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September 22, 2017 - Zero-emission shipping meets Volvo Ocean Race
As part of the research on future zero-emission ships MARIN has had the opportunity to perform calculations, model tests and measurements on the Volvo Ocean 65 (VO65) racing yacht of Simeon Tienpont. This way we link top sport...

September 15, 2017 - MARIN and Singapore Polytechnic sign Memorandum of Cooperation
Last week, Executive Director Lance Lim of Maritime Institute, Singapore Polytechnic (MISP) and President Bas Buchner of MARIN signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to confirm their partnership in the field of maritime...

September 15, 2017 - Predicting broadband hull pressure fluctuations and underwater radiated noise
A semi-empirical method is presented that predicts broadband hull pressure fluctuations and underwater radiated noise due to propeller tip vortex cavitation.

September 15, 2017 - Propulsion tests: quasi-steady for efficiency and quality
Read here why the quasi-steady approach is gradually replacing the conventional method in model propulsion tests. In this way we combine increased model test efficiency with higher model test quality.

September 14, 2017 - MARIN at Monaco Yacht Show, September 27-30
Come and meet us again at the Monaco Yacht Show. Visit us at stand Dars Sud QS68 to discuss all the research we are carrying out for the yachting industry. <br><br><br><br>

September 8, 2017 - On the use of the γ-Reθ transition model for the prediction of the propeller performance at model-scale
The goal of the present work is to improve the prediction of propeller performance at model-scale using a local correlation transition model.

September 8, 2017 - MARIN Kids: coole filmpjes en spreekbeurtpakket
Wil je een spreekbeurt houden over de test- en meetwereld van de scheepvaart of een werkstuk maken? Er valt veel over te vertellen. Want hoe test je eigenlijk schepen, terwijl ze nog niet gebouwd zijn?

September 8, 2017 - New Measurement System deployed for BreaKin JIP tests
To facilitate the ever-growing requirements concerning measurement quantity and quality, MARIN has recently deployed the new MARIN Measurement System 2 (MMS2) for the BreaKin JIP.

September 8, 2017 - Computational fluid dynamics prediction of marine propeller cavitation including solution verification
This paper analyses the effect of grid refinement on computational fluid dynamics simulations of cavitating propeller flow.

September 1, 2017 - Change of date: Maritime Safety seminar, October 6, Singapore
We are pleased to invite you to the Maritime Safety seminar on October 6 in Singapore. Key subjects of the seminar will be Data Analysis, Autonomous Systems, Smart/Innovative Infrastructure and Safety.

September 1, 2017 - Prediction of shear-layer flows with RANS and SRS models
This study evaluates the ability of Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) and Scale-Resolving Simulations (SRS) models to predict turbulent shear-layer predominant (blunt-body) flows.

August 31, 2017 - Reactie Toegepast onderzoek organisaties (TO2) op AWTI-rapport ‘Onmisbare schakels’
De Toegepast onderzoek organisaties (TO2) herkennen zich in de conclusies van het vandaag verschenen rapport ‘Onmisbare schakels’ van de Adviesraad voor wetenschap, technologie en innovatie (AWTI).

August 27, 2017 - Seminar 10 jaar Platform Schone Scheepvaart, 6 september, Rotterdam
Op woensdagmiddag 6 september 2017 viert het Platform Schone Scheepvaart haar 10-jarig bestaan in Rotterdam met een inspirerend seminar. Met interactieve sessies met experts, een key-note speaker, en feestelijke borrel.

August 18, 2017 - New C-DRONE - for undisturbed wave spectrum measurements
During trials the correct measurement of metocean conditions is crucial for reproducibility, performance prediction and to avoid disputes between different stakeholders. MARIN believes its new C-DRONE can make it much easier...

August 18, 2017 - Improved modelling of sheet cavitation dynamics on Delft Twistll Hydrofoil
In this paper, unsteady viscous-flow cavitation predictions for a 3D hydrofoil are performed using three different approaches: a pure RANS method, a RANS method including an eddy-viscosity "Reboud" correction, and a DDES...

August 14, 2017 - BlueWeek, October 9-11, Rostock
After the successful session in April, BlueWeek is ready for the autumn session. The event will be hosted by Gicon and University of Rostock. Join us again for seminars, panel discussions and the open forum for new Joint...

