MARIN provides a vice-Chairman to the board of directors of The European Research Association Vessels for the Future. Vessels for the Future was launched in November 2014 and currently has 65 members in 15 EU Member States (as at December 2015).

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Members represent ship owners, ship yards, ship system suppliers, classification societies, research institutes, university departments and industry associations. Hence Vessels for the Future brings together a leading group of maritime stakeholders with a common interest to ensure that European maritime research has a strong and vibrant future sustaining a competitive maritime industry. This will be achieved through agreeing collaborative research and with the support of public and private financing.

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