News archive 2012
December 17, 2012 - Annual student design & sailing contest
Together with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Rotterdam Shipping and Transport College (STC-GROUP), MARIN will again challenge students to design, manufacture and sail the fastest model sailing boat. On...

December 17, 2012 - Spring courses: Ship Hydrodynamics I & Offshore Hydrodynamics
This spring MARIN will again organise the courses Offshore Hydrodynamics (February 11-15) and Ship Hydrodynamics I (March 11-15). Both courses will be held at MARIN’s headquarters in Wageningen, the Netherlands.

December 17, 2012 - MARIN participating in SAIL project
MARIN is participating in the SAIL project which started recently. SAIL aims to develop hybrid wind propelled vessels. 17 partners from 7 North Sea countries will be working together to stimulate and facilitate the transition...

November 30, 2012 - Two new full tug simulators
MARIN’s Nautical Centre has upgraded its part task simulators to make tug training even more realistic. Tug masters now steps onboard a real vessel with 270 degrees of projected visual scenery and a large TV screen for the view...

November 23, 2012 - Design For Sea Joint Industry Project
As a first step in ship design for service the Design For Sea JIP will focus on understanding the operational conditions of ships with special attention for the environmental conditions a ship encounters. New participants...

November 23, 2012 - Seakeeping aspects in the design of survey vessels
This paper provides a thorough overview of the most important seakeeping aspects related to survey vessels, in such a way that they can be integrated in future designs. It is largely supported by recent hydrodynamic...

November 16, 2012 - Vessel Operator Forum hosted by Wartisla on November 28 & 29
On November 28 & 29 the Vessel Operator Forum (VOF) will be hosted by Wartsila in Waalwijk, the Netherlands. The Forum is a platform for ship owners, operators, designers, yards, suppliers, R&D institutes and class societies...

November 5, 2012 - Groundbreaking study to improve the safety of shipping ports
A groundbreaking study to improve the safety of shipping ports has entered a new phase. The Research on the Passing Effects on Ships (ROPES) project, an international joint-industry research initiative, has now moved from...

November 2, 2012 - CRS Annual General Meeting, Nov 28-29, Wageningen, Netherlands
During the CRS Annual General Meeting the work program carried out in 2012 is discussed and the final work program for 2013 as well as the broad work program for the next four years are determined.

November 2, 2012 - Predicting Wind Loads On Typical Offshore Vessels Using CFD
To control and increase human performance in the maritime field a methodology to measure workload and performance is needed. This paper describes a developed methodology using different techniques to assess performance,...

November 2, 2012 - Second Natural Propulsion seminar at MARIN, January 2013
For thousands of years maritime transport has relied on nature’s power. Today with the twin challenges of volatile oil prices and impending environmental legislation, serious consideration must be given to economically...

October 26, 2012 - MARIN at Inmex China 2012, Guangzhou, November 21-23
After a succesfull participation in 2010, MARIN will again be present at Inmex China 2012, a strategic platform to explore new business opportunities in Southern China. You are welcome to visit us at the Dutch pavilion,...

October 26, 2012 - Measuring workload and performance during complex manoeuvres
To control and increase human performance in the maritime field a methodology to measure workload and performance is needed. This paper describes a developed methodology using different techniques to assess performance,...

October 26, 2012 - New MarQER JIP makes its mark!
Main objective of the new Joint Industry Project Maritime Quantification of Emission and Risk (MarQER) is to determine a real-time index for emissions and risks of individual vessels and to embed this information in a fully...

October 12, 2012 - Maritiem Innovatie Event: Aan de slag!
Nederland Maritiem Land organiseert op woensdag 7 november a.s. het 'Maritieme Innovatie Event'. De laatste jaren is veel gepraat over het Topsectorenbeleid. Op deze dag worden alle ontwikkelingen en mogelijkheden op een rij...

October 12, 2012 - MARIN at SNAME, October 24-26, Providence
MARIN will be at the SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Exhibition. Be welcome at stand 310 where we can discuss the latest developments in maritime research.

October 12, 2012 - Detection of hazardous encounters at the North sea from AIS data
This paper discusses two approaches to detect near misses and other hazardous encounters at the North Sea from AIS data. The approaches have been developed by MARIN within an initial study for the Dutch Ministry of...

September 28, 2012 - Use of manufactured solutions for code verification of RANS solvers based on Eddy-viscosity models
This paper discusses the use of Manufactured Solutions for Code Verification of Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) solvers. Focus is on time-averaged (statistically steady), incompressible flows.

September 28, 2012 - FPSO Research Forum & JIP Week, October 22-26, Brasil
The 29th semi-annual FPSO JIP Week & Forum will be hosted by Petrobras & USP in Búzios, Brasil. The JIP Week is scheduled from October 22-26. The FPSO Research Forum will take place on Wednesday October 24.

September 21, 2012 - Viscous-flow calculations on an axial marine current turbine
In this paper, the flow over a marine current turbine is studied. As a test case, the benchmark turbine is selected. A bibliography review shows a variety of numerical methods applied to this specific turbine, of which a...

September 21, 2012 - Register for R&D seminar, September 27
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...

