The essence of Maritime and Transport Technology is to develop, design, build and operate marine, dredging and transport systems and their equipment. In the past decades many new concepts and systems have been developed in this sector. Due to strong public pressure for more efficient and safer transport and in order to improve the competitive position of the Dutch and European marine, dredging and transport sector, it can be expected that this trend will continue at increased speed.
New generation transport and marine systems have to be based on new concepts, using distributed intelligence, combined with the application of smart components. This requires the further development of the knowledge of the dynamics and the physical processes involved in transport, dredging and marine systems, the logistics of the systems and the interaction between the equipment and control systems.