Update #1

Update #1

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Welcome Aboard!

Update #1: 11/27/2018

 

The Air Induced friction Reducing ship COATing (AIRCOAT) project aims to develop a passive air lubrication technology inspired by the Salvinia effect. Applying the AIRCOAT technology to ship-hull surfaces will produce a thin permanent air layer when submerged in water. This will reduce the overall frictional resistance while acting as a physical barrier between water and the hull surface. In addition to reducing energy consumption, the air barrier will inhibit the attachment of maritime organisms (biofouling).

6 Months of AIRCOAT
 

Website Launch - Anchors Away

Earlier this year, we finalised and launched the AIRCOAT website (www.aircoat.eu), which presents a preview of the project, and offers a number of resources for those interested in learning more about AIRCOAT.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE

Consortium Meetings - Getting Underway

May 7,  Brussels - AIRCOAT Kick-off

We have come together for two consortium meetings since the start of AIRCOAT (Brussels and Hamburg). A concept workshop was also held in Karlsruhe, where partners toured the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology labs. This is where parts of the AIRCOAT project are being tested and developed.  

Public Engagement - All Hands on Deck

The AIRCOAT exhibit at SMM Hamburg
 

AIRCOAT at SMM Hamburg


AIRCOAT was presented as part of the Fraunhofer booth at SMM Hamburg - the leading international maritime trade fair. In light of SMM Hamburg, we organised AIRCOAT's first stakeholder workshop.
AIRCOAT stakeholder workshop
 

First Stakeholder Workshop


Fifty attendees from different sectors and backgrounds joined the workshop, and asked questions regarding AIRCOAT, such as the economic benefits of the project, and the scientific feasibility of its application.
Project coordinator Johannes Oeffner (left) and Research Associate Vinvent Focke (right) presenting AIRCOAT. 
 

AIRCOAT at Bionic Congress


AIRCOAT had an exhibit and was presented at the 9th Bremen Bionics Congress, titled "Patents from Nature."
 

Resources


 

AIRCOAT in the Media

AIRCOAT is proud and grateful for the coverage of the project by Deutsche Welle, Springer, Ingenieur.de, and Trendsderzukunft.de among others!
 

What to Know about AIRCOAT


To explain further the concept of AIRCOAT and the work of this project, the AIRCOAT consortium has put together a series of FAQs that answer a variety of questions. These are all available on our website.
 
AIRCOAT FAQs

Keeping up with AIRCOAT
 

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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.