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European Commission signs Grant Agreement: Official start of SafePASS - 10/09/2019

The project partners are delighted to announce the start of our SafePASS project, officially launched in Athens, Greece on 10th and 11th of September 2019. The ambition of this European Commission-funded H2020 project it to bring disruptive change to the marine accident response onboard large passenger ships. SafePASS consortium, coordinated by the National and Technical University of Athens, brings together 15 partners from the industry, academia and classification societies from all over Europe. They all share the vision of making ship evacuation and abandonment safer, faster and smarter. The duration of the project is 3 years extending from September 2019 to August 2022.


Project Partners


The consortium brings together two world-leading LSA manufacturers (Survitec and Viking), one prominent cruise ship builder (Chantiers de L’Atlantique), one cruise line operator (Royal Caribbean Cruise Line), three EU research institutions (Maritime Safety Research Centre, National Technical University of Athens, Trinity College Dublin), two IACS classification societies (DNVGL, RINA Services & RINA Hellas) and five industrial partners (EXUS Software, Diginext, Crowd Dynamics International, Telesto Technologies, SEAbility).


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 815146.


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Editorial Note:

For more info please contact Nikolaos Uzunoglou, National Technical University of Athens, Tel. +30 210 7723556 /

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