Research projects

The projects: Research actions are primarily conducted through collaborative European, national, or regional projects that mainly focus on the ecological operation of ships, maritime safety, or autonomous ships.

Current projects

Research actions are primarily conducted through collaborative projects (European, national, or regional) that mainly focus on the ecological operation of ships, maritime safety, or autonomous ships. Therefore, the current projects are:

  • DIGI4MER : creation of a training framework for sailors to enable them to ensure safe and optimized operation of wind-propelled commercial vessels. Project funded by the Pays de la Loire Region.

 

  • SEMNA : development of a new generation of autonomous marine systems operating in supervised and multi-vehicle mode, in the fields of hydrography, inspection of offshore wind farms, and marine sciences. Project funded by BPI France

 

  • SIRENE : innovative System for Restoring Alertness Level in commercial ship operation. Proposing the development of alternative human-machine interfaces to the current “dead man’s switch” system, based on an objective measure of vigilance and a countermeasure adapted to the officer’s state. Project funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR)

 

  • OVERHEAT : a collaborative European project with 19 partners aiming to propose an innovative digital solution for fighting fires on container ships. Project funded by the European Union (Horizon).

 

  • NAVIRE PROPRE: the goal is to evaluate, in a real and controlled environment, the performance of hydrogen hybrid propulsion ships based on an experimental infrastructure with marine-approved equipment. Project funded by the IMF.

 

  • ASSAILLANT : the project aims to study cyber threats targeting the information systems (IS) of ships and the logistical systems used in port handling. Project funded by the Normandy Region.

 

  • SOMOS : the objective is to bring scientific advances and technological breakthroughs in digital platforms for the design and operation of ships using auxiliary sail propulsion. Project funded by the Defense Innovation Agency.

 

  • PROJECT funded through the bilateral scientific cooperation program named “Franco-Cuban Hubert Curien Partnership Carlos J. Finlay”. The scientific objective of the project is to increase the performance and potential of air quality measurement systems until obtaining a technical prototype usable in multiple environments.

Simultaneously, students carry out innovative work based on topics and issues proposed by industrialists. This approach allows future engineers to apply the teachings received in service of innovation and to quickly come into contact with potential future employers.

Research at ENSM develops through partnerships, but also thanks to the skill development of teams to meet the needs for innovations and train future engineers of the maritime economy.

 

ENSM offers a “Ship of the Future” program based on a regulatory approach aimed at identifying the challenges associated with developments such as autonomous ships, the use of hydrogen onboard ships, etc.

Simultaneously, students carry out innovative work based on topics and issues proposed by industrialists. This approach allows future engineers to apply the teachings received in service of innovation and to quickly come into contact with potential future employers.

Research at ENSM develops through partnerships but also thanks to the skill development of teams to meet the needs for innovations and train future engineers of the maritime economy.

Completed Projects

Examples of theses at ENSM

  • Navigating Engineer: As part of the future bridge project, study of the ergonomics of the Human-Machine Interface of the conning display and contextualization of the information. Development of mixed weather routing. Improvement of a ship’s cybersecurity. Exploitation of ship data in the context of energy optimization…
  • Maritime Engineering Engineers: Treatment of exhaust gases from ship diesel engines. Installation of batteries and/or supercapacitors on board the Loire ferries. Regulatory aspects and certifications of the Plastic Odyssey ship…

Contact the thesis supervisors:

– Navigating Engineer: Inès Lambert, teacher at the Le Havre site ines.lambert@supmaritime.fr

– Maritime Engineering Engineers: Pascal Leblond, director and educational head of the Nantes site pascal.leblond@supmaritime.fr