Research at sea - Aalborg University embarks Victoria Kosan

Sep 14 2016

As part of J. Lauritzen’s participation in the Blue INNOship initiative, two guests from Aalborg university joined the crew of Victoria Kosan on a voyage from Tarragona, Spain to Sines in Portugal.

The Blue INNOship partnership is the largest maritime innovation project in Denmark, through which J. Lauritzen actively engages in a work group seeking to develop an industry standard for performance monitoring to promote more energy-efficient operations and thereby reduce emissions.  

During a four-day visit, Mr. Niels Gorm Rytter, Associate Professor and Assistant Ms. Beizen Jia from Aalborg University, which is also a partner on the project, stayed onboard Victoria Kosan, during which time they had the opportunity to get an understanding of work onboard and learn about the typical operation of a gas carrier in relation to fuel efficiency, data sources, support tools as well as the daily life as part of a crew.

While onboard, Mr. Rytter and Ms. Jia along with the Master and Crew on board Victoria Kosan conducted a number of sea trials for the purpose of gaining insight into how we can achieve more accurate and in-time data from the vessels.

Overall, the trip, the vessel as well as the captain and his skilled, organised, hardworking and friendly crew with a lot of team spirit, made a big impression on us says Niels Gorm Rytter, and concludes “The trip also gave us a firsthand glimpse of the challenges faced everyday onboard a vessel and left us with a lot of respect for the somehow tough life of seafarers.”

About the Blue INNOship

Blue INNOship is a societal partnership focusing on creating growth and employment in the Blue Denmark through development of green and energy-efficient solutions. 

Blue INNOship consists of app. 40 partners covering suppliers, shipowners, consultants, universities and schools, GTS institutions, authorities and classification societies, who work together in 5 work packages containing 14 active projects and 1 pre-study.

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