PROJECT CONSORTIUM

ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (ITU) Maritime Faculty

The Maritime Faculty was established in 1884 at Istanbul as a part of the Naval Academy. In 1992, it is re-established as a ‘Maritime Faculty’ of Istanbul Technical University. The departments in ITUMF are Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering Department and Marine Engineering Department. ITUMF is still one of the leading maritime education, training and research institute by utilizing Full-mission Ship handling Simulator, training ships and many other simulators and labs at Turkey.

Furthermore, ITUMF has international academic collaborations in its teaching and research activities. Simulator Laboratory/Centre provides visual education to students and to the maritime sector in general by using several simulation models. ITUMF has a training, laboratory and research ships and a Maritime Safety at Sea Training Centre including swimming pool, fire training centre and lifeboat station.

ITU maritime faculty has expertise in following activities:

  • Simulators, simulation softwares
  • Training of the Turkish MET trainers
  • Safe and Environmentally friendly ship operations
  • Several types of trainings such as BTM/BRM trainings, ECDIS, Cargo Handling via continuous education centre
  • Simulator based risk analysis project of ports

http://www.df.itu.edu.tr/

Dr. Elif Bal Beşikçi

Dr. Elif Bal Beşikçi

Coordinator

Prof. Ozcan Arslan

Prof. Ozcan Arslan

Coordinator

Ms. Esma Uflaz

Ms. Esma Uflaz

Researcher

Dr. Fırat Bolat

Dr. Fırat Bolat

Researcher

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE (UoS) The Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE (UoS) The Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering The Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering (NAOME) at University of Strathclyde (UoS) is one of the largest Naval Architecture departments in Europe and possibly the largest academic research group in Europe in the marine sector with more than 130 researchers and PhD students addressing a wide range of aspects of ships and offshore structures in very close collaboration with the marine industries. NAOME has a well-equipped towing tank with state-of-the-art wave-making systems and instrumentation to perform hydrodynamic tests and newly established fully turbulent seawater flume to test antifouling coatings and biofoulings. These are ideal for cost-effective fundamental and industrial research activities to study of energy efficiency of ships including antifouling coating performance including the effect of biofouling. The University of Strathclyde also hosts the ARCHIE-WEST super computer providing significant leverage for very sophisticated CFD work on energy efficient ship design and assessment. NAOME researchers have been highly active in utilizing this capability for full-scale ship CFD computations, including the recent LR-sponsored full-scale benchmarking workshop attended by internationally leading groups where NAOME achieved the second-best results out of around twenty participants.

The Department’s world leading research in Maritime Safety, Ship Design and Operations has led to the establishment in 2016 of the Maritime Safety Research Centre jointly funded to £2M by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) and DNVGL to investigate all aspects of maritime safety; this can be seen as a testimony to the high-quality industry-focused research that UoS is carrying out. NAOME staff is also active in marine engineering research focused on energy efficiency and emission reduction. Finally the department is currently investing in a full-mission bridge simulator in 2017 to be used for research into safe and energy efficient ship operations. UoS, over the years, has been involved in more than 60 EU funded maritime related research projects and coordinated a number of them. SHOPERA, TARGETS, REFRESH, FOUL-X-SPEL, SHOPERA, JOULES, HOLYSHIP are some of the examples of EU that are related to Energy Efficiency and Green Shipping.

https://www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/navalarchitectureoceanmarineengineering/

Prof. Osman Turan

Prof. Osman Turan

Coordinator

Dr. Rafet Emek Kurt

Dr. Rafet Emek Kurt

Coordinator

Dr. Yigit Kemal Demirel

Dr. Yigit Kemal Demirel

Coordinator

Dr. Andrea Coraddu

Dr. Andrea Coraddu

Coordinator

Mr Dogancan Uzun

Mr Dogancan Uzun

Researcher

CALMAC FERRIES LTD (CFL)

CalMac Ferries Limited (CFL) operates a fleet of 33 roll on roll off passenger ferries. CFL also operates 50 harbours and slipways to facilitate the ferry service. The service is a lifeline service between the scottish mainland and the islands on the west coast of Scotland. This service is operated under contract for the Scottish Government. CFL is a wholly owned subsidiary of David MacBrayne Limited, who are in part owned by the Scottish Ministers.

