Who do we collaborate with?
Maritime law represents a niche field for specialists within research institutions, government bodies, and companies. The research group collaborates with maritime legal experts from both national and international backgrounds in research projects. As the research focuses on the intersection of law and technology, the Maritime Law research group collaborates with the Maritime Innovative Technologies research group at NHL Stenden. Within NHL Stenden, the research group also collaborates with researchers, lecturers, and students from the Thorbecke Academy and the Academy of Leisure & Tourism. Additionally, the research group maintains relationships with maritime industry associations such as the KVNR (Royal Association of Dutch Shipowners), NMT (Netherlands Maritime Technology), the Association of Water Contractors, and the Dutch Association of Transport Law. In the education sector, there are strong connections with other Dutch maritime educational institutions and knowledge institutes such as TU Delft and MARIN.
The Maritime Law research group, led by professor Welmoed van der Velde, is integrated into the Maritime Research Group, which focuses on three research lines:
- Sustainability and Regulation
- Advanced maritime operations, design, analysis, and optimization tools
- Modeling and simulation of maritime artifacts
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The research group consists of a multidisciplinary team of researchers, lecturers, and students, led by Lector Welmoed van der Velde. Through practice-oriented research, we strengthen the exchange of knowledge between education and the professional field. The research group is part of the Maritime Research Group, which also includes the Maritime Innovative Technologies research group, led by Lector Herbert Koelman. Both research groups collaborate closely within the research group, focusing on technology and regulations in the maritime sector.
NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz