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Our impact

Impact stories

Inspiring stories showing the impact of Lloyd’s Register Foundation projects all around the world.

Underwater sea vegetation

Supporting Merchant Marine Academies in Greece

Greece navy

A grant from Lloyd’s Register Foundation has helped to provide modern, fit-for-purpose facilities and a more comfortable environment for cadets and seafarers in Greece’s merchant navy.

Protecting vulnerable coasts through history

English coastline

Lloyd's Register Foundation's Heritage and Education Centre is working with CITiZAN to protect England's vulnerable coastline through the history of Lloyd's Register.

STEM and the sea

STEM and the sea

For the last three years, we’ve been supporting the Tall Ships Youth Trust ‘STEM and the Sea’ programme, sending 30 young people a year from disadvantaged backgrounds on ocean-going yacht trips.

Scholarships support development in Africa

Equity and merit scheme

We're supporting The University of Manchester's Equity and Merit Scheme that will help support talented engineers all across the African continent.

Starting a global conversation about food

feeding tomorrow

‘Feeding Tomorrow’ is a project with the UK's National Science Museum designed to find the most effective ways of engaging people in food safety issues.

Research supporting safer, stabler ships

ship performance in waves

Lloyd's Register Foundation is funding a research project at the University of Seoul that's improving knowledge of ships performance in adverse sea conditions.

A brighter horizon for tomorrow's engineers

IET Bursaries

We’re working with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to offer its Engineering Horizons Bursary to a new generation of aspiring engineers.

The world's first 3D printed bridge


Using additive manufacturing techniques, our Netherlands-based partners MX3D are developing a 12m ‘smart bridge’ that will cross a busy section of the Amsterdam canal system.

Scholarships promoting safety at sea

1851 trust science exhibition

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation Thomas Chapman Scholarships are based at the University of Hull, using the history of Lloyd's Register to enhance safety at sea.

Search and rescue in a global pandemic

search and rescue

Lloyd's Register Foundation is supporting the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) to develop a Pandemic Response Guidance Manual, helping search and rescue continue through the pandemic.

Bringing commercial fishermen safely home

commercial fisherman

Hook Marine are the brains behind SeaWise®, a tablet-sized device that monitors the stability of fishing boats in rough sea conditions, giving seafarers for the first time the information they need to protect crews from unnecessary risks.

Unlocking the impact of our seafaring history

loss of st.george

To show how the National Maritime Museum’s varied collections still impact on today's oceangoing world, Lloyds Register Foundation is funding a Lloyd’s Register Curator of Maritime Impacts.

Making space for wider participation in STEM

Classroom technology

We’re working with a team, led by University College London (UCL), on how ‘makerspaces’ can enable wider, more inclusive participation in science, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

Safety solutions for age-old maritime challenges

embarking ladder

With help from a Lloyd’s Register Foundation grant, Helm Innovation Ltd is providing a long-awaited safety solution to embarking and disembarking ships.

Ensuring the safe use of liquid hydrogen

hydrogen fuel

We’re supporting the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in an international effort to carry out Pre-normative Research for Safe use of Liquid Hydrogen (PRESLHY).

Combating counterfeit electronic components

electronic parts

We are proud to support Cranfield University’s efforts to develop RECBIT (Real-time Electronic Counterfeit Batch Inspection Technique) - a fast, simple and cheap method of detecting fake electronic components.

Opening the doors of large-scale testing facilities

large scale testing

The International Centre for Advanced Safety Studies (ICASS) is opening its internationally significant test facilities to scientists and engineers worldwide, with help from a grant from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

Testing ships in icy extremes

polar shipping

Lloyd's Register Foundation is funding CEPOLAR, The Centre of Excellence for Scenario-based Risk Management in Polar Waters, in the development of guidelines that assess the risk to shipping in frozen waters.

Advancing food safety education in Africa and the Caribbean

children food security

Lloyd’s Register Foundation are collaborating with the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and academic partners to support education for the next generation of food safety professionals in the developing world.

Putting safety in the hands of workers

man using safety software

Our funding has recently supported the development of Toolbox, a free-to-use app that shares key safety learnings with frontline workers, created by the Energy Institute.

Safer seafaring in the Mediterranean

Boat run ashore

Lloyd’s Register Foundation is working with partners in the Eastern Mediterranean on a three-year initiative to strengthen a culture of safety among seafarers, the shipping industry and marine communities.

Supporting the world's oldest science TV series

Automation in the fruit industry

The Royal Institution’s annual Christmas Lectures are a sparkling feature of the television schedules over the festive season – and since 2016 they’ve been supported by a grant from Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

Enthusing the next generation of engineers

Automation in the fruit industry

By working with partners such as STEM Learning, we are opening doors to high-worth careers for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and minority groups.

Space inspiration for tomorrow's scientists

Spaceman fixing satellite

By bringing space travel and STEM resources to the classroom, the National Space Academy is showing tomorrow’s astronauts why the sky is no longer the limit.

Tackling global engineering challenges

drone inspection

Lloyd’s Register Foundation is working with the Royal Academy of Engineering to support Engineering X, a global collaboration tackling engineering, safety and sustainability problems to create a safer world.

Open data for a safer world

Leeds air pollution

From improving air quality in cities to building affordable homes faster, our Stimulus Fund with the Open Data Institute is driving innovation in the engineering sector.

Creating a world where no one is harmed at work

radio incident report

We're working with the Health and Safety Executive to bring together safety data on an unprecedented scale. The Discovering Safety programme is harnessing state-of-the-art AI technology to extract new insight from incident reporting.

The science behind maritime history

1851 trust science exhibition

Our work with the 1851 Trust is bringing the treasure trove of marine archives in Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s Heritage and Education Centre (HEC) to a wider audience.

