Eco-efficiency through digitalisation of the maritime industry

​ECOPRODIGI is a newly launched EU-funded research project addressing eco-efficiency through digitalisation of the maritime sector in the Baltic Sea region. The project includes 27 partners across 8 countries. Chalmers contribution is digital technology applications. 
ECOPRODIGI is an ambitious 3-year project with 27 partners across 8 countries. Chalmers has received EU-funding to take part in this project, addressing eco-efficiency through digitalisation of the maritime sector in the Baltic Sea region. ECOPRODIGI project kick-starts a unique collaboration between research organisations and the industry end-users to create and pilot digital solutions increasing eco-efficiency throughout the vessel life cycle. Ultimately, the project supports the Baltic Sea region in becoming a front-runner in maritime industry digitalisation and clean shipping.

ECOPRODIGI focuses on creating and piloting digital solutions for vessel performance monitoring, cargo stowage optimization as well as shipyard process optimization. In addition to the digital solutions, the project will produce a roadmap for maritime sector digitalisation and policy recommendations. The project will also design and deliver training programmes for shipyard ecosystems and organize public events to deepen the networks within the maritime sector.

Chalmers University of Technology is responsible for investigating and piloting digital technology applications, such as 3D-scanning, to enhance the eco-efficiency of shipyard processes (ship building, repair, maintenance, and retrofit).

Participants of the ECOPRODIGI project kickoff in Turku, Finland.

ECOPRODIGI is led by the University of Turku (Finland), The project has received more than €3 million from the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme. With the partners’ own contributions, the overall project budget is €4.2 million. 

The project’s results, news and open events are communicated on our website​ and on Twitter @ECOPRODIGI_BSR. 

For more information: Chalmers ECOPRODIGI project page

Björn Johansson
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Published: Thu 02 Nov 2017. Modified: Mon 06 Nov 2017