With a history stretching back almost four centuries serving a world-class navy, Naval Group is a world leader in naval defence and an innovative actor in marine renewable energies. Highly involved in marine environmental protection through its federative axis of R&D BlueShip; within PIAQUO, Naval Group uses its considerable expertise in underwater acoustics, accumulated over more than half a century in the service of marine acoustic discretion. With the support of many European experts, Naval Group built and is leading the PIAQUO project, a logical continuation of the FP7 AQUO project also led by Naval Group.
ALSEAMAR is a high-tech company gathering the marine and underwater activities of the ALCEN industrial group for Ocean Science markets, Defence & Security, and Offshore Oil & Gas. ALSEAMAR has 100 employees, mostly located south of France with close access to the sea. The vocation of ALSEAMAR is to design and manufacture equipment to deliver new services using technology and know-how developed internally. Its activity is split between on-demand R&D projects and off-the-shelf products.
Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore has a wide experience in classification of ships and offshore platforms. Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore provides ship classification, ship and equipment certification, technical assistance and outsourcing services. Its main objective is to improve the quality shipping around the world, bringing tangible benefits to ship-owners and to the environment through recognised quality systems and certification. To achieve this aim, BV performs research studies in various technical fields covering in particular risk analysis, hydrodynamics, structural reliability, energy efficiency, environmental impact assessment and software development.
CETENA S.p.A. - The Italian Ship Research Centre - is a company of the FINCANTIERI Group dedicated to research and consultancy in the naval and maritime field. CETENA’s technical activities consist of numerical studies, simulations and measurements on board ships and in the company’s laboratory. The competence areas are Hydrodynamics, Structures and Materials, Vibrations and Noise, Ship Vulnerability and Signatures, Human Factors, Virtual Prototyping, Risk Analysis.
CHORUS Research Institute is a French Non-Governmental Organisation founded on 15 years’ experience in academic research in Passive Acoustics (PA) applied to the marine environment. CHORUS uses marine soundscapes to acquire better environmental knowledge and proposes services for ecosystems monitoring, management and conservation. CHORUS core activities include measuring, processing and analysing marine soundscapes to answer ecologically relevant questions and to better understand marine ecosystems, as well as developing acoustic descriptors used in monitoring and management programs.
ESI Group is a leading innovator in Virtual Prototyping software and services who has acquired in 2001 first the STRACO company, created in 1986, who has a strong knowledge and expertise in vibro-acoustic coupled problems for low frequency range. For those applications, this company has developed the RAYON Finite/Boundary Element Methods solver.
Fincantieri is one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and number one for diversification and innovation. It is leader in cruise ship design and construction and a reference player in all high-tech shipbuilding industry sectors, from naval to offshore vessels, from high-complexity special vessels and ferries to mega yachts, as well as in ship repairs and conversions, production of systems and mechanical and electrical component equipment and after-sales services. With over 230 years of history and more than 7,000 vessels built, Fincantieri has always kept its management offices, as well as all the engineering and production skills, in Italy. With over 8,600 employees and a supplier network that employs nearly 50,000 people, Fincantieri has enhanced a fragmented production capacity over several shipyards into a strength, acquiring the widest portfolio of clients and products in the cruise segment. To hold its own in relation to competition and assert itself at global level, Fincantieri has broadened its product portfolio becoming world leader in the sectors in which it operates.
KONGSBERG is a leading global technology group, delivering mission-critical solutions to customers operating in extremely challenging environments. Throughout our proud two hundred year history, we have continuously advanced, applying innovative solutions to the needs of our customers, partners and society at large. Today, we work for organisations across a number of sectors including: deep-sea, digital, defence, merchant marine, oil and gas, fisheries, aerospace and space industries. While our business areas are diverse, our focus is single-minded, we operate as a 11,000 strong team, dedicated to delivering technical excellence, at a world-class level. KONGSBERG’s engagement in projects from deep sea to space, has given us valuable insights into the environmental challenges around the world. We are committed to resolving climate change and work towards sustainability, in everything we do. By prioritising extreme performance, for extreme conditions, we will safe-guard people and the places they work, for generations to come.
QUIET-OCEANS: Incorporated in 2010 at the same time the Marine Strategy Framework Directive was published, Quiet- Oceans has become the French leader in passive acoustics, underwater noise prediction, monitoring and mitigation. QO employs 12 engineers and researchers in full-time and has a turnover of approximatively 1.2M€ in 2018. Quiet-Oceans provides state-of-the-art risk assessment tools and management capabilities to help governments and maritime industry to secure their projects. With an international portfolio, QO is involved with the major players of the offshore marine renewable industry, shipping, coastal development industry as well as with UE governmental agencies.
The University of Genoa (UNIGE) is a teaching and research institution, founded in 1933 and with an history starting in the 14th century. UNIGE has a strong participation in EU and international research and cooperation Programs. UNIGE has a long-standing experience in the field of ship design with a particular focus for the propeller underwater radiated noise; this was gained by means of a long cooperation with the national industries through own developed and national research projects.