Lynceus Project: How technology is coming to the rescue of the cruise industry when Abandoning Ships

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The cruise industry is booming, with more than 25 million passengers expected to be carried worldwide in 2019. But with the increase in numbers comes an increase in risk. When the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground off Tuscany in January 2012, 32 people died in the resulting chaos. The size of cruise ships, like the cruise…

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Lynceus project for Safe Ship Evacuation: Best European Project of the Valencian Region 2014

The Lynceus project has received the award for Best European innovative project of the Valencian Region. The LYNCEUS project, set about revolutionising how rescues can be conducted in the future. The team sought to adapt low-power wireless technologies in order to help localise and track passengers, and thus improve search and rescue operations. Innovative wireless tags…

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TEDx event (video): Safe Passenger ship evacuation – Technology from Cyprus company (Lynceus project)

Here at Maritime Cyprus, we have many times hosted news articles about the LYNCEUS Project. A new technology in the making, aimed towards safe passenger ship evacuation, which utilizes wireless technology. The latest update, is a presentation of Lynceus project at the last TEDx event at the University of Nicosia You can also re-visit past…

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CYPRUS wins Global Lloyds List Innovation 2014 award (Lynceus project)

Lynceus project has won the prestitious Global Lloyds List Awards 2014 in the field of Innovation. The ceremony was held on 30 Sept. 2014 in London. Great success for Company Signal Generix and MARINEM, the Lynceus project technologies and also Cypriot Innovation which was selected as top innovation in the field of world shipping. The EU-funded LYNCEUS project…

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Investing in evacuation technologies for safer cruise ship trips – Lynceus project

  An EU-funded project, Lynceus, is designing low-power wireless location and tracking technologies for smooth large-passenger ship evacuation. The new technological solution, still in the making, is expected to monitor, in real time, all passengers and crew members on board a ferry or cruise ship in distress.’We have developed innovative wireless tags, which can be…

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Movers and Shakers: CMMI appoints Mr Zacharias Siokouros on the board of Directors, as it’s first CEO

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) We are pleased to announce that Mr. Zacharias Siokouros was appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer of the newly established CMMI – Cyprus Marine & Maritime Institute. As from December 23rd 2019, Mr. Siokouros will be steering CMMI, an international, scientific and business Centre of Excellence for Marine and Maritime Research, Innovation and Technological Development that will be driven by the…

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Next big thing: People localization system for safe evacuation of large passenger ships

Introduction: Safe and efficient passenger evacuation in case of an emergency is a hot topic in the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) today in the aftermath of the Costa Concordia and the South Korean Sewol ferry tragedies where 32 people and approximately 300 people respectively were lost. Even though the causes of these tragedies were different,…

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