RAMSSES - Realisation and Demonstration of Advanced Material Solutions for Sustainable and Efficient Ships
Research Project, 2017 – 2021

The RAMSSES project has the strategic objective to obtain recognition and an established role for advanced materials in the European maritime industry. To achieve this the project will demonstrate the benefits of new materials in thirteen industry led and market driven demonstrator cases along the entire maritime process chain from components through equipment and ship integration to repair. Those demonstrators will reach a high Technology Readiness Level between TRL 6 and 8 and will either be installed on shore under close to reality conditions or validated on board. The technical performance as well as life cycle cost efficiency and environmental impact will be assessed and validated by specific expert teams following common procedures and testing standards. The test program will be based on risk assessment and a widest possible use of existing test results and supervised by rule making bodies, such ensuring relevance for a commercial approval beyond the project. Test data as well as best practice procedures on design, qualification and production of new material solutions will be made available in a maritime test database and a central knowledge repository, thus allowing fast qualification and approval of similar maritime applications in future.

In cooperation with other initiatives, RAMSSES will contribute to the formation of a maritime materials innovation Platform including continuous technology transfer from and to other industry sectors.


Jonas Ringsberg (contact)

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Marine Technology

Erland Johnson

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Marine Technology

Michael Rahm

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Marine Technology


RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Göteborg, Sweden


European Commission (EC)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2021

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