On Friday, October 18, BT together with mixed reality partners Ubimax and VRtuoso demonstrated the apparent benefits that 5G can deliver to business and industry, with live demonstrations of augmented and virtual reality, for the first time throughout the UK, to the Belfast Harbour.
The reduction and prevention of deaths of fishermen along South Africa’s coastal area is among key priorities of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). Now, efforts towards this goal are beginning to pay off, due to strategic partnerships domestically and abroad.
Startup UnseenLabs informed about its intentions to launch up to six more ship-tracking cubesats during 2020. The satellites aim to monitor maritime traffic, by using orbiting sensors to track vessels that turn off their AIS. Unseenlabs aspires to establish 20 to 50 satellites in low Earth orbit.
Aerospace solutions provider Airbus Defence and Space announced an upgrade of its digital maritime service to detect, identify and track vessels around the globe. The updated service is expected to enhance search and rescue operations or location and tracking of illegal maritime activities.
According to NOAA, geodesy is the science of precisely measuring and understanding three fundamental properties of the Earth; Its geometric shape, its orientation in space, and its gravity field, while also measuring the changes of these properties on time.
The US Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it may cease broadcasting Navigational Telex (NAVTEX) over Medium Frequency (MF) after first ensuring the information contained in NAVTEX broadcasts is available via IMO-recognized satellite services.
The European Commission accepted Georgia’s request to join the EU LRIT Cooperative Data Centre. Georgia’s application was made in November 2017 and was accepted in March 2019, as the country meets all the criteria needed.
The Port of Riga in Latvia announced it is working on 5G solution tests with LMT – a drone with artificial intelligence to determine pollution. The project uses a nascent drone traffic management platform being developed by LMT and Lufthansa Systems.
Inmarsat working with the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, its Department of Fisheries, the UK Space Agency and other partners marked the successful closure of a three-year fisheries innovation project. Using solar-powered satellite technology on smaller fishing vessels, the project aimed to improve safety, efficiency, ship to shore contact and offer possible fish stock sustainability improvements.
Wärtsilä discusses the importance of connectivity when onboard, as the idea on being in the middle of the ocean sometimes comes with the essence of danger and loneliness. Despite cruise ships and ferries that transfer people, the overall fleet isn’t equipped with high-tech features to boost seafarers’ connectivity.
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