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The object of the DIGITSENSE Research Program is the development of an innovative intelligent digital-twin of ships' energy systems which will constitute an integrated platform for the collection, processing and visualization of the measurements from the various sensors installed on the ship, while at the same time these measurements will feed simulation models (graded levels of physical depth) of the ship's energy systems.

Pollutant Emissions

The Greenhouse effect affects humanity. The International Maritime Organization (IMO), complying with the political framework agreed by most countries of the world, has placed high on its priorities the goal of reducing emissions from ships. The creation of a strong regulatory framework with the application of energy valuation plans and quantitative energy efficiency indicators (SEEMP, DCS, MRV, EEDI, EEOI, ΕΕΥΙ, CII, AER) have made it particularly imperative to take specific measures to reduce fuel consumption and in general energy saving in both new-build and existing ships. In addition, there is the need to significantly reduce the cost of maintenance and operation of the ships in combination with the maintenance of high reliability and availability both from the main and auxiliary engines as well as from the rest of the energy systems of a ship. Based on the above, the need to continuously monitor, record and evaluate the energy consumption and the operational status of a ship in real time at a relatively low cost becomes clear. This will allow the formulation and implementation of targeted energy upgrading measures in both commercial and warship vessels’ recording as well as evaluation of energy consumption and the operational status of a ship in real time at a relatively low cost.

DIGITSENSE Research Program

In the DIGITSENSE Research Program which is implemented within the framework of the Action of National Scope "RESEARCH-CREATE-INNOVATE SECOND CYCLE", of the Operational Program "COMPETITIVENESS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION", with the co-financing of Greece and the European Union, the company PRISMA ELECTRONICS SA, with the Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Department of the Naval Cadet School and the Energy and Environmental Research Laboratory - ELKE-EKPA/ E²ReLab, with the aim of developing a "Digital Twin" of the energy systems of a ship and its connection with a system for collecting and processing measurements from the various sensors installed on the ship,creating an integrated environment where in real time the digital twin will be fed with measurements from the respective energy systems and will provide estimation of energy flows.