Risk-based Expert System for Through-Life Ship Structural Inspection and Maintenance New-Build Ship Structural Design (RISPECT)

Duration: 01.10.2008-31.03.2013 (54 months)

Coordination: Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde (UK)

Partners: Gdansk University of Technology (PL), University of Newcastle (UK), Instituto Superior Técnico (PT), Atlantec Enterprise Solutions (D), Bureau Veritas (FR), Consorzio Armatori per la Ricerca (IT), Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade (PT) Shipbuilders and Shiprepairers Ass. (UK), The Welding Institute (UK), Se.Ma2 Services for Maritime Management (IT)

Funding Entity: EU - Programme SUST

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The main objective of this project is to make available to shipping companies (owners and managers) a most useful tool that enables control of all structural aspects of the ship, with the purpose of optimising all details of the business and operations management. The project is directed to two particular types of ships: bulk carriers and tankers.

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