The World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden is a new partner in our SAIL project. WMU will contribute at the Workpackages 3 and 4.
A number of sail assisted ship concepts have been proposed in the past, but a common evaluation and benchmarking study has never been conducted. A common platform evaluation tool shall be established by developing common platform for different sail assistance concepts. The tool shall be consisting elements on sail assistance device performance, sail device-ship interaction, ship hydrodynamic assessment, operational performance evaluation, route assessment, VPP, and lifecycle asessment (including emission)
Main aim: Create a decision making tool in order to evaluate different type of sail assisted ship systems for different ship and route characteristics in Europe.
WMU is a postgraduate maritime university founded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. Established by an IMO Assembly Resolution in 1983, the aim of WMU is to further enhance the objectives and goals of IMO and IMO member states around the world through education, research, and capacity building to ensure safe, secure, and efficient shipping on clean oceans. WMU is truly an organization by and for the international maritime community.
The University operates on the basis of a Charter adopted by the IMO Assembly, and is accountable to the IMO Secretary-General, Council and Assembly, and to an international Board of Governors composed of representatives of some 50 different governmental, industry, labour and educational bodies. The University presents its annual report and budget to the IMO Council and also reports to the biennial session of the IMO Assembly. WMU receives the status, privileges and immunities of a UN institution in Sweden.