ESPRIT Project 20.623

Maritime Industry's Virtual Enterprise Linkage

MARVEL OUS is a project under the umbrella of the G7 initiative MARIS (Maritime Information Society) and is accepted as a user reference project under the 4th framework programme of the European Commission.

MARVEL OUS is an end-user driven project. The impetus behind the development comes from the end-users of the system. The consortium consists of shipyards, classification societies and research institutes (eleven companies from seven countries).

Project objectives


MARVEL OUS will identify and harmonise generic requirements for use of advanced information and communication technology (IT and CT) in manufacturing and engineering across the maritime industry, building up links with other sectors for the mutual benefit.

MARVEL OUS will develop detailed specifications of IT and CT user requirements and will prototyping, test and demonstrate the conception basis of commercially available solutions.

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