August 14, 2017 - AMT’17, October 11-13, Glasgow
We are pleased to invite you to the Maritime Safety seminar on September 12 in Singapore. Key subjects of the seminar will Data Analysis, Autonomous Systems, Smart/Innovative Infrastructure and Safety.

August 8, 2017 - CoVadem: big data for smarter inland shipping
With the increasing need for improved fuel performance, smaller carbon footprints and optimised cargo volumes, the need for shipping data is vital. A unique, collaborative initiative has been formed named CoVadem.

August 8, 2017 - Hydrodynamic software for sale
Our hydrodynamic knowledge and experience is assimilated into new software tools. All these tools are validated with model test results and full-scale data. We use them on a day-to-day basis within our research projects...

August 8, 2017 - New Joint Industry Project on Wind Ship Propulsion (WISP)
In cooperation with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), MARIN is proposing a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to investigate and explore ways of overcoming barriers to the uptake of wind assisted ship propulsion. The proposal...

August 8, 2017 - Offshore courses
This autumn we will again host the ‘Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures’ course in Singapore and Houston. Join and get an update on new developments including extreme metocean conditions, wave impacts and motion...

July 21, 2017 - Ship resistance prediction: verification and validation exercise on unstructured grids
In the study presented, an attempt at quantifying the numerical uncertainty of the resistance for the combination of the RANS Solver ReFRESCO [1] with grids generated using the commercial package Hexpress is made. The studied...

July 21, 2017 - On The design of block preconditioners for maritime engineering
In the quest for better iterative convergence of CFD simulations, we consider the design of iterative methods for the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations, discretized by finite-volume methods with cell-centered,...

July 17, 2017 - MARIN Report magazine on Measurements and Visualisation
<br>The latest issue of our MARIN Report magazine is focussing on Measurements and Visualisation. Measurements are close to the heart of our activities: without measurements we cannot research nor advise. This is true now,...

July 14, 2017 - MARIN tests first floating mega island
This week MARIN (Maritime Research Institute) tested an innovative concept for a floating mega island. As sea level rises, cities become overcrowded and more activities are carried out at sea, raising the dikes and reclaiming...

July 14, 2017 - On the strong scalability of maritime CFD
To keep up with present changes, CFD must improve its strong scalability—its ability to handle lower cells-per-core ratios and achieve finer-grain parallelization. In this study a number of alternative linear solvers and...

July 12, 2017 - Wave resistance minimisation in practical ship design
A practical and efficient system is described for ship hull form optimisation and its application for minimising wave resistance. Parametric hull form deformations are defined in a CAD system, specific for the case considered...

July 12, 2017 - STAIMO 2.4.0 has been released
STAIMO 2.4.0 is now available from www.staimo.org. The most important update can be found in the application of the criteria regarding relative wave/swell direction. More details on the updates can be found in the release...

July 11, 2017 - MARIN test eerste drijvend mega-eiland
Vandaag testte MARIN een innovatief concept voor een drijvend mega-eiland. In een tijd van zeespiegelstijging, overbevolkte steden en een toenemend aantal activiteiten op zee, is het verhogen van dijken en het opspuiten...

July 7, 2017 - Seminar 10-jarig bestaan Platform Schone Scheepvaart
Op woensdagmiddag 6 september 2017 viert het Platform Schone Scheepvaart haar 10-jarig bestaan in Den Haag met een overzichtsseminar met inhoudelijke workshops. Hierbij komen centrale thema’s aan bod, zoals optimalisatie...

June 30, 2017 - MARINnovatief 2017 results in seven new exploratory projects
To stimulate creativity at MARIN we organised ‘MARINnovatief 2017’ (MARINnovative). The goal is to use MARIN’s knowledge for new technical solutions to help the maritime sector.

June 30, 2017 - New correction procedure for shallow-water effects in ship speed trials
To correct ship speed trials for limited shallow-water effects, Lackenby’s method is currently recommended by the ITTC. This method appears to be based on very few and inadequate data. To replace it, a new procedure is...

