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The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological institution ranking among the top-20 research-intensive universities in the UK and has received the Entrepreneurial University award for four consecutive years. The Engineering Faculty is one of the largest in the UK, and joint research of the Department of NAOME (Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering) with the other Faculty’s Departments is rated fourth in "Research Power" in the UK by the last Research Excellence Framework. The Department currently has a strong workforce of 27 full-time academic staff, more than 170 Postgraduate researchers including PhD and MPhil students, research assistants and fellows addressing a wide range of topics in marine technology covering, naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering, energy efficiency, marine design, operations and safety and fluid-structure interaction. With a staggering number of almost 170 postgraduate researchers, NAOME is one of the largest research resources in the maritime field in Europe and the world. The research vision in the Department is to uphold our position as a world-leading Department of Marine Technology, by nurturing a sustainable research environment which supports continuous improvement and growth.



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HSVA is a private, self-supporting, non-profit ship model basin. The main business is advice to the maritime industry within the field of hydrodynamics. With its sophisticated experimental research facilities, HSVA has been among the world’s leading ship model basins since its foundation in 1913. Based on pioneering contributions from its scientists and engineers, HSVA developed a detailed understanding of the intricate problems in ship hydrodynamics, hull form design and optimisation, propeller design and ice technology. In addition to its experimental facilities, HSVA has pioneered maritime CFD development and applications for a long time. Starting in the 1980s, a range of dedicated numerical codes, including potential flow (panel) and RANS methods have been developed and are applied in routine work and research. These address a wide range of ship and offshore hydrodynamic problems. HSVA has a long record of successfully run EU-projects dating back already to early Framework Programmes. Notable examples being: the VIRTUE Integrated Project and the Hydro Testing Alliance (FP 6) and GOALDS, STREAMLINE, TARGETS, TEFLES and GRIP in FP 7 as well as HOLISHIP and TrAM in H2020.



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Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is the world´s second-largest group in conformity assessment and certification services. Bureau Veritas helps more than 400,000. clients worldwide to improve their performances by offering services and innovative solutions to ensure that their assets, products infrastructure and management systems meet all quality, health and safety, environmental and social responsibility standards and regulations. Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore (M&O) SAS is a subsidiary of Bureau Veritas and has a vast experience in ships and offshore platforms classification, ship and marine equipment certification and technical assistance. Bureau Veritas M&O performs studies and class of ship and offshore technologies in various technical fields covering in particular risk analysis, hydrodynamics, structural reliability, energy efficiency, safety, environmental impact assessment and software development. For approval, surveyors refer to Bureau Veritas rules, which are continuously maintained and updated, and internationally recognised standards. The research teams of Bureau Veritas M&O have been (and still are) involved in many research projects both at national and international (European Commission co-funded projects, JIPs,…), either as project leader or as contributing partner.



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Glafcos Marine is a technical group composed of Naval Architects, Marine, Mechanical, Electrical Engineers and Programmers which provides multi-disciplinary advisory services, software products and systems in the maritime industry. The main areas of maritime services provided by Glafcos Marine are consultancy services for strategic planning and problem-solving of technical issues faced by shipping companies during vessel’s life cycle starting from new building design, vessel retrofitting, construction supervision, sea trials attendance, ship inspection, maintenance and major repairs. Inspection services ranging from condition identification surveys to sale purchase and damage surveys are supplied. Glafcos, along with the company’s subsidiaries in China, has an international network of collaborators in the broader area of supporting ship operations, including shipyards, ship-owners and ship-operators. Glafcos is also an accredited service supplier member of Classification Societies under the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) in the field of non-destructive testing.



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HSVA is a private, self-supporting, non-profit ship model basin. The main business is advice to the maritime industry within the field of hydrodynamics. With its sophisticated experimental research facilities, HSVA has been among the world’s leading ship model basins since its foundation in 1913. Based on pioneering contributions from its scientists and engineers, HSVA developed a detailed understanding of the intricate problems in ship hydrodynamics, hull form design and optimisation, propeller design and ice technology. In addition to its experimental facilities, HSVA has pioneered maritime CFD development and applications for a long time. Starting in the 1980s, a range of dedicated numerical codes, including potential flow (panel) and RANS methods have been developed and are applied in routine work and research. These address a wide range of ship and offshore hydrodynamic problems. HSVA has a long record of successfully run EU-projects dating back already to early Framework Programmes. Notable examples being: the VIRTUE Integrated Project and the Hydro Testing Alliance (FP 6) and GOALDS, STREAMLINE, TARGETS, TEFLES and GRIP in FP 7 as well as HOLISHIP and TrAM in H2020.



