Classification society ClassNK has released R&D Roadmap, which details its vision and goals for projects for the next five years.
The roadmap outlines the two activities as the foundation of ClassNK R&D, and details investigations and research associated with core technologies, which will also contribute to the development of human resources for contributing maritime technology and engineering, as a classification society and using damage information to contribute to damage prevention.
Using these foundational technologies as a base, ClassNK will carry out R&D in the mid-long term on the four focus areas - rule development, survey technology Innovation, marine environmental protection and revolutionary technology development.
The four focus areas aim to develop improved technical rules in terms of rationality and transparency; revolutionise survey processes with the development of robotics instruments of surveys, etc utilising ICT; investigate and research into developing new solutions for environmental regulations using its global network; and develop maritime technology innovation through digitalisation, respectively.
Through R&D, ClassNK aims to bring about the innovation of maritime technology using the latest IT based on its mission to help ensure the safety of life and property at sea.
ClassNK will collaborate with universities, research institutions and the industry to execute the R&D roadmap together with contributions from the further development of human resources.