SmartShip aims to offer a multi-layer optimization in the fields of fuel consumption, energy efficiency and emissions control management, in full respect to the implementation of the requirements of maritime sector regulations and taking into account applications of circular economy concepts in the maritime as well.

Knowledge exchange between the partners that are already involved in the maritime sector, the ICT technology industry partners and the academia partners is one of the major Smartship’s objectives and will be materialised through corresponding secondments during the whole project’s timeplan.

SmartShip will capitalise on available COTS technologies and will deliver an ICT & IoT-enabled holistic cloud-based maritime performance & monitoring system, for the entire lifecycle of a ship, aimed to optimise energy efficiency, emissions reduction and fuel consumption, whist introducing circular economy concepts in the maritime field.



  1. To accurately describe and identify marine market needs in energy efficiency and emissions control in parallel with end users’ requirements, towards the definition of accurate, industry–driven case scenarios

  2. To foster knowledge exchange between academic and non-academic experts in the fields of IoT, Data analytics, decision support and optimization in terms of energy efficiency and emissions control in maritime.

  3. To design and develop a Data Analytics and offer a Decision Support Tool that will (i) compile data from existing sensing devices in vessels; (ii) manage the operation of the whole IoT environment, and (iii) run optimization algorithms to provide suggestions related to the operations of the ship engines.

  4. To investigate potentials of exploiting (i) existing infrastructure in ships (e.g. sensing devices and networks) and (ii) the technologies investigated and developed in Obj2, in order to enhance the implementation of Circular Economy in the maritime field, in terms of management of engines’ components.

  5. To offer a holistic framework for energy efficiency and emissions control in maritime through the implementation and validation of new tools (Obj3) and the integration with the existing ones (Obj2), for optimizing the efficiency of daily operations (e.g. via weather routing optimization, trim optimization, real-time optimal navigational adjustment, vessel’s performance under voyage scenarios and ship settings and real-time detection of complex events.

  6. To demonstrate system effectiveness based on real-life use cases towards the reinforcement of the European Maritime Industry.

  7. To develop new long-lasting research collaborations, achieve transfer of knowledge between participating organizations, and foster improved research and innovation potential through the development of training material towards long-term sustainability and exploitation.