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May 2017

Some short information before we hopefully see many of you next week at Nor-Shipping. SINTEF Ocean stand # C04-28e, Norwegian Pavillon Hall C.

Some short information before we hopefully see many of you next week at

Work in progress


The research team is currently busy with models development and verification, scientific papers for upcoming conferences, organisation of next years' MSc projects, recruitement of internship students, among others.

SP1 – Fuels and abatement technologies

In collaboration with NOx-fondet and Miljødirektoratet, the SP1 team has been working on a report on Methan slip from gas engines (mapping, verification and reduction technologies). Available in early June.  

SP7 - Simulation-based Conceptual Design

The SP7 team has carried out a case on a Wilh. Wilhelmsen ship, including modelling of the ship in ShipX and analysis in Gymir. They are now working on the next case, focusing on a Grieg Star ship.

June 2017

Smart Maritime Webinar – save the date!

Our first Webinar will be held on June 21st on the topic of LNG-fuel vessels. Outlook-invitation to Skype-online meeting will follow.

Smart Maritime Board

The next Board meeting will be on June 14th. Please contact us if you want a particular subject to be addressed by the Board.

Nor-Shipping 2017

Come and meet us at the SINTEF Ocean Stand C04-28e, Norwegian pavilion in HALL C

OMAE – June 25-30th

Smart Maritime will be represented at the OMAE conference in the following technical sessions, among others:

  • Models and Methods for Efficiency Estimation of a Marine Electric Power Grid - Dr. Torstein I. Bø and Prof. Eilif Pedersen (26th)
  • Visual Analytics in Ship Performance and Navigation Information for Sensor Specific Fault Detection -  Dr. Lokukaluge P. Perera and Brage Mo: (27th)

  • Real-Time Hybrid Testing of the Hybrid Power Plant: Concept and Feasibility Test -  Dr. Kevin Koosup Yum (28th)

  • A Novel Measure to Reduce Ship Resistance in Waves - Prof. Sverre Steen, together with Dr. Guo and Dr. Vartdal from DNV GL (29th)

Future opportunities for Smart Maritime

Patent landscape analysis for Smart Maritime

Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) is currently finalising a patent landscape analysis for Smart Maritime. Report due in June. It consists of a preliminary examination of the scope for action on a particular type of technology (geographical patenting activities, largest players etc.). More information on Patent landscape analysis here:

SFI Forum – News from Norwegian Research Council

Smart Maritime was present at the SFI Forum hosted by the Research Council of Norway (RCN) last April 27th. We got the chance to exchange experience with other SFIs and received updates from RCN:

  • The SFI scheme, seen as successful so far, is currently being assessed by an external independent actor. The evaluation report  will be available in June.

  • RCN is drafting a new program to support the pre-commercialisation phase. More info to come.

  • Mid-June will also come a analysis report from OECD on the Norwegian R&DI system.


  • Bjørn-Egil Asbjørnslett will replace Ingrid Schjølberg as NTNU representative at the Smart Maritime Board. We are thankful for Ingrid's contribution to Smart Maritime.

  • Two of our valuable researchers, Dr Evert Bouman from NTNU and Dr Matthias Nowak from SINTEF Ocean, are leaving us this season. We are grateful for their significant contribution to Smart Maritime, notably with STEAM and Gymir, and wish them the best of luck!

  • We also say good bye and a warm thank you to Per Brinchmann from Wilh. Wilhelmsen. Lars Dessen will take over as main primary contact.

Annual Report 2016

Available in PDF format online: Annual Report 2016

Best regards,

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