The DESSEV project – Decision support system regarding the risk of epidemic threats on a sea-going vessel – focuses on developing new tools to increase preparedness for epidemic situations on ships.



Total budget

250 000 €


39 200 €

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Project objectives

The COVID-19 pandemic showed that disease situations require new types of preparedness and approaches, including in the maritime sector. Outbreaks on ships are likely, and knowledge and skills to deal with disease situations can play a significant role in containing the epidemic. The DESSEV project will develop decision-making tool and operational guidelines for epidemic situations on vessels. The project is coordinated by Sczeczin Maritime University in Poland and partners include Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie Medical University in Poland, SPINAKER training company in Slovenia, University of Catalonia in Spain, IDEC Training Consulting in Greece and Centre for Factories of the Future (C4FF) in Sweden.


Janne Lahtinen

Practical steps

  • Creating a database for pandemic preparedness.
  • Preparing a decision support system for epidemic situations.
  • Providing the above mentioned material in five languages freely available online.