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ACES - Accelerating Energy- and Sustainability Transitions in Ports: from national visions to co-constructed transition

The port sector can play a crucial role in the transition to a zero-emission society, partly because it brings together various stakeholders and domains in the energy and transportation system.

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ACES aims to facilitate and accelerate cross-sectoral energy and sustainability transition in Norwegian ports. The project intends to achieve this by:

  1. Elevating the importance of energy transition around ports on the national policy agenda by facilitating the development of visions and strategies.
  2. Strengthening the transition capacity in individual ports through collaborative creation of transition agendas, visions, and role development.
  3. Promoting exchange and coordination between national and port-specific transition efforts.

Research and Development (R&D) Partners:

  • SINTEF (project leader) | Contact: Kristin Ystmark Bjerkan
  • NTNU | Contact: Marianne Ryghaug
  • The Dutch Research Institute for Transitions | Contact: Timo von Wirth

Collaboration Partners:

  • Ports of Norway
  • Norwegian Coastal Administration
  • Norwegian Maritime Authority
  • Norwegian Public Roads Administration
  • Norwegian Railway Directorate
  • Norwegian Environment Agency
  • Port of Kristiansand
  • Port of Bodø
  • Port of Borg
  • Norwegian Coastal Shipowners
  • Skift Norge
  • NHO Logistics and Transport
  • Coast Center Base

The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

Photo: Klaus Sandvik/Port of Oslo

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