The EffShip project began in December 2009 and is based on the vision of a sustainable and successful maritime industry that has a minimal environmental impact. The project has been co-financed by Vinnova (the Swedish Innovation Agency) and the project partners.
The Swedish Maritime Day on April 9, will be a day for both overview and specialization in marine and maritime industries with great importance for the future of Sweden.
The conference provides a common morning of talks and panel discussion. The afternoon includes eight parallel tracks that allow people to customize their personal conference program. The thematic sessions include shipping, maritime engineering, offshore and marine energy, marine biotechnology, marine food, maritime tourism and marine management and marine planning.
Visit smd2013.se for more information (in Swedish).
When defined actions are conducted the participants of the Swedish-Finnish maritime suggestion “Make a Difference” will be co-financed by the EU via the Trans-European Transport Network. The estimated total cost of the work packages is € 2 494 000 of which € 1 247 000 will be granted. The organizations conducting the work are Preem, Sirius Shipping, Viking Line, DNV, FKAB, Swedish Shipowners’ Association, and SSPA.
We are pleased to announce that the following SSPA employees (shown on the pictures) presents and/or are involved in Papers that will be addressed during the 5 day long arrangement The 29th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics; Keunjae Kim, Da-Qing Li, Abolfazl Shiri, Björn Allenström, Michael Leer-Andersen and Sofia Werner.
“Performance and Vortex Formation of Flettner Rotors at High Reynolds Numbers” by Da-Qing Li, Björn Allenström and Michael Leer-Andersen
“Hydrodynamic Optimization of Pre-swirl Stator by CFD and Model Testing” by Keunjae Kim, Michael Leer-Andersen, Sofia Werner and Michal Orych, Youngbok Choi
More than 100 of the world's experts in naval hydrodynamics will be coming to Gothenburg 26–31 August to discuss the latest in fluid dynamics and shipping. This year's international symposium is a joint arrangement between the US Office of Naval Research, SSPA Sweden AB and the Chalmers University of Technology to promote the exchange of marine research and innovation between countries. Bio-inspired design is one of the topics that will be in focus during the symposium.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is responsible for regulation of international shipping, in particular to prevent from marine pollution. Next area to look into is the Wider Caribbean Region (Caribbean and the surrounding coasts), how can this area adapt to the same emission requirements as other Emission Control Areas (ECA), where the Baltic Sea region is an example. On behalf of the IMO and together with White Smoke, will SSPA conduct a LNG feasibility study, which in many ways is following the same structure as the one that SSPA and ÅF conducted for the Danish Maritime Authority in the the Baltic Sea region, but in a smaller scale. The most important aspect of the work is to identify barriers and enablers.
SSPA's has been working for The Swedish Contingencies Agency in the EnSaCo Oil Spill Project, an EU InterReg IV project. The assignment has been to generate material to harmonise a GIS tool which presents the environment sensibility for oil spill along the Baltic sea costs depending on season as well as looking into the avalable response resourses. A manual has been produced for how to plan, implement and evaluate such an oil spill response in the HELCOM area.
"In 2011, the Svenska Skeppshypotek supported the model Zero Vision Tool (ZVT) created by SSPA and the Swedish Shipowners' Association, a collaborative platform for safe, environmental and energy-efficient shipping." The co-operation continues.
To read the Svenska Skeppshypotek's yearly report for 2011, including ZVT and it's Joint Industry Projects; SS 2011
Canada's newly appointed Ambassador Kenneth Macartney and the Honorary Consul Per Jessing visited SSPA yesterday. The meeting had a special focus on Arctic issues and environmental impact, since it corresponds to The Arctic Council's ongoing work, where Sweden holds the Chairmanship (2011-2013).
- The experiences and knowledge of risk management in Arctic operations as well as oil spill management in ice was discussed, says Jim Sandkvist. The recent study for the Maritime Administration to use the Swedish icebreakers as essential components of an international rescue team during the summer in the Arctic, was presented, he continues.