Next event

The next E-LASS event will take place on May 10-11, 2022 in Ulsteinvik, Norway.

Find a summary and the presentations from  the last E-lass seminar that took place on November 18th, 2021 here.

Are you interested to present at our next E-LASS? Send a short (1/2 page) abstract to

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Summary E-LASS in Bremen

Learn all you need to know about our 11th E-LASS event, coordinated with help from RAMSSES, MariLight and Fraunhofer IFAM.

E-LASS Newsletter November 2019

In this newsletter, we give you the latest details regarding our Bremen event, including an updated agenda and an attendee’s kit.

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About E-LASS

Established in 2013, The European network for lightweight applications at sea (E-LASS) gather stakeholders interested in lightweight design for the maritime industry. The aim is to create an organization where exchange of information and knowledge becomes easy and natural. The commitment to initiate collaboration with other networks is in line with this aim. E-LASS has over 300 members from 32 different nations.


The need for lightweight materials and lightweight design at sea is driven by the two main societal challenges of today: energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. A lighter vessel will use less fuel and a semi-submersible offshore platform can only fully attain an optimized weight distribution through proper lightweight design. An offshore wind turbine deprived of lightweight design and lightweight materials is scarcely imaginable. For many applications, however, the increased use of novel lightweight designs are being slowed down by tradition and conservative resistance to change, coupled to a lack of experience and knowledge. E-LASS aims at facilitating activities in support of necessary development of lightweight design.

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Membership in E-LASS includes:

1.    Free membership
2.    Possibility to present at, participate in and host E-LASS events, organised two times per year.
3.    Possibility to publish company information at
4.    Possibility to initiate R&D and commercial projects through the E-LASS network initiatives.
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