The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (“MPA”) and the Research Council of Norway (“RCN”) executed a Memorandum of Understanding on 6th March 2000 (“MOU”) relating to joint co-operation in maritime research, development, education and training. The MOU will be extended for its sixth successive three-year term in 2015.
To further enhance this co-operation, and to facilitate the creation of collaborative projects between the research communities in Singapore and Norway, RCN, MPA and Singapore Maritime Institute (“SMI”) have launched a joint call for bilateral funding of research projects in mutually agreed fields. A total of NOK 15 million is available from RCN for Norwegian partners and up to S$3 million is available from SMI for the Singaporean partners.


Research areas covered

The call is in the field of maritime research. The applications in this call must cover one or more of the following topics:


  • Maritime arctic research
    • Operational decision support systems and logistics solutions
    • Emergency preparedness, prevention & response
  • Maritime navigation safety
    • e-Navigation
    • Vessel Traffic Management
    • Data analytics on traffic pattern and risk
    • Ship-shore communication
    • Internet of things at sea
  • Ship operation & safety
    • Simulation & Training
    • Human factors studies
    • Unmanned ships
    • Remote Piloting
    • Control Room Systems
    • Hull structural design
  • Green shipping
    • Green fuels
    • Energy efficiency
    • Ballast water
    • Hull cleaning
    • Optimizing routing and operation
    • Hull and propeller design
    • Energy saving devices
    • LNG Bunkering in Shipping
  • Ship-port operations
    • Port optimization
    • Smart ports