We research

Konttilaiva auringonlaskussa, piirroskuva.

We research: Fostering students’ transversal skills in education

Transversal skills help learners adapt to changes and find meanings in their actions. The SocialBlend project focuses on developing these competences in learning. It is ERASMUS+ project conducted by partners from Finland, Belgium, Romania, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary. The aim is to create a digital library for research framework, learning toolboxes, gamification best practices and teacher communication platform within the topic of transversal skills education.

Aurinkopaneelit Kotkan Sapokan satamarakennuksen katolla.

We research: Improving the energy efficiency of small ports

In the Central Baltic region, boating tourism is a popular way to spend holidays and leisure time. The coasts of Finland and Sweden, with their tens of thousands of islands, are a world-famous boating tourism area. At the heart of leisure cruising are destinations, i.e. small ports with their services and surroundings. With the growing pace of climate change, small ports are also under pressure to develop their operations in an increasingly environmentally friendly direction. Uncontrolled climate change may have unpredictable consequences for the future of the boating.

Konttirekat satamassa. Etualalla kaksi työntekijää.

We research: Digitalization as an asset for the logistics chains in the Satakunta region

In our society, almost every activity needs logistics. But logistics often goes unnoticed, especially when it is working well. Logistics is a daily, round-the-clock operation that is carefully planned, follows minute-by-minute schedules, and has an overall impact on the security of supply. Digitalization has brought the logistics industry opportunities to operate in an easier, more efficient, and more meaningful way.

Kolme henkilöä MerSol-hankkeen palaverissa, pöydällä tietokone ja ruudulla osallistujia etäyhteydellä.

We research: Online studies for marine engineers

Simulators form an increasing part of maritime studies. Theoretical studies are put into practice in simulators, where 30 days of supervised training can be carried out on both deck and engine sides. The Maritime Logistics Research Center is cooperating at European level in the training of engineers, which can be partly carried out in an online environment.

Representatives of companies from the Central Baltic Region in a group photo representatives of Namport organization outdoors in Walvis Bay. Two persons holding a textile flag of the core themes of the SME Aisle project.

We research: Exports to Southern Africa

There is a growing demand for the products and services of the maritime cluster in the markets of Southern Africa. In the future, Southern Africa will be the target of increasing investments. The market consists of an area of up to 300 million consumers. Located on the southern coast of the Atlantic, Namibia is categorized as a gateway to Southern Africa by sea and road.

Käsipareja pöydän ääressä, pöydällä palapelin paloja.

We research: Tools for well-being at work in the logistics industry

Satakunta is an export-driven region, and for that, its success and security of supply rely on skilled workforce and the functionality of transport chains. The global field creates business opportunities but at the same time challenges the productivity, the ability for change and the well-being at work of small and medium-sized companies.

Laivan koneistojärjestelmiin liittyvä ohjauspiiri, jolla säädetään laitteiston toimintaa. Piiri sisältää sähköisiä venttiileitä antureita ja toimilaitteita.

We research: Digital laboratory for pre-testing of ship building processes

Nowadays the deck and engine departments of ships have a vast amount of different digital systems which need to function seamlessly together. The gadgets and components used in the systems come from several different manufacturers and need frequent updates. These systems form separately defined entities which make operating a ship safe and possible at all.

Aurora Botnia -alus

We research: Safer use of batteries in seafaring

Seafaring and shipbuilding are now strongly shaped by different levels of digitalisation and measures towards carbon neutrality. More and more often the ships under construction in shipyards are becoming so called hybrid vessels, in which large lithium battery systems are being installed alongside traditional combustion engines.