Lloyd’s funds new Arctic research initiative

Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) has provided funding to Aalto University in Finland and three other universities.

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ESPOO, Finland – Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) has provided funding to Aalto University in Finland and three other universities.

Aalto will head LRF’s new Research Center of Excellence in Arctic Shipping and Operations. Also participating are Helsinki University, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU (Trondheim), and Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John’s, Canada).

The center, the first of its kind in Europe’s Nordic countries, will support eight doctoral dissertations on risk management in Arctic operations over a period of five years.

Aalto University will also create two professorships in Arctic Marine Technology, and plans to develop the Aalto Ice Tank as a “unique” international facility.

11/15/2013

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