News archive 2010
December 17, 2010 - MARIN Report 101: JIPs & Networks
Welcome to the latest issue of Report. In this issue we have chosen to focus on Joint Industry Projects and networks, both of which are the lifeblood of our industry. Cooperative Research Ships, Cooperative Research Navies...

December 10, 2010 - OWME-TOO project for predicting quiescent periods in vessel motions
OWME-Too is the follow-up project of OWME (onboard wave and motion estimator), a system basically capable of predicting quiescent periods in vessel motions. Objective of OWME-Too is to refine the OWME approach.

December 3, 2010 - Shipping industry urges action to address overweight containers
The World Shipping Council (WSC) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) urged the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to establish an international legal requirement that all loaded containers be weighed at the...

December 2, 2010 - Arne Hubregtse hands over to Bas Buchner on January 1, 2011
As 2010 comes to a close I would like to take his opportunity to mention that after six years as President of MARIN I will be handing over the helm to Bas Buchner, our current Offshore Manager. I am joining the Amsterdam-based...

November 26, 2010 - ROPES: Research On Passing Effects on Ships
On November 23 the ROPES-JIP was kicked-off. In this project a computational tool is developed to predict the effects of passing ships on moored ships. At the same time the potential for active mooring systems or “Dynamic...

November 20, 2010 - Inmex 2010, Guangzhou, December 8-10
For the first time MARIN will be present at Inmex, a strategic platform for key industry players to explore new business opportunities in Southern China. You are welcome to visit MARIN at the Dutch pavilion.

November 9, 2010 - Pilot tests of breaking waves against offshore wind turbine completed
MARIN and ECN joined their maritime and wind energy competences and organised the Offshore Wind Seminar. More than 60 representatives of the international offshore wind industry witnessed the unique model tests of breaking...

November 5, 2010 - 25th FPSO JIP week again great success
The 25th edition of the FPSO JIP week was made a great success by host GL Noble Denton. The meetings of a large group of Joint Industry Projects (JIPs) combined with an interesting FPSO Research forum brought 240 industry...

October 31, 2010 - MARIN contribution to 'Principles of Naval Architecture'
‘Principles of Naval Architecture’, one of the best known text books on naval architecture since long, has been revised. A new revision is now being published. MARIN coautored in rewriting the volume on ‘Ship Resistance...

October 30, 2010 - Quality checking of CFD
Complementary to model testing, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has carved out a firm position in the MARIN portfolio. But when go or no-go decisions are at stake, the question naturally arises: how reliable is a particular...

October 29, 2010 - Offshore Wind Seminar, November 11
MARIN's Renewable Energy Team (RENT) and ECN Wind Energy organise a special model test demonstration on wave loads on wind turbines and a seminar on fixed & floating offshore wind, on November 11.

October 15, 2010 - MARIN at SNAME, November 3-5, Seattle/Bellevue
Visit us again at the SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Exhibition, November 3-5, in Seattle/Bellevue. Meet us at stand 402 to discuss the latest in maritime research.

October 15, 2010 - 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.

October 7, 2010 - ROPES: Research On Passing Effects on Ships
The Joint Industry Project ROPES investigates the effects of passing ships on the motions and the mooring loads of berthed vessels. Today this has become an important issue for planning, engineering and port operations....

October 1, 2010 - FPSO Research Forum & JIP Week, October 11-15, Aberdeen, UK
The 25th semi-annual FPSO JIP Week & Forum will be hosted by GL Noble Denton in Aberdeen, UK. The JIP Week is scheduled from October 11-15. The FPSO Research Forum will take place on Wednesday October 13.

September 24, 2010 - Research for new Pilot Station Vessels
MARIN congratulates the ”Dutch Pilots’ Organization“ (Nederlands Loodswezen) and the shipyard Barkmeijer Stroobos with the signature of the Shipbuilding Contract for 3 new Pilot Station Vessels. The redundancy, low speed...

September 24, 2010 - New powerful maritime computer cluster of 1184 cores
MARIN installed a new computer cluster consisting of 1184 cores, making it one of the largest computer facilities in the maritime industry. The new cluster is used in all CFD services, extending the range and complexity...

September 10, 2010 - ShortCresT JIP meetings in Houston, Aberdeen and San Ramon (October 6, 11, 22)
Last July the CresT JIP was completed resulting in important and practical recommendations for wave heights and crest heights to be used in (floating) platform design. Now research will be continued within the ShortCresT...

September 10, 2010 - Yacht Hydromechanics course, November 29-30, Italy
Join the Yacht hydromechanics course, to better understand and use shipshydrodynamics tools and techniques to improve the efficiency, safety and comfort of your designs.

