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Protective clothing for improved safety and performance in the fisheries

Objective

Safe@Sea addresses the strategic objective to reduce the risk of injury in complex systems through advanced personal protective equipment.
The main objective of Safe@Sea is to develop a new generation of advanced personal protective clothing for the fishing industry that will lead to a significant increase in safety without reducing work performance.
Fishing is among the most dangerous of all professions. The concept behind Safe@Sea is to increase safety by implementing improved solutions for buoyancy, tear and puncture resistance, head and hand protection, emergency warning and positioning systems. This will be achieved by the integration of state of the art materials and ICT systems and the development of new high performance materials. An ergonomic design will be developed to solve the contradictory requirements of functionality, comfort and safety.
Specifications will be developed (WP2) that provide input to concept development and prototyping (WP3) in close interaction with development and integration of materials (WP4) and integration of ICT solutions (WP5). The developed solutions, ergonomic design and usability will be thoroughly validated and tested (WP6). Manufacturing concepts, a standardisation strategy and roadmap for product maturing and market introduction will be developed (WP7). Demonstration of the technology developed and precommercial activities such as presentations of prototypes on exhibitions and trade fairs will take place in WP9. This will be supplemented by exploitation and dissemination activities (WP 8) and project management (WP1).
The consortium consists of Ohmatex ApS, FOV Fabrics AB, SISYFOS AS, Grado Zero Espace SRL, International Safety Products Limited who are leading European SMEs that develop specialised fabrics, clothing and electronics. Helly Hansen Pro AS will be responsible for the end product of fishermen clothing. The industry partners are complemented by strong scientific expertise in materials research and integration technologies at Stiftelsen SINTEF, Tampere University of Technology, Swerea IVF AB, Centre Scientifiqe & Technique de L’Industrie Textile Belge, and FUNDACION LEIA CENTRO DE DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO. The International Maritime Health Association provides close links to a user network and expertise in safety issues. The consortium is highly complimentary and has the necessary skills and facilities to achieve the objectives of the project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-SME-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)
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Coordinator

STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 814 948,55
Administrative Contact
Solfrid Sørensen (Ms.)

Participants (13)

HANSEN PROTECTION AS

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 56 277,20
Address
Tykkemyr 27
1501 Moss
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ivar Grøneng (Mr.)
OHMATEX A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 255 725,60
Address
Skanderborgvej 234
8260 Viby J
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anne Jensen (Ms.)
TTY-SAATIO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 231 788
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Merja Fagerström (Ms.)
RISE IVF AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 336 500
Address
Argongatan 30
431 53 Molndal
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marie Pauli (Ms.)
SISYFOS AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 207 526
Address
Festningsgata 9
N7014 Trondheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Håkon Døvre (Dr.)
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 268 139,75
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maarten Soens (Mr.)
Oy B Huhta Ab
Finland
EU contribution
€ 93 900
Address
Kvarnvägen 6
FI-68500 Kronoby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henrik Huhta (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 126 475
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Javier Lerma (Mr.)
GRADO ZERO ESPACE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 301 000
Address
Via Nove 2/A
50056 Montelupo Fiorentino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matteo Piccini (Dr.)
International Safety Products Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 63 940
Address
Orrell Mount, Hawthorne Road 159
L20 6JU Bootle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Geoffrey Billington (Mr.)
International Maritime Health Association
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 68 425
Address
Italielei 51
2000 Antwerp
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Robert Verbist (Dr.)
FOV FABRICS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 215 560
Address
Norrby Langgata 45
503 08 Boras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johan Kjerrulf (Mr.)
HELLY HANSEN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 108 018,90
Address
Munkendamsveien 35 6 Etaj
0120 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fritjof Henmark (Mr.)