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ABS Endowed University Chair Series: Dr. Christopher Clott

Posted on Oct 01, 2018

Dr. Christopher Clott is the ABS Chair of Marine Transportation and Logistics at the State University of New York Maritime College. An expert in the supply chain management and global maritime industry logistics, Dr. Clott’s current research ranges from blockchain applications to environmental compliance, to the necessary training and skills needed for the next generation maritime workforce.


The ABS Endowed University Chair Series was created to highlight ABS’ various university partnerships. Through these partnerships, the ABS Endowed University Chairs conduct research in areas that are vital to the maritime industry.

By collaborating with universities, ABS can share its practical guidance as well as learn from the endowed chairs’ theoretical and applied research. This research collaboration helps facilitate new technologies that may well enhance the future of classification.

“New innovations are vital for the future health of the maritime industry,” said ABS Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technology, Derek Novak. “Through these university endowments, ABS facilitates collaboration with not only academia but our industry partners as well. This knowledge sharing is a crucial part of future technology advancement.”

To learn more about academic engagement and the University Chair video series, please visit here.