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The LOOM Research Institute within Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has 12 academic staff
and 25 researchers. LOOM has developed a strong reputation for its safety and security research of
maritime system design and operation.
LOOM has completed a number of research projects supported by the UK research councils (eg.
EPSRC), HSE, EU and industry. It is equipped with the UK’s only 360 degree ship simulator and a wide
range of risk modelling and decision making software. For the last ten years, the Institute has
received the funding of more than £2m to conduct its high-level research and consequently, over 100
technical papers in marine offshore and logistics technology have been produced. The research
applications have also been facilitated by the collaboration between LOOM and many industrial and
regulatory organisations including Shell and UK HSE.