Research at HALPIN
Maritime Operations at HALPIN is concerned with problem solving operational challenges at sea and coming up with innovative ways to increase safety, improve efficiency & sustainability and reduce cost. Maritime Operations challenges arise across a wide range of seagoing activities including energy (both oil & gas and renewables), transport, safety, security, defence, fishing & aquaculture, science and leisure. Maritime Operations work in HALPIN is carried out under five sub themes of Safety, Security & Defence, Supply Chain, Training & Education Innovation and Human Factors. The Martime Operations team is led by Tom Tuohy.
In our Maritime Mechatronics area, HALPIN is developing innovative solutions for coastal & offshore monitoring, surveillance and data collection applications. Our objectives are to fill temporal, spatial and capability gaps and to disruptively lower the total cost of ownership for maritime monitoring, surveillance & data collection systems by leveraging the mass-production, consumer grade electronics phenomenon. The Maritime Mechatronics team is led by Cormac Gebruers.
HALPIN is constantly refining and updating how it pursues activities under its two research themes in response to what the team learns as we participate in our various research projects and as we discover better ways to do things. To give you a sense of how this works, take a look at our regularly updated Research Themes Drilldown that provides insight into how we're innovatiing to build solutions to various operations and mechatronics challenges.
HALPIN also enters into collaborative arrangements with organisations who have particularly strong overlaps with our work. Through HALPIN, NMCI has two Memoranda of Understanding with maritime technology companies, Virtual Marine↗, a maritime simulation technology company based in St. Johns Newfoundland, Canada and UNISEM↗, an electronics company that works in the maritime supply chain RF sensor and internet of Things space. UNISEM are based in Seoul, South Korea.