Sustainability in fishing vessel design process 1988-2018

F.A. Veenstra, John Stoop, Hans Hopman

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Since 1988, the Dutch flatfish fisheries are dealing with sustainability aspects in the vessel design process. In the first place at a time when social and political trends call for more attention to personal safety and working conditions and later extended with emphasis on a greener image and the triple P aspects (People, Planet, Profit). Nowadays due to the Paris climate agreement, every country has set their goals for radical emission reductions, even zero-emissions in 2050. This means that the CO2 targets are also becoming a (scientific) challenge developing new fishing vessel design methodologies including eco-technical solutions (B-design), personal safety and working conditions(a-design) and socio-technical strategies (a-design). An effective combined B-a design methodology does not exist yet, let alone also integrating the new circular economy (-) requirements. For such a new fishing vessel design process the evolving circular economy, principles (CE) are challenging with the ultimate sustainability goals: zero-emissions, zero-waste, zero-accidents on-board. The design experiences of the safety-integrated Beamer 2000 redesign (1990) and the sustainability-integrated MDV-1 new design (2015) are stimulating starting points.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Maritime Technology and Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering (MARTECH 2018)
EditorsCarlos Guedes Soares, T.A. Santos
Place of PublicationLeiden, The Netherlands
PublisherCRC Press / Balkema - Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-58539-3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventMARTECH 2018: 4th International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 7 May 20189 May 2018


ConferenceMARTECH 2018: 4th International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering


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