June 30, 2017 - RVO.nl awards contract for site investigations offshore windfarms
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has awarded BLIX Consultancy BV, MARIN and a number of other reputable partners a framework contract to support RVO.nl with collecting site data for future offshore wind farm zones...

June 23, 2017 - CFD for twin gondola aft ship design
This paper shows a test case in the optimisation for a twingondola ship. In optimizing ships, one can optimizs for minimal resistance or for minimal power. For twin-gondola this choice is of great importance, due to the...

June 23, 2017 - Defining the Nautical Safety Profile
To maintain a responsible balance between safety, environmental pollution and economic efficiency, MARIN is working together with the industry to develop the Nautical Safety Profile for operations and risk management....

June 23, 2017 - Maritieme MKB’ers testen hun innovatieve ideeën
In 2017 biedt MARIN opnieuw gratis tanktijd aan maritieme MKB’ers voor het testen van innovatieve ideeën. Het aanbod is bedoeld voor MKB’ers die een nieuw maritiem concept willen onderzoeken: om te kijken of het werkt, om het...

June 23, 2017 - Singapore: Offshore course & Maritime Safety seminar
Meet us this autumn in Singapore! September 13-15 we will again host the 'Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures' course. In the same week you are more than welcome to join us during the Maritime Safety seminar on...

June 16, 2017 - Floating cities: our future is on the water
MARIN is working together with the social enterprise and collaboration platform ‘Blue21’ to create a floating city. We start open innovation projects to stimulate new developments at sea, and one of these projects is helping...

June 16, 2017 - Leerlingen Technasium Ede en Driehuis testen drijvende windmolens
Op vrijdag 16 juni hebben 150 leerlingen van Technasium ’t Streek in Ede en het Ichthus Lyceum uit Driehuis bij MARIN hun drijvende windmolens getest. Sommige windmolens bleken in golven toch minder stabiel dan gehoopt....

June 9, 2017 - Maritime Innovation Awards 2017: CoVadem genomineerd!
De genomineerden voor de Maritime Innovation Award 2017 zijn bekend. Na een presentatieronde voor de jury zijn Aqua-Logic, Kotug International en CoVadem genomineerd. Het CoVadem-team is erg blij met deze nominatie en ziet...

June 9, 2017 - MARIN deelt onderzoek tijdens R&D Seminar, 21 juni 2017
Jaarlijks presenteert MARIN de resultaten van haar onderzoek aan de Nederlandse maritieme industrie en het maritieme MKB. Tijdens dit R&D seminar wordt ook de behoefte aan toekomstig onderzoek besproken. U bent van harte welkom...

June 3, 2017 - NuTTS 2017 - abstract deadline June 30
MARIN is organising the 2017 edition of NuTTS, the Numerical Towing Tank Symposium. The conference covers the numerical simulation of flows around ships and offshore structures, with a strong link to realistic applications....

June 2, 2017 - Project Manager Veiligheids- en Verkeersstudies en Specialist Human Performance
MSCN is het nautisch hart van MARIN. Voor de teams Traffic & Safety en Nautical Operations zoeken wij een Project Manager Veiligheids- en Verkeersstudies en een Specialist Human Factors.

June 2, 2017 - ‘Topsector Water’ wordt ‘Topsector Water en Maritiem’
Tijdens het maritiem innovatie event ‘Blauwe Toekomst’ is bekend gemaakt dat de officiële benaming van ‘Topsector water’ wordt aangepast naar ‘Topsector Water en Maritiem’.

May 29, 2017 - Zeeën zonder zwavel, Het Financieele Dagblad
Scheepvaart bleef buiten de klimaatafspraken van Parijs, maar de 25 grootste containerschepen, die varen op stookolie, stoten net zoveel zwavel uit als alle auto's op aarde. Emissieloze schepen, hoe realistisch is dat? Lees...

May 19, 2017 - Meet us at Offshore Wind Energy, June 6-8, London
This year we will also be present at Offshore Wind Energy in London. Visit us at stand S-G10 within the Holland Pavilion of NMT and discuss our renewable activities.

May 19, 2017 - CRS open meeting in Cadiz, Spain - June 1 & 2
May 29-June 2, the CRS (Cooperative Research Ships) will meet again for Working Group meetings and the Open Meeting. Host is Navantia in Cadiz, Spain.

