Who we are
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We are members of a creative, spiritual dream team, either distinguished scientists coming from academia majored in information and comms science, naval architecture, mechanical, environmental engineering, operational research, financial, maritime management or professionals from shipping industry experts in waterborne transportation operations.
What we did
We created and maintain a knowledge, memories and deliverables repository including toolkits for long term crew planning, bunkering, energy efficiency, resilience performance, chartering and voyage planning optimization, Internet of things, Artificial Intelligence, deep learning, cybersecurity, augmented reality, robotics, retrofits, big data analytics, UAV, didactics, alternate fuels, crawlers and drones already utilized from thousands of users worldwide. We also maintain a rich library of our papers, articles, presentations, models, books and programs
What we dream
We envisage a maritime Entopia, an ecosystem where visionaries, dreamers, designers, technicians, scientists, innovators, intuitivists, developers and on an equal level, users harmoniously will define roadmaps to the future
What we do
Revolutionists of the fourth industrial generation, we embarked proactively on the digitalized ship and we design, implement and deploy novelties, innovative models, and systems to evolve optimally, dynamically and holistically the twisted pair and its covalent bonds of the maritime digital twin. We participate in a number of RIA (Research and Innovation Actions), FTI (Fast Track Innovation) EU Projects and JIP (Joint Industry Projects) with ME total funding proud to keep the first place among national large entities
How we do it
We extrapolate our memories in the future and generate creative novelties. In this direction, we transform them into proposals, cooperate with organizations, academia and institutes, respond to high competitive European calls, and turn successful ideas to project implementation and exploitation of results. We are focused on improving our Resilience Engineering Abilities. We Learn, Anticipate, Respond and Monitor as individual members of teams, organizations and networks to be Better
How well we do it
We have been awarded with the most prestigious awards for our innovative activities. In 2007, nominated for EU ICT (Information and communication) award. In 2010, awarded for innovation as the national representative of EBA (European Business Awards). In 2011 gained the applied research award in «Greece innovates» PanHellenic competition. In 2012, we won the highest worldwide distinction, the «Nobel» in Operation Research and management The Franz Edelman award among INTEL, HP and TNT from the Institute of Operation Research and Management Science(INFORMS).
What we will do
We will continue to prepare and implement research and innovation ideas for EU, JIP and the maritime industry, evolving maritime digital twin with a twist. Our research interests concern the 4IG revolution entities: IoT, AI, Deep learning, Robotics, Drones, Crawlers, UWV, Big data analytics, autonomy, and Digitalization vs Digitation. We will apply optimization models such as DEA-BP-LP-DP-MADM-LOGIT-Bellman and will continue to provide education materialized with MSc in maritime IoT and PhD in OR
What we are doing now
Leading in European Union Maritime research and innovation community we are participating in 26 projects with a total fund of 250 ME. We are working on the whole spectrum of maritime activities from energy efficiency to navigation safety and operational optimization. Hundreds of deliverables, software toolkits and optimization models have been published.
Majored in information and communication science from National University of Athens, PhD scholar from ISF. Dimitris joined Danaos in 2016 as R&D engineer and currently is working as Senior Researcher and development manager. Author of several papers and participant in several EU projects
Majored in environmental engineering, operational research and information science, Meng from Technical University of Crete joined as research engineer in 2019. Currently, Penny is the Danaos scientific coordinator of SMARTSEA, EMERGE, SLEEKSHIP and Vesselslife EU projects.
Specialist in project management and business development, Fotis has gained experience in leading and managing projects in a diverse range of industries including logistics, port, shipping and technology. He joined DANAOS as a senior consultant and research officer facilitating the planning and execution of research projects. He is participating in a number of EU research projects focused on applying innovative solutions in the maritime industry. He is an author of several scientific papers in the maritime and transportation field. Fotis holds an MSc in Economics & Business: “Port and Transport Economics” from Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Artemis has a 7 years of professional experience in the Maritime sector. A big part of her career is associated with the risk and market analysis in Shipping and Chartering at the Dry Freight Division, as well as with port economics, policies and strategies. Moreover, she is currently participating in various Maritime EU research Projects focusing mainly on applying innovative solutions in the maritime industry. Artemis holds a BSc in Political Science and Public Administration from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and an MBA from Hellenic American University.
Majored in maritime science, operational research and journalism. Sofia is member of DRC management committee since 2004. She is winner of “Greece Innovates!” competition (2011) and Franz Edelman award (2012) and laureate of homonymous academy Participant in EU research programs. She is also co-author of several papers and the ORISMA book (2018).
Majored in chemistry, data metrics, operational research, information and management science. Takis was a Professor of AI and MIS in Technical University of Crete (85-96), Technical manager of Unisystems (76-85), CIO at Thenamaris (87-2004) and since 2004 is the Danaos Research Center Director. He is scientific coordinator or package leader in 40+ EU research projects, author of four books and 80+ papers, guest speaker in workshops and invited lecturer from universities globally.
The operation of any vessel includes risks, such as mechanical failure, collision, property loss, cargo loss, or damage. For modern container ships, safe navigation is challenging as the rate of innovation regarding design, speed profiles, and carrying capacity has experienced exponential growth over the past few years. Prevention of cargo loss in container ship liners is of high importance for the Maritime industry and the waterborne sector as it can lead to potentially disastrous, harmful, or even life-threatening outcomes for the crew, the shipping company, the marine environment, and aqua-culture. With the installment of onboard decision support system(s) (DSS) that will provide the required operational guidance to the vessel’s master, we aim to prevent and overcome such events. This paper explores cargo losses in container ships by employing a novel weather routing optimization DS framework that aims to identify excessive motions and accelerations caused by bad weather at specific times and locations; it also suggests alternative routes and, thus, ultimately prevents cargo loss and damage
According to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Greenhouse Gas (GHG ) strategy, the total annual GHG emissions from international shipping should be reduced by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008. Shipping adopts policies to comply with the set target, including ship re-design, structural retrofit, use of low-carbon material, and the installation of emission abatement technologies. All these approaches pave the way to circularity in the maritime economy, abandoning the linear model in vessel lifetime and adopting lean management, re-manufacturing, and re-usability of the asset. To this end, in the SmartShip project, we give prominence to data-driven ship monitoring by delivering an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) & Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled holistic cloud-based maritime performance and monitoring system.
Decision-making is one of the much-discussed problem of operational research. The problem is formalized as linear or nonlinear multivariable objective while constraints, values, and relations are defined and finally optimization techniques are applied to unify the better decision. Frequently the solutions of existing optimization techniques to rank the dmus differ concluding to low-level trust or confidence of decision maker(s). To overcome the doubt shortcoming a model
suggesting a set of composite indicators (weights) to harmonize the most popular ordering techniques weighted/ non-weighted sum, multi criteria analysis, topsis index and dea superior index is implemented.
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