MESA project documents

Documents from the MESA FP7 project on waterborne transport research

  • D3.1 - Production: SotA Clustered research projects

    This Deliverable describes the State-of-the-Art (SotA) on Production Technologies and the use of Innovative Materials in European shipbuilding and identifies first technology gaps which need to be filled with research and development in the coming years. In addition, the document looks at the status of cooperation between research projects and researchers and derives recommendations for improvements.

    Uploaded:  29 Feb 2016

  • D3.4 - Production: Innovation Show Cases

    A documentation of selected success stories showing the impact of maritime research on increased competitiveness of the industry and its contribution to solving societal and global challenges, in the area of shipbuilding production.

    Uploaded:  24 Aug 2016

  • D4.1 - e-Maritime: SotA Clustered Research Projects

    This report presents a general review of e-Maritime and e-navigation issues, including a brief historical background, the objectives of the EU e-Maritime initiative, the e-Maritime Strategic Framework (EMSF), and IMO’s e-navigation concept. The role of SafeSeaNet, Port Community Systems (PCS) and the Single Window concept is also explained.

    Uploaded:  25 Feb 2016

  • D4.2 - e-Maritime: Proposals for R&D Road Map

    The aim of this deliverable is to provide proposals for updating the WATERBORNE Technology Platform R&D Road Map for the topic of e-Maritime and to make suggestions for an implementation plan. Recommendations of the problems to be solved in the future, the expected achievements, and the research priorities, are also presented. These recommendations will provide an input for updating of the WATERBORNETP strategic research agenda.

    Uploaded:  1 Mar 2016

  • D4.3 - e-maritime: Thematic Workshop Reports

    The aim of this deliverable is to report on the proceedings of the four e-Maritime workshops organised by MESA’s Thematic Technology Group TTG4 on e-Maritime held as part of the Maritime Europe Strategy Action (MESA) project. It presents the objective of the workshops, in the context of the overall objectives of the MESA project, and summarises the actual proceedings, recording the participation and some of the preparatory actions.

    Uploaded:  31 Aug 2016

  • D4.4 - e-Maritime: Innovation Show Cases

    This Deliverable D4.4 describes two particular show cases and successful demonstration activities that have been identified from the completed e-Maritime project eMAR: e-Maritime strategic Framework and Simulation based Validation, where the potential of an innovation activity is likely, or has been, taken up by industry or by government.

    Uploaded:  21 Mar 2016

  • D4.5 - Publication on e-Maritime for shipping and port operations

    The aim of this deliverable is to produce a publication summarising the state-of-the-art in e-Maritime, outlining the main opportunities for implementation in shipping and port operations, and highlighting some of the most promising activities in clear, business-oriented language.

    Uploaded:  31 Aug 2016

  • D5.1 - Structure and first guidelines for Market, Societal, Regulatory trends

    Work package 5 of MESA will eventually deliver a foresight report which will be based on three distinct contributions: market, societal and regulatory trend reports. To facilitate uniform contributions, the present report outlines the relevant studies and methodologies to be used. Available studies for use within the following tasks are briefly evaluated and the most relevant studies are suggested for future use. Following a review of available foresight methodologies, the Delphi-method is suggested to be used by the working groups to assess the impacts of reported trends on the maritime industry.

    Uploaded:  7 Sep 2018

  • D5.2 - Framing the Innovation Agenda and Implementation Plan

    The present study is approaching the possible enlargement of the Waterborne SRA with the inclusion of the innovation activities. Starting with a look of the European initiatives for the promotion of innovation, other industrial sectors both in the transport area (road, air, train)and in different other areas are taken into consideration. In particular a description of the structure of their research and innovation agenda is described. The second part of the study is focusing on the Waterborne reality, describing the actual status of the strategic documents and providing concepts for the framing of the “innovation” agenda, strictly connected with the “maturity” of the research achievements, introducing the TRL (Technology Readiness Levels). The third part is devoted to the description of possible innovation metrics, suitable to structure a methodology to measure the propensity to innovation of the maritime sector and to benchmark it with other industrial sectors.

    Uploaded:  6 Sep 2018