Decision Support System for Ship Operation in Rough Weather (HANDLING WAVES)

Duration: 01.01.2007-30.06.2010 (36 months)

Coordination: RINA SPA and Technical Coord: IST

Partners: Instituto Superior Técnico; RINA, Rodriquez Cantieri Navali, TUV, TUB, HSVA Portline, Navigation Maritime Bulgare, Grimaldi Group Naples and St. Petersburg State University.

Funding Entity: EU - Programme SUST

The aim of the project is to improve ships’ performance, and thus its efficiency, by addressing those operational factors that are connected to operability and availability of the ship itself. The effect of waves in rough weather is of the factors that mostly degrade the ship efficiency. In this way, the objective of the project will be achieved by developing an on-board decision support system for tactical decisions of ship handling in waves which enables the master to improve ship performance while minimizing the likelihood of structural damage.

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