SAFEPEC -Innovative risk-based tools for ship safety inspection- project aims to promote proactive safety and develop a ‘unified risk-based framework’ built upon the analysis of historical data of casualties, near miss cases, deficiencies and non-conformities that are detected by various types of inspections. Another outcome of the project is a software prototype that enables the interoperability and coherent interpretation of those data sources; and can contribute to the early detection of failure, either in the ship structure or its equipment.
Ships need ballast water for their stability, manoeuvrability and safety. The down-side to ballast water is that it contains bacteria, algae and animals from the place of its intake, and these microscopic organisms may be introduced at the port of ballast water discharge where they may cause devastating harm to the local ecosystem, economy, and human health.
MONALISA 2.0 aims to integrate environmental sensitivity data and dynamic route planning within Maritime Spatial Plans (the Baltic, North Sea and Mediterranean Seas). 30 different partners are involved in this project together with WMU.
WMU is one of the nine partners in the EU SeaTalk Project funded by the European Commission's Leonardo da Vinci program. The projects aims “to create a harmonized framework enabling seafarers to undergo common Maritime English training and National Authorities to assess their qualification levels; this facilitating workers' mobility due to an easier and common qualifications recognition system in the EU."
MarTEL partnership was created in order to respond to the research for the establishment of a standard for Maritime English. The project is concerned with the transfer of knowledge into new and innovative, media, features and materials with the ultimate aim of improving safety at sea.
The European Commission's Leonardo da Vinci (LDV) Programme is established to fund practical projects in the field of vocational education and training. The Initiative of DG Education and Culture includes activities from providing individuals with work-related training abroad to large-scale co-operation efforts. METPROM - Modular Enhanced Training Programme for European Maritime Security Personnel (METPROM) – is one of the latest projects (started on 1stOctober) running under the LDV – program.
WMU has successfully participated in a number of research calls within the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme. Within the MARIE CURIE programme, the four-year research project MARE-WINT has passed the evaluation process and will be funded by the EU. The project started on 1 October 2012, and will be carried out by the MaRiSa (Maritime Risk and Safety) research group, led by WMU Associate Professor, Dr Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs.
WMU has successfully participated in a number of research calls within the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme. Under the call for "Human element factors in shipping safety", funding has been approved for the three-year project, CyClaDes, which started on 1 October 2012, and will be carried out by the MaRiSa (Maritime Risk and Safety) research group, led by WMU Associate Professor, Dr Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs.
The ACCSEAS - Accessibility for Shipping, Efficiency Advantages and Sustainability - research project addresses improved maritime access to the NSR by developing and implementing e-Navigation within a transnational framework. A North Sea e-Navigation test-bed will be established to demonstrate proof-of-concept solutions.
ACCSEAS enables service providers, researchers and suppliers to develop e-Navigation regional services and to prototype novel marine navigation and communication concepts.
As a project partner in PartiSEApate, Region Skåne has contracted with WMU to assist in developing models on how multi‐level governance can be realized in Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) within the Pomeranian Bight (SE, DE, PL). Through VASAB (Vision and Strategies around the Baltic Sea) with the Maritime Institute Gdansk as the leading partner, 9 project partners will cooperate to test and develop instruments for multi‐level governance, leading to recommendations. With expanding activities,