Looking to map the estimated CO2 emissions of various types of ships, researchers at the University College of London’s Energy Institute working with Kiln, a digital journalism studio and data visualization firm have created a fascinating interactive map – Shipmap.org – showing our world’s shipping routes in motion.


Global Shipping Routes by T. Hengl (CC 3.0)


The video above will give you a preview, but you should definitely follow the link to the actual map – where you’ll be able to choose your vessel type and zoom in on specific ports and shipping routes. It’s really cool.


posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee