Objectives Maintaining safety of navigation for the ships of the future
Objectives Ensuring maneuvering capabilities in confined waters and/or under adverse weather conditions
Objectives Defining minimum power to ensure safe ship operations
Welcome to SHOPERA
SHOPERA: Energy Efficient Safe SHip OPERAtion is a Collaborative Project (Grant Agreement number 605221) co-funded by the Research DG of the European Commission within the RTD activities of the FP7 Thematic Priority Transport/ FP7-SST-2013-RTD-1/ Activity 7.2.4 Improving Safety and Security/ SST.2013.4-1:Ships in operation.
The 2012 guidelines on the attained Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships (MEPC. 212(63)) represent a major step forward in implementing the REGULATIONS ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF SHIPS (resolution MEPC. 203(62)). There are, however, serious concerns regarding the sufficiency of propulsion power and of steering devices to maintain the manoeuvrability of ships in adverse conditions, hence the safety of ships……… Read more
The project SHOPERA addresses the outlined challenges by looking holistically at integrated ship design and operational environments, and implementing multi-objective optimisation procedures to optimise a ship’s powering while ensuring safe ship operation; but at the same time seeking the right balance between the ship’s efficiency and economy, safety and greenness. Upon completion, SHOPERA will submit key results to IMO for consideration in the rule………………. Read more