navigation & Ports

30 November - 12:00 PM (GMT)


Gavin Allwright

Secretary General

International Windship Association (IWSA)


Gavin Allwright is the Secretary General of the International Windship Association (IWSA). Alongside his work as association secretary, he also leads the policy work stream, requiring regular attendance at IMO, OECD and EU meetings and sits on the stakeholders advisory committee for the MTCC network at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). His work extends to being a non-executive board member for the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), a work package leader on the EU Interreg Wind Assist Ship Propulsion (WASP) and advisor on various shipping decarbonisation projects. He is also a regular guest lecturer at the UN World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmo, Sweden among others.

Gavin holds a Masters degree in Sustainable Development, specialising in small scale sustainable shipping and logistics. He has contributed to numerous academy works on propulsion solutions and helped coordinate the IRENA technical brief – Renewable Energy Options in Shipping and more recently was an expert reviewer for the IPCC special report.