September 13, 2012 - 3rd MARIN Software Seminar
MARIN will organise the 3rd MARIN Software Seminar on October 4, 2012. This year's seminar will focus on the complementarity of numerical studies, model tests and simulator trainings. MARIN experts and external users of MARIN...

September 12, 2012 - MARIN at Rio Oil & Gas 20120, Rio de Janeiro, September 17-20
Visit MARIN at the Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference, September 17-22, at Riocentro Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro. MARIN will be exhibiting together with our Brazilian agent OCEANICA at pavilion I, stand B05.

September 11, 2012 - MARIN at Monaco Yacht Show, September 19-22
MARIN will again be present at the Monaco Yacht Show. Visit us at the Darse Sud Tent, stand QS70, to discuss the latest technologies we offer the yachting industry.<br><br><br><br>

September 7, 2012 - Quasi-Steady Two-Quadrant Open Water Tests for the Wageningen Propeller C- and D-Series
The application of viscous-flow solvers to calculate the forces on ship hulls in oblique motion has been studied for a long time. However, only a few researchers have published work in which the flow around ships in steady...

August 31, 2012 - MARIN Report 106: highlighting projects in virtually every maritime sector
Welcome to Report 106! Reflecting the wide range of activities MARIN is involved in, this issue of Report has articles highlighting projects in virtually every maritime sector - dredging, naval, container ships, cruise liners,...

August 23, 2012 - Course 'Applied Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures', Houston
MARIN is again organising the three-day course 'Applied Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures', October 8-10, Houston, USA. This course gives an overview of the latest developments, such as extreme metocean conditions,...

August 19, 2012 - MARIN at SMM, Hamburg, September 4-7
Traditionally, MARIN is present at the SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology International) trade fair and this year is no exception. Please come along in Hal B2 to stand 320 to discuss the latest technologies...

August 6, 2012 - MARIN present at international maritime exhibitions
Each year MARIN is represented on the main national and international maritime conferences and exhibitions. Coming months you will find us at several places.

August 6, 2012 - Most recent MARIN papers 2012
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 19, 2012 - Collaborative CFD exercise for a submarine in a steady turn
The application of viscous-flow solvers to calculate the forces on ship hulls in oblique motion has been studied for a long time. However, only a few researchers have published work in which the flow around ships in steady...

July 5, 2012 - Successful home game for FPSO Forum
From May 7-11 MARIN hosted the 28th FPSO JIP Week and Forum in Wageningen, the home base where it all started in 1998. The number of JIP’s and attendees has grown impressively over the years. This time more than 240...

June 22, 2012 - MonaRisa: On line fatigue of risers
the Joint Industry Project MonaRisa aims to improve the understanding of riser motions and stresses to upgrade design and operational practices and to provide specifications for a reliable and robust advisory riser monitoring...

June 22, 2012 - Offloading Operations JIP
The Joint Industry Project Offloading Operations is about to start and expected to run for three years. With a comprehensive monitoring campaign that includes the human factor, this JIP will provide feedback into the design...

June 22, 2012 - MARIN present at OMAE 2012
OMAE, the 'International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering' is the perfect forum for offshore professionals and researchers worldwide. OMAE 2012 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July 1-6. MARIN...

June 1, 2012 - New DISCO Joint Industry Project
Aim of the Joint Industry Project DISCO (Disconnectable turret mooring) is to better understand and predict the hydrodynamic behaviour of a disconnected turret buoy in close proximity of the FPSO during the disconnect...

May 25, 2012 - Three new Doctors at MARIN
MARIN is proud to announce that in the last year three colleagues have obtained their PhDs: Thijs Hasselaar, Erik van Wijngaarden and Serge Toxopeus. Free copies of the theses are still available.

May 25, 2012 - SplashMonster Joint Industry Project
Lifting structures through the splash zone is a challenge. The SplashMonster JIP will monitor the dynamic behaviour, loads, motions, wave and current conditions during several lifts through the splash zone. Results will be...

May 11, 2012 - MARIN present at ITS, Barcelona, May 28-June 1
MARIN will be exhibiting at ITS 2012 in Barcelona, May 28 - June 1. Meet us at stand 175 to discuss the latest developments within the Tug & Salvage industry.

May 11, 2012 - Register now for course 'Applied Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures', Houston
MARIN is again organising the three-day course 'Applied Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures', October 8-10, Houston, USA. This course gives an overview of the latest developments, such as extreme metocean conditions,...

April 21, 2012 - MARIN/OCEÂNICA opened simulator facility at Sao Paulo, Brazil
On April 11 MARIN and OCEÂNICA opened their new simulator facility in the offices of OCEÂNICA in Sao Paulo. Since 2005 MARIN and OCEÂNICA have been working together as partners. In the beginning this co-operation focussed...

April 20, 2012 - MARIN Report 105: Offshore special
Welcome to Report 105! With this special offshore edition we hope to share some of the latest progress and projects. Read the interesting interview with our new president Bas Buchner. And get an update on our involvement...

April 20, 2012 - Welcome to 28th FPSO Forum on May 9
From May 7-11 the FPSO JIP Week is hosted by MARIN. On Wednesday May 9 is the open FPSO Forum with keynote speakers on the theme “offloading” both for conventional FPSO’s and LNG-units. The technical visit in the afternoon...