CFL operate 33 RoRo passenger vessels to the requirements of EU Directive 2009/42/EC as amended by EU Directive 201/36/EC on safety rules and standards for passenger ships on domestic voyages. These directives are based on international conventions (SOLAS, MARPOL, LoadLine) and in many cases apply the same legislative framework. CFL are already compliant with the requirements of Shipboard Energy Efficiency Management Plans (SEEMP), and will work to full compliance with EU MRV rules. As IMO is amending MAPROL to include monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions into the SEEMP’s, CFL are well placed to participate in the project. CFL can provide professional input, and more importantly, can provide the resources to implement and validate specific project deliverables.

https://www.calmac.co.uk/

Mr Louis de Wolff

Mr Louis de Wolff

Coordinator

TURK LOYDU (TL)

Türk Loydu is a “Classification and Conformity Assessment Body”, providing classification, inspection and certification services, which was established by the Chamber of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in 1962 with the contributions of the Turkish Union for Insurance and Reinsurance Companies and with the participation of organizations such as The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, Chamber of Shipping, Istanbul Chamber of Industry, Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects, Shipowners’ Association, Shipbuilders’ Association, Union of Boiler and Pressure Vessels Manufacturers.

Türk Loydu has pioneered the developments in the marine and land industry and maintained its development by enlarging its service areas since its foundation in 1962 by the significant organizations of the sector.

Currently, Türk Loydu maintains its services within the frame of its accreditations and authorizations with international recognition and provides ship classification, certification of management systems, product and personnel, conformity assessment and third party controlling services in a wide range of fields in marine and industrial sectors.

https://www.turkloydu.org/en-us/home.aspx

Mr Dogan Öztekin

Mr Dogan Öztekin

Coordinator

Ms Zeliha Tuğçe Aydın

Ms Zeliha Tuğçe Aydın

Coordinator

ORKA INFORMATICS (ORKA)

Today; ORKA Informatics is a very successful company which not only generates revenues but also increases profits year after year. Orka has more than 80.000 active users on their systems and raising to 1200 vessels in a very short time.

Market research findings indicate that Orka’s products and their implementations are unique. The quality and diversity of their products along with our excellent customer care are the reasons behind their success.

An introductory video can be seen via:

https://vimeo.com/234354738

ORKA TEAM includes; Marine Professionals, Mathematician, Physician, Computer Engineer, Software & Application Developer, Game Designer, 3D Modeler and Content Developers.

Orka has several products such as:

– Online Training Systems
– Interactive Contents – Video, 3D model, Assessments
– Analytics/Reporting + Monitoring
– 3D Modeling, Visualization and Animation
– Video Production, 360 degree animation
– Serious Games for Professionals
– Augmented Reality
– Virtual Reality Systems
– Virtual Training Ships
– Re-constructed Accidents/Events
– Experience Simulations
– Mathematical and Physical Algorithm Integrated Simulations
– Mobile 360 VR

https://orkainformatics.com/

Mr Levent Sen

Mr Levent Sen

Coordinator

Mr Mehmet Enes Caylak

Mr Mehmet Enes Caylak

Coordinator

A.P. & A Limited

AP&A Limited Company is providing technical and operational services to ship operators and Ship managers, including crewing agency services providing full and part crew to Greek based shipping companies with 18 full time employees.

Crewing department experienced with the sourcing, mobilisation and management of international seafarers on behalf of major ship operators and cruise lines. Key personnel also involved in the verification of documentation, qualifications and certification.

Additionally, technical department with engineers experienced in the installation and maintenance of ships equipment and green technologies.

http://www.apanda.com/

Mr George Papadakis

Mr George Papadakis

Coordinator

Ms Konstantina Papoulia

Ms Konstantina Papoulia

Coordinator