MeRLIN : innovation at the heart of the shipping and port sectors

Spearheaded and managed by Technopole maritime du Québec (TMQ), MeRLIN is an industrial network dedicated to innovation in the shipping and port sectors. The network aims to provide greater access to R&D expertise as it seeks to facilitate the implementation of innovative projects that address the challenges of the maritime industry.

MeRLIN supports the industry in defining its research needs, stimulating collaborative work on shared objectives, encouraging reflection and the quest for concrete solutions, promoting the implementation of long-term planning tools and fostering ties between stakeholders within the maritime community.

MERLIN THEMES AND
2018 PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES

Theme
Category
Deliverable

AIR POLLUTION

STUDY

1 - Overview of existing solutions for reducing the carbon footprints of vessels

EFFLUENTS AND WASTE

WORKSHOP

2 - Managing effluents and waste: ship-port coordination

UNDERWATER NOISE POLLUTION

WORKSHOP

3 - Underwater noise pollution: industry-research cooperation

OPTIMIZATION OF OPERATIONS

STUDY

4 - Sustainable management of dredged sediment
5 - Smart ports

A network WITH A LONG-RANGE VISION

 

OBJECTIVES

To establish a collaborative momentum between industry and the institutional and private research sectors
To showcase and effectively use R&D expertise and infrastructures that respond to key challenges in the industry
To promote technology monitoring and information sharing for the benefit of all partners
To bolster visibility within the private and academic research community of research-related challenges and the technological needs of the maritime sector;
To promote the development of cutting-edge expertise in Quebec
To support the economic growth and competitiveness of businesses by means of skills development and the expanded use of R&D and new technologies.

RESULTS THAT COUNT

2017

Priorisation des livrables 2018 : études et ateliers

December 2017 - Rimouski, Québec

MEMBERS
OF MERLIN NETWORK

Océan

105, Abraham-Martin #500 Québec (Québec) G1K 8N1

Urgence Marine

Section 110 nord, Port de Montreal, CP 111 Coin Marien et Notre-Dame, Montreal (Quebec) H1B 5K1

Port de Trois-Rivières

1545 Rue du Fleuve #300, Trois-Rivières (Québec) G9A 6K4

Groupe Desgagnés

21, rue du Marché Champlain, Québec (Québec) G1R 2A9

Fednav Ltée

1000, de la Gauchetière Ouest, Montréal (Québec) H3B 4W5

Corporation de gestion de la voie maritime du Saint-Laurent

151, rue de l'Écluse, Saint-Lambert (Québec) J4R 2V6

Canada Steamship Lines

759 Square Victoria, 6ème étage, Montréal (Québec) H2Y 2K3

Administration portuaire de Montréal

2100 Av Pierre-Dupuy, Montréal (Québec) H3C 3R5

Administration portuaire de Québec

150, rue Dalhousie C.P. 80, Succ. Haute-Ville, Québec (Québec) G1R 4M8

To learn more about the MeRLIN network:

Candice Sénéchal

Coordinator, MeRLIN project

418 724-9616
csenechal@tmq.ca

Proud partners of MeRLIN: