The Dept. of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) in the University of Strathclyde is a world leading academic institution dedicated itself in the pursuit of research excellence to maximise its research profile and reputation in the marine community. The Department is an integral part of the University’s renowned Faculty of Engineering, which is the largest in Scotland and has a global reputation for producing quality engineers. It has one of the largest towing/wave tanks amongst the Universities in Europe and is equipped with modern measuring and data acquisition equipment. The facility is ideal for testing of models of offshore structures and subsea systems as well as ships and high speed craft. NAME research activities cover a broad range in ship stability, safety, marine structures, hydrodynamics, design and manufacturing, marine engineering, ship management and operation. Each centre/group has been actively attracting research grants from industry, EPSRC, Government and the European Commission. The Department plays an important role in a number of national and international committees, e.g. IMO, ITTC, ISSC, CIMAC, WEGEMT. US is one of the Key institutions in European waterborne transport research and has been involved in more 50 European projects in the capacities of Co-ordinators, technical co-ordinators and investigator partners. COMAND, FASTPOD, OPTIPOD, INTEGRATION, VREAL_SHIP, SAFEDOR, VIRTUE, LOGBASED, IMPROVE, FLAGSHIP, RISPECT, DIVEST, FIREPROOF, SHOAL, VIRTUE are a small sample of the projects that US has been involved.