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SAFETY OF WINTER NAVIGATION IN DYNAMIC ICE

Objective

The present projectaims to develope – an efficient ice compression and ice dynamics forecasting system – which is precisely aimed in increasing the safety of winter navigation in dynamic ice conditions. This system is particularly efficient in case of large, AFRAMAX size or larger, oil tankers navigating in the Baltic, Okhotsk Sea and also in the western Russian Arctic. These tankers include a large parallel midbody and a hull form that is not especially suitable for ice breaking. A hull rupture of these tankers in compressive ice would lead to catastrophic consequences in the Baltic. Further, the Baltic icebreaking system including the ice services are now responding to the increased tanker traffic to and from the Russian terminals in the eastern Baltic. Similar change is likely to occur in the Okhotsk Sea, Russian western Arctic and possibly also in the White Sea. In developing ice service products applicable in these new sea areas, the present project contributes towards topics safety of ice navigation. Finally, it has been the observation of the Finnish and Swedish icebreaker services that the crews of the ice strengthened vessels do not have the necessary experience for winter navigation. The Baltic Icebreaker Management (BIM, see www.baltice.org) is making every effort to increase the awareness for winter operations and ice conditions – also awareness about the ice service products. A timely, easily comprehended, standardized and homogenized operational advice and ice navigation in a form of ice charts and ice forecasts will reduce the risk of human error in interpreting ice conditions and selecting a route through ice. Project also aims to understand the effect of ship structures onto risk of compressive ice damages. This knowledge will used then to redesign some part of the structure so to achieve the best possible damage resistance with reduction in structural weight.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Coordinator

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 581 605
Administrative Contact
Pentti Kujala (Prof.)

Participants (10)

ALVEUS DOO ZA SAVJETOVANJE I INZENJERING
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 132 040
Address
Kvaternikova 62B
51000 Rijeka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Natasa Golik Klanac (Dr.)
ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Russia
EU contribution
€ 168 900
Address
Bering Street 38
199397 Saint Petersburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yevgeny Mironov (Dr.)
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 543 449
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leena Tuomainen (Ms.)
VAYLAVIRASTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 49 550
Address
Opastinsilta 12A
00520 Helsinki
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jarkko Toivola (Mr.)
ILS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 499 140
Address
Puutarhakatu 45
20100 Turku
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kaj Riska (Prof.)
Stena Rederi AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 43 400
Address
Masthuggsterminalen
405 19 Gothenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harry Robertsson (Mr.)
SWEDISH MARITIME ADMINISTRATION
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 126 250
Address

60178 Norrköping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulf Gullne (Mr.)
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 377 000
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Meier (Dr.)
TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 359 800
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jüri Elken (Prof.)
TALLINK GRUPP AS
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 42 600
Address
Sadama 5/7
10111 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tanel Hinno (Mr.)