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TWI Innovation Network at the IMO, London (with its shipping heritage: 70 years)

TWI Innovation Network at the IMO, London (with its shipping heritage: 70 years)

The shipping industry has evolved since the early fleets and tankers roamed the globe, but there are still several examples of heritage ships that are available to see today. TWI Innovation Network Members have collaborated on several maritime projects multi-nationally (of relevance and interest to IMO and its members), and took a leading part in some of the innovations that have emerged from these programmes, spanning from structural health monitoring systems for ship hulls to non-invasive antifouling solutions developed and brought to industrial readiness for usage, testing and further improvements for scaling up.

There are several ongoing initiatives within the TWI Innovation Network that are being formulated; bringing together the stakeholders in the shipping industry and related supply chains from welding (crucial to ship building), assembly, a combination of advanced materials and non-destructive testing (post manufacturing), inspection regimes during service and structural health monitoring systems. In particular, the latter is driven by advances in sensing systems and data communications that open the possibilities for big data/internet of things (IoT) initiatives that present a favourable medium for TWI Innovation Network activities and connections.

IMO, 70 years of shipping heritage
IMO, 70 years of shipping heritage
A light house lens (second order optic) display
A light house lens (second order optic) display