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Karola van der Meij

Head of Onboard Specialists

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Introduction

Karola was born in Amsterdam the Netherlands. She got her MSc degree in Marine Technology at Delft University of Technology. After graduation she started working as Project Manager at Maritime Research Institute Netherlands MARIN. In 2015 she moved to Shanghai to become MARIN representative in China to serve the shipbuilding industry in Asia and strengthen the cooperation with Shanghai Ship Shipping Research Institute. In 2018 she returned to the Netherlands and joined the Cruise Ferry team at the Ships department as Senior Project Manager. January 2020 she became team leader Cruise Ferry.In 2023 she joined the Performance at Sea department as Head of Onboard Specialists. With her team she acts in the operational phase to support the maritime sector in their daily practice to operate cleanly smartly and safely.

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Publications
Magazine
"The energy transition is the biggest challenge for the passenger vessel sector"

30 Sep 2021

Within the passenger market the most important research topics for MARIN are safety, comfort, and fuel/emission reduction.Almost all large cruise ...
Magazine
Close cooperation in China

15 Dec 2018

Reading time 6 minutes

In the last decade China became the largest shipbuilding nation in the world and cooperation with MARIN increased rapidly. This article highlights ...
Paper
Improving performance of inland ships with hull optimizations, benefits and pitfalls

18 Sep 2017

Inland waterway transport provides an environmentally friendly alternative for the transport of goods in those areas where an inland waterway ...
Paper
Correlation allowances in model tests results - A delicate balance between performance, accuracy and commercial interests?

19 Jun 2016

Model tests at ballast and design draught are used to convert the sea trial results from the ballast trial draught to the contractual design ...
Paper
DiStributed propulsion: a novel concept for inland vessels

17 Jun 2015

In the drive to reduce the full consumption of inland vessels, one of the main limitations, the risk of propeller ventilation was investigated. Aim ...
Paper
Performance Measurements of European Inland Ships

17 Sep 2014

In the EU project MoveIT, it is opted to improve the energy efficiency of inland vessels by improving the performance of these vessels. In order to ...
Paper
Promising Hydrodynamic Improvements For Inland Vessels

10 Sep 2014

In the EU project Move IT! and the Joint Industry Project SAVE, extensive CFD calculations have been performed for several existing inland vessels. ...
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Traditions broken in modern container ship design

22 May 2014

The design of a say 5 year 'young' container ship is usually the result of an optimisation for maximum speed at design draught. Such design is ...
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Barge optimisation leads to cuts in fuel consumption

30 Aug 2013

Reading time 9 minutes

MARIN has a specialist inland waterway transport team dedicated to improving the performance of inland vessels and this is currently focusing on ...

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