Network of Excellence on Marine Structures (MARSTRUCT)

Duration: 01.02.004-31.01.2010 (90 months)

Coordination: Instituto Superior Técnico and Universities of Glasgow & Strathclyde

Partners: Université de Liege, Technical University of Varna, Technical University of Denmark, Helsinki University of Technology, VTT Industrial Systems, Kvaerner Masa-Yards, Bureau Veritas, Principia Marine, Sirehna, Germanischer Lloyd, Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft mbH & Co KG, FDS - Forschungszentrum des Deutschen Schiffbaus, National Technical University of Athens, CETENA - Centro Tecnico Navale, Universita di Genova, TNO - Netherlands Institute for Applied Scientific Research, Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Det Norske Veritas, Technical University of Szczecin, CTO - Centrum Techniki Okretowej, Lisnave Estaleiros Navais SA, Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo, University „Dunarea de Jos“ of Galati, IZAR Construcciones Navales S.A., Chalmers University of Technology, Technical University of Istanbul, University of Newcastle, University of Southampton, The Welding Institute.

Funding Entity: EU - Programme SUSTDEV

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The overall objective of the Network is to improve the comfort, effectiveness, safety, reliability and environmental behaviour of ship structures through the application of advanced structural and reliability assessment within design, fabrication and operation, leading to increased public and commercial confidence in the competitiveness and use of waterborne transportation. This objective will be achieved by strengthening the European competitiveness aiming at a permanent organisation of the type of a virtual institute, which will ensure the integration of the various European groups in a European Centre of Competence for structural analysis of ships with improved safety environmental behaviour and comfort.

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