ENDURES is derived from ENDUrance by RESearch, in other words, research for extending the life of materials is at the core of their professional activities. ENDURES B.V. is a 'centre of excellence' on the field of (maritime) corrosion, antifouling, Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC), failure analysis and integrity of protective coatings. Scientific knowledge is used in order to investigate the protection of materials and the improvement of the operational life time of structures and installations. In Den Helder they have a continuous supply of natural seawater to perform tests under realistic (maritime) conditions.