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Protective clothing for improved safety and performance in the fisheries

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.
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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)

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HANSEN PROTECTION AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 56 277,20

Ohmatex ApS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 255 725,60

TTY-SAATIO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 231 788

RISE IVF AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 336 500

SISYFOS AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 207 526

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 268 139,75

Oy B Huhta Ab

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 93 900

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 126 475

GRADO ZERO ESPACE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 301 000

International Safety Products Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 63 940

International Maritime Health Association

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 68 425

FOV FABRICS AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 215 560

HELLY HANSEN AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 108 018,90

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 229334

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2009

  • End date

    30 September 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 187 847,50

  • EU contribution

    € 3 148 224

Coordinated by:

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway