The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is joining the JoRes project.

The Director General of the NRC’s Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering Research Centre, Dr David Murrin, says: “The NRC is the Government of Canada’s largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. With the growing environmental challenges, we share the global maritime industry’s views about the reduction of greenhouse gas emission. Ship energy-saving devices may be a promising solution, but careful and independent studies are required to develop industry benchmarks for these solutions. Moreover, ship-scale PIV measurements of propeller flow have great potential and may help to better understand the principles of these devices. We at the NRC believe that the JoRes project is an important initiative and we are happy to be supporting it.”

NRC_Towing_tankLaunch and recovery tests in harsh conditions at the NRC’s Towing Tank
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Video from the open kick-off meeting held on 11 March 2019 in Madrid, Span

Here is the full video.

Please note it is our first experience to record a meeting video. Something was (hopefully) good, something (for example, a poor video focus at the very beginning) was not. We believe we will do it better next time.

To save your time, please see the timecode links below:

00:00:35 Opening by Chairman of ITTC Specialist Committee for CFD and EFD Combined Methods

Presentation about the JoRes project


00:07:55 Key industry challenge

00:08:47 Urgency

00:09:38 Importance

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Kick-off meeting on 11th March in Madrid

We would like to thank everyone who attended the kick-off meeting in Madrid! Your great attention, valuable comments and sharp questions showed the importance of our initiative. It is the start of an exciting journey and we are privileged to be supported by you! Special thanks to ICTS-CEHIPAR for hosting the meeting and organising a very interesting tour to the towing tank and cavitation tunnel.


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