Maritime Safety Research CentreOur research
Our research activities are strategically focused, ensuring that academic excellence is combined with strong industrial engagement.
Our areas of research
Complex systems safety & security
The systems onboard ships are becoming increasingly complex and the industry needs to handle this complexity in terms of integration, verification, design and operation.
Dynamic barrier managementDynamic barrier management fits within the overall framework of life-cycle risk management.
Intact & damage stability of cruise shipsStability represents a prime driver for naval architects whilst the form and consequences of intact and damage stability regulations remain at the forefront of interest at IMO.
Safety culture: Fleet-wide operations for continual and unequalled safetyThe International Safety Management (ISM) Code entered into force on 1st July 1998, with amended text introduced on 1st July 2002.
Other areas of interest
Fire Protection and prevention
Fire sources, fuel leaks, detection, containment, extinction, operational practices and measures of success of the instigation of weekly drills
Analysis and root cause identification of blackouts, research alternatives for improvement, operational implementation, and monitoring. Ensuring there is increased knowledge and understanding of the sensitivities and their impact on the outcomes
Research into improved LSA alternatives linked to evacuation and abandonment.
Ship design and operational practices ensuring minimum evacuation times can be improved, managed and operated safely.
Analysis and reduction of guest and crew accidents/incidents providing targeted and focused actions in design and operational practices.
Continuous improvement through training and the adoption of new technology and systems.