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"There seems a clear need for realtime simulations of complex naval operations"

Conference/JournalMARIN Report 132
Date30 Sep 2021
The defence sector is one of MARIN’s most important markets, and while we have a long-established relationship with the Royal Netherlands Navy, we also work very closely with trusted partners from all over the world.

This includes the group that forms the Cooperative Research Navies – CRN (the ministries of defence from Australia, Canada, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the US Coast Guard), but also many other ministries of defence, related research organisations and naval shipyards. Our main knowledge partner is the Dutch Ministry of Defence which invests in many background research projects to widen and deepen the sector’s expertise. Internationally MARIN cooperates together with the Dutch defence cluster in newly formed European projects about sea defence and we expect this involvement to grow over the next couple of years.


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Pepijn de Jong

Manager Defence

Pepijn de Jong, leading MARIN's Defence team


As defence is one of the largest markets for MARIN currently, many of our experts from other sectors work together during defence
projects, Pepijn explains. “An advantage is that this strengthens cooperation within MARIN and leads to fresh, innovative ideas.”