James J Corbett

School of Marine Science & Policy

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  • Studies the environmental impacts of shipping.
  • Interests include freight transportation, international and domestic maritime transportation and pollution policy. Works on energy and environmental solutions for freight and multimodal transportation.
  • Assesses the risks related to air pollution, ship collisions with whales, invasive aquatic species and ways to mitigate these risks.
  • Knowledgeable about energy, climate change, transportation economics and policy decision making.
  • Produced groundbreaking research on air pollution generated by maritime cargo shipping.

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Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy

In The News:
The Smoggy Seas: Cargo Ships Bring Pollution, Health Risks (NPR Online)
Delaware moves to mitigate pollution from upwind states (WDDE)
Thawing Arctic opens up new shipping routes on the 'roof of the world' (The Guardian, UK)
Arctic shipping could push climate change (United Press International)
A professor's teachable moment: "It's not just a BP spill. It is our spill." (Solve Climate)
Depressing: Oil Spilled To Date Could Power 38,000 Cars For a Year (Popular Science)
Cleaning up polluted harbors with greener ships (Time)
Ships' fumes kill thousands every year (The Times of London)
MARAD releases total fuel cycle study for natural gas (SEAPOWER Magazine)
Online tool helps shipping companies analyze economic, environmental freight costs (phys.org)
Pollution from shipping making ocean more acidic (nanowerk)
Shipping Emissions 'Rival CO2-Driven Ocean Acidification' (environmental leader.com)
Rolls-Royce revives age of sail to beat fuel-cost surge: freight (Bloomberg)

UDaily Articles:
Lunch and Lecture guests learn about ocean shipping and the environment
Researchers partner with California to create freight transportation 'footprint'
UD, RIT study looks at ship fuel, human health
Oil from spill could have powered 38,000 cars for year, UD researcher says
Lecture series concludes with talks about shipping innovations, environment
Online tool helps shipping companies analyze economic, environmental freight costs
Emissions from shipping making oceans more acidic, researchers report

marine, global, policy, transportation