Accelerating life-saving safety solutions

ipad safety check

The award-winning Lloyd’s Register Safety Accelerator is working to make industries safer, by connecting leading companies with cutting-edge digital startups to trial safetytech in live environments.

Inspiring and educating Turkey's future scientists

Science firefly

Since 2015, Lloyd’s Register Foundation has been helping the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV) inspire and educate Turkey's scientists of the future.

Modernising the Lloyd's Register archives

Ship plans

A treasure trove of data on ships, deep in an archive facility in Woolwich, London, is now freely available to all following a major digitisation project funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

Towards data centric engineering

Big data visualisation

Since our 2014 ‘Foresight Review’ was published, Lloyd’s Register Foundation has been a leading voice in the transformation that ‘big data’ is bringing to the world of engineering.

Securing our future through resilient infrastructure

Lighthouse in heavy seas

Funded by the Foundation, The Resilience Shift brings policy-makers, resilience practitioners and thought leaders together with the engineering and technical communities to put resilience engineering at the forefront.

Stopping shipping accidents before they happen

Rusty grounded ship

We’re making shipping safer through our grant to HiLo, which uses predictive risk modelling to identify potentially high-impact events and stop disasters in their tracks.

Harnessing the power of nanotechnology


Since 2015, Lloyd’s Register Foundation has supported the International Consortium on Nanotechnology in a global effort to create a safer, smarter, more interconnected future for humanity.

Clear crisis communication in a world of fake news

Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk

As the world wrestles with the unprecedented ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our work on the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk (IPUR) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has been in the spotlight.

Helping the RNLI save lives at sea

Automation in the fruit industry

Every day, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) takes to the seas around the coastline of Britain to rescue people who need their help.  Our funding is giving crews and volunteers the life-saving skills they need - and which any one of us might depend on.

Transforming ferry safety in the Philippines


Our grant has enabled a team of Interferry experts to undertake a scoping study in the Philippines, to identify which measures have been most helpful in strengthening safety in its domestic ferry industry.

Pioneering the next wave of aviation innovation


Our grant to Vianair Inc. has helped it create a software platform to help keep aircraft safely seperated, reducing emmissions, noise pollution and delays while improving safety.

Building resilience to major industrial accidents

Industrial accident

Our grant to the China Academy of Safety Science and Technology (CASST) in Beijing is helping develop a legal framework, standards and methodology for emergency preparedness and response.

Engineering safer built environments

Bridge building

For the last ten years, we have been helping long-term grant partners TWI Ltd establish a global hub for research into structural integrity, The National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC).

Promoting cyber awareness to maritime boards

Captain on bridge

We’re working with the Research Institute for Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS) on a long-term project to drive up cyber security standards on the boards of private companies, particularly shipping companies.

Providing practical solutions to 'cockpit culture'

Seafarer fishing

CHIRP (Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting Programme) works in partnership with universities and others to identify and tackle the factors that make seafaring one of the world’s most dangerous industries.

Helping develop the new autonomous world, safely

Automation in the fruit industry

Our partnership with the University of York in the Assuring Autonomy International Programme (AAIP) is helping ensure autonomous technologies help us rather than harm us.

Engineering fire safety in Africa

South African informal settlement

A Lloyd’s Register Foundation grant is supporting the Fire Engineering Education for Africa (FEEFA) programme at Stellenbosch University, which is now taking its first generation of masters (MEng) and PhD students through training.

Providing safe water supplies in East Africa

If a key COVID-19 measure is hand hygiene, what about the three-fifths of the world which doesn’t have safe access to clean water?  The International Water Security Network (IWSN) is providing practical help to African communities.

Research helps tackle the stress and loneliness of life at sea

We’re working with Cardiff University’s Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC) to persuade shipping firms to improve conditions for their employees - who may be at sea for up to a year without a break.

Developing safety-critical skills in South-East Asia

By providing scholarships to the South East Asia Skills Enhancement Programme (SEASEP), we’re giving a new generation of engineers the skills and training they need to further their careers and make their industries safer.

Supporting a global network of maritime law experts

By supporting the International Maritime Legal Institute (IMLI), we’re helping to develop a formidable network of maritime legal specialists across the world, sharing the same principles and working towards the same goals. 

Blockchain - transforming safety at sea

A grant from Lloyd’s Register Foundation to study the use of blockchain in shipping could lead to cleaner fuels, better conditions for seafarers and fewer fires at sea through safer transport of hazardous materials.

Saving lives of the world’s poorest fishermen

Fishermen in poor countries face unacceptably high risks of death or life-changing injuries. In Bangladesh, every year over 1,350 fishermen die at sea, in boats without the most basic safety equipment – or even clean drinking water.

Safe seaweed to feed the planet

Forested with wind turbines and crowded with congested shipping lanes, can the North Sea also be a sustainable source of seaweed to feed the planet, and can this happen safely?

Why does the maritime past matter?

Our Heritage & Education Centre is the custodian of Lloyd’s Register’s unique heritage collection, containing more than 250 years of ship plans, survey reports, letter books, photograph collections and so much more.

Is shipping ready for radical transparency?

Blockchain has the potential to revolutionise many different sectors so we are supporting Maritime Blockchain Labs in exploring how these technologies can transform the assurance and safety of shipping’s critical infrastructure.

What does the world know about safety?

Our Foresight Review on global safety evidence explores the current data we have, how those data sets are used and what the trends and challenges are for the future evidence base for safety.

Can we predict how accidents really happen?

Our ten-year relationship with the Pusan National Research Centre has grown its capability and capacity for pioneering marine and offshore research.

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