BlueWeek 2016 – Making smart use of


the environment at sea Wageningen, May 23–26, 2016

JIP meetings, seminars & workshops, proposals for new JIP initiatives (Blueforum) Themes: Offshore wind, Marine renewable (tidal, waves, biomass, sea farming), Natural propulsion for ships, Marine biomimetics Information:

MARIN offers a wide selection of papers and doctoral theses in the field of hydrodynamics on its website at

The most recent publications include:

External hydrodynamic loads on the shaft of azimuthing thrusters and podded propulsors Dang, J. and Brouwer J., SNAME, 2015

Intermodal South

America April 5-7, 2016

MARIN will again be present at the Intermodal South America exhibition in São Paulo, together with our Brazilian partner Oceanica. Meet us in stand C290 to discuss the latest developments within shipping & trade.

Shallow water current loads on an LNG carrier using CFD Koop, A., OMAE, 2015

An assessment of scale-resolving simulation models for the flow around a circular cylinder Vaz, G., Pereira, F.S. and Eça, L., 8th International Symposium on Turbulence, Heat and Mass Transfer (THMT’15), 2015

Workshop examines the future of simulation

Increasingly, MARIN is carrying out simulations of complex operations on its simulators including multiple vessels or project teams working at different positions. The Aasta Hansteen project (see page 9) is a good example.

Additionally, the possibilities of new tech- nologies are continuously growing. Therefore, a workshop was organised on the future of simulation focusing on three subjects: the development of computer technology and visualisation techniques including augmented reality, the impact of ‘big data’ and the accessibility of data, as well as hardware developments like Microsoft’s HoloLens. One conclusion was that new technologies make it easier to include ‘human factor’ aspects in simulation. Sensors for measuring

heart rate and blood pressure are now in common use. It is possible to determine where people are looking (eye tracking), to do physiological measurements and to measure emotional elements.

Finally, MARIN’s clients shared their vision on the role of simulation. Certainly, there was a requirement expressed for a more sophisticated evaluation tool of simulation runs. For more information: Jos van Doorn,

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