News archive 2009
December 22, 2009 - More than 50 participants at Vessel Operator Forum
On December 2&3 MARIN hosted the 4th Vessel Operator Forum (VOF). More than 50 representatives of ship owners, operators, yards, suppliers, class, authorities and R&D work together to improve and develop technology for the...

December 21, 2009 - SMOOTH: air bubble lubrication and advanced coatings
MARIN concluded the seakeeping and manoeuvring model tests for the SMOOTH EU project. This project aims to achieve energy efficiency gains through the application of air bubble lubrication and through advanced coatings....

December 21, 2009 - BRABO simulator officially inaugurated
In their brand new training centre, CVBA BRABO officially inaugurated their 360˚ manoeuvring simulator last October. The simulator was built and delivered by MARIN and is used by BRABO for training their personnel as well for...

December 20, 2009 - CRS celebrates 40th Anniversary
Cooperative Research Ships (CRS) celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year. CRS has proven to be a stable and productive research platform for the shipping industry. The secret of this success lies in the willingness...

December 4, 2009 - MARIN and Deltares assist in safe departure submarine Astute
A joint study by Deltares en MARIN helped make it possible for the first of class Astute submarine to make a safe departure from the BAE Systems shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness (UK).

December 4, 2009 - 24th FPSO Forum in San Francisco
From 9-13 November, Chevron and Bureau Veritas hosted the 24 FPSO JIP Week & Forum in San Francisco which was visited by 160 R&D specialists from the offshore industry.

October 1, 2009 - Few places left for Ship Hydrodynamics II course, Nov. 2-6
Following the popularity of MARIN’s hydrodynamics courses, a new course was launched. The five-day Ship Hydrodynamics II course will be held at our headquarters in Wageningen, from November 2-6, this year. Still a few places...

September 25, 2009 - MARIN at SNAME, October 21-23
Visit us again at the SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Exhibition, October 15-17, Providence, Rhode Island. Meet us at stand 309 to discuss the latest in maritime research.

September 18, 2009 - Seminar on Quaestor, October 15
MARIN is inviting you to a one-day seminar on Quaestor techonology on October 15. Five years ago we started our activities on streamlining design & engineering processes. The seminar aims at the latest developments and gives...

September 11, 2009 - MARIN develops MarNIS Risk Index
Maritime Navigational Information Service (MarNIS) is a €12 million project sponsored by the European Community’s DGTREN. The project was completed this year. MarNIS brings together 50 partners to develop maritime navigation...

September 3, 2009 - Open day / Open dag MARIN, 10 October 2009
In 2009 MARIN opens its doors once again for the public. On Saturday October 10 from 10.00 until 15.00 hrs over a hundred MARIN employees will be happy to introduce you to the world of model tests and geometry in shipping...

June 26, 2009 - MARIN papers at MARSIM, Panama, August 17-20
MARIN will be presenting various papers at the International Conference on Marine Simulation and Ship Manoeuvrability (MARSIM) this year. We will share our views on “Anchor Handling Simulation”, “Full 6-dimensional...

June 19, 2009 - Next R&D seminar on September 22, 2009
Following the succesful R&D seminars of 2008 and 2007, MARIN will again present its main reseach achievements of the last year to the Dutch industry. This year’s R&D seminar will take place on September 22. The official...

June 12, 2009 - MARIN well presented at OMAE 2009
MARIN had a successful contribution to the OMAE 2009 conference in Honolulu, USA, last week. In total MARIN consultants presented 15 papers.

June 5, 2009 - 3D CAD, CNC Milling and Rapid prototyping
Last year, MARIN built model number 8888 and propeller model 7000. You may well wonder just how MARIN produces an average of 120 ship models and 30 propeller models a year, as well as all the different parts and test set-ups...

June 4, 2009 - Greenwater concept: using Offshore knowledge for wave energy
MARIN recently developed the ‘Green Water’ wave energy concept, by making use of the experience and tools developed for offshore hydrodynamics. It was based on ‘inverse engineering’: instead of reducing the motions and green...

May 14, 2009 - MARIN at first edition of Seafuture, 11-14 June, La Spezia, Italy
MARIN will be present at the first edition of Seafuture, a new exhibition in La Spezia, Italy. From 11-14 June, a large number of enterprises and research institutes will be displaying their maritime technologies and...

May 14, 2009 - MARIN part of Holland Pavillion at Nor-Shipping 2009
MARIN will be part of the 'knowledge booth' within the Holland Pavillion at Nor-Shipping in Oslo, June 9-12. You are most welcome to discuss with our project managers the latest in maritime research. The Holland Pavillion...

May 11, 2009 - Vessel Operator Forum meets 27 & 28 May in Piraeus, Greece
On May 27 & 28 the Vessel Operator Forum (VOF) will be hosted by Danaos in Piraeus, Greece. The Forum is a platform for ship owners, operators, designers, yards, suppliers, R&D institutes and class societies to exchange...

May 10, 2009 - aNySIM: model test demo on May 25 at MARIN
For the aNySIM time domain simulation program a series of model tests will be carried out in the Shallow Water basin this month. Main purpose of these tests is to obtain tests results for a complex multi body operation...

