The research and development activities at the Department of Resilience of Maritime Systems focuses on, among others, the safety and security status reached by maritime infrastructures such as offshore farms, ports and ships, and whether this status can be further improved. Over the last century, the complexity of maritime infrastructures has increased dramatically. They now consist of a multitude of technological and socio-technical subsystems, are themselves components in overarching systems, and are influenced in a wide variety of ways by the work, interests and needs of the people involved
The department primarily focuses on the development of an innovative situational awareness and the presentation of recommendations for action contained therein, based on defined key performance indicators (Department Resilience of Maritime Systems ). This innovative situational awareness is based on a network of both conventional and new sensors developed within the department and in cooperation with industry, which are designed to be used mostly synchronously.