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Hidroteknik is an SME specialising in maritime R&D/consultancy with its key people experienced on energy efficiency, emissions, hydrodynamic ship design, aerodynamics, noise and vibration. It has been established in 2011 by three academics and since it has been heavily involved in industrial R&D aiming to transfer knowledge from academia to the industry. Main specialisations include the hydrodynamic design of ships and high-performance craft, CFD studies, sea trials, noise and vibration analysis and measurements, operability studies (economic and technical). Hidroteknik has conducted nationally funded R&D projects on Energy Efficiency (EEDI assessment, trim optimisation etc.), onboard noise prediction and assessment, hi-fidelity simulations of a helicopter landing on ships. Industrial projects conducted by Hidroteknik include hydrodynamic hull form development and optimisation (I-class frigate, tankers, double-ended ferries, coasters etc.), EEDI assessments and verification trials, onboard noise assessment and sea trial measurements (Naval vessels, tankers, ferries etc).



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Founded in 1773 as the Imperial School of Naval Engineering during Ottoman Empire, Istanbul Technical University is now one of the leading universities in Turkey with approximately 32,000 students. The University offers 76 undergraduate and 140 graduate degree programs. ITU comprises 13 Faculties, 43 Departments, and 6 Graduate Institutes and Turkish Music Conservatory. ITU is a very long-established higher education institution and presents a powerful research base for scientists and for prospective researchers with its highly-developed research infrastructure. Providing technical education within a modern educational environment and strong academic staff, ITU is strongly identified with architectural and engineering education in Turkey. ITU is one of the leading research-intensive technical universities in Turkey and recently ranked in the top 10 research-intensive universities in Turkey.



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Established in Cambridge, UK in 1946 and with several facilities across the globe, TWI Ltd (www.twi-global.com) is one of the world-leading not-for-profit research and technology organisations with a turnover in 2016 of £60m (€69million). From bases in the UK, South East Asia, India, the Middle East, Central Asia and the USA, nearly 800 staff provide expertise in joining and fabrication, material science and structural integrity. Services include generic research; contract R&D; technical information; engineering services and advice; standards development; and training and qualification services. TWI is internationally renowned for its ability to employ multidisciplinary, impartial teams to implement both established and advanced joining technologies, or to solve problems arising at any stage of the product life cycle – from initial design, materials selection, production and quality assurance, through to in-service performance, repair and life extension. TWI also has representation on over 100 standards committees. TWI, therefore, has the ideal credentials to deliver a successful project, on time and within budget with a higher than normal chance of product exploitation at the end of the project and particularly where the project developments are highly relevant to their industrial membership that currently consists of 1800 organisations in 70 countries.



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NAS Ltd. was founded in 2011 (relatively new), and the SME is based in Malta offering professional marine design, survey and consultancy services to the shipping, superyacht and offshore sectors. Its background in naval architecture, marine engineering, ship regulations and survey provide an optimal blend of knowledge and experience to achieve their goals and provide the best possible service. The company’s philosophy is one of continuous improvement, client focus, consistency and bespoke prompt service. NAS Ltd. also collaborates with other established experts to ensure delivery of quality and cost-effective services at all times. Particular emphasis is given to the importance of keeping abreast the constantly evolving world of maritime regulation and technological innovations in the field. This SME Company has been constantly taking on challenging projects and applying their expertise for almost 6 years. Their ambition is to take it to the next level and venture into the innovation route. For this very reason, Kurt Mizzi has been added to their team, who is actively engaging in innovation through his research. With the company constantly wanting to be at the forefront of naval architecture in the marine industry and having suitably experienced professionals in the company together with the necessary resources, we believe NAS Ltd. fits the profile appropriately to take on such a project.