May 8, 2009 - ComFLOW used for green water assessment Ningaloo Vision FPSO
MARIN has been awarded a contract by Prosafe Production Services Pte Ltd to perform a numerical study for the green water assessment of the Ningaloo Vision FPSO. Part of the study involved the design of a breakwater...

April 24, 2009 - MARIN Report 96: traditional Offshore Special
Welcome to our annual special Offshore edition of MARIN Report. 2009 may well turn out to be one of the most challenging years many of us have faced in recent times. However, there is always room for innovation and new...

April 24, 2009 - AMT '09: Call for Papers
The AMT '09 Conference will take place on September 1 & 2, in Nantes, France. AMT'09 is organised by FP6 Hydro-Testing Alliance (HTA) Network of Excellence (NoE). Abstracts of a maximum length of 300 words are to be submitted...

April 17, 2009 - MARIN and Oceânica work in tandem on project
MARIN and Oceânica recently joined forces to study the tandem offloading operation of the first FPSO in the Gulf of Mexico for the Petrobras Cascade/Chinook development. MARIN performed the model tests in its deepwater...

April 17, 2009 - MARIN again present at OTC 2009
MARIN will once again attend the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, May 4-7, 2009. You are most welcome at the Dutch Pavilion, stand 2427. Or meet us at the conference where MARIN will present a paper on evaluating...

April 3, 2009 - Demo Compact Manoeuvring Simulator
On 2-5 June MARIN will give demonstrations on a Compact Manoeuvring Simulator in Wageningen. This flexible system can be tailor-made to a large range of training requirements. Demonstrations will be given using the system...

April 3, 2009 - Hurricane IKE more powerful than Ivan, Rita & Katrina
MARIN’s monitoring system on the Marco Polo TLP, which is 160 miles South of New Orleans in a 1,300 m water depth, has successfully captured the behaviour of the platform and the wave, wind and current conditions during the...

March 30, 2009 - Courses: Offshore Hydrodynamics and brand new Ship Hydrodynamics II
Following the popularity of MARIN’s hydrodynamics courses, we have decided to launch a new course. Ship Hydrodynamics II will be held at our headquarters in Wageningen, November 2-6, 2009 (5 days).

March 27, 2009 - Retrofits – does one type ever fit all?
Too many owners are fitted with energy-saving devices that don’t fit their needs nor do they physically fit their vessel. Do retrofits exist which are actually fit for purpose? MARIN has carefully assessed and model tested...

March 20, 2009 - Maritime Environmental Seminar: Alternative Propulsion and Energy Savings (retrofits), April 1
On Wednesday April 1, the Platform Scheepsemissies will organise a maritime environmental seminar on Alternative propulsion and Energy Savings. Various speakers will give their technical and economic view on future propulsion....

March 13, 2009 - FPSO JIP Week & FPSO Research Forum, March 30- April 3, Houston
The 23rd semi-annual FPSO JIP Week & Forum will be hosted by Lloyds Register in Houston, USA. The JIP Week is scheduled from March 30 - April 3, the Forum will take place on Wednesday April 1.

March 6, 2009 - Launch of SSSRI/MARIN
After a three-year working relationship with our Chinese partner institute SSSRI, in Shanghai, the two organisations have now agreed to extend their cooperation. This was recently marked by a one-day seminar held on February...

February 27, 2009 - Ships Hydrodynamics Seminar
March 9, 2009, MARIN will bring to Brazil the Basic Hydrodynamical Ship Design Seminar. The event will be held at Marriot Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazi and is organised together with its partner institute Oceanica. The seminar...

February 23, 2009 - AMT '09: First Announcement and Call for Papers
The AMT'09 Conference will take place on September 1 & 2, in Nantes, France. AMT'09 is organised by FP6 Hydro-Testing Alliance (HTA) Network of Excellence (NoE). Abstracts of a maximum length of 300 words are to be submitted...

February 20, 2009 - Innovation seminar in Wageningen on March 11, 2009
On Wednesday March 11, Syntens and MARIN will organise an innovation seminar for entrepreneurs in the shipbuilding industry. With this seminar participants will become more familiar with the various support opportunities...

January 30, 2009 - MARIN Report 95: Navy Special
In the first New-look Report of 2009 we highlight some latest developments. MARIN and the Royal Netherlands Navy have embarked on a very interesting project looking into the hydrodynamics of submarines; in an innovative...

January 19, 2009 - MARIN en DLD are joining forces in inland navigation
MARIN makes a good start in 2009 with the acquisition of Dutch Logistic Development. DLD is a well known company in the field of conceptual design and logistics within river transport. For years MARIN has been an active player...

January 19, 2009 - New-look Report
Our customer magazine Report is undergoing a full facelift. The January issue will reflect our new house-style. Each page has a more airy feel and has been specially designed to make the articles as accessible as possible....

January 12, 2009 - Courses 2009
For 2009 MARIN has traditionally scheduled two courses. 'Hydrodynamics of floating offshore structures' (March 9 - 13) and 'Ship Hydrodynamics I' (March 23-27) are open for registration. “Ship Hydrodynamics II” is a follow...

January 5, 2009 - Most recent MARIN papers and theses
MARIN acknowledges its role in the sharing of maritime knowledge. MARIN therefore offers a wide selection of papers and doctoral theses in the field of hydrodynamics. Look here for the most recent publications.

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