TCOMS-Singapore and Deltares shake hands on collaboration in the field of hydrodynamics
The Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore (TCOMS), and Deltares, independent knowledge institute in the field of water and subsurface, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the Singapore International Water Week. The MoU includes joint research and co-development of knowledge in the field of hydrodynamics.
The agreement was signed at the headquarters of TCOMS, in the presence of the Vice Minister for Water Management of the Netherlands Michèle Blom, the Dutch ambassador for Singapore, Margriet Vonno, TCOMS Board Co-Chair and Assistant Chief Executive, Science & Engineering Research, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Professor Alfred Huan as well as TCOMS Board Director and Assistant Chief Executive (Industry), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Mr Kenneth Lim.
The agreement is a first step towards a long-term collaboration between TCOMS and Deltares. The mutual sharing of knowledge, and conduct of joint projects and research will lead to the co-creation of innovative modeling and simulation solutions in the hydrodynamics field. The knowledge acquired through the collaboration will support the greater research eco-system including industry and public agencies.
Annemieke Nijhof, Managing Director Deltares: “Enriching our knowledge of the effects of climate change and climate adaptation is crucial. With this collaboration we are able to partner with a leading institute for larger projects and expand our knowledge about the Singapore and SE Asia region.”
TCOMS Singapore is a national R&D centre dedicated to the Marine & Offshore, Maritime and other Ocean sector. The centre is joint venture between the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the National University of Singapore (NUS).
Professor Chan Eng Soon, CEO TCOMS: “The agreement marks the start of an exciting partnership with Deltares to co-create cutting edge capabilities in hydrodynamic modelling and knowledge of coastal fluid-structure interactions. This will mutually strengthen our position as leading R&D institutes contributing towards coastal resilience solutions.”