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.