74 participants from 40 project member organisations gathered on 29 – 30 September in Athens to kick-off the HOLISHIP Project. In the presence of the project officer, Gabriel Mialocq, the partners discussed immediate actions after the project start and detailed the plan for the first year of work.
The face of ship design is changing. The vastly increasing complexity of European built ships and maritime structures as well as the growing number of rules and regulations call for novel concepts of product design and testing. To address this challenge a team of 40 European maritime industry and research partners has submitted the HOLISHIP (HOLIstic optimisation of SHIP design and operation for life cycle) proposal in response to the 2015 Call of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Transport Research Programme.