Eco Marine Power establishes research institute

Image: – Aquarius USV

Fukuoka-based Eco Marine Power (EMP) has established a new research institute that will serve as a link between ship- and marine-related research projects and research locations.

The institute will co-ordinate research project and research locations to enable sharing of knowledge and resources. It will also conduct research with other companies working with renewable energy and green shipping-related technologies.

Topics and research areas to be investigated by the institute include:

  • Study of ship and marine solar power systems including photovoltaic (PV) panel technologies
  • Airflow around ships and marine structures
  • Ship-based automation, control, and monitoring systems
  • Autonomous and unmanned vessels
  • Energy storage technologies including fuel cells

Activities related to the Aquarius Unmanned Surface Vessel (pictured) and Aquarius Eco Ship projects will also be co-ordinated by the EMP Research Institute.

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