2nd Binational MAREMIS Meeting between Rostock and Singapore

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Over the past two days, FleetMon hosted the second bi-national meeting of our MAREMIS research project here in Rostock. Together with our project partners from IHPC in Singapore, we are developing machine learning-based models and a demonstrator to measure, track, and validate emissions-related aspects of maritime transport to reduce emissions from ships. See what we have achieved so far.

Thanks for joining our meeting at the FleetMon headquarters. ©FleetMon

FleetMon, as the German Project Coordinator, invited all partners to an exchange about the project’s status. The discussions focused on goals, challenges, main research issues, expected outcomes, and impacts.

MAREMIS is a German-Singaporean research cooperation project to calculate the emissions from the shipping industry in the port regions of Hamburg and Singapore. The project brings together private and public actors and researchers in a joint effort to create a tangible emission support asset for decision-makers. The objective of the meeting was to discuss special challenges with the Big-Data analysis modeling of ships’ emissions and its dispersion, simulating a holistic chemistry-climate model for the most important air pollutants, developing a white paper with use case scenarios, and designing a demonstrator. MAREMIS is funded by BMBF – German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and A*Start – Singaporean Agency for Science, Technology, and Research.

MAREMIS – AI-based calculation of air pollution emitted by ships and its dispersion. ©FleetMon

The first day focused on getting to know the project participants personally and networking with the project partners on-site. On Monday, 16.01.2023, the project partners visit the IOW (Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde). Dr. Sven Hille illustrated the challenges of the ocean research in the IOWs’ exhibition center. Dr. Franziska Schmacka presented the Ocean Technology Campus Rostock, and Dr. Peter Menzel introduced the Digital Ocean Lab and its testing infrastructure. Part of the visit to Warnemünde was an introduction to the Maritime Simulation Center by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jean Rom Rabe and Gerrit Tuschling. The delegation also visited the FleetMon autonomous research AIS Station on the campus of the HSW. Last but not least, Xiuju Fu, Maritime AI Programme Director of the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), presented her current research project with the Singapore Maritime Institute. The focus is on the implementation of AI applications in the maritime ecosystem.

Dr. Sven Hille illustrated the challenges of the ocean research in the IOWs’ exhibition center. ©FleetMon
Gerrit Tuschling explains the ship’s bridge simulator. ©FleetMon
Introduction to the Maritime Simulation Center by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jean Rom Rabe. ©FleetMon
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jean Rom Rabe at the ship’s engine simulator. ©FleetMon

On Tuesday, 17.01.2023, the MAREMIS consortium hold an intensive exchange in the FleetMon headquarters about challenges, research questions, expected outcomes, and impacts. Some of the topics were the atmospheric emission analysis, the plumb dispersion model, the status of the dashboard, and the comparison of the results between Germany and Singapore.

On the second day, all project participants met at the FleetMon headquarters. ©FleetMon

We thank all attendees for the two exciting and instructive days. We look forward to the continued cooperation and are excited about the project’s success.

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