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Maritime Research Laboratory (MARILAB)

The MARILAB project will establish a research laboratory at the Maritime Logistics Research Center and will consolidate its activities as a new solution for reducing emissions. An investment in a simulator will be made in the research laboratory. During the MARILAB project, the simulator will be used to carry out demonstrations on emission reductions and energy efficiency in key maritime logistics topics: remote piloting, digital testing environment and optimisation of maritime logistics processes. The impact of the demonstrations will be assessed and scaled up to real-life examples.



Total budget

development project: 314 809,37 €


investment project: 213 150,00 € 

European Regional Development Fund

development project: 251 846,69 €


investment project: 149 205,00 €


development project: 62 961,67 €


investment project: 63 945,00 €

Project objectives

  • design and implement a research laboratory and a knowledge and investment package to measure and model emission reductions
  • conduct emission reduction and energy efficiency demonstrations in a simulator using the investment package.
  • build permanent and embedded structures, operating model, facilities and shared laboratories for the research laboratory as part of the Marine Logistics Research Centre.
  • make the Research Laboratory a widely recognised and acknowledged center of excellence for maritime logistics in the field of carbon neutrality as part of the Maritime Logistics Research Centre.
  • operate research and product development teams of international excellence in the laboratory in relation to the Research Centre.
  • collaborate with various stakeholders, such as Satakunta's maritime logistics industry, national authorities, and national and international universities
  • generate new knowledge and support business growth


Johanna Lainio
Head of research center

Projects steps

Project steps with workpackages (WP)

  • WP1 Establishment and consolidation of a research laboratory as a new solution for emission reductions
  • WP2 Investment in a simulator
  • WP3 Demonstrations in the simulator to promote emission reductions and energy efficiency
  • WP4 Project management
  • WP5 Communication plan