RESEARCH

DEVELOPMENT OF OUR KNOWLEDGE BASE

We help our clients to make ships cleaner, safer and smarter, while contributing to the sustainable use of the world’s oceans. To this end we develop key technologies: tools, methods and competences as foundation of MARIN. In our Maritime research programmes we use this foundation to develop knowledge to be used in our day-to-day projects. In our Mission-oriented research programmes, we propose and test innovative ideas as step-changes towards our mission.

KEY-ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES

CFD DEVELOPMENT

CFD is an important tool for obtaining a better understanding of the flow around ships and offshore structures. This programme focuses on the background development of viscous-flow CFD tools and techniques.

CFD DEVELOPMENT

CFD is an important tool for obtaining a better understanding of the flow around ships and offshore structures. This programme focuses on the background development of viscous-flow CFD tools and techniques.

TIME-DOMAIN SIMULATIONS

Time-domain simulations study the motions of a structure or ship based on the force and momentum balance over a long period of time. We use these simulations for applications in engineering, experiments, simulations and on-board.

TIME-DOMAIN SIMULATIONS

Time-domain simulations study the motions of a structure or ship based on the force and momentum balance over a long period of time. We use these simulations for applications in engineering, experiments, simulations and on-board.

MEASUREMENT & CONTROL

Measurement and analysis are essential for acquiring knowledge from numerical and experimental studies. This programme provides the tools and techniques needed to gain insight into full-scale and model-scale physics.

MEASUREMENT & CONTROL

Measurement and analysis are essential for acquiring knowledge from numerical and experimental studies. This programme provides the tools and techniques needed to gain insight into full-scale and model-scale physics.

Data science

The Data Science research programme focuses on the development of data-driven technologies to solve both classical and new problems in the maritime domain.

Data science

The Data Science research programme focuses on the development of data-driven technologies to solve both classical and new problems in the maritime domain.

Maritime RESEARCH PROGRAMMES

RESISTANCE & PROPULSION

We aim to improve the prediction and evaluation of the resistance, propulsion and cavitation hindrance of ships in order to get better ships and blue oceans.

RESISTANCE & PROPULSION

We aim to improve the prediction and evaluation of the resistance, propulsion and cavitation hindrance of ships in order to get better ships and blue oceans.

WAVES, IMPACTS & HYDROSTRUCTURAL

Waves have a big impact on marine structures. In order to ensure safe design and operation, we are developing the specialist tools and competences needed to assess fatigue and ultimate loads.

WAVES, IMPACTS & HYDROSTRUCTURAL

Waves have a big impact on marine structures. In order to ensure safe design and operation, we are developing the specialist tools and competences needed to assess fatigue and ultimate loads.

MANOEUVRING & NAUTICAL STUDIES

Through this research programme we aim to help the maritime industry assess and improve the safety and efficiency of nautical operations, traffic flows and individual ships.

MANOEUVRING & NAUTICAL STUDIES

Through this research programme we aim to help the maritime industry assess and improve the safety and efficiency of nautical operations, traffic flows and individual ships.

Stability, SEAKEEPING & OCEAN ENGINEERING

The aim of this research programme is to help the maritime industry to determine the operational limits and safety of floating structures such as ships and platforms and to support the development of innovative concepts for blue growth.

Stability, SEAKEEPING & OCEAN ENGINEERING

The aim of this research programme is to help the maritime industry to determine the operational limits and safety of floating structures such as ships and platforms and to support the development of innovative concepts for blue growth.

MISSION-ORIENTED RESEARCH PROGRAMMES

OPERATIONS & HUMAN FACTORS

This program matches complex maritime operations with the capabilities of human operators eventually supported by advisory systems. It brings the end user into the design of operations and further improves the operation through studying (supported) operator performance and training development.

OPERATIONS & HUMAN FACTORS

This program matches complex maritime operations with the capabilities of human operators eventually supported by advisory systems. It brings the end user into the design of operations and further improves the operation through studying (supported) operator performance and training development.

ZERO EMISSION

To realize (near) zero emission shipping solutions that contribute to a sustainable use of sea and resources while assuring reliable ship operations and meeting the ship functional requirements.

ZERO EMISSION

To realize (near) zero emission shipping solutions that contribute to a sustainable use of sea and resources while assuring reliable ship operations and meeting the ship functional requirements.

AUTONOMY & DECISION SUPPORT

The next evolutionary step in shipping will be the development of autonomous sailing vessels. MARIN is playing an important role in the research and testing needed to make autonomous shipping a reality.

AUTONOMY & DECISION SUPPORT

The next evolutionary step in shipping will be the development of autonomous sailing vessels. MARIN is playing an important role in the research and testing needed to make autonomous shipping a reality.