Research Center for Marine

Head of Research Center for Marine:

Nur Syahroni, ST, MT, Ph.D
Research Center Building
Jalan Teknik Kimia, Kampus ITS Sukolilo
Surabaya, Indonesia 60111.


Overview Research Center for Marine

Research Center for Marine is a research center under the Institute for Research and Community Service (LPPM) ITS. This study center conducts multidisciplinary research related to marine science and technology to contribute in solving national problems.


Field of Research

Research activities at the Research Center for Marine are focuses on answering national challenge inĀ  marine science and technology. They are :

  • Food and fishery sustainability
  • Defense and security
  • Renewable marine energy
  • Water transportation
  • Management of coastal and small islands
  • Non-renewable marine resources


Research Topics

Some of the research topics conducted at the Research Center for Marine are as follows:

1. Development of Ship Hull Design and Standard Ship Production

  • Mapping ocean wave spectrum models for Indonesian waters
  • Development of analytic and numerical models for calculating barriers, dynamics and strength of ship structures
  • Development of monohull and multihull ship hull designs
  • Development of standard ship components in ship production systems in Indonesia
  • Development and application of new materials for ship construction
  • Development of standard construction regulations for small (non-conventional) vessels

2. System Technology Development and Marine Defense and main Security Equipment Systems

  • Development of the concept of warship and submarine design
  • Development of mini-submarines for reconnaissance missions
  • Development of weapons systems and warship control systems
  • Development of stealth technology for warships
  • Development of underwater communication systems and technology

3. Development of Technology for Exploration and Exploitation of Offshore Marine Resources

  • Development of numerical models and experiments for the analysis of offshore building structures
  • Development of offshore building production and installation systems
  • Development of a monitoring system, inspection, and maintenance of offshore building structures
  • Development of a hydrodynamic model of fluid interactions with offshore buildings
  • Development of optimization and reliability models in offshore building designs
  • Technology development for exploration and exploitation of natural resources in the deep water
  • Development of marine energy power generation systems (waves, currents, tides, sea heat)
  • Development of efficient sea-advanced vehicles as supporters of island integration
  • Development of environmentally-friendly technology for the capture, cultivation, and management of fish

4. Development of Coastal Engineering and Marine Environment

  • Development of hydrodynamic model ofwave, current, transport sediment, and marine pollution
  • Development of a mechanical scouring model and its mitigation for coastal and offshore structures
  • Development of environment-friendly beach buildings
  • Development of coastal and coastal spatial planning
  • Disaster mitigation and adaptation in coastal and marine geo-hazards areas
  • Development of Artificial Reef (AR) for ecosystem rehabilitation
  • Development of fishery products and marine biota for food and health

5. Development of an Efficient and Environmental-Friendly Propulsion System

  • Development of various types of propellers
  • Development of fuel-efficient and low-emission ship engines
  • Development of a biofuel ship engine.
  • Development of linear engines for ship engines.
  • Development of hybrid propulsion systems (solar cell screens and motors)
  • Development of system automation and ship machinery

6. System of Reliability of Systems and Machinery and Ship Safety

  • Development of AIS (Automatic Identification System) technology and its application.
  • Marine hazard simulations for hazardsmitigation
  • Study of aspects of stability in ship safety
  • Statutory studies to improve ship safety

7. The Indonesian Maritime Connectivity Development Model

  • Development of an integrated transportation model of Integrated Transport System
  • Development of conceptual design of maritime infrastructure (ships, ports, logistics)
  • Development of a model of modernizing people’s shipping and people’s ports
  • Development of sustainable maritime infrastructure
  • Development of port Hinterland connectivity

8. Development of Indonesian Telematics and Maritime Logistics

  • Development of the digital island concept
  • Development of anintegrated maritime information center
  • Development of operationtoolsof the maritime logistics industry
  • Development of green logistics in the maritime sector