The EU MRV (Monitoring Reporting & Verification) and IMO DCS (Data Collection System) aim to help the maritime industry reduce shipping's GHG emissions. They also require operators to collect and submit data regarding fuel consumption, which will then be used to monitor the vessel's GHG emissions.

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The IMO DCS regulations require from operators to provide a Data Collection Plan for approval before reporting, the SEEMP Part II. This Plan outlines which procedures where used to record the ship's fuel consumption, voyage details and measures for data quality control. The SEEMP Part II plan must be attached to the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP).

In order to assist with these procedures, DNV GL created an app where operators can fill in the required information to comply with the regulation. To make sure that the administrative burden on operators is low, operators will soon be able to directly reference their DNV GL approved MRV data collection systems and processes in the SEEMP Part II app, without having to duplicate the information.

As Geir Dugstad, Director of Ship Classification & Technical Director, at DNV GL – Maritime added, DNV GL already had a verification tool for the EU MRV. The new tool is expanded to cover IMO DCS as well.