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The scientists working on the Collaborative and Knowledge-building Project part of ZeroKyst were gathered in Trondheim 23 january for a status update.

Annual gathering of the ZeroKyst scientists

The scientists working on the Collaborative and Knowledge-building Project part of ZeroKyst were gathered in Trondheim 23 january for a status update.

Like the other first-generation Green Platform projects, ZeroKyst is split in two: a main project led by the industry, and a Collaborative and Knowledge-building Project (KSP) that has research as a focus. In the case of ZeroKyst, the main project is led by Hymatech, while the Collaborative and Knowledge-building Project is led by SINTEF.

An important research task for the scientists is to establish as precisely as possible the coastal fleet's energy needs. The challenge is that the vessels use varying amounts of energy, according to the type of fishery, the weather conditions or the desired speed. In addition to the total energy amount, scientists must also take into account intensity - sometimes lots of energy is required in a short period of time, and future zero-emission vessels will have to be able to handle these peaks in energy demand. Scientists exchanged ideas and insight about this topic during a workshop that was part of the day's programme.

Next, the KSP leader, Eirill Bachmann Medhammer, presented an overview of the progress in the main project. This was followed by status updates from the work package leaders of the KSP part of the project.

Last but not least, the scientists went over the work plans for the next months, for each work package.