State of the Art

Documents related to Maritime Research State of the Art

MESA is presently undertaking an in‐depth analysis and assessment of the achievements of maritime RDI at EU and National level, to foster future strategic lines in research and innovation.

You can read and comment on the four State-­of­‐the­‐Art reports, on Energy Efficiency, Safety, Production, and E-­Maritime.

  • TTG4 e-Maritime_Clustered Research Projects

    This report presents a general review of e-Maritime and e-navigation issues, including a brief historical background, the objectives of the EU e-Maritime initiative, the e-Maritime Strategic Framework (EMSF), and IMO’s e-navigation concept. The role of SafeSeaNet, Port Community Systems (PCS) and the Single Window concept is also explained.

    Uploaded:  19 Sep 2016

  • TTG1 Energy Efficiency – Technologies and clustered Research Projects

    The present report compiles the contributions of European projects to improved energy efficiency of ships and puts them into context of the overall state-of-the-art in Energy Efficiency which is constituted from a wide range of national as well as international initiatives. The compilation comprises contributions from a variety of different sectors all influencing fuel / energy consumption on board a ship. It follows an analysis concept agreed in the working group how to gather and structure relevant information.

    Uploaded:  19 Sep 2016

  • TTG2 Safety_Clustered Research Projects

    The strategic goal of the WP2 is to provide for networking of the actors active in the maritime technological area of the Safety, with the aim of improving cooperation between the stakeholders in that area and strengthening the effectiveness of their research and innovation capacities. The operative goals of the WP is for the clustering of all relevant research projects (EU and National) and the assessment of the state-of-the-art of the technology and its development of both EU and nationally funded research projects, (from FP6 for EU projects), for both current and completed projects. The proposal of themes for the updating, by a bottom-up approach to RDI, of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and Implementation Plan of the Waterborne TP represents a further important operative objective, based on the discussion and collection, inside the network, of the industry needs. Additional goal of the WP is the contribution to the improvement of the visibility of the research and innovation activities; the goals refer to the discussion and collection of best “success cases”, i.e. research projects whose achievements have been successfully taken up by the industry. In particular the aim of the Safety TTG is to provide an R&D policy route map and an R&D result implementation plan on safety. Both the road map and the implementation plan will be organised accordingly with the main areas used in the WATERBORNE Technology Platform strategic documents (SRA, WIRM) suitably considering design, operations and cost-efficient safety. Safety will be tackled under a broad perspective from design to operation including interfaces and ports operation for all waterborne vessels types. Without pre-empting discussion and conclusions, some of the main areas on which this TTG will focus are: • Goal Based Regulation (Safety and Risk Level) including design, operations, maintenance and inspections; • Accident and Data Reporting and Analysis; • System Integration for Safety and Security; • Survivability of Smaller Vessels in Extreme Conditions; • Collision and Grounding; • Failure Mechanism; • Safety of Operations in Ports; • Fire accidents; • Evacuation. The last two themes were added during the project startup phase.

    Uploaded:  19 Sep 2016

  • TTG3 Production_Clustered research projects

    This Deliverable describes the State-of-the-Art (SotA) on Production Technologies and the use of Innovative Materials in European shipbuilding and identifies first technology gaps which need to be filled with research and development in the coming years. In addition, the document looks at the status of cooperation between research projects and researchers and derives recommendations for improvements.

    Uploaded:  19 Sep 2016