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…)

MARINET’s Roadmap on improving legislation has been approved

The roadmap developed by the MARINET and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia to improve legislation and remove administrative barriers has been approved by the Government of Russia. The roadmap is aimed at creating conditions for promotion of new products and services to the market, support of new types of business activities, applying new business models, and stimulating the advanced implementation of high technologies in the maritime industry.

The implementation of the roadmap supposes the support of activities of the government authorities, companies, public organizations to implement initiatives aimed at promising technological markets of the global maritime industry: digital navigation (e-Navigation), ocean resources development technologies and innovative shipbuilding. (more…)

The third stage of the Development-NTI program is open

On April 6 the third stage of the “Development-NTI” Program by the Fund for the Promotion of Innovations was opened. Within the framework of the program the projects for R&D aimed at the MARINET key directions will be selected and supported.

Applications should be submitted before May 21, 2018. The projects should be aimed at the priority topics approved by MARINET taking into account technological barriers. The current list of the MARINET topics include:

1. Solutions for autonomous navigation, including navigation, radar and optical software and hardware systems

2. Solutions for gathering operational data on the ecological and hydrophysical situation in the World Ocean, equipped with a system of operational data transmission

3. Technologies and means of detection and monitoring, incl. systems of technical vision and visualization

4. Solutions for geological and geophysical prospecting on the seabed

5. Underwater wireless communication (more…)

Graduates of the program “Big Challenges” will take part in the world scientific fair IntelISEF

A team of talented students who took part in the “Big Challenges” program at the Sirius Educational Center in 2017 will represent Russia at the world scientific fair IntelISEF (USA), the awards of which are called the “small Nobel Prize”. Schoolchildren present two projects implemented in the “Big Challenges” program in the direction of World Ocean Development, organized with the support of MARINET: “Modeling of floating objects on the sea surface” and “Assessment of anthropogenic pressure on the Russian part of the Black Sea”.

The opportunity to represent Russia at the world scientific fair IntelISEF was won by students at the XIV Baltic Science and Engineering Competition on February 6-8, 2018 in St. Petersburg. The Baltic Science and Engineering Competition has been held in St. Petersburg since 2005 and is one of the largest scientific competitions for schoolchildren in Russia. (more…)

Over 40 applications are submitted for the UMNIC final

On December 20, JSC “United Shipbuilding Corporation” 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, for the second year it has been conducted for the MARINET areas.

Within the program, the Foundation provides grants for scientific research carried out by specialists aged 18 to 30 years.

This year, about 70 applications for various directions of the Marinet road map were submitted to the correspondence stage of the competition, over 40 of them were submitted for the final selection stage.

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Educational program for design of vessels using renewable energy

The SSU has developed an educational program for advanced training for the ANO “National Center for Engineering Competitions and Competitions”: “The Theory of Design of Vessels Using Alternative (Renewable) Sources of Energy”, Portnews reported.

On September 20-30 an approbation of this program of additional professional education was carried out in the educational and laboratory complex of REC “Center for Marine Research and Technologies”. 12 students took part (the direction of training is the design and construction of vessels and oceanic equipment ships). The program plan is designed for 72 academic hours. Classes were held in full-time for 9 days for 8 academic hours.

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