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Norway has been a world-leader on maritime technology for a long time, but the world is changing fast and major challenges threaten its position.

The MAROFF work programme asserts that we need rapid innovation, new opportunities, and higher efficiency. This requires coordinated and unified actions from a wide range of research and industry partners. It also requires smarter technological solutions that are easier, faster, and safer to use.

During the last years, the maritime industry has started using co-simulation successfully to boost digital collaboration and innovation based on existing investments and knowledge. Yet, several technical challenges remain, and collaboration is inhibited by tools that are often too complicated to use and not unified.

In the SEACo project, we aim to tackle these inhibitors of rapid digital innovation head on. We seek to contribute to more reliable and easier-to-use co-simulations of maritime systems by drawing on the knowledge and the skills acquired over the past decade. To ensure high interactivity and value creation, several key partners from academia and the industry are committed and eager to contribute.

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Project partners:

DNV, Kongsberg Maritime, Aukra Maritime, Equinor, NTNU, SINTEF Ålesund

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