SSA worked with key European trade association, European Community of Shipowners Association (ECSA), Norwegian Shipowners Association (NSA) and the European Marine Equipment Council (EMEC), along with some of the largest maritime companies from across Europe including Meyer Werft, STX France Cruise, Carnival Corporation, British Maritime Technology, Bureau Veritas, Rolls Royce and Germanischer Lloyd.

In total the project consists of 49 partners covering shipbuilders, ship operators, ship instrument manufacturers, software and system integration companies, classification bodies, research institutes, ports, and trade associations, with a total EU funding of €10.2 million.

SSA played a part in looking at future scenarios and business models to assess how ship and land-based related operations could be carried out in a more cost effective way.  SSA were also involved in reviewing the potential opportunities from enhanced networking relating to safer and greener market needs.

The project goals were achieved through looking at 5 different areas: technical operations (e.g. equipment); day-to-day ship operation (e.g. navigation decision support); emergency management; (e.g. co-operative decision support between ship and shore); support actions (e.g. ICT infrastructure and open system architecture) and evaluation. Additional information about the project can be found by visiting either the SSA website or the projects website www.flagship.be


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