MESA project documents

Documents from the MESA FP7 project on waterborne transport research

  • D6.1 - WATERBORNE vision 2030 & innovation opportunities

    Powered by continuing research and innovation, the EU maritime industry will maintain its position as a global leader in high value maritime business. Our ships will be the smartest, greenest and safest on the World’s seas; our autonomous vessels will be an increasingly common sight around the world and our passenger ships will be renowned globally for their safety and sophistication.

    Uploaded:  6 Sep 2018

  • D6.2 - Global Trends Driving Maritime Innovation Brochure August 2016

    The world in 2030 will be shaped by powerful and relatively certain global trends that we observe today. Societal trends are a continued population growth and increasing urbanisation, increasing difficulties in providing adequate amounts and quality of food and water and continuously increasing expectations with regard to health, safety, security and our impact on the environment. Significant economic trends are the increasing GDP share of developing countries; a continued growth of energy consumption, and a growing volume of trade with changing patterns. The two possibly biggest drivers are climate disruption and digitalisation. Both are accelerating and their impact might be larger than currently expected

    Uploaded:  15 Sep 2016

  • Maritime Innovations for the 21st Century: Success stories from EU Research

    This publication focuses on a number of projects that could be “showcased” as examples of the tangible benefits of EU support of the waterborne transport sector in four major technology themes: Energy Efficiency, Safety, Production, and E-Maritime.

    Uploaded:  31 Aug 2016

  • Trends And Their Impacts On The Waterborne Industry Towards 2030

    This document provides the consolidated impacts on the waterborne industry foreseen until 2030, based on an analysis of the previously identified trends on population growth, food and water demand and supply, societal expectation related to health, safety, environmental and security, economic and waterborne trade growths, energy demand and supply, climate change and environmental damages and the effects of ICT.

    Uploaded:  19 Sep 2016

  • MESA Brochure On ICT Opportunities 2030 Maritime Connected And Automated Transport

    Maritime transport is a major economic contributor in the EU as well as a necessary component for the facilitation of international and inter-regional trade on which the European economy is fully dependent. In recent years, advances in information and communication technologies have created a demand for new forms of surveillance and information management systems; these are increasingly driven by policy and governance addressing safety, security, and sustainability. Digital information exchange technologies between the different actors involved in maritime transport, including automated data exchanges, have undoubtedly the potential to deliver huge opportunities and benefits.

    Uploaded:  19 Sep 2016

  • D1.1 - Energy Efficiency: SotA Technologies and clustered Research Projects

    The present report compiles the contributions of European projects to improved energy efficiency of ships and puts them into context of the overall state-of-the-art in Energy Efficiency which is constituted from a wide range of national as well as international initiatives. The compilation comprises contributions from a variety of different sectors all influencing fuel / energy consumption on board a ship. It follows an analysis concept agreed in the working group how to gather and structure relevant information.

    Uploaded:  22 Mar 2016

  • D1.2 - Energy Efficiency: Proposals for R&D Road Map

    This report summarises the findings of MESA TTG1/Energy Efficiency on technology gaps identified for energy efficiency technologies in European shipbuilding and global maritime transport and lists the main research needs to bridge these technology gaps.

    Uploaded:  7 Sep 2018

  • D2.1 - Safety: SotA Clustered Research Projects

    The strategic goal of the WP2 is to provide for networking of the actors active in the maritime technological area of the Safety, with the aim of improving cooperation between the stakeholders in that area and strengthening the effectiveness of their research and innovation capacities.

    Uploaded:  29 Feb 2016