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REPORT MAGAZINE LATEST EDITION   The latest edition of MARIN Report magazine is online! Read Report magazine 139 and get an update on Floating PV, AI Sail, Wind propulsion, Bubble curtains - and more. If you want to receive each new edition, subscribe through Through Report magazine we share our research and projects. Read previous


JOIN THE ALERT PROJECT: SAFELY LEAVING THE NAVIGATION BRIDGE UNATTENDED FOR PERIODS OF TIME WHILE AT SEA Within the new JIP initiative Alert we will determine the conditions for when it is safe to periodically leave navigation spaces unattended and at the same time examine whether that improves the safety, working and living situation for the crew


ADVANCING MULTI-USE IN OFFSHORE WIND FARMS The North Sea is playing a major role in transitioning towards a more sustainable European economy. However, available space is limited. Offshore wind farm areas are competing for space with traditional fisheries, different types of food production at sea, future renewable energy infrastructure, as well as hydrogen production. Roadmap for


NEW TECHNIQUES FOR SHIP HULL FORM OPTIMISATION BASED ON CFD This paper discusses recently developed techniques for ship hull form optimization based on CFD computations, as are now applied in practice at MARIN. For optimising ship afterbody designs using RANS computations, multifidelity methods have been developed, aiming at a fast application to a variety of practical


CFD simulation of complex inland ship manoeuvring In 2019 Rijkswaterstaat, part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, and MARIN joined forces to investigate inland ship manoeuvring based on actual situations found on Dutch waterways. With input provided by the government, MARIN investigated the influence of typical occurrences such as irregular riverbanks


Zero-Emission Research & Development in the Spotlight Zero Emission Lab under construction Here we focus on zero-emission Research & Development and several Joint Industry Projects addressing the topic. To reach zero-emission shipping a combination of measures are needed including energy efficiency measures such as hydrodynamic and operational improvements, use of renewable resources


PERFORMANCE PREDICTION METHOD BLUEROUTE FOR WIND-ASSISTED SHIPS ‘The climate benefits of wind-assisted ship propulsion have long been ignored’, says Patrick Hooijmans project manager of the WiSP2 project. The entire shipping industry is forced to deal with CO2 emission reduction, due to new rules and regulations (EEXI and CII) as from 2023. One way to do


JOIN OUR INNOVATION SEMINAR ON OCTOBER 5 Join our free Innovation Seminar on October 5 and discuss how MARIN can help accelerate the development of your floating innovation. We use our test facilities to do detailed research, but how can we create an environment for learning through experimentation? That is what this seminar is about.


WINDENERGY HAMBURG MARIN will be present at the WindEnergy Hamburg within the Dutch Village (the national pavilion of the Netherlands) organised by NWEA in Hall B7 (stand number tbd). Together with Deltares we will show the research we do for the offshore wind industry. For more information or to plan a meeting contact Erik-Jan de


MARIN BUILDS MOST REALISTIC SIMULATOR CENTRE FOR MARITIME OPERATIONS Aerial view of the Seven Oceans Simulator centre (SOSc) Wageningen, September 6, 2022, Minister Adriaansens of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, started the new construction of MARIN's Seven Oceans Simulator centre (SOSc) with a virtual push of a button. With this new research facility,