GREEN MARITIME TECHNOLOGY
Vast developments in the IT-sector have raised the need for the digitalisation of the maritime sector and optimising the work processes on-board ships and in ports. While a large part of the shipping work is still done on paper, IT solutions and e-systems help to better exchange and collect information. E-navigation through electronic maps and information systems, e-documents in the form of certificates and bills of lading, and e-ports with real-time information and announcements require the development of standards and regulations, changes in management and education.
In order to introduce complex smart, safe, and clean solutions and increase the performance of marine vehicles “Green Maritime Technology ” research group was established in 2019. The research group will focus on the design, simulation and model testing of various marine vehicles including autonomous ships.
THE MAIN RESEARCH STUDIES OF THE RESEARCH GROUP ARE DIVIDED INTO FOUR FIELDS:
Safety: The main focus is on how the ships’/ boats’ motions could be reduced.
Emission Reduction: This field focuses on fuel-efficient hull forms, and optimization and zero-emission propulsion systems.
Smartization: The focus is on a variety of research problems including smart ship design, unmanned high-speed craft and Digitalized Computational Fluid Dynamics (DCFD) by implementing artificial intelligence, machine learning and genetic algorithm.
Hydrodynamics of Marine Vehicles: Marine hydrodynamics is a part of all the above-mentioned research activities.
GREEN MARITIME TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP
Abbas Dashtimanesh is a former tenured professor of marine technology at the Estonian Maritime Academy, under whose leadership a research group on green marine technology started its work at EMERA in 2019. His previous research has focused on the hydrodynamics of high-speed small vessels, and he has also worked on different types of marine vessels. Abbas Dashtimanesh has valuable experience in the hydrodynamic design of various marine vessels. In addition to his research experience, he has also served as Director of International Relations and International Students at Gulf University.
He currently continues to supervise the PhD theses of the research group's young PhD students and is actively involved in projects. His main research interests are in the areas of marine hydrodynamics, smart ship design and fuel efficiency of ships, and the application and development of artificial intelligence/ML tools for the smart design of safe and fuel efficient ships.