Mr Egbert Ypma
Ir. Egbert Ypma graduated in 1989 from Delft University of Technology (Navigation & Control). After his studies he completed his military service in the Royal Netherlands Navy before joining the research department of Heerema. There he worked on Dynamic Positioning and ballast simulation systems. After a few years of doing offshore FMEA trials for Global Maritime Ltd, he started working for Imtech Marine & Offshore, mainly on the development of integrated bridge systems and dynamic position control. In 2005 he started working at MARIN, first at the Ships department as a project manager, later at the R&D department. Today he is working at the Performance @ Sea department as team leader and research program coordinator. His team is working on Autonomy & Decision Support: defining the research topics, doing research and projects and defining MARIN’s roadmap on this topic.