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Next generation of life Saving appliances and systems for saFE and swift evacuation operations on high capacity PASSenger ships in extreme scenarios and conditions

Next generation of life Saving appliances and systems for saFE and swift evacuation operations on high capacity PASSenger ships in extreme scenarios and conditions

Objective

Evacuating a large passenger ship is a safety-critical and strictly time-bound task and a complex decision-making process based on the evolving situation and the information available. Timely evacuation requires fast and accurate evaluation of ship’s condition and estimation of remaining evacuation time. The assumption that all passengers will be able to comprehend and follow instructions or even that the crew will be able to communicate verbally during a crisis is very optimistic. In response, a system that will provide clear instructions and guide passengers safely on how to react in an emergency situation without reliance on any passenger skills or experience is of paramount importance for any large passenger ship.
SafePASS will radically redefine the evacuation processes, evacuation systems/equipment and international regulations for passenger ships in all environments, hazards and weather conditions, independently of the demographic factor, by developing an integrated system that will collectively monitor, process and inform during emergencies both crew and passengers of the optimal evacuation routes, coupled with advanced, intuitive and easy to use LSA, resulting to a significant reduction of the total time required for ship evacuation and increased safety. SafePASS is an integrated solution that provides passengers tailored evacuation assistance, assists the crew by enhancing their situational awareness and ability to handle de-skilled equipment, while incorporating fail-safe processes for the evacuation procedure.
SafePASS prototypes will be validated in real environment, on a cruise ship and in LSA manufacturers testbeds and towing tanks. The consortium, consisting of 15 partners, amongst which academic institutions, classification societies, innovative SMEs, shipyard, LSA manufacturers and a cruise operator, safeguards both the high impact and implementation of the project results, through the preparation of a set of recommendations for IMO submission.
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Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Address

Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 182 750

Participants (14)

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EXUS SOFTWARE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 831 250

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 784 375

TELESTO TECHNOLOGIES PLIROFORIKIS KAI EPIKOINONION EPE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 490 450

CROWD DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 427 500

DIGINEXT

France

EU Contribution

€ 640 500

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 536 250

SURVITEC GROUP LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 029 901,25

CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 486 140

RINA HELLAS ETAIRIA PERIORISMENIS EVTHINIS NIOGNOMONAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 253 750

RINA SERVICES SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 254 375

SEABILITY (CYPRUS) LTD

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 186 500

RCL CRUISES LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 381 250

DNV GL SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 119 125

VIKING LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 666 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 815146

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    31 August 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 270 366,25

  • EU contribution

    € 8 270 366,25

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece