GL in joint venture with German aerospace centre

25 Mar 2010
Dr Pierre C. Sames, Senior Vice President Strategic Research and Development of GL and Dr Wolfgang Mett

Dr Pierre C. Sames, Senior Vice President Strategic Research and Development of GL and Dr Wolfgang Mett, Head of Site Development Neustrelitz, DLR sign the contract

A cooperation framework agreement has been signed by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Germanischer Lloyd (GL).

Both companies haveagreed to develop and apply novel technologies between the aerospace and shipping industries. Focus areas of future joint projects are ship emissions, indoor navigation, advanced materials, wave and wind predictions via satellite, AIS-based service via satellite and GNSS/Galileo-based services.

"Many technologies developed for the aerospace sector can be adapted and simply transferred to the shipping sector", explains Dr Pierre C. Sames, Senior Vice President Strategic Research and Development, GL. Dr Wolfgang Mett, Head of Site Development Neustrelitz, DLR, confirms: "Entirely new solutions may be found by bringing experts from both industries together. We are totally aware that if we want to operate in the shipping industry we need a strong partner like GL."

GL and the DLR institute for communication and navigation are both founding members of the "network for maritime applications" at the Research Port Rostock.The issue of ship emissions is jointly covered by GL and the DLR institute for Atmospheric Physics in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.

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