Rostock University of Applied Sciences
The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture with versatile courses of study forms a powerful focus for practice-oriented engineering education. Its research areas include energy and fluid dynamics, maritime systems, mechatronics and propulsion technology as well as applied mechanics and materials engineering.
The Chair of Marine Engineering was established on October 1, 1992. It emerged from the Chair of Fishery Engineering founded in 1968. The University of Rostock is one of the oldest teaching and research institutions in the field of marine engineering in Germany. Teaching is mainly on theoretical and experimental methods for the design of floating and moored offshore systems as well as unmanned underwater vehicles and systems. In its application-oriented basic research, the Chair of Marine Engineering looks primarily at the development, validation and application of theoretical and experimental methods for the reliable prediction of loads, motions and deformation in a wide variety of marine engineering structures. To help ensure a guaranteed service life for underwater systems, experimental analyses of material aging of polymer materials under marine service conditions are also part of the research portfolio.
Wismar University of Applied Sciences
Wismar University of Applied Sciences has a degree program in Maritime, Systems Engineering and Logistics (SAL). Academic education has been offered on the Warnemünde campus since 1952, including internationally recognized maritime education since 1969. Plant and supply engineering, traffic operations/logistics, and electrical engineering for shipbuilding are also taught at SAL.
Since 2011, the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany has been promoting the networking of the various players in the maritime industry. Since January 2015, the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has been a member of this alliance and actively supports the networking in the maritime industry.
Forschungsverbund Mecklenburg-Vorpommern research network
Since 1995, Forschungsverbund Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V. has been supporting companies and research with effective programs, selected network partners, research know-how and practical project experience for transferring product ideas via technology and financing checks to market success.
RIC MAZA MV e. V.
RIC MAZA MV e. V. is an alliance of regional companies from the medium-sized maritime industry as well as associated engineering, industry-related research, education and training, and relevant departments from the universities in the state of MV. In addition to exchange, know-how transfer and representation of interests, goal-oriented interdisciplinary cooperation takes place in five subject-specific project groups.
Subsea Monitoring Network e. V.
The Subsea Monitoring Network e. V. is a leading business network for subsea technologies in Germany and a nationwide contact for marine research and technology. It supports the Ocean Technology Campus in Rostock. SMN is a platform for the entire value chain of the industry and works to strengthen it through active lobbying, networking, and the bundling of information and know-how. The network for underwater technologies is available to answer questions about technology developments or testing, paving the way for contact with industry companies, universities, research institutions, testing opportunities or test fields and politics.