News archive 2011
December 16, 2011 - MARIN Report 104: Depressurised Wave Basin
In this new issue of MARIN Report you can read all about the unique, new Depressurised Wave Basin that will be offially opened on March 19. MARIN has taken the step to combine a depressurised towing tank with a wave maker which...

November 21, 2011 - Natural Propulsion seminar at MARIN, January 20, 2012
The use of environmental forces such as wind, waves, current or sun has always been at the heart of maritime transport. To sustain new initiatives and to share potential technical and concept opportunities, MARIN is organising...

November 20, 2011 - MARIN joins 'Wind Hybrid Coaster' project
MARIN joined the new project 'Wind Hybrid Coaster' focussing on the use of wind assisted propulsion on cargo vessels in order to improve fuel efficiency and emissions. The project is conducted within the framework of the...

November 14, 2011 - MARIN impressed vietnamese community
MARIN organised a seminar in Vietnam on October 28 during the Vietnam Oil & Gas Expo. More than 100 interested participants were welcomed, covering a wide range of maritime fields ranging from Inland shipping, Ship design,...

November 13, 2011 - MARIN at Marintec China, Shanghai, Nov. 29 - Dec. 2
MARIN will again be exhibiting at Marintec China in Shanghai, November 29-December 2. Together with SSSRI China we will be present to discuss and show the latest developments in hydrodynamics. Visit us at stand 5E41 within...

November 3, 2011 - Few places left for workshop Human Factors in Maritime Operations, November 22
MARIN organises a workshop on Human Factors in Maritime Operations on November 22. The possibilities and needs for better knowledge of human performance in maritime operations will be discussed and examples of human performance...

October 28, 2011 - MARIN at SNAME, November 16-18, Houston
Visit us again at the SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Exhibition, November 16-18, Houston. Meet us at stand 500 to discuss the latest in maritime research.

October 26, 2011 - On the application of wall functions in ship viscous flows
This paper presents a numerical study on quantifying the effect of wall function boundary conditions on the calculation of ship viscous flows based on the RANS equations at model and full scale Reynolds numbers.

October 25, 2011 - MARIN at Europort Rotterdam, November 8-11
MARIN cannot be missed at Europort, the international maritime and inland shipping exhibition in Rotterdam. We welcome you at stand 1209 within the Dutch Pavilion of HME (Hall 1).

October 25, 2011 - Working at MARIN
MARIN is ready for enthusiastic colleagues who want to put their hydrodynamical know-how into practice for the maritime industry. Measuring technicians, project engineers, project managers, software engineers and...

October 14, 2011 - Vietnam Seminar, October 28, Hanoi
The growth ambitions of the Vietnamese maritime, offshore and nautical industries can be achieved through an increase in knowledge transfer and Research & Development efforts. MARIN recognises these ambitions and is organising...

October 7, 2011 - Joint RISING and IRIS Europe II final event on December 1
RISING and IRIS, two European projects co-financed by the European Commission , will be presenting their results during a joint final event on December 1, Duisburg, Germany.

September 30, 2011 - Joint Industry Project SHARES on mechanical azimuthing thrusters
The Joint Industry Project SHARES - Shaft Dynamic Loads and Responses at Extreme Maneuvering and Ventilation of Mechanical Azimuthing Thrusters - aims at a better understanding of loads and responses, making the project...

September 16, 2011 - Joint Industry Project for Wageningen CD propeller series
MARIN will measure the open water characteristics of a new systematic propeller series. This new series comprises controllable pitch propellers (CPP’s). The work is conducted in a Joint Industry Project which is still open for...

September 15, 2011 - Few places left for Ship Hydrodynamics course
The Ship Hydrodynamics IIa course will focus on propulsion but it will also include energy saving devices and propulsive performance in service condition. Ship Hydrodynamics IIb, due to be held in 2012, will focus on...

September 15, 2011 - MARIN Report 103: Ports & Waterways
As the Netherlands lies in a delta, we are continuously fighting, living, working and recreating with water. Having water all around us creates big challenges and opportunities which is why this edition of Report focuses...

September 9, 2011 - Real-time simulations for the Port of Rotterdam
Port of Rotterdam is constantly developing in a bid to meet the changing requirements of its customers. Bridge simulations at MARIN assess nautical accessibility for mega carriers of the future.

September 2, 2011 - Few places left for Autumn courses
MARIN is organising a short course Ship Hydrodynamics, October 10-11, Lorient, France. It will give an overview of important issues in powering, seakeeping and manoeuvring and will discuss the state-of-the-art in testing...

September 2, 2011 - Register for R&D seminar, September 27, 2010
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 27. The official language of the seminar is Dutch. Register before September...

August 19, 2011 - Construction new Depressurised Wave Basin
The construction of the new Depressurised Wave Basin is in full swing. The multi-flap wave generators and wave absorbers are ready to be installed and the construction of the main and silent carriage has started.

