UMAS is a sector focussed, commercial advisory service that draws upon the world leading expertise of the UCL Shipping Team combined with the advisory and management system expertise of UMAS International Ltd.
UMAS is a partnership between UMAS International Ltd and the University College London (UCL) Energy Institute. The partnership creates a fusion between the consulting expertise of UMAS International Ltd with the academic research and innovation generated at UCL Energy Institute.
UMAS International Ltd. is a co-founder of UMAS together with UCL and since 2014 has been delivering maritime and shipping projects for a range of clients including the UK Department of Transport, International Maritime Organisation, European Commission, shipping companies, charterers, shipping financiers etc. UMAS International Ltd., in combination with UCL leads on the development, deployment and commercial delivery of consultancy services and data products.
UCL Energy Institute is a multidisciplinary institute within UCL, which is one of the UK’s premier universities and is ranked in the world’s top 5 universities and whose staff and former students have included 20 Nobel Prize winners. The UCL Energy Institute develops and undertakes research in the areas of energy-demand reduction and energy systems, to improve energy security and facilitate a transition to a low-carbon economy. The maritime research capability at the UCL Energy Institute is a direct result of investment by the Research Council UK Energy programme in 2009, into the Low Carbon Shipping – A Systems Approach. The LCS project funded the first cohort of PhD graduates with substantive knowledge on energy and emissions within the maritime sector. The LCS project has been followed by renewed funding, the £3.5m Shipping in Changing Climates project which continues to investigate the scope for greater efficiency of the supply side, rigorously understand the demand side drivers and the interactions between the two.
UCLC is the consulting arm of UCL and the mechanism for deploying UCL Energy Institute’s resources, currently over 120 core staff and PhD students across a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds, focused on energy demand research.