MUNIN Maritime Unmanned Navigation through Intelligence in Networks (MUNIN)

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MUNIN Maritime Unmanned Navigation through Intelligence in Networks (MUNIN)
Projektleitung Knud Benedict , Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil., Karsten Wehner , Prof. Dr.-Ing., Carlos Jahn ,
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Projektbeginn 01. September 2012
Projektabschluss 31. August 2015
Projektpartner Frauenhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML, Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (MARINTEK) Norwegen, Chalmers University of Technology Schweden, aptomar AS Norwegen, Marine Soft Entwicklungs- und Logistikgesellschaft mbH Deutschland, Maroka ehf Island, University College Cork Irland
Projektbeteiligte Caspar M. Krueger ,, Michael Gluch , Dr.-Ing., Michael Baldauf , Associate Professor Dr.-Ing., Gerrit Tuschling , Dipl.-Ing. (FH), Michèle Schaub ,, Hartmut Schmidt ,, Sandro Fischer , Dipl.-Ing.
Projektmittel 505.000 €
Mittelgeber EU Projekt im 7. rahmenorogramm Call "E-guided vessels: the 'autonomous' ship"
Fakultät(en) Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften
Forschungsschwerpunkte(e) Schiffbau und Seeverkehr
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The project MUNIN – Maritime Unmanned Navigation through Intelligence in Networks – is a collaborative research project, co-funded by the European Commissions under its Seventh Framework Programme. MUNIN aims to develop and verify a concept for an autonomous ship, which is defined as a vessel primarily guided by automated on-board decision systems but controlled by a remote operator in a shore side control station.

Maritime transport within the EU faces challenges such as significant increases in transport volumes, growing environmental requirements and a shortage of seafarers in the future. The concept of the autonomous ship brings along the potential to overcome these challenges. It allows for more efficient and competitive ship operation and increases in the environmental performance of vessels. Furthermore the shore based approach offers “seafaring” the possibility to become more socially sustainable by reducing the time seafarers spend away from their families.

Within MUNIN a consortium of eight partners led by Fraunhofer CML with scientific and industrial background will reflect upon operational, technical and legal aspects in connection with the vision of an autonomous ship. Solutions for e.g. an autonomous bridge, an autonomous engine room, a shore side operation center and the communication architecture linking vessel and a shore operator will be developed and verified. Besides this long term goal of an autonomous ship MUNIN’s results will also provide efficiency, safety and sustainability advantages for existing vessels in short term. This includes e.g. environmental optimization, new maintenance and operational concepts as well as improved bridge applications.