SYNERGETICS

Synergies for Green Transformation of Inland and Coastal Shipping

SYNERGETICS

Synergies for Green Transformation of Inland and Coastal Shipping

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What is SYNERGETICS?

SYNERGETICS is an Innovation Action funded by the Horizon Europe programme of the EU which addresses the potentials for greening of inland and coastal shipping by means of retrofit.

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Why SYNERGETICS?

Shipping decarbonisation and air-pollutants emission reduction by means of retrofit is an active field, but a fragmented one. Many activities are simultaneously being carried out in different research and industrial projects and initiatives, but the efforts aimed at integration of the experiences gained through such activities were limited so far. The uptake of greening practices stemming from other transportation fields is limited by the absence of cross-sectoral standardisation. The greening of the waterborne transport is being effectively curbed by the existing safety regulations which often lag behind the technology development. Finally, the greening efforts are hindered by a “chicken-and-egg” problem: the difficulties in making the right decision with respect to the choice of the greening technology may lead to a belief that the available technologies are not ripe, which, in turn, may lead to decelerating of the process.

To unlock the greening potentials by means of retrofit, and to enable its acceleration in inland and coastal navigation, SYNERGETICS aims at removal of these barriers by ensuring effective synergies between the stakeholders within and outside of the shipping sector, and by demonstrating the most promising and mature retrofit technologies.

How SYNERGETICS works?

SYNERGETICS creates synergies between the leading research institutions in the field of ship hydrodynamics and energy transition, innovation centres and shipping industry associations, shipbuilding industry, regulatory bodies, vessel owners, and technology providers, as well as between different European regions.

About

SYNERGETICS

Inland and coastal shipping face great challenges with respect to a significant reduction of greenhouse-gas and air-pollutant emissions resulting from both the European policy and regulatory developments, and the ever-growing competitiveness requirements.

The existing fleet operating on European inland waterways and in the respective coastal areas displays a great potential for greening, which can be unlocked by proper means of retrofit. However, the solutions are not brought together in order to facilitate a roll out on a large scale.

This is the starting point of SYNERGETICS! The goal is the provision of a consistent catalogue of developed and ready to deploy retrofit solutions which would facilitate and accelerate the green transformation of inland vessels and coastal ships.

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Synergies

Tools

Catalogue

Catalogue
of Greening Retrofit Solutions

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Handbook

Handbook for Implementation of Greening Retrofit Solutions
Decision Support Tool for Vessel Owners

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Scenarios

Scenarios for Policy Makers
Updated Transition Pathways & landscape of Synergies

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Blog

Updates & News

SYNERGETICS blog will feature project updates, articles related to the greening of fleets by means of retrofit, the dates of SYNERGETICS presentations, etc.

SYNERGETICS General Assembly

On 13th and 14th of June 2024, the General Assembly of Innovation Action SYNERGETICS took place in Gothenburg, hosted by ScandiNAOS. The numerous participants representing all SYNERGETICS partners were greeted in Gothenburg with an engaging programme of activities and...

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SYNERGETICS at Posidonia Events 2024

SYNERGETICS at Posidonia Events 2024

Innovation Action SYNERGETICS was presented at the RETROFIT55 forum, Posidonia Events 2024 in Athens, where Green Marine also shared their project outline. These three projects are funded by the Horizon Europe programme of the EU and all address the potentials for...

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