Research presentation

ENSM is a specialist in the maritime world and sciences. As an engineering school, it conducts research in two areas: maritime risk and the energy transition of maritime transport.

The studies conducted in the field of maritime risk deal with ship stability (parametric rolling, stability criteria), maritime cybersecurity, human factors, the human-machine interface (proposing usable interfaces for the operator), and ergonomics (bridge and equipment).

The studies conducted in the field of energy efficiency aim to propose innovative solutions to make ships cleaner and more energy-efficient. This involves exploring the use of new fuels (gas, hydrogen), sail assistance, and cleaner auxiliary systems (cold production).

To carry out these studies, the institution participates in collaborative European, national, and regional projects based on the themes mentioned above.

The coordination of research is led by Pascal Leblond, Director of the Nantes site. He supervises research work and supports ENSM in its desire to strengthen the links between teaching and research for the benefit of its students and partners.

Research Commission

The Research Commission is chaired byChristine Chauvin.

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Along with 10 other public higher education institutions, ENSM is a founding member of IngéBlue, an interdisciplinary institute. This institute aims to federate their research, innovation, and training capabilities in maritime engineering, serving the blue economy. By supporting French companies and public organizations on technological issues in the maritime domain, this academic hub seeks to contribute to the performance of the French maritime engineering sector, to meet global economic and ecological challenges.

Research at ENSM also includes:

  • Student participation in research activities:

– The training for navigating engineers includes the completion of a dissertation, with topics that may be proposed by ENSM, related to research programs or maritime innovations. These works allow for personal reflection, proposing innovations, and collaborating with shipowners or industrialists, potential future employers.

– The Eco-Management of the Ship and Deployment and Maintenance of Offshore Systems programs include a module of study and research work to train future project managers. Topics proposed by industrialists, related to the specialties, are developed in the fourth year by teams of two to four students.

  • Theses : ENSM, an engineering school, conducts research activities aimed at responding to new societal challenges and the needs of maritime economy stakeholders. Consult the works and doctoral students here.