August 19, 2011 - Viscous flow effects of passing ships in ports
This paper presents a method to compute the effect of passing ships on moored ships. The method is in principle based on the method originally developed by Pinkster and is extended with viscous effects. Results are shown for...

August 12, 2011 - Short course on Ship Hydrodynamics, Lorient, France
MARIN is organising a short course Ship Hydrodynamics, October 10-11, Lorient, France. It will give an overview of important issues in powering, seakeeping and manoeuvring and will discuss the state-of-the-art in testing...

August 12, 2011 - Few places left for course Applied Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures, Houston
MARIN is again organising the three-day Applied Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures course in Houston, October 5-7. This course gives an overview of the latest developments including extreme metocean conditions,...

July 29, 2011 - MARIN Software Seminar
After the success of last year, we are pleased to invite you for the second MARIN Software Seminar. The Seminar will be held in Hotel de Nieuwe Wereld at Wageningen on October 4th 2011. MARIN experts and external users of...

July 28, 2011 - Most recent MARIN papers and theses 2011
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.

July 15, 2011 - Ship Hydrodynamics course now open for registration
The Ship Hydrodynamics IIa course will focus on propulsion but it will also include energy saving devices and propulsive performance in service condition. Ship Hydrodynamics IIb, due to be held in 2012, will focus on...

July 15, 2011 - 30th OMAE in Rotterdam: the Offshore Experience!
The 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2011) was succesfully organized in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Europe’s largest port and the base of a large number of world renowned offshore...

July 8, 2011 - First model tests offshore floating wind turbine farm
MARIN and INORE organised a unique floating wind turbine challenge for 25 international PHD students and young researchers of the international offshore wind industry. 7 teams developed and model tested a floating structure...

June 27, 2011 - Workload and performance measurements applied in maritime situations
Large ships navigating in restricted areas in dense traffic, combined with commercial pressure, may cause increasing workload of pilots and captains during manoeuvring.To decide whether safety is threatened, a method is...

June 24, 2011 - Predicting Roll Added Mass And Damping Of A Ship Hull Section Using CFD
In this paper, the flow around a forced rolling body is analyzed with MARIN in-house CFD code ReFRESCO. The objective is to assess if the code can correctly predict the added mass and damping coefficients of a rolling vessel....

June 17, 2011 - Are you a PhD/MSc student with no fear of depth?
Are you an PhD/MSc student and do you want to share your fascination for waves, currents and the behaviour of offshore structures? Would you like to solve and report complex problems in order to help our customers with clear...

June 11, 2011 - Practical Application Viscous-flow Calculations for Simulation of Manoeuvring Ships
The present work was initiated in order to improve traditional manoeuvring simulations based on empirical equations to model the forces and moments on the ship.

June 9, 2011 - OMAE 2011, 19-24 June, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
MARIN is helping organise the 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, (OMAE 2011), which will be held in Rotterdam from June 19-24. A technical tour of MARIN will be organised after the...

May 27, 2011 - Comparison of strategies for optimization of ship’s aft body
This paper describes a procedure to optimize ship hull forms based on double body viscous flow computations with a RANS-solver. A flexible and effective definition of parametric hull form variations is used, based on...

May 20, 2011 - Complex coupled model tests for Petrobras
Model tests were carried out simultaneously on three floaters in MARIN’s Offshore Basin and these were followed by two-body, coupled VIM tests in the Depressurised Towing Tank. The complexities of this coupled model test...

May 20, 2011 - Harsh Weather Summit, May 31 & June 1
Meet us at the 5th Harsh Weather Summit in Maastricht, the Netherlands, where MARIN will give a presentation on Helicopter operations on offshore vessels in harsh weather. Or visit us at our stand.

May 20, 2011 - The efficacy of air-bubble lubrication for decreasing friction resistance
Reducing the frictional resistance by air injection below the ship in combination with special coatings is an active area of research; anecdotally, performance gains are usually large. The paper gives an overview of some model...

May 17, 2011 - Offshore Wind Installation and Maintenance conference 2011
MARIN will be present at the Offshore Wind Installation and Maintenance conference at the WTC Rotterdam, on May 26. Visit us at stand 14 and discuss the latest technologies and challenges for the offshore wind industry....

May 13, 2011 - Model tests for early assessment of Launch and Recovery operations
DCNS chose MARIN to conduct an operability study of the Launch and Recovery system to be installed on the new GOWIND type Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) that are currently under construction.

May 13, 2011 - Unique floating wind turbine model tests for DeepCwind at MARIN
MARIN is in the closing stages of testing three different floating wind turbine concepts for the DeepCwind Consortium (USA), led by the University of Maine. It is the first time in the world that such an extensive scale model...

