Maritim energi- og miljøteknologi som spidskompetence

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Maritim energi- og miljøteknologi som spidskompetence

In the following, the need for research and development is described - both the short

term and the long term dimensions. However, the two dimensions can not be entirely

separated.

Development of energy efficient systems for ships requires research and development in

the short term in improved combustion processes, cleansing of exhaust gas, possibility

for shore based electricity and retro-fit technology making it possible for new technical

solutions to be used for existing systems. In the longer term, focus should be on research

and development in alternative fuels and energy systems.

Efficient and optimised propulsion in the short term includes research and development

with regards to hull and propellers, development of new coatings for smooth surfaces,

re-extraction/application of emissions from tank systems as well as optimising of ships’

service conditions. In the long term, there is a need for research in and development of

new types of ships. This requires development of new tools for modelling.

Efficient operation and maintenance aims at research and development in the monitoring,

management and decision support systems for operation and maintenance of the

ship. At the same time, focus should be on development of tools for education and training

of employees in the Danish Maritime Cluster. The human factor is quite decisive

with regards to the full application of technologies and systems.

Optimised transport supply chains includes the need for economic optimisation of

transport supply chains and dimensioning of the public infrastructure. As a starting point,

the area will be encompassed of the strategic research programme for transport,

which is currently being launched.

Ad chapter 4. Maritime research and innovation environments

The basis for development of environmental and energy efficient technologies and systems

is good. However, there is a need for a joint effort which includes the entire Danish

Maritime Cluster.

Within the technological area, the maritime research and development environment

holds a strong and international profile on which a future effort can be based. The Danish

Centre for Maritime Technology links research and innovation and aims at industry

oriented innovative results. The Centre has a time frame to 2010. In addition, the Cluster

has several large businesses with their own research, development and innovation programmes.

The majority of the public and private environments co-operate nationally and internationally.

There is thus a solid basis for development of a maritime competence centre for

environmental and energy efficient maritime technology.

Ad chapter 5. Study programmes and training basis for knowledge

Strong research and development environments cannot stand alone. New knowledge

must form part of the study programmes and training at the maritime academies. The

maritime subjects should be made more visible at universities and the PhD programmes

should be expanded.

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