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CAPA Shipping Group was established in 1999 to charter, manage and technically operate their fleet owned by the Sener Family of Turkey who has a long history in shipping through the last four generations. The fleet currently involves six modern dry cargo vessels with their capacities varying from 2,281.0 DWT to 11,719.0 DWT and trading over the European and other world seas including the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the Red Sea, Persian Gulf but not limited to these areas with recent increasing demand for coastal shipping in West Africa and Far East



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SINTEF Ocean conducts R & D for companies and public administration associated with marine-based industries. The company operates in an international market with the development of new technological solutions within markets: Maritime, offshore oil and gas, fisheries and aquaculture. The company's main activities consist of industry-oriented projects throughout the marine value chain, in addition to several activities are carried out in long-term research projects of a more basic nature. Transport, food and energy production is the backbone of ocean-based industries and core areas for SINTEF Ocean. In addition, we focus on environmental technology and have one of the world's foremost expertise within marine environmental technology. The company's ambition is to be a competent and clear supporter for industry, government and society by combining leading academic research with globalization leading edge in analysis and idea design. SINTEF Oceans management system is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards by DNV GL for marine engineering and bio marine research and development. SINTEF Ocean counts 333 employees, of which 240 are research scientists and an annual turnover of 60M€.



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DANAOS Shipping is the ship manager of DANAOS Corporation, a leading international owner of 60 containerships. DANAOS is chartering containerships to a geographically diverse group of liner companies, including most of the largest ones globally. DANAOS Shipping has established its reputation worldwide by providing first class service to charterers while implementing the highest standards in terms of efficiency, safety, reliability and environmentally friendly operation. DANAOS is strongly investing in research and innovation. The organisation has been actively engaged in both bonafide and applied operation research through its prestigious research and innovation hub, the DANAOS Research Centre (DRC). DANAOS has been participating in several EU projects, funded under different EU research programmes, with a strong motivation to apply innovation and creative thinking across all aspects of maritime operation. DANAOS is a laureate member of FRANZ EDELMAN academy and winner of the homonymous award in 2012 (the highest worldwide distinction in applied operation Research).



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Stone Marine Propulsion is a member of the Stone Marine Group of companies. Although we are a specialist propulsion equipment company we provide considerably more than just a propeller design and manufacturing service. Our highly experienced staff, based at our offices in Birkenhead and Clacton are experts in hydrodynamics, metallurgy and propeller technology and how best to apply these disciplines to the propulsion systems of vessels large and small, whether commercial or naval.



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GURDESAN has been established in 1982 to design, manufacture and repair a wide range of ship and offshore machinery and equipment. The company has its specialist manufacturing and machining facilities, which are spread over two sites of 42000m2 and 8000m2 in Gebze industrial site of Istanbul, and it is supported by 400 GURDESAN staff including 50 engineering and design personnel. The company designs and manufactures Propulsion Systems, Manoeuvring Systems, Hose, Service and Cargo Cranes, Anchor and Mooring Winches, Rescue-Boat and Life-Raft Cranes, Free Fall Davits, Deck Equipment, Hatch Covers, Hydraulic Equipment and Ladders. GURDESAN also has the expertise to repair and maintain complex Propulsion Systems, Manoeuvring Systems and Deck Machinery Systems. GURDESAN has recently expanded its site further by the purpose-built design and manufacturing unit to produce a broader range of marine products and to respond to naval manufacturing and machining requirements for various components of naval submarines. Since 1982 it has been engaged with the manufacture of Winches, Deck Equipment, Deck Cranes, Life-Saving Systems, Propulsion Systems, Manoeuvring and Rudder Systems and Hatch Covers. Including their previous experience, the GURDESAN, therefore, has more than 50 years of experience with the design, manufacture and maintenance of the above-mentioned systems and products. In addition to being the major manufacturer of the ship machinery and equipment in Turkey, GURDESAN has always been active in developing and widening its production range outside Turkey in Europe, Middle-East and Far-East markets. In completing their equipment design, manufacturing and repair business, GURDESAN also operates a shipyard, which was established in 2004 to design, manufacture and repair a wide range of ships and offshore structures. The Shipyard with its specialist manufacturing and machining facilities located in Yalova (over a 52000m2 site area) is supported by the specialist GURDESAN staff including design and construction personnel. The shipyard can offer designs and manufactures from basic barges to more specific ships, including coastal cargo vessels, ferries and other offshore vessels. Besides its primary infrastructure and specialist equipment, the shipyard is supported by a large floating dock (300m x 62m x 26m) with a 50.000 tonnes of lifting capacity to serve for manufacturing, repair and maintenance needs of ships, their propulsion systems, manoeuvring systems and deck machinery systems.



