Manoeuvring ships in confined waters is a complex issue and requires extensive education, training and practical experience. Together with Chalmers, SSPA has completed a new paper about the use of a web-based simulation software in education. SEAMAN Online™ is a novel ship manoeuvring training tool, allowing the students to practice from their own personal computers. It supports the students in their training and understanding of the complexity of ship behaviour in various manoeuvring conditions.
We are looking for two students (one thesis) in the area of Maritime Management (or other relevant programmes) to take part in tasks related to ongoing research. The purpose of the master thesis is to explore the crew’s perspective on wind powered cargo vessels and the sailing operations. Interesting questions to raise are: What are operational effects from applying different wind powered technologies? What expectations and requirements have the crew on the operations? What operational performance is expected? How could the operational performance be measured?
Launched for over 40 years ago, Marintec China has become a platform for the international maritime industry and SSPA has participated on a regular basis for several years. It is an opportunity for us to meet our customers and partners and to make connections with new maritime professionals. Come and meet us at the Swedish pavilion and discuss your future challenges and how we can help you to contribute to innovative solutions and new ways to enable sustainable development.
The Swedish maritime industry joins forces to put together the best trainee programme for newly graduated master’s students. The trainee programme involves different actors in the Swedish maritime industry; shipowners, shipyards and manufacturers, classification societies, authorities, designers and more. The application for 2020/2021 opens 15 December 2019 and close 31 January 2020.
On 17 December, SSPA will host a seminar, with the collaboration of Lighthouse, presenting the latest research on maritime analyses. To be able to reduce shipping accidents, environmental footprint, and maritime infrastructure costs, researchers need to continue to develop and test new methods and tools. Improved maritime analyses will allow experts to make predictions about the effects of certain changes made to routes, infrastructures or traffic patterns, and provide better decision support.
Increasing the share of goods transported by sea has received increasing political interest in Sweden in order to achieve sustainable transports. The benefits of moving goods from land to sea transport are for example less congestion, reduced environmental impact, lower cost for companies sending and receiving goods and improved road safety. Despite this, the share of sea transport is not increasing in Sweden.
The Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) project has recently been officially approved and launched. This project brings together universities, wind-assist technology providers with ship owners to research, trial and validate the operational performance of a selection of wind propulsion solutions. SSPA is one of the expert partners that will test wind propulsion systems on different types of vessels, routes and sea conditions. WASP is funded by the Interreg North Sea Europe programme, as part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).