What is AIRCOAT?

The AIRCOAT project promotes a ground-breaking passive air lubrication technology with a high potential to revolutionise the ship-coating sector by reducing energy consumption and ship emissions.

What is AIRCOAT?

The AIRCOAT project promotes a ground-breaking passive air lubrication technology with a high potential to revolutionise the ship-coating sector by reducing energy consumption and ship emissions.

THE AIRCOAT PROJECT

The Air Induced friction Reducing ship COATing (AIRCOAT) project aims to develop a passive air lubrication technology inspired by the Salvinia effect.

The Salvinia Effect and Biomimetics

The naturally occurring Salvinia effect allows the Salvinia floating fern to breath under water by keeping a permanent layer of air.

Objectives

AIRCOAT aims to introduce a game-changing hull-coating and validate its potential to reduce emissions and increase energy efficiency.

THE AIRCOAT PROJECT

The Air Induced friction Reducing ship COATing (AIRCOAT) project aims to develop a passive air lubrication technology inspired by the Salvinia effect.

The Salvinia Effect and Biomimetics

The naturally occurring Salvinia effect allows the Salvinia floating fern to breath under water by keeping a permanent layer of air.

Objectives

AIRCOAT aims to introduce a game-changing hull-coating and validate its potential to reduce emissions and increase energy efficiency.

CONSORTIUM PARTNERS

Coordinated by the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML and scientifically managed by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (which pioneered the air coating technology and demonstrated initial prototypes), AIRCOAT brings together a total of ten partners from six European countries.

CONSORTIUM PARTNERS

Coordinated by the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML and scientifically managed by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (which pioneered the air coating technology and demonstrated initial prototypes), AIRCOAT brings together a total of ten partners from six European countries.

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PROJECT COORDINATOR

Johannes Oeffner
Fraunhofer CML
Johannes.Oeffner@cml.fraunhofer.de

COMMUNICATION CONTACT

Hadil J.S. Ayoub
REVOLVE
hadil@revolve.media

The AIRCOAT project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°764553.

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Johannes Oeffner
Fraunhofer CML
Johannes.Oeffner@cml.fraunhofer.de

COMMUNICATION CONTACT

Hadil J.S. Ayoub
REVOLVE
hadil@revolve.media

The AIRCOAT project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°764553.