The Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering (NAOME) of the University of Strathclyde is recognised nationally and internationally for its excellence in teaching and research in naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering and high performance marine vehicles technology, has 20 academic staff, some 20 research fellows and assistants, over 100 PhDs and 350 Undergraduate and 160 Postgraduate MSc students. The main research interests of the staff in the Department lie in ship design, ship stability and safety, marine hydrodynamics, marine structures, offshore engineering, sustainable marine engineering (LCA) and emerging technologies. The Department is an integral part of the University’s renowned Faculty of Engineering, which is the largest in Scotland and has a global reputation for producing quality engineers. It has one of the largest towing/wave tanks amongst the Universities in Europe and is equipped with modern measuring and data acquisition equipment. The facility is ideal for testing of models of offshore structures and subsea systems as well as ships and high speed craft. The Department plays an important role in a number of national and internal committees, e.g. IMO, ITTC, ISSC, CIMAC, WEGEMT, NAOME has been coordinating and/participating in a large number of EU projects such as, PROMARC, MARSTRUCT, DIVEST, SHOAL, FIREPROOF, SILENV, MARTOB, FCSHIP, TRBAWA, INTERMODESHIP, ECO-REFITEC and many other RTD projects. All this coordination action and collaboration type projects and RTD projects offer NAOME experience, competence and professional contacts to undertake the tasks in this project.