Aronnax: The Podcast

This regular podcast is powered by Fathom World and hosted by Craig Eason – a former sailor, broadcast journalist and now maritime journalist, editor and event host. Aronnax delves into the transformation of the ocean and maritime industries as they face some of their greatest sustainability challenges to date. It focuses on technology, the environment and the digital enablers that help drive our quest for sustainable and equitable ocean use. Find out more on this fascinating topic by visiting the site, signing up to our weekly newsletter and following us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

Why call it Aronnax?

 

Pierre Aronnax is a man of science and of the seas. He is a main protagonist in Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea  (Vingt mille lieues sous les mers). Set in the first person from the point of view of Aronnax, the tale tells about the fantastic technology of a environmentally friendly, but none-the-less destructive, vessel (The Nautilus), the ocean environment the story sends its heroes through, and the lives of Captain Nemo and his crew. Like the eponymous Aronnax, the podcast also focuses on telling the news and stories around the ocean industries, the technologies, the environment and the people who work in them. 

 

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Aronnax: Veering Windward

Danielle Doggett again

This is the women that is building a wooden cargo ship in the Costa Rican jungle (listen to her first appearance on the Aronnax Podcast here) has just bought a second vessel in Europe and about to put it on trade shipping Colombian coffee to American coffee lovers, and is now doing the rounds to secure financing for a fleet of wind powered (steel) container ships.

Where on the wind does she get the energy?

Aronnax: Slime and emissions

Biofouling is an invasive species risk, and a huge contributor to fuel inefficiencies and GHG emission increases, which means a big hit on a ship’s CII rating. The recent IMO Glofouling R&D Forum helped raise the profile of these risks and helped in the debate about how to perform in water hull cleaning and the need for ports to get their act together..

Aronnax (with ReFlow): Life Cycle Thinking (Episode 6) The future with Christopher Rex

LCA Podcast E6: Craig Eason and Rasmus Elsborg-Jensen look into the future in this sixth and final episode of the Aronnax podcast miniseries that explains how life cycle assessments are a growing aspect of shipping. Here they talk to Christopher Rex at Danish Ship Finance a often vocal proponent of significant structural change in the shipping industry

Aronnax (with ReFlow): Life Cycle Thinking (Episode 3)

E3: Craig Eason and Rasmus Elsborg-Jensen continue their journey into LCA’s by looing at shipping companies.
They get to hear from Odfjell Tankers in Norway to understand the journey ahead of shipping companies as pressure mounts to have the right data.

Aronnax (with ReFlow): Life Cycle Thinking (Episode 2)

Craig Eason and Rasmus Elsborg-Jensen start their journey into life cycle assessments by talking to a sustainable finance expert to hear how pressure is mounting on companies to give clear emissions data, but to do so they need better information from their suppliers, such as shipping companies.

Aronnax (with ReFlow): Life Cycle Thinking (Episode 1)

Craig Eason and Rasmus Elsborg-Jensen start their journey into life cycle assessments by talking to two companies (one a maker of consumer goods, the other a maritime supply company) that have begun to do what they believe many will soon find they have to do.

Aronnax: Hunting with Newton

Now this past week I was in Turku in Finland. The city is home to the Navigate conference and exhibition, and

Aronnax: From Mistral to Syroco

How the man with the speed sailing record is winning his title back and created software to help shipping with its transformation

Aronnax: Intelligence hunting

Seven teams of graduates, seven sponosr companies setting challenges, seven responses. One winner Last week I was judge on a competition

Aronnax: with Diane Gilpin on wind, life and financing

In this episode of the Aronnax Podcast Craig Eason caught up with Diane Gilpin one of shipping’s greatest champions for a resurgence of wind-powered solutions as the industry seeks energy efficiencies and decarbonisation.

Aronnax: Meet shipping’s high level climate champion

Katharine Palmer has been seconded from Lloyd’s Register to be shipping’s high level climate champion. She talks to Craig Eason about her role in Glasgow and what comes after COP 26 and the next round of IMO meetings

Aronnax: Let’s meet in Glasgow

ZESTAs wants COP 26 to hear that shipping can decarbonise to absolute zero emissions, not just net zero. It has it’s work cut out for itself.

Aronnax: CO2 as a growth cargo

Carbon capture and storage, the process of catching industrial CO2 emissions and then storing them (sequestering them underground is seen by the IEA as..

Aronnax: Capturing ship made CO2

Show transcript Kazuki Saiki  It’s like a scrubber, a SOx scrubber and you create a shower of the amine solution through

Aronnax: Sailcargo and the Ceiba

In this episode of Aronnax, host Craig Eason talks with Danielle Doggett, CEO of Sailcargo which is building a wooden cargo

Aronnax: Pressure and propulsion

As the world looks to UNFCCC meeting in Glasgow the political pressure is mounting for more action from shipping, and the economic case for using wind propulsion is made

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Get yourself heard. Having the ability to deliver a story in today’s multimedia, multi-channel world is important. Not only do individuals with these messages, but companies and organisations, need to build the right feeling, the right voice around this.

As a radio producer and journalist with experience in professional broadcasting, Craig Eason can help you with your message. Not only help with shaping a story,  but with honing it and finding the best way for it to be delivered and listened to.

Want your own podcast?

Get yourself heard. Having the ability to deliver a story in today’s multimedia, multi-channel world is important. Not only do individuals with these messages, but companies and organisations, need to build the right feeling, the right voice around this.

As a radio producer and journalist with experience in professional broadcasting, Craig Eason can help you with your message. Not only help with shaping a story,  but with honing it and finding the best way for it to be delivered and listened to.

Meet Craig Eason

 

Craig is owner and editorial director of Fathom World, a niche but highly regarded provider of news and information relating to the changes in the maritime sector. He is one of the leading and mostly highly respected journalists in the global maritime and shipping industries and has achieved exceptional engagement with his breadth and depth of understanding of the people and the industry. His career also spans a formal education as a broadcast journalist and work within the BBC in the UK as a producer and newsreader, hence his continued interest in podcasts- the new radio.

He tends to get carried away with conversations that revolve around science, the sea and rugby.

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