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One year on: VENTuRE’s Research Groups, Specialist Courses & Networking Activity

Kicked off in January 2020, the VENTuRE project (a Virtual and physical ExperimeNTal Towing centre for the design of energy Efficient sea-fairing vessels) continues successfully despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic may have disrupted the physical activities, but it did not affect the extensive collaborative endeavours between the University of Malta,…
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VENTuRE Networking Workshop 2020

The VENTuRE project members have organised the first annual networking workshop, which was held online on Thursday, 10 December 2020. The workshop consisted of two seminars. 12:30 – 13:00 (CET): “Assessment of the current practices and local needs for developing smart antifouling strategies towards energy-efficient fishing boats in Turkey”. A project funded by Scottish Funding…
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Times of Malta: Maritime & Logistics Supplement

Our latest dissemination endeavour in the Times of Malta on the 7th of October! “Funded by the European Commission, the VENTuRE project – a Virtual and physical ExperimeNTal Towing centre for the design ofenergy Efficient sea-fairing vessels – is coordinated by the University of Malta, Department of Mechanical Engineering. The University team members are Prof.…
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VENTuRE: Setting Sail for Maritime Research

Kicked off in January 2020, the VENTuRE project – a Virtual and physical ExperimeNTal Towing centre for the design of energy Efficient sea-faring vessels – set up an extensive period of collaborative endeavours, through workshops, meetings, and conferences within its first six months, in an effort to develop appropriate proficiency in experimentation and numerical analysis for the…
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Effect of Biofouling on Ship Performance and Energy Efficiency

Marine biofouling is an increasing problem from both economic and environmental points of view in terms of increased fuel consumption, increased GHG emissions and transportation of harmful non-indigenous species. The fuel consumption of a ship is strongly influenced by her frictional resistance, which is directly affected by the roughness of the hull’s surface, i.e. biofouling.…
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RINA Presentation: Ship performance prediction in waves using high- fidelity and practical tools

It is critical to be able to estimate a ship’s response to waves, since the resulting added resistance and loss of speed may cause delays or course alterations, with consequent financial repercussions. The resistance of a ship operating in a seaway is greater than its resistance in calm water. The difference between these two resistances…
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European shipbuilding in the VENTuRE project

Getting the researchers of tomorrow from UNIGE geared up for VENTuRE! Last week our colleagues from UNIGE held an event about the networking and collaboration opportunities that VENTuRE will offer to the researchers of tomorrow interested in maritime resistance and propulsion. Prof. Figari, Prof. Martelli, and Prof. Villa delivered interesting talks spread over two days…
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Seminar: ‘How To Get Published’

Wednesday, 8 January 202014:30 – 15:30 Location: Engineering Building, EB6 By: Dr Tahsin TezdoganSenior Lecturer, University of StrathclydeDeputy Editor, Ocean Engineering Dr Tahsin Tezdogan is currently a senior lecturer in Fluid Structure Interactions in the Department of Naval Architecture, at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. During the seminar, Dr Tezdogan will cover, in general terms,…
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VENTuRE: Strengthening a Research field

On 14 November 2019, Prof. Ing. Claire De Marco, Prof. Ing. Tonio Sant, and Dr. Inġ Simon Mizzi from the University of Malta attended the co-ordinator’s induction meeting in Brussels for TWINNING projects funded by the European Commission’s Research Executive Agency. The main objective of TWINNING projects is to strengthen a research field in a widening EU…
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