AIRCOAT project

AIR-induced friction reducing ship COATing


AIRCOAT is a Horizon 2020 EU funded project promoting a passive air lubrication technology with the potential to revolutionise the ship-coating sector.AIRCOAT technology is aiming to reduce energy consumption and ship emissions, as defined by the EU Green Deal looking to reduce gas emission for the ship industry by 40% by 2030. The air barrier created by the AIRCOAT foil further limits the attachment of fouling and consequent invasive species translocation.It will also avoid the release of biocide substances of underlying coatings to the water and mitigate the radiation of ship noise, something that has detrimental effects on marine life such as cetaceans.The project will help to understand and validate environmentally friendly initiatives within the maritime industry, paving the way for further marine research initiatives that reduce our footprint in oceans.