Thematic Network on Maritime Safety (THEMES)

Duration: 01.05.2000 – 30.04.2003 (36 months)

Coordination: Det Norske Veritas

Partners: D’Appolonia (I), SSPA Maritime Consulting (S); Instituto Superior Técnico (P); BMT, BOMEL, CETEMAR, Directorate for Transport Safety of The Netherlands, DMI, FRESTI, Germanischer Lloyds, ITEC, LISNAVE, AEA Technology, Maritime and Coastguard Agency of UK, Maritime Institute Willem Barentz, MARINTEK, METTLE, MSR, NTUA, Norwegian Shipowner Association, NUST, RINAVE, RISOE, TRUth, VTT, Uppsala University-HCI, IFN, Joint Research Centre, Chantiers d’Atlantique

Funding Entity: EU - Programme GROWTH

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The overall goal of THEMES is to improve industrial safety and environmental protection in shipping, through support to and development of a pro-active safety culture. The project objective is to enable the overall goal with regard to shipping safety to be achieved by initiating and effectively managing a programme of work aimed at establish a common knowledge based and a comprehensive framework of safety assessment and safety management for waterborne transport.

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