The scope of the ECMAR Association is focused on the development of a common strategy for European Research in the maritime industry, and to promote and support the adoption of the relevant research priorities within the area of EU funded Research, Innovation and Technology Development. ECMAR continues to seek close cooperation with industrial partners, universities and research organisations to develop future R&D in Europe

ECMAR activities are organised arround 9 thematic working groups:

GREEN SHIPS AND SHIPPINGZero-emission ships to eliminate harmful environmental impact.


SAFETY AND SECURITYZero-casualty shipping with improved incident prevention, and improved vessel security measures


CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED MARITIME TRANSPORTAutonomous ships, robots, shore-based control, and fully autonomous port operations


INTEGRATED TRANSPORT LOGISTICSSecure and safe shipping, digitally connected and integrated into the global transport systems


HUMAN FACTORSImprove the maritime human-machine interface and the associated human factors

MATERIALS AND PRODUCTIONMore resilient ships and offshore structures, for more extreme weather conditions


ACOUSTIC AND UNDERWATER NOISELess noise and vibration emissions from the ships

ARCTIC OPPORTUNITIESSafe and sustainable operations in Arctic regions, with zero environmental impact


BLUE GROWTHSustainable Blue Economy to meet increasing demand for food and renewable energy




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