TalTech has signed cooperation agreements with Baltic Workboats and Saaremaa Municipality to further Naval Architecture education in its Estonian Maritime Academy Centre for the Blue Economy. Baltic Workboats have launched a campaign to promote education tracks leading to marine industry jobs with ads running on TV, radio and social media. This spring, the company also hosted tours […]
Tallinn University of Technology has appointed Mihkel Kõrgesaar as Professor in Naval Architecture at Estonian Maritime Academy Centre for the Blue Economy. The purpose of the professorship is to lead R&D in the fields of naval architecture and hydrodynamics. “We have reached a new era with the appointment of the Professor in Naval Architecture at […]
The SCC is running a project that explores the ability of small, 5-metre autonomous workboats to independently carry out various manoeuvres. The project entails the development of an ASV platform and producing an autonomous model to conduct manoeuvring tests. The autonomous model will be capable of emulating different types of workboats. The model will be […]
Tallinn University of Technology (TTÜ) scientists won a grant from the Estonian Research Council for work in experimental hydrodynamics between 2018 and 2022. The project, led by Senior Research Scientist Kristjan Tabri, has a budget of over 700 000 euro. The project focuses on optimizing ship design through computational fluid dynamics, more specifically, on developing […]
Possibilities for using environment friendly composite materials as the core hull material for autonomous surface vessels (ASV) By Mari Valgma, PhD Small Craft Competence Centre
TTU Centre for Biorobotics is collaborating with SCC to calibrate their novel flow measurement devices inspired by fish lateral line organs, the small neuromasts.
Boat registrations in Estonia Short summary In Estonia, mainly motor boats and rowboats of 4.5 – 7.99 m are entered in the registry. Before the economic crisis of 2006-2008 new sailing boats outnumbered second hand boats in the registry. In 2009-2010, only a few sailing boats were registered and since 2011 second hand boats prevail […]
Presentation “Boatyards, shipbuilding and towing tank construction in Estonia” was given in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture of Zagreb University. Summary of the presentation:
SCC and TTÜ (Tallinn University of Technology) biorobotics researchers carried out towing tank tests of a new, pressure sensors based water velocity measuring device of an underwater robot. The device is intended for future application in environment monitoring and archeologic research.