SSPA Sweden AB (SSPA), Sweden, was founded in 1940 and is an
independent, limited company owned by the Foundation Chalmers
University of Technology. The staff is 77 people (14 females and 63
men) and the annual turnover 2006 was 89 million SEK (about 9.7
million EUR). SSPA provides high-tech consulting services and
research within ship technology, marine operations and waterborne as
well as intermodal transport systems. SSPA runs three scale model
test facilities (towing tank, cavitation tunnel and sea keeping and
manoeuvring basin) and a simulator laboratory. SSPA is situated in
Göteborg, on the Campus Johanneberg of Chalmers University of
Technology, with an office also in Stockholm. The department SSPA
Research is responsible for the initiation and management of
Research Projects and includes today (March 2007) nine experts and
PhD students. The total number of running Research Projects is 16.
Research at SSPA can be described in terms of a system-oriented
approach to waterborne and intermodal transport systems, with
important elements of ICT (Information and Communication
Technologies). Efficient, safe, comfortable and
environmental-friendly waterborne transport systems are in focus.
The research includes following fields: Ship Technology; Maritime
Operations; Waterborne and Intermodal Transport Systems.