Partners

The consortium is a well-balanced team composed of ship industry, specialized companies, a classification society, research centres and academics. Different European countries are represented. The team includes a large panel of specialists covering the different technical topics to address, allowing a multi-disciplinary approach.


http://en.dcnsgroup.com
DCNS is a naval defence company and is one of Europe's leading shipbuilders.
The group designs, builds and supports surface combatants, submarines, systems and equipments. DCNS is also expanding into new markets in civil nuclear energy, marine renewable energy and naval and industrial services.
In late 2011, a new branch was created: "DCNS Research" in order to develop research activities and collaborative projects.

DCNS is in charge of Technical Coordination of the project, WP6 "Dissemination" and WP7 "Management".
DCNS is responsible for T2.1, T2.4, T3.3 and T5.2.

http://www.tsisl.es
TSI is a Spanish SME private company specialized in the following areas: Noise & Vibration Measurements, Analysis and Control, Shipboard Testing and Measurements, Start Up and Operation Support Services, Predictive Maintenance or CBM (Condition Based Maintenance), Consultancy, Vibration Condition Monitoring Systems, Structural Analysis, Experimental Dynamic Analysis, Training & Education.

TSI is in charge of WP3 Measurements.

http://www.bureauveritas.com
Bureau Veritas is a classification society. Its Marine Branch assesses ships for conformity with specific sets of rules, certifies ship and marine equipment and provides technical assistance and expertise.

BV is in charge of WP5 Guidelines to reduce ship noise footprint.

http://www.lab.upc.edu
The Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB) of the Technical University of Catalonia (BarcelonaTech, UPC) has been leading the last 10 years of EU research on the effects of acoustic sources on the marine ecosystems. The LAB has developed a package software for the automated real-time detection, classification and tracking of acoustic events and noise monitoring that directly addresses the environmentally responsible use of the oceans. The LAB also conducts routine analysis of hearing organs from marine organisms exposed to sounds and develops technologies to engage instantaneous mitigation actions to help the sustainable exploitation of natural resources.

UPC is in charge of WP4 Sensitivity of Marine Life.
UPC is part of the Ethics Advisory Board, whose role is to verify that bioacoustic experiments comply with ethical rules.

http://www.quiet-oceans.com
Quiet-Oceans is a French SME founded in 2010 which propose prediction, monitoring and mitigation of underwater noise. QO develops the tool Quonops© to predict the global ocean noise and has adapted it for AQUO.

QO is in charge of WP1 Noise Footprint Assessment Model.

http://www.sspa.se
SSPA is an international consulting company composed of three main departments: ship design, maritime operations and research. SSPA runs three scale model test facilities and a simulator laboratory.

SSPA is responsible for: T2.3 "Experimental investigations in model scale".

http://www.unige.it
The Università degli Studi di Genova (UNIGE) is among Italy’s leading research universities. UNIGE features one of the largest undergraduate and graduate degree courses in Naval Architecture in Europe and then has a strong power of dissemination.

UNIGE is in charge of WP2 "Noise sources".

http://www.strath.ac.uk
The Dept. of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) of the University of Strathclyde (SU) is a world leading academic institution. SU is the world’s top institution in shipping safety research and one of the key institutions in European waterborne transport research.

SU is a contributor to T2.2, T2.4, T3.2 and T5.3.

http://www.cehipar.es
CEHIPAR is an autonomous organisation belonging to the Spanish Defence Department working on the study, testing and research of hydrodynamic aspects of shipbuilding. Its activities cover ship and propeller design and model tests, R&D in hydrodynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technologies, etc. in order to get an optimum hydrodynamic behaviour of the ship as a whole.

CEHIPAR is a contributor to T2.3 Experimental investigation in model scale and T5.3 Impact of solutions on fuel efficiency.

http://www.cto.gda.pl
CTO is a modern, multidisciplinary research and design centre which employs experienced and talented specialists in hydromechanics, aerodynamics, structure mechanics, acoustics, flammability, material science, etc.

CTO is a contributor to T3.2, T3.3 and T5.2.

http://www.wageningenur.nl
IMARES is a scientific institute for strategic and applied marine ecological research in support of maritime policies and innovations.

IMARES is responsible of T4.2.2 "Masking effects of shipping noise on harbour porpoises" and contribute to T4.3 “Criteria for bioacoustic sensitivity in maritime areas”.
IMARES is part of the Ethics Advisory Board.

http://www.foi.se
FOI is a governmental based agency in Sweden. The study of underwater applications is distributed in two units: Marine Environmental Studies and Acoustic Wave Propagation. FOI is investigating fish behaviour induced by noise.

FOI is contributing to T1.3, T1.4, T4.2 and T4.3.
FOI is part of the Ethics Advisory Board.

http://www.cesa.eu
The Community of European Shipyards Associations (CESA) represents the European shipbuilders from 17 Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and United Kingdom). It has expertise in Ship building and Shipping. CESA has just merged with European Marine Equipment Council to become SEAEurope. SEAEurope is located in Brussels.

CESA is contributing to T1.1, T5.5 and WP6.