April 18, 2012 - Meet MARIN at C&SI 2012
MARIN is again present at the Construction & Shipping Industry event held in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. Visit us at stand 383 to discuss the broad range of services we offer the inland shipping industry.

April 16, 2012 - MARIN at OTC 2012: visualise the flow around your structure
MARIN will again attend the OTC in Houston (April 30-May 3). Meet us at the Dutch Pavilion at stand 2427 and explore by hands-on experience the benefits of combined model testing and CFD for your hydrodynamic offshore problems...

April 15, 2012 - A comparison of several strategies to optimize a ship's aft body
This paper describes a procedure to optimize ship hull forms, based on double body viscous flow computations with PARNASSOS. A flexible and effective definition of parametric hull form variations is used, based on interpolation...

April 10, 2012 - Delivery of MARIN Mermaid simulator to SMIT Towage Northwest Europe
Since 2008, SMIT and URS have been training their tug masters in the Netherlands and Belgium with MARIN Mermaid simulators. After establishing SMIT Towage Northwest Europe the Rotterdam simulator was upgraded by MARIN and...

March 16, 2012 - MARIN opens the world’s first Depressurised Wave Basin
MARIN’s new and unique Depressurised Wave Basin was officially inaugurated on March 19 by Maxime Verhagen, the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation. The DWB combines a depressurised towing tank with...

March 2, 2012 - Thawing out the challenges of ice loads
Ice loads on the propellers of pods are the focus of one of the “Cooperative Research Ships” working groups. Aiming to develop a mathematical model to determine the ice loads on podded propulsors, this particular project...

March 2, 2012 - Exploratory study on the working principles of Energy Saving Devices
MARIN initiated ESD-JILI (机理), a Joint Industry Project looking into the working principles and scale effects on Energy Saving Devices (ESDs). Some findings and fundamental issues on scale-effects of the ESDs are addressed...

March 2, 2012 - Wind-Jack Joint Industry Project
The Wind Jack JIP aims to understand and predict the interaction between jack-up legs and the seabed. WindJack is particularly interesting for classification societies, designers, operators and contractors of turbine...

February 17, 2012 - Joint Industry Project on fixed offshore wind turbines
With regard to offshore wind turbines, water depth is such that breaking or near-breaking waves will occur causing impulsive excitation of the foundation and consequently, considerable stresses and displacements in the...

February 17, 2012 - Prediction of propeller-induced hull pressure fluctuations
The accurate prediction of the resulting vibratory hull-excitation forces is indispensable in the ship design process, but is not always warranted. From this follows the main objective of this thesis, which is the development...

February 9, 2012 - CFD facilitates better understanding of scale effects
Ship resistance and propulsion are principal factors affecting the fuel efficiency of maritime transport. To be able to accurately predict a ship’s resistance and the propulsion efficiency, a good understanding of scale effects...

February 8, 2012 - Succesfull seminar on Natural Propulsion
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 organised...

January 27, 2012 - New Joint Industry Project Design For Sea
Ships are generally designed with a sea margin of 15% but this may either result in an installed engine with too much or too little power. The Design For Sea (DeFoS) JIP aims to provide an accurate determination of the sea...

January 27, 2012 - Adaptive mesh refinement in MARIN's viscous flow solver ReFRESCO
Currently MARIN's viscous flow solver ReFRESCO is being improved by adding an adaptive meshing strategy. The method considers the mesh as an unstructured collection of elements and works with a database that defines different...

January 20, 2012 - MARIN at Vietship 2012, February 28-March 1, Hanoi
MARIN will be present at Vietship 2012, from February 28 until March1 in Hanoi . Visit us within the Maritime by Holland Pavilion of HME (stand A136).

January 19, 2012 - Partnership OCEÂNICA - MARIN results in simulator contract
The partnership between OCEÂNICA and MARIN has resulted in the first simulator contract in Brazil. The partners are set to deliver a MERMAID500 simulator to Companhia Brasileira de Offshore (CBO) in Rio de Janeiro.

January 18, 2012 - Delft University of Technology designs fastest model sailing boat at MARIN
Team 10 of Delft University of Technology, with the boat Team X, designed and built the fastest radio controlled model sailing boat of the Netherlands. On January 20th, the team won the design and sailing contest out of 15...

January 13, 2012 - Simulator game for knowledge transfer
For the UK Marine Environment Protection ALSF, MARIN developed a ‘green shipping simulator’ for the UK dredging fleet. The simulator is a game where the player controls the ship and is directly faced with the consequences...

January 13, 2012 - Spring courses: Ship Hydrodynamics I & Offshore Hydrodynamics
This spring MARIN will again organise the courses Ship Hydrodynamics I (February 13 -17) and Applied Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures (March 12-16).

January 12, 2012 - Students challenged to design, manufacture and sail fastest model sailing boat
Together with Delft University of Technology (TUDelft) and INHOLLAND, MARIN organises the traditional design and sailing contest. On Friday January 20, students will be challenged to design, manufacture and sail the fastest...

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