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.
Maritime Mechatronics is concerned with innovative technology development for coastal and offshore applications. In HALPIN our work is based on taking commercial-off-the-shelf technology solutions intended for land-based applications and adapting & ruggedising them so they perform usefully in coastal and offshore environments. Our aim is to disruptively lower the price point for certain classes of maritime systems. In Maritime Mechtronics, we work specifically in two areas; long-endurance, wide-area sensing & data collection and autonomous surface & airborne sensing platforms. 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.