Indian Register of Shipping Holds Stakeholder Meeting on R&D Activities in Mumbai

Leading classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) has held a stakeholder meeting on research and development activities at its headquarters in Mumbai, as part of its efforts to strengthen its initiatives in this area.

The meeting was well attended by representatives of shipowners, shipyards, designers, managers and other maritime stakeholders. Several presentations related to R&D activities were made. Topics covered included decarbonization (energy saving devices for EEXI and EEDI, alternative fuels, wind-assisted propulsion, life cycle assessment), advanced analytics (underwater radiated noise, magnetic signature, predictive analytics using machine learning), Disaster Management Plan, Software Development and Oil Spill Contingency Plan.

The stakeholder meeting was well appreciated by the participants and valuable contributions related to research and development activities were received from the industry. The event saw an engaging and interactive Q&A session towards the end of the presentations.

MN Girish, Rule Development Division Manager, Associated Research and External Affairs Division, said, “With the rapidly changing regulatory environment, the IRS is actively building its capabilities to help our clients meet the new requirements and comply with new regulations.

Dr. Asokendu Samanta, Division Manager of the Research and Development Division, said, “Our stakeholders and customers have been updated on the various areas of research going on at the IRS. This meeting allowed us to understand the needs and expectations of the industry. We look forward to collaborating with industry partners to work on various emerging topics, especially on decarbonization.”

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