May 13, 2011 - MARIN at Nor-Shipping 2011
Meet us again at Nor-Shipping in Olso. We would like to welcome you at stand CO2-18a within the Dutch Pavilion OF HME (Hall C) to discuss the technology and services we offer the shipping industry.

May 6, 2011 - MARIN Report 102: Offshore Special
Welcome to Report 102! With this special offshore edition we hope to share some of the latest progress and projects. Read the interesting interview with Swire Pacific Offshore about its world-class, deepwater Anchor Handling...

April 29, 2011 - ECMAR appoints new director
ECMAR (the European Council of Maritime Applied R&D) has appointed Mr Graham Clarke as its new Director, in success to Dr Tony Morrall, with effect from February 2011. ECMAR is an association of around 30 applied research...

April 28, 2011 - MARIN at Construction & Shipping Industry 2011
MARIN is again present at Construction & Shipping Industry in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. Visit us at stand 326 to discuss the latest technologies we offer the inland shipping industry and find out how you can save fuel and...

April 28, 2011 - Welcome at the OTC 2011
Traditionally MARIN will be present at the OTC in Houston, May 2-6. We are happy to invite you for drinks & bites on Tuesday, May 3 at 16.00 hrs to shake hands with our new president. While you ar there, feel free to practise...

April 8, 2011 - LAURA JIP launches
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...

April 1, 2011 - HELIOS JIP for 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...

April 1, 2011 - Phase III of Offloading Operability JIP
Phase I and II of this JIP were successfully completed and concerned model testing and the development of computational simulation tool SHUTTLE, both for tandem and side-by side offloading of oil and gas. In phase III the focus...

April 1, 2011 - 26th FPSO Forum & JIP Week brougth together more than 170 FPSO experts
From March 21 to 25 SBM Offshore hosted the 26th FPSO Forum & JIP Week in Monaco. With more than 170 attendees the event continued to attract all stakeholders in the FPSO industry. Ten Joint Industry Projects had their progress...

March 25, 2011 - Floating Wind Turbine Challenge for students and young researchers
MARIN and INORE challenge students and young researchers to develop and test a small-scale floating structure for a wind turbine in 24 hours! In teams they will confront their floating wind turbine scaled models on June 24 in...

March 18, 2011 - Challenging opportunities for Master students
The Hydro-Structural Services Group of MARIN offers Master students to the opportunity to complete their final year project on the challenging issues of ice loading on offshore structures or fatigue loading of offshore...

March 4, 2011 - MARIN software commercially available
MARIN knowledge and experience is assimilated into software that is daily used for our own research.The tools are continuously validated with model test results and full-scale data. Some software tools are commercially...

March 4, 2011 - FPSO Research Forum & JIP Week, March 21-25, Monaco
The 26th semi-annual FPSO JIP Week & Forum will be hosted by SBM Offshore in Monacol, France. The JIP Week is scheduled from March 21-25. The FPSO Research Forum will take place on Wednesday March 23.

March 4, 2011 - Calculation of bottom clearance effects on Walrus submarine hydrodynamics
For the Royal Netherlands Navy, MARIN coducted studies regarding the influence of the seabed on the behaviour of the submarine, to improve predictions for manoeuvring in restricted waterways.

February 11, 2011 - Green team eyes sustainable opportunities
The new Greenship team looks for “green” opportunities both within and outside of MARIN. Comprising specialists in various expert fields and ship sectors, the team seeks out possibilities to further push MARIN's involvement...

February 4, 2011 - MONARISA: Managing fatigue in riser systems
MARIN has started a Joint Industry Project to develop an alternative method for riser condition monitoring and inspection. There is an increasing focus on riser integrity management within the offshore industry, but monitoring...

January 17, 2011 - 516 thousand euros for Research on Passing Effects on Ships (Dutch only)
Op maandag 17 januari 2011 maakte de Minister van I&M, Mevrouw Schultz van Haegen, bekend dat zij het onderzoek naar het effect van passerende schepen op afgemeerde schepen middels een subsidie van 516 duizend euro vanuit...

January 17, 2011 - Few places left for courses Offshore and Ship Hydrodynamics
In Spring 2011, MARIN will again organise two courses for Offshore and Ship hydrodynamics. Both courses are suitable for existing professionals and for newcomers in the maritime industry. Participants should have a university...

January 14, 2011 - Students challenged to design, manufacture and sail fastest model sailing boat
Together with Delft University of Technology (TUDelft) and INHOLLAND, MARIN organised the traditional design and sailing contest. Students were challenged to design, manufacture and sail the fastest model sailing boat in...

January 11, 2011 - MARIN's new president aims for ongoing cooperation
As of January 1st Bas Buchner is president of the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN). He’s taken over the helm from Arne Hubregtse. Buchner: "We will continue to enthusiastically extend the boundaries of our...

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