Maritime Innovations in
Green Technologies

LNG market uptake

Wind propulsion in
commercial shipping

Green logistics and
resource awareness

Maritime Safety Cluster


Made possible by:

Förderer MariGreen


The MariGreen project is co-financed under the INTERREG V A programme Germany-Netherlands with funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat), the State of Lower Saxony (Niedersächsischen Ministerium für Bundes- und Europaangelegenheiten und Regionale Entwicklung), the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Digitalisation and Energy and the provinces of Drenthe, Flevoland, Friesland, Gelderland, Groningen, Noord-Brabant and Overijssel. It is supported by the programme Management INTERREG at the Ems Dollart Region (EDR).

Mari­Green – Mari­time Inno­va­tions in Green Technologies

The MariGreen project is focused on the development of innovations for greener and low-emission shipping that will ultimately reduce the ecological footprint of the shipping industry. This collaborative project between Germany and the Netherlands brings together shared goals to push international standards of excellence ever further whilst promoting the profile of the region as a model in Green Shipping. In the period 2015 – 2018, the MariGREEN Project will unite initiatives from both countries under the banner of ‘Green Shipping’. The project concentrates specifically on small and medium enterprises in the transition towards a sustainable and viable shipping industry in accordance with the environmental and transport policy objectives of Germany, the Netherlands and the EU.

Through a consortium of fifty nine German and Dutch maritime companies and research institutions, a total of twelve innovation projects will be realized as part of the broader MariGREEN Project. The technical objectives will focus on LNG and wind-powered drive systems as well as green logistics alternatives –all with a focus on resource efficiency and safety in coastal and maritime transport. A key objective will also be the cross-border recruitment of junior staff to the maritime industry and the creation of closer partnership  opportunities between Germany and the Netherlands. Project management will be provided by the non-profit research institute MARIKO GmbH based in Leer, Germany.