May 16, 2017 - De Blauwe Route, water als weg naar innovatieve en duurzame groei
MARIN en directeur Bas Buchner als voorzitter TKI Maritiem zijn nauw betrokken bij de totstandkoming van de Blauwe Route. Tijdens een strategische bijeenkomst is op 17 mei de Blauwe Route-video gelanceerd.

May 16, 2017 - Publication in Encyclopedia of Maritime and Offshore Engineering
MARIN contributed to the Encyclopedia of Maritime and Offshore Engineering with an update on Hydrodynamic scale model tests for offshore structures. Read here the complete publication.

May 12, 2017 - Meet us at ITEC 2017, May 16-18, Rotterdam
There is a chance to meet us at the ITEC 2017 in Rotterdam, May 16-18. MARIN will be present at the Holland pavilion, stand 9.

May 12, 2017 - Vessel Operator Forum, May 22 & 23, Rotterdam
May 22 & 23 the Vessel Operator Forum (VOF) will be organised in conjunction with the Tugnology'17 Conference in Rotterdam. The progress meetings of the Bollard Pull JIP and Tunnel Thruster JIP are hosted and supported...

May 12, 2017 - ‘Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures’ course, Singapore & Houston
MARIN is again organising the three-day course 'Applied Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures', both in Singapore (September 13-15) and Houston (October 11-13). Learn more on extreme metocean conditions, wave impacts...

May 2, 2017 - MARIN presenteert toekomstvisie ‘Better Ships, Blue Oceans!
Deze week presenteerde MARIN (Maritiem Research Instituut Nederland) haar nieuwe Strategieplan onder de titel ‘Better Ships, Blue Oceans!’. Deze toekomstvisie richt zich op maatschappelijke uitdagingen waaraan MARIN en de...

May 1, 2017 - Launch and Recovery Forum, June 7 & 8, London
After the first successful Launch & Recovery ‘LARSFORUM’ last year, the next forum will be held at UCL in London on 7 & 8 June. In the Launch & Recovery Forum, navies as well as commercial operators, contractors, shipyards,...

May 1, 2017 - MARIN at Maritime Industry, May 9-11, Gorinchem
MARIN will be at the Maritime Industry event held in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. Visit us at stand 630 in the special ’Innovation Street’ or meet us during one of our presentations.

April 21, 2017 - New Joint Industry Project on Wind Ship Propulsion
MARIN in cooperation with American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is proposing a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to investigate and to explore ways of overcoming barriers to the uptake of wind assisted ship propulsion.

April 21, 2017 - EU-funded project OPENRISK kicked off
MARIN is involved in the EU-funded project OPENRISK, which kicked off in January. The OPENRISK project will take the first step in developing a joint and fully open method toolbox for risk assessments of spills resulting...

April 21, 2017 - MaRINET2 opens call for free access to testing facilities
The MaRINET2 project has opened a call for applications today. Successful applicants will receive free access to a world-leading network of testing and research infrastructures. The call is open to offshore energy technology...

April 21, 2017 - MARIN Report 120: a focus on Offshore projects
<br>This MARIN Report is focussing on our Offshore activities. We interview Tone Vestbøstad, Statoil’s Specialist Marine Hydrodynamics, about the value of JIPs with a focus on their role in the offshore wind industry. We share...

April 13, 2017 - MARIN at the OTC, May 1-4, Houston
Meet us again at the OTC. Visit us this year at stand 1525-5 within the Dutch Pavilion. And join us for the traditional drinks on Tuesday May 2 at 16.00hrs.

April 7, 2017 - Blueprint 2050, the maritime world beyond the horizon
Over sixty Dutch maritime professionals got together over the past year to discuss the future of the maritime sector. The results of the meetings are reflected in the magazine Blueprint 2050, the maritime world beyond...

April 3, 2017 - Blueweek: Wind propulsion technologies for ships in the 2020’s
CE Delft will present the full findings of the EU DG Clima commissioned study ‘Analysis of market potentials and market barriers for wind propulsion technologies for ships’, during Blueweek, April 10-13. Last call for...