September 10, 2010 - Register for R&D seminar on September 29, 2010
Traditionally, 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 29. The official language of the seminar is Dutch. Register...

August 29, 2010 - 30 September 2010, MARIN Software Seminar
Thursday 30 September 2010 MARIN will organise its first Software Seminar. This seminar offers you the unique opportunity to be informed about the latest software developments and exchange user experiences. Well-known...

August 27, 2010 - Seats left for training Applied Offshore Hydrodynamics, October 6-8, Houston
Register here for the MARIN course ‘Applied Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures’ in Houston from October 6-8. This course gives an overview of the latest development, such as extreme metocean conditions, motion...

August 26, 2010 - MARIN at SMM, September 7-10, Hamburg
Traditionally MARIN is present at the SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology International trade fair) in Hamburg, Germany. Meet our consultants at Hal B2, stand 335.

August 23, 2010 - MARIN Report 100: Validated models
In this milestone issue model validation is very much the theme. You can read about the work MARIN does behind the scenes to make sure we give our customers the most accurate measurements and predictions possible. We are...

July 29, 2010 - Inauguration of Malta Maritime Pilots’s new Compact Manoeuvring Simulator
On 16 July 2010 a new <L CODE="C04">Compact Manoeuvring Simulator </L>was inaugurated by Malta's Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi at the Malta Transport Centre in Marsa. After training at <L CODE="C05">MSCN</L>,...

July 26, 2010 - PRADS Symposium Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19-24 September 2010
MARIN will present several papers at the 11th International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro from 19-24 September 2010.

July 23, 2010 - Successful close out meeting ‘CresT’ JIP in Camden, Maine
For the design of ships and offshore structures the largest crest height it can expect in its lifetime is of key importance. This is why MARIN started up the CresT JIP with a number of partners: Vince Cardone (OceanWeather),...

July 16, 2010 - HTA Summer School, August 30 - September 2, Trondheim, Norway
The HTA Summer School is organised as part of the activities of the Hydro-Testing Alliance Network of Excellence. Aim of the course is to provide participants with an understanding of the fundamentals of technologies...

July 9, 2010 - OMAE 2011, 19-24 June, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
MARIN is assisting in organizing the 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2011), which will be held in the Rotterdam from 19-24 June 2011.

July 5, 2010 - Calculation method to include water on deck effects
At the International Ship Stability Workshop 2010 MARIN presented the paper 'Calculation method to include water on deck effects'. Read the summary or download the paper.

July 5, 2010 - Successful Stability Workshop 2010
MARIN hosted the 11th International Ship Stability Workshop in June. With about 100 participants from 22 countries and 44 papers, the workshop was very successful. The aim of the workshop was to have an extensive exchange...

June 18, 2010 - 3rd edition Frisian Solar Challenge sponsored by MARIN again
The third edition of the Frisian Solar Challenge starts on Sunday, 4 July 2010. The first two races were comfortably won by Delft University’s entrant. MARIN sponsored this team in both races and helped with design support,...

June 3, 2010 - Courses open for registration
This autumn MARIN will organise two courses:"Applied Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures" and “Ship Hydrodynamics II". Participants should have a university degree in naval architecture, ocean engineering,...

May 28, 2010 - Vessel Operator Forum meets 2 & 3 June in Switzerland
On June 2 & 3 the Vessel Operator Forum (VOF) will be hosted by Aquametro in Switzerland. The Forum is a platform for ship owners, operators, designers, yards, suppliers, R&D institutes and class societies to exchange...

May 21, 2010 - Sloshel at ISOPE 2010
After the succesful Sloshel symposium in 2009, a second symposium will be organised during ISOPE 2010 in Beijing. A special session will be dedicated to the Sloshel Joint Industry Project.

May 7, 2010 - MARIN Report 99: traditional Offshore Special
In this years Offshore edition of MARIN Report we highlight the many developments in Dynamic Positioning (DP) innovation. New tools enable more detailed measurements and computer simulations of the thrusters on DP vessels....

April 28, 2010 - World deepest TLP tested for Chevron and FloaTEC as MARIN’s 9,000th model
Last week MARIN started scale model tests on the world deepest TLP (5187 ft) for Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and FloaTEC. The ‘Big Foot’ TLP represents MARIN’s 9,000th test model since the institute started in 1932. The model tests...

April 26, 2010 - CFD for Offshore applications
In 2009, MARIN took a major step towards the commercial application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools for offshore-related problems. Read here about achievements so far and the problems currently under investigation....

