big data

Plans to map the entire ocean floor by 2030 going ahead

Nearly a fifth of the world’s entire ocean floor has now been mapped, experts say, as plans are progressing despite the challenges of COVID-19 crisis. Charting seabed aims to help understand the impact oceans have on the earth’s climate.

Fuel performance monitoring in real life: problems and solutions

During the 2020 SAFETY4SEA Limassol Forum, