Monday, April 8th, 2024

JIPs,  EU projects or Association meetings

(Project members only meeting)

14.00 – 18.00

Top Tier JIP: Project meeting

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024

9.00 – 18.00

Ocean Energy & Blue Life Seminars

in collaboration with eMSP NBSR and the European Blue Forum

chair: Floor Spaargaren , Erik-Jan de Ridder, Chris Mc Dougall (Atkins, European Blue Forum)


9.00 – 13.00

Opening & Welcome words

EU-SCORES: Results on European Scalable Offshore Renewable Energy Source

Sarah Kluge, Project Manager, DMEC

Regenerating the ocean and driving defossilisation by cultivating seaweed to create bio-based energy, fertilizer and materials.

Natasha Yamamura, CEO, Algae Scope

Reaching Sustainability Goals from the Venice Laguna.

Francesco Suzzi, Co-founder, Sea of Change

Reduction of Underwater Radiated Noise: Making Ships Quieter and more Efficient.

Frans-Hendrik Lafeber, Senior Project Manager, MARIN

10.50 – 11.20

Coffee break

Operational insights on major components replacement for floating wind.

Ilmas Bayati, Head of Floating Wind & Advanced Programs, PEAK Wind

Oristano CAP, unlocking floating wind in the Mediterranean Sea.

Sesto Avolio, Managing Director, 
Oristano CAP srl, a Seawind Ocean Technology Holding subsidiary

13.00 – 14.00


14.00 – 18.00

European Blue Forum position paper and panel discussion: What do want from European Seas by 2030, and are we asking too much?

Chris Mc Dougall, European Blue Forum

Workshop sessions

Workshop 1 – Identify opportunities & bottlenecks.
Opportunities and challenges will be identified for the transition towards a sustainable blue economy at the Adriatic Sea. The energy transition, sustainable food production and nature conservation will be considered.

Workshop 2 – Actions
The identified opportunities and challenges will be translated to required actions to benefit from opportunities and overcome challenges.

Workshop 3 – Prioritizing actions
Lastly the identified actions will be prioritized resulting in a roadmap for the Adriatic Sea to transition to a fully sustainable blue future.



9.00 – 17.00

JIP meetings

(Project members only meeting) – lunch at same time than Seminar

9.00 – 18.00

Top-Tier Joint Industry project meeting


9.00 – 13.00

FC series Joint Industry Project:  Closing meeting


14.00 – 18.00

Tripping Joint Industry Project: Potential members, informative meeting


Wednesday, April 10th, 2024

9.00 – 13.00

Blue Forum & Vessel Operator Forum

chair: Guilhem Gaillarde & Patrick Hooijmans
Welcome words: ACTV and Venezia

9.00 – 17.00

JIP meetings
(Project members only meeting) – lunch at same time than Seminar

9.00 – 13.00

Tripping Joint Industry Project: Project kick-off (members only)



9.00 – 10.15

Session 1: Local & global operations, similar challenges but alternative needs and solutions


The Waterborne Transport in Venice and ACTV plans for the Future of Sustainable Mobility in Venice

Gianluca Cuzzolini, COO, ACTV

Siemens Gamesa: Offshore Service Fleet Decarbonisation Initiatives

Sophia Brans, Naval Architect, Siemens Gamesa

Regional and fleet Energy Transition: NEEDS, a techno-economical scenario Simulation Model

Antoine Bedos, Project Manager, MARIN

10.15 – 11.15

Session 2:  Disruption, Revolution or Adaptation?

Project VELA: How does Wind Propulsion Opens New Design Spaces?

Simon Watin, Project Lead, VPLP

Sustainable Design, Construction and Operations of Yachts: Trends and Upcoming Solutions

San Lorenzo R&D Department

Challenges when Converting to Methanol

Remi Menard, Lead Naval Architect, CMA Ships

11.15 – 11.45


11.45 – 13.00

Session 3:  Heritage, Environment and our Common Destination

Venezia World Capital of Sustainability


Kare Press-Kristensen, Senior Advisor Air Quality & Climate, Green Global Future

What does a fossil fuel free Sustainable Blue Economy look like, and how can we as a community support the transition?

Chris Mc Dougall, Associate Director, AtkinsRéalis

13.00 – 14.30


14.30 – about 18.00



14.30 – 18.00


Site visit:  MOSE (all day-participants) 

Transfer by boat to the artificial island of Bocca  del Lido

Thursday, April 11th, 2024

Natural Propulsion & Zero Emission seminars

chair: Rogier Eggers / Gavin Allwright (IWSA) & Christian Veldhuis

9.00 – 13.00


Simulation of A Novel High Thrust Stationary Wind Sail Enabled by CoFlow JetCoflow JetLift

Gecheng Zha, CEO, Coflow Jet Lift

Aero Sail System (Universal Antomated Sails)

Erik Sifrer, Author / co-Owner & Creative Director, Mides Design

Stability study of a wind assisted ship equipped with anti-heeling tanks

Nicolas Bathfield, Project Manager, Stena Teknik

High Fidelity Modeling’s Role for WASP systems Enhanced Power Performance Predictions and Fuel Savings in route

David Bujeda, I+D Engineer / Developer, Caponetto-Hueber

Manoeuvring and Seakeeping tests in 4DoF Dynamic Winch System

Rogier Eggers, Senior Project Manager, MARIN


Power Saving Predictions in Wind Assisted Ships – EEDI, ITTC and beyond

Sofia Werner, Lead Researcher Wind Powered Ships

Optimising Wing Sails: Smart Green Shipping ‘s new FastRoute weather routing software

James Mason, Smart Green Shipping

Evaluating externalities of economies of scale in the context of wind propulsion: Integration of energy modelling & LCA analysis for concept assessment

Alexandre Bellot, Project Coordinator, LMG Marin

13.00 – 14.00


14.00 – 18.00


NepAir: an ALS system coupled to the air exhaust of PAC H2 systems

Clement Rousset, Co-founder & Head of engineering, Neptech

First Results of Horizon Europe Action SYNERGETICS: lessons learned from our Pilot Database

Niels Kreukniet, Project Manager, EICB

Methanol and Ammonia ICE developments

Kaj Portin, General Manager Sustainable Fuels & Decarbonisation, Wartsila

Alternative Marine Fuels: which fits more

Andrea Cogliolo, Marine Excellence Centre Senior Director, RINA

Challenges in sustainable Power, Propulsion and Energy systems design: assessment and verification of requirements in an early design phase & Case study of a Hydrographic Survey Vessel.

Gianluca Giurco, Project Manager Marine Power Systems, MARIN


Hull optimisation of a hybrid-electric vessel for Venice urban waterways

Germano Degan, GreenVernergy

Exploring waterbus hybridization with dynamic programming

Federico Meretti, Research Fellow, Politecnico di Torino

Analyzing Operating Data to Design Hybrid Systems for Optimal Efficiency – Venice case study

Andrea Vianello, Mechatronic Engineer, Vulcan

Electrifying Power & Energy Systems in Waterborne Transport

Gianmarco Teso, Co-founder / Naval Architect and Marine Engineer, Sea Green Engineering



Friday, April 12th, 2024

JIPs, EU projects or Association meetings

(Project members only meeting)


NEEDS user-group: Information workshop and kick-off

WISP 2 Joint Industry Project: Closing meeting

WISP 3 Joint Industry Project: Kick-Off meeting

International Wind Ship Association

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