Evaluating maritime intelligent transportation systems: The case of using electric ferries and renewable energy in Türkiye

Pense, Caner
Climate Change and Global Warming are among the most critical global problems today. Their effects can be seen all over the world. The maritime sector contributes to global Climate Change and Global Warming with greenhouse gas emissions from coastal structures and ships. At the local level, it also negatively affects all life with environmental pollution, especially air and sea. Today, drive technologies are developing at a dizzying speed. In land transportation, electric vehicles are frequently seen. Electric drive systems are used in automobiles and large vehicles such as trucks and buses, especially in the transportation sector. This technology not only protects the environment but also significantly reduces operating costs. With renewable energy sources, these effects can be further improved. Today, fuel costs make up a significant portion of the operating costs of a fossil fuel-powered ship. The most important advantages of full-electric ships over fossil fuel-powered ships are the significantly reduced operating costs and zero-emission operations. It was aimed to develop a feasible and sustainable maritime technology in Türkiye in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems, with domestic and national technology suitable for the possibilities and conditions of Türkiye, within this dissertation. In this context, the case of operating full-electric propulsion ferries and taking advantage of renewable energy systems in Türkiye was evaluated with a multidisciplinary scientific approach.


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Citation Formats
C. Pense, “Evaluating maritime intelligent transportation systems: The case of using electric ferries and renewable energy in Türkiye,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2022.