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Global MARVs

Global Oceans has developed an operational model for adaptively mobilizing time-chartered ships and other resources from the commercial offshore sector as scientific research platforms, to fill capacity gaps and expand for research in ocean science. The model is called MARV, for Modular Adaptive Research Vessel, and it leverages a worldwide pool of private-sector assets – ships, modular workspace systems, port services management, other resources – that can be chartered, rented and adapted on a project basis for scientific research.


MARVs are an alternative, routinely deployable paradigm for expanding fully functional at-sea ocean science capacity on manned vessels. It is an infrastructure model for ocean science that is nimble, scalable, adaptive, lower cost, and non-capital intensive. MARVs also enable greater capacity to execute projects that require intensive, multi-expedition, multi-year deployments of research capacity and specialized equipment to support large-scale regional and global surveys, monitoring, mapping, resource assessments, modeling studies, and ecosystem assessments across all spatial dimensions and seasons.


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Project Highlights

MARV HUB: Singapore

Global Oceans has established the MARV HUB: Singapore, a base of operations at the port in Singapore, as a centralized MARV mobilization facility and on-the-ground support for projects in the Indian Ocean and throughout the Indo-Pacific.

Project Team & Advisors

MARV HUB: Singapore Team - Logistics & Systems Integration

Ajay Bhosle

Ajay Bhosle

General Manager

Inchcape Shipping Services, Inc., Singapore

MARV HUB Logistics Team

Eric Lim

Project Manager

Inchcape Shipping Services, Inc., Singapore

MARV HUB Logistics Team

Diana Ibrahim

Support Services Manager

Inchcape Shipping Services, Inc., Singapore

MARV HUB Logistics Team

Tan Mei Ling

Finance Manager

Inchcape Shipping Services, Inc., Singapore

MARV HUB Logistics Team

Hugo Heitling

Hugo Heitling

Managing Director & Project Manager

Orange Delta Pte Ltd, Singapore

MARV HUB Maritime Engineering Team

Patrick Goosens

Project Manager

Orange Delta Pte Ltd, Singapore

MARV HUB Maritime Engineering Team

Sylvana Liauw

Supply Chain Management

Orange Delta Pte Ltd, Singapore

MARV HUB Maritime Engineering Team

Anwar Tanady

Project Manager

Orange Delta Pte Ltd, Singapore

MARV HUB Maritime Engineering Team

Rachel Netto

Project Engineer & Assistant Project Manager

Orange Delta Pte Ltd, Singapore

MARV HUB Maritime Engineering Team

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