April 16, 2010 - RANS solver PARNASSOS now available for external use
RANS solver PARNASSOS, including its 3D grid generation method, is now available for external use. Early 2010 it has been delivered to the first MARIN clients, a major step after several years of internal development....

April 16, 2010 - New release Quaestor 2.54.2
Quaestor version 2.54.2 has just been released. Many improvements have been made, especially for the Taxonomy / Entity knowledge engineering concept. Particularly for large and complex applications, the new release gives a...

April 9, 2010 - Software tools for analysis, prediction, modelling and simulation
MARIN offers commercial off the shelf and customized software tools to be used for analysis, prediction, modelling and simulation. The tools are continuously validated with model test results and full-scale data.

April 8, 2010 - FPSO Research Forum & JIP Week, April 19-23, Aberdeen, UK
The 25st semi-annual FPSO JIP Week & Forum will be hosted by GL Noble Denton in Aberdeen, UK. The JIP Week is scheduled from April 19-23, the Forum will take place on Wednesday April 21.

April 5, 2010 - SAFETUG, a unique € 3 million joint industry project concludes
The SAFETUG project on tug performance in waves started in 2004 and will conclude during the coming ITS (International Tug and Salvage Convention & Exhibition). The large group of participants involved ascertain that the...

March 31, 2010 - Innovatieseminar bij MARIN op 17 mei 2010 (Dutch only)
Op maandag 17 mei 2010 organiseren MARIN en Syntens een seminar voor ondernemers in de scheepsbouw. Tijdens het seminar worden MKB-ondernemers beter bekend gemaakt met de ondersteuningsmogelijkheden die er voor hen bestaan...

March 26, 2010 - MARIN present at ITS in Vancouver, May 17-21
MARIN will again be present at the International Tug & Salvage Convention & Exhibition (ITS) in Vancouver, May 17-21. If you would like to meet us to discuss the latest developments within the Safetug II project, we are...

March 12, 2010 - MARIN awarded €14m subsidy for unique research laboratory
MARIN has been granted a €14m government subsidy for the construction of a unique research laboratory. The new facility will be unique in the world. It will give MARIN new possibilities to work on improving the safety of the...

March 5, 2010 - MARIN again present at OTC 2010
MARIN will once again attend the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, May 3-6, 2010. You can come and meet us at the Dutch Pavilion (stand 2329), or during the technical sessions where we will be presenting six papers....

March 5, 2010 - HELIOS: Helicopter Operations for Offshore Ships
MARIN started the Joint Industry Project HELIOS: Helicopter Operations for Offshore Ships. The work for this JIP will be conducted by WS Atkins, Kongsberg, TU-Eindhoven, National Aerospace Laboratory NLR and MARIN. The UK-CAA...

February 11, 2010 - New Joint Industry Project on Hydrodynamics of thruster interaction
MARIN has started a new Joint Industry Project on the Hydrodynamics of thruster interaction. The kickoff of the TRUST JIP is scheduled for Spring 2010. Participants are still welcome to join.

January 29, 2010 - Report 98: the Art of Measuring
In this edition of Report MARIN hightlights one of the fundamental building blocks of this industry – the art of measuring. Without precision accuracy, it would be almost impossible to push the boundaries of vessel design...

January 28, 2010 - Few places left for MARIN courses on Offshore and Ship Hydrodynamics
In Spring 2010, MARIN, in keeping with tradition, will organise two courses:"Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures" and “Ship Hydrodynamics I". Both courses are suitable for existing professionals and for newcomers...

January 22, 2010 - Lashing@Sea project reveals potential reasons why containers fall overboard every year
For the first time ever some of the reasons why containers are lost overboard have been investigated by the pioneering Lashing@Sea project, that has just completed after three years of intensive research. Read the press...

January 15, 2010 - Measuring succes - interview with STX Europe on the Oasis of the Seas
STX Europe, comprising 15 shipyards and based in Oslo, has been a customer of MARIN for more than 30 years. Raimo Hamalainen, Head of Hydrodynamics in Turku, STX Finland Oy, STX Europe, talks about the challenges presented...

January 15, 2010 - Stability Workshop 2010
MARIN will host the 12th International Ship Stability Workshop in Wageningen. The workshop will be organised from June 21 until June 23. The aim of the workshop is to have an extensive exchange of ideas and methodologies...

January 8, 2010 - MARIN aims to be ADEPT at reducing ship emissions
MARIN joined the Dutch Advanced Energy and Emissions Concepts on Ships Operating in the Coastal Zone (ADEPT) project, which runs from 2009 until 2011. The goal is to reduce ship emissions to at least the levels required...

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