March 31, 2017 - Analysis of free surface anti-roll tank using URANS, verification and validation.
To prevent excessive roll motion of ships operating in seas, damping systems are often required. This paper shows the response of a 2D and 3D model-scale free surface ART using the CFD code ReFRESCO.

March 31, 2017 - Last call to attend the Blueweek, April 10-13
This year MARIN will organise the traditional BlueWeek in two sessions. The spring session (April 10-13) will be hosted by Port of Den Helder. Join us for for seminars, workshops and new JIP initiatives. Free of charge.

March 31, 2017 - Belangrijke stap op weg naar autonoom varen in de Binnenvaart
In het kader van het TKI Dinalog programma gaat een samenwerkingsverband van TNO, TU Delft, BLN-Schuttevaer, BTB, DAMEN, MARIN en tien binnenvaartondernemers een belangrijke bijdrage leveren aan het toekomstperspectief...

March 31, 2017 - Marinet2 1st Acces Call opening 10th April
The second Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network (MaRINET2) program, set up to accelerate the development of offshore renewable energy technologies, has been launched. The 1st Acces Call is opening April 10.

March 24, 2017 - On the prediction of weight distribution and its effect on seakeeping
Various estimation methods are available to predict the radii of gyration earlier in the design process, however these methods requently fail to predict the correct value. This paper shows a semi-empirical estimation method,...

March 24, 2017 - Comfort and Safety at Sea, March 29, Rotterdam
MARIN will be co-speaker at the symposium Comfort and Safety at Sea. This symposium is looking at the early integration of research and production know-how in view of Improving ship design.

March 17, 2017 - H2020 marinerg-i project launched
Today in Brussels the H2020 marinerg-i project was launched and this represents an important initiative that sets out to develop an integrated European infrastructure to facilitate future growth and development in the offshore...

March 17, 2017 - Trim wedge optimization with viscous free surface computations
In this paper a procedure for automatic optimization of a ship hull and trim wedge is described, that is based on an evaluation of a series of hull form/trim wedge combinations

March 17, 2017 - Software seminar in Shanghai for the first time, March 28
After successful software seminars in the Netherlands, Houston and Singapore, MARIN goes to Shanghai for the first time on March 28th, 2017. This seminar brings together developers and users to discuss the latest developments,...

March 17, 2017 - 38th FPSO JIP Week, March 27-31, The Hague
The 38th edition of the FPSO JIP Week & Forum is scheduled for March 27-31 and will be hosted by TNO, The Hague. The FPSO Research Forum will take place on Wednesday March 29.

March 10, 2017 - Joint Industry Project on Gravity Based Structures
The objective of the GBS JIP is to improve the engineering methods of the Transport & Installation of gravity based wind turbine foundations. This will lead to more effective and safer operations, with better workability...

March 10, 2017 - Validation exercises of mathematical models for the prediction of transitional flows
This paper presents validation exercises of mathematical models for the simulation of flows where transition from laminar to turbulent regime plays an important role on the flow properties.

March 9, 2017 - Your future is Blue! Blueweek, April 10-13
This year MARIN will organise the traditional BlueWeek in two sessions. The spring session (April 10-12) will be hosted by Port of Den Helder, in cooperation with Wageningen Marine Research and the KIM, (the Royal Netherlands...

February 24, 2017 - The US Coast Guard and MARIN: a long-term link
MARIN’s naval activities do not stop at Dutch shores. MARIN has strong relationships with many international navies and naval shipyards. The relationship with the US Coast Guard is such an example. Many of its existing and new...

February 24, 2017 - CFD simulations and experiments of a maneuvering generic submarine and prognosis for simulation of near surface operation
This paper presents simulations and experiments of the generic submarine Joubert BB2 in self-propulsion and free running maneuvering conditions.

February 24, 2017 - Low noise tunnel thruster JIP open to new participants
Main objective of the TT JIP is to develop a method to select and design, as well as to assess the side force performance, vibration excitation and radiated noise of tunnel thrusters. 20 participatns already work together,...

February 17, 2017 - Observing cavitation for naval applications
One of ours services is to carry out measurement campaigns on board ships and to analyse the collected data. For submarines the noise signature is of crucial importance. MARIN is currently developing a cavitation observation...

