ECMAR is an association of 26 members from 15 European countries and uniquely represents the community of applied maritime research organisations. Its members' R&D capabilities include the technologies of hydrodynamics, motions, structures, propulsion systems, underwater, safety, risk, design and strategic studies, arctic and inland competences. They have been involved in an aggregate of over 200 EU project-partner involvement; their combined researchers exceed 1500 with a combined average of €11m in R&D funding inflow. ECMAR participates in Waterborne TP and is linked to other TIPs; it has eight thematic groups amongst its members and contributes to Commission consultations on future policy and research priorities.
Contact person: Aage Damsgaard firstname.lastname@example.org
Role of ECMAR in COLUMBUS
Providing support to Competence Node for Monitoring and Observation Maritime Support and Logistics. Participating across the project in Work Packages 2 to 8.
Profile of staff engaged in the project:
Aage Damsgaard has been active in maritime research matters, at international level, for many years. He has recently retired as Technical Manager of FORCE Technology, where he has had close links with the IITC, which he still retains. He has also had significant involvement with EU marine and maritime research, including many European funded projects. He was instrumental in the creation of the current ECMAR Association in 2007 and became its founding Chairman. Aage had been a Council Member of ECMAR from then until 2013, when he became Honorary Chairman, in recognition of his contribution to ECMAR. He was appointed ECMAR Director, with effect from September 2014.
Alina Stadnitskaia, originally a petroleum geologist and involved in deep-sea explorative research, is a senior-level professional with over twenty years of cooperative relationship between multidisciplinary marine intellectual sector and Maritime, Deep Sea Mining and Oil&Gas industries. She has experience in identifying and developing new business opportunities within and outside the standard service portfolio; has pragmatic industrial market understanding and technical knowledge with scientific approach and analysis. She is an experienced manager with experience managing all levels of projects within European and international companies.