Maritime Economy on a joint project between ENAMOR, Gdynia Maritime University and ZMP Gdynia S.A.

Michal Holubowski

The importance of cooperation between science and business from the point of view of implementing innovation and economic development can be evidenced by a project carried out by three entities: Enamor research and production company, Gdynia Maritime University and Port of Gdynia Authority S.A.

A team made up of employees from these three institutions, with scientific, implementation and business facilities at their disposal, has created the world's first system designed to continuously monitor the condition of seabed fortifications at hydrotechnical structures.

- The problem to which the project responds is mechanical damage to hydrotechnical and harbor structures caused by the destructive effects of the aftershock flow, says Ms. Teresa Abramowicz-Gerigk, a professor at Gdynia Maritime University, who provided substantive supervision of the project.

The installed system allows for real-time control of pressures at the quay, and thus provides the port manager with information about damage caused by ship maneuvers. It was prototypically installed to investigate situations caused by ships calling at Gdynia. Mr. Leszek Jurczyk, Director of Strategy and Port Development at the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A., is convinced of the important role played by such action systems. 

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