Description of impact1. Summary of the societal impact
Research of the Marine and Arctic Technology group has resulted in significant societal impact by 1) providing new guidelines and regulations used globally to improve the level of safety of future products, 2) educating marine and Arctic technology experts who are key drivers to improve Finnish Maritime Cluster competence, and 3) conducting applied research for development of several breakthrough marine applications for world-wide markets, such as next-generation cruise ships and novel ice-going ships. The multi-scale and multidisciplinary problems for extreme environments are tackled by combining fundamental understanding of key physical phenomena and first-principles mechanics, safety science and applied mathematics. Marine and Arctic Technology at Aalto is in position 39 in the Shanghai Academic Ranking list. The excellent academic research is complemented by applied research with long-term industry partners of the Finnish Maritime Cluster.
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