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Newcastle University (UNEW) is one of the largest universities in the UK, offering study in a wide range of subjects with over 18,412 students from the UK and overseas. Newcastle has become one of 12 universities in the world, and only four in the UK, to achieve five plus QS Stars from QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the first international assessment of its kind. School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and School of Engineering have the largest and most broad-based marine science and technology departments in Europe, covering the fields of Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Small Craft Technology, Offshore Engineering, Oceanography, Marine Biology and Coastal Management. The schools’ current research areas include marine environmental sustainability and safety, marine innovative design and manufacturing process, marine and offshore structures and materials, marine informatics and control, marine hydrodynamics and propulsion, surface and underwater robotic systems, marine biofouling / antifouling, marine chronobiology, marine invertebrate reproduction, coastal management, marine systems ecology and marine aquaculture.



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Star Bulk is a global shipping company that provides high-quality transportation services for dry bulk cargoes. On a fully delivered basis, the Star Bulk fleet comprises 120 modern vessels built-in world-class shipyards and with an average age of 7.9 years. Our fleet’s composition is highly diversified ranging from Supramax vessels to Newcastlemax vessels and has a total capacity of more than 13 million DWT. Star Bulk's vessels transport major bulks which include iron ore, coal and grain, and minor bulks such as bauxite, fertilisers and steel products. Every year we ship more than 37 million metric tons of cargo across the world; safely, efficiently and with care to the environment. Star Bulk is one of the top-performing shipping companies in the Rightship risk rating globally.



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Lloyd’s List Intelligence – the leading source of business-critical maritime data for the global shipping industry – provides customers with a one-stop-shop of intelligence, analysis, forecasting and consulting. Lloyd’s List Intelligence Consulting consists of a highly-respected independent team of analysts based in Sweden. The team is well-known in the shipping, financial and media industries where their expertise in market analysis and forecasting is recognised as a gold-standard in their markets. Customers benefit from unrivalled access to the industry intelligence and market analysis needed to grow their businesses. Lloyd’s List Intelligence serves global shipping and related industries with customers that include ship owners, ships equipment manufacturers, shipbuilders, ports, governmental agencies, the insurance industry and financial institutions. It brings together the expertise of a global staff of maritime analysts and journalists with the most extensive system of shore-based and satellite intelligence gathering to create the complete information support service for the maritime industry. To ensure you have the most accurate and up to date information, Lloyd’s List Intelligence employs over 200 staff across the globe. These include specialist journalists and 60 market and data analysts who collect and process information from 1,500 sources, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Data is drawn from our comprehensive network of sources and reliable products including Lloyd's List, Seasearcher, Lloyd's Casualty Reporting Service, Lloyd's Confidential Index, APEX, Hull Risk, Global LNG Tracker. Information is sought from a multitude of sources including the world's largest AIS network covered by land-based AIS receivers deployed globally to provide live coverage of over 6,900 ports and terminals in 132 countries. 400 million positions are reported every day.



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CETENA S.p.A. - The Italian Ship Research Centre - is a company of the FINCANTIERI Group dedicated to research and consultancy in the naval and maritime field. CETENA has a staff of 80 and is based in Genova, with offices in Trieste, Castellammare, Palermo and a workshop in Riva Trigoso. Since its foundation in 1962, CETENA has been involved in national and international research activities and has carried out research and consultancy in close cooperation with shipbuilders, ship-owners, navies and universities. CETENA’s technical activities consist of numerical studies, simulations and measurements on board ships and in the company’s laboratory. The competence areas are Hydrodynamics, Structures and Materials, Vibrations and Noise, Ship Vulnerability and Signatures, Ergonomics and Human Factors, Virtual Prototyping, Risk Analysis and Process Simulation. As a company focused on applied research and consultancy, CETENA’s role in Italy is that of a link between the academic world and the world of shipbuilding and maritime operations, with a consolidated relationship with the Ministries of Transport, Industry and Research, and with the Italian Navy. CETENA is involved in international research activities and is a member of ITTC (International Towing Tank Conference), ISSC (International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress), ECMAR (European Cooperation in Maritime Research), CRS (Cooperative Research Ship).



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