Karl Garme, www.kth.se/profile/garme/, MSc in Naval Architecture and Tech. Dr in Lightweight structures is specialized in seakeeping and hull loads, at KTH, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Dr Garme is involved in public transport and freight on urban and inland waters and is presently leading research projects on technical development, planning tools and economic prospects for waterborne public transport. The research is funded by the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Maritime Administration and the Stockholm County Council and conducted with researchers from KTH School of Industrial Management, Vattenbussen AB and the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, VTI. Dr Garme was part of the workgroup assigned to write the Swedish Maritime Research Agenda in 2013 and later following up this representing KTH in the Swedish Competence Centre Lighthouse.