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February 2019

SAVE THE DATE: Network meeting 29-30 April 2019 Oslo

The next Network meeting will take place in Oslo, hosted by the Norwegian Shipowners Association. We will focus on the Smart Maritime Demo cases, the associated projects launched in 2019, and discussion about new activities and projects.

Program and registration information will follow.  Add to calendar


Smart Maritime is recruiting!

We are looking for 5 PhD candidates and 1 Post Doc. The deadline for job application is March 1st. Please help us spread the word and forward the job announcement to potential candidates.

Work place: NTNU, Trondheim.


  • Marine Hydrodynamics (PhD)
  • A Simulator Approach to Concept Analysis and Optimization (PhD)
  • Modeling and Optimal Design of Marine Hybrid Electric Power Systems (PhD)
  • Experimental Investigation of Alternative Marine Fuels (PhD)
  • Concept Ship Design for Future Low Emission Shipping Technology (PhD)
  • Simulation Based Ship Design and Assessment (Post Doc.)


Associated Projects: a busy year 2019

The following projects associated to Smart Maritime have been awarded funding by the Norwegian Research Council and will be launched in 2019.


Project owner


Link to Smart Maritime

CLIMMS - Climate change mitigation in the maritime sector



Models and GHG emissions reduction scenarios

RuteSim - Simuleringsbasert Ruteplanlegging

Grieg Star



SMARTSHIPROUTING - Selvlærende ruteoptimalisering for skip

Norwegian Control Systems


Weather routing onboard system

Digital Twin Yard - Ecosystem for maritime models and digital twin simulation



Open simulation platform

FreeCO2ast - Zero-Emission ROPAX



Gymir and hybrid lab

Flying Foil – Zero-emission fast ferry

Flying Foil


Novel propulsion system



Upcoming webinars. Meeting information and registration link will be sent separately.

  • Sulphur Cap 2020 and NOx Tier III ECA 2021 March 18th
  • Gymir – New User Interface April


Midway Evaluation of the SFI: meeting with the review panel, April 9th


All documentation and assessment reports were submitted to the Norwegian Research Council as requested. We thank you all for your cooperation in that process and your constructive feedbacks. The next step will be the meeting with the Review Panel on April 9th.


Publications and dissemination of results


New publications available online

  • Model Predictive Control of Marine Power Plants With Gas Engines and Battery, article by T. Bø, E. Vaktskjold, E. Pedersen and A. Mo in IEEE Access Download here
  • Experimental Study of Ignition Delay, Combustion, and NO Emission Characteristics of Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil., article by Krivopolianskii et al. in SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants 2019 Download here
  • Methane slip from gas fuelled ships, article by S. Ushakov, D. Stenersen, P.M. Einang in Journal of Marine Science and Technology Download here
  • Stochastic bivariate time series models of waves in the North Sea and their application in simulation-based design, article by Endre Sandvik, Ole J.J. Lønnum, Bjørn Egil Asbjørnslett in Ocean Applied Research Download here


PhD defences

PhD Candidate Vladimir Krivopolianskii, is currently finalizing his PhD project on Development of a constant volume combustion rig for experimental investigation of combustion and emission characteristics of alternative fuels. His doctoral defence will take place on March 21st at NTNU, Trondheim.


Upcoming events:

Sulphur Cap 2020 and NOx Tier III ECA 2021

March 18


Gymir – New User Interface



Midway evaluation meeting

April 9


Network meeting 2019/1

April 29-30


SFI Forum, Norwegian Research Council

May 14


Ocean week

May 6-8


Norshipping 2019

June 4-7