MARINET supported new innovative projects at the meeting on April 25

At the MARINET Meeting on April 25 MARINET has approved new projects in digital navigation, innovative shipbuilding and ocean resources development technologies. Supported projects include Autonomous recreational small boats system IQBoat (Aurora Robotics Design Bureau), Compact individual rescue tool with a mechanism for extracting from the water (Energiya-Service LLC), Antifriction composite material based on a hybrid reinforcing material and polymeric thermosetting matrix of a new generation for friction units (Tribocomposite, PKF RADA), Engineering bottom seismic with for multi-wave seismic acoustic research in shallow water areas (Morgeocomplex LLC).

The IQBoat  project by Aurora Robotics is intended for creation of a system of several recreational vessels capable of autonomously sailing along specified routes and mooring remotely controlled from an onshore dispatching office. (more…)

MARINET and WWF intend to cooperate in the of new eco-technologies

MARINET and the Wildlife Fund (WWF) intend to collaborate on the development, use and testing of new environmental technologies. According to a representative of the Miron Borgulev Foundation, who spoke at the MARINET meeting, WWF is engaged in projects related to the development of special trawls with a reduced environmental impact, a system of trauma-free repellency of small feeders, automatic catch accounting systems, and the use of alternative types of marine fuels.  (more…)

Governmet will support computer simulation platform for unmanned navigation development

Government Commission for Modernization of the Economy and Innovative Development of Russia approved support of the project Technological platform to develop the unmanned navigation systems based on computer simulation in virtual environment. The total budget of the project is 6,75 million USD. The amount of state support will be 60% of the project budget.

Today the autonomous shipping technologies are the most promising trend in the development of the global maritime industry – both for the civilian fleet and for the Navy. Ships with a high degree of automation will allow to reduce the cost of the crew on board, which are 30-40% of the daily operating expenses of the vessel now – this is one of the key reserves for cost reduction by shipping companies. At the same time, these technologies will reduce the impact of the human factor, which is the main source of not only incidents in the field of shipping safety, but also economic losses associated with inefficient vessel management.  (more…)

Updated MARINET Working Group of the National Technology Initiative

MARINET Working Group of the National Technology Initiative is updated. Currently it includes 19 representatives of companies, research and esucation centers, government organizations and ministries:

1. S. Generalov, President of Industrial Investors Group, Chairman of the Working Group

2. O. Ryazantsev, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Co-Chairman of the Working Group

3. M. Barkasov, Project Manager of RVC, Executive Secretary of the Working Group

4. A. Pinskiy, General Director of Industry Association MARINET, Deputy Chairman of the WG, head of the Digital Navigation expert group (more…)

29 applications are supported during the UMNIC contest final

On December 21, JSC “United Shipbuilding Corporation” traditionally hosted the final selection of the UMNIC program in the MARINET areas. The UMNIC program of the Fund for the Promotion of Innovation is aimed at supporting commercially oriented scientific and technical projects of young researchers. Within the program, the Foundation provides grants for scientific research carried out by specialists aged 18 to 30 years.

This year, over 60 applications from more than 10 regions were submitted to the correspondence stage of the competition, 40 of them were selected for the final competition stage.

According to the results of the research projects presentations, 29 applications are supported by the jury. The juri includes experts of MARINET, JSC “USC”, the Fund for the Promotion of Innovation and NTI. (more…)

Electromagnetic sounding technology was presented at the forum in Portugal

Scientists from Irkutsk National Research Techical Institute Yuriy Davydenko and Denis Bogdanovic presented at the international forum  Near Surface Geoscience-2018 the technology for electromagnetic sounding in engineering survey and search of hydrocarbons.

At the exhibition stand, the results of two expeditions were presented: shipboard tests of the unified software and hardware complex “MPAC-3D-ELECTRO”. The works were held last summer in the Black Sea in the framework of the MARINET project. The “MPAC-3D-ELECTRO” power source and the measuring station are installed on the ship, and the generator and receiving braids are towed behind the vessel, triggering and recording electromagnetic pulses that transmit information about the structure of the seabed. Such measuring electromagnetic systems have been successfully used for several years by specialists of the Siberian Geophysical Company to search for hydrocarbons on the Russian Arctic shelf. (more…)

Students from Nizhny Novgorod won gold at the IYIA 2018 contest in Indonesia

Russian students won 12 gold and 5 silver medals at the 5th International Young Inventors Award – IYIA 2018. Grand Prix with a cash prize was received by Alexander Dudkov from Nizhny Novgorod, a representative of the Nizhny Novgorod Children’s Shipping Company, for the project of “Sail-Wing”, a robotic ship model for autonomous monitoring of water areas powered by wind and sun .

Gold medal was awarded to another Nizhny Novgorod student – Vladimir Krupa for the Eco-Boat project: autonomous vehicle to collect garbage from the surface of the water areas. (more…)

Russia announced a series of projects in the field of unmanned navigation

In the framework of the international exhibition SMM in Hamburg,  MARINET hosted the international conference dedicated to the most promising technologies for the maritime industry, which was attended by companies and research centers from different countries of the world.

The conference program included panel discussions on digital navigation and unmanned vessels, as well as a pitch session on the marine robotics.

During the conference, Alexey Donskoy, Director of Engineering Center of Shipbuilding (ECS) told about the successful creation of unmanned boats by SPE AME and the conversion of the developed technologies for the civil shipbuilding. ECS in cooperation with AME plans to start in 2018 and 2019 a number of pilot projects to test autonomous and remote control vessels: sea/river bulk cargo ship, a small-tonnage tanker,  a ferry and an icebreaker.

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Results of MARINET projects selection within the FPI programs are announced

The Foundation for Promotion of Innovations has completed the selection of MARINET projects within the framework of the programs of  “Development-NTI” and “Start-NTI”. The competition committee of the “Development-NTI” program and the jury of the “Start-NTI” contest supported, respectively, 18 and 6 applications.

This year the most of the R&D projects supported within the “Development-NTI” program are in the field of technologies for the ocean resources development – the means for exploration and monitoring of marine resources, as well as maritime robotics. They inlcude the Unmanned platform for performing hydrographic works, Robotic Search and Rescue System, Marine unmanned robotic device for geological and geophysical data collection, Multifunctional hydroacoustic scanner, Marine magnetic gradiometer and magnetometer, Multichannel electroprospecting streamer for marine engineering surveys and others. (more…)

The finalists of the GenerationS in the MARINET nomination are selected

On April 27 the final of the Federal Accelerator of technological startups GenerationS was held in Moscow. This year for the first time the participants competed in the special nomination MARINET.

The finalists of the nomination were five participants:
• Yochting (Moscow) – yochting.com platform, which unites participants of the yacht charter market in a single interface;
• Hydro Tower (St. Petersburg) – sea-based hydroelectric power station of cyclone type;
• ProFiShip (Kaliningrad) – smart factory for non-waste processing of fish raw materials;
• Fish Fur (Novosibirsk) – eco technologies of fish wastes processing and
• Distributed Fiber-Optic Hydroacoustic Sensor (St. Petersburg). (more…)