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      • CAD02 - Smart Shipping: a weather routing system for maritime transport

          • A shipping route from Europe to China can last around 35 days and each trip has an approximate cost of 2M USD only in fuel costs. In fact, fuel costs are estimated to be 50-60% of the whole operating costs for marine transportation, and they are estimated to be 120 billion USD, comparable to the GNP of many countries. Marine transport is also responsible for 3% of the global CO2 emissions and 11% of the global SO2 emissions.

            Knowledge of meteorological and oceanographic conditions can have a large impact in determining the optimal sea route between two given harbours, depending on the day of departure and arrival. Fuel saving could range between 2-10% if the sea currents and waves are taken into account when programming the routes. The availability of accurate data allows a much better optimization of each specific route, potentially leading to considerable savings with a large economic and environmental impact.

            Avoiding adverse sea conditions is also a major issue in maritime transport.
            Smart Shipping aims to build a complete software tool able to compute in real time the optimal route and expected fuel consumption for a specific vessel operating a route between two harbours and taking into account the oceanographic and meteorological conditions of the moment.

            Our team so far has 8 researchers from 3 different countries, including naval engineers, oceanographers, data scientists, mathematicians and computer engineers. A startup company is also investing in this project.

          • What the challenge owner would like to develop over 48h
          • Design a product: a business plan.
          • Which skills the challenge owner is looking for
          • Oceanographer
            Naval engineers
            Shipping industry
            Data scientist
Campus mondial de la mer
Technopôle Brest-Iroise
525, Avenue Alexis de Rochon
29280 Plouzané
  • Brest Métropole
  • Région Bretagne
  • https://www.tech-brest-iroise.fr/
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