February 17, 2017 - Hydrodynamic modelling for the remotely operated vehicle Visor3 using CFD
This paper addresses the hydrodynamic modelling of an inspection-class remotely operated vehicle using a viscous-flow solver for the accurate prediction of manoeuvring coefficients needed for control purposes

February 17, 2017 - Few places left for Offshore and Ship hydrodynamics courses
Both courses for Offshore and Ship hydrodynamics have a few places left. Join us in Wageningen or Shanghai!

February 13, 2017 - Impacts of the rudder profile on manoeuvring performance of ships
The profile of a ship rudder influences the forces it generates, which in turn influence the manoeuvring performance of a ship. Thus, rudder forces and moments should be calculated considering the profile. Instead of an...

February 10, 2017 - Maritime cognitive workload assessment
The human factor plays the key role for safety in many industrial and civil every-day operations in our technologized world. Human failure is more likely to cause accidents than technical failure, e.g. in the challenging...

February 10, 2017 - Retaining and developing submarine knowledge
The Dutch Underwater Knowledge Centre (DUKC) is a network of Dutch knowledge providers on submarine technology. DUKC was established in 2004 to maintain, develop and position the existing Dutch underwater industry and related...

February 3, 2017 - Why wait for the seventh wave?
The Royal Netherlands Navy, NLR, RADAC, Amarcon/ABB and MARIN joined in the ‘Salute’ project to work out a demonstrator system to anticipate quiescent periods for helicopter landing operations. And now the new ‘DoIT’ JIP aims...

February 3, 2017 - Onset and development of three-dimensional separation around diamond wing
In the present article, two viscous-flow solvers dedicated to hydrodynamic applications are used to predict the flow around the diamond wing. Both codes solve the incompressible flow using unstructured grids and finite volume...

February 3, 2017 - Finite mass transfer effects in cavitation modelling
In this paper, effects of the finite mass transfer rate with special focus on condensation is studied in detail. First, a cavity collapse will be considered to demonstrate how the finite transfer source term must be modified...

January 27, 2017 - The Walrus Class submarine and beyond
MARIN Report interviews the Commanding Officer of the Dutch Submarine fleet, Captain Hugo Ammerlaan about the Walrus Class service life extension programme and developments concerning the next generation of submarines....

January 23, 2017 - Creatief met regels, rompen en appendages bij Ontwerp- en Zeilwedstrijd
Team 7 ‘Kiel Jong-Il’ van Technische Universiteit Delft, ontwierp en bouwde de snelste modelzeilboot van Nederland. Het team won op 20 januari de zeilrace van 14 strijdende studententeams van Technische Universiteit...

January 20, 2017 - Current status of manoeuvring prediction methods, their mutual pros and cons and ways to quantify the capabilities
In the paper, we make an overview of prediction techniques and some of the developments in the last years. This is done from the viewpoint of the author: as user of every technique in his daily work, and as observed of ITTC...

January 20, 2017 - Studievereniging NES viert eerste lustrum in stijl
Onder de noemer 'MARIN Be(er)Save sailing contest' gingen de studenten de uitdaging aan: door weer en wind, in tien minuten zo veel mogelijk bier naar de finish brengen met een zelfontworpen zeiljacht voorzien van een patatbak...

January 13, 2017 - Verification and validation exercises for flow around KVLCC2 tanker
This paper presents the quantification of numerical and modelling errors for the solution of the flow around the KVLCC2 tanker at model-scale Reynolds number. Numerical errors are also quantified for full-scale Reynolds...

January 13, 2017 - Vliegende boten bij strijd om snelste zeiljacht
Op vrijdag 20 januari zullen studenten van de Technische Universiteit Delft en Rotterdam Mainport University (RMU) met elkaar de jaarlijkse strijd aangaan. In het Binnenvaartbassin van MARIN zal worden uitgemaakt wie het snelst...

January 12, 2017 - The Ocean Cleanup testing continues
Ocean Cleanup 2017 will mark the deployment of the first Ocean Cleanup system: the pilot. Over the last months MARIN performed scale model tests to optimise the computer models of the system.

January 2, 2017 - MARIN wishes you a challenging & inspiring 2017
Play the MARIN e-card to look back with us at 2016. We hope to meet you again in 2017 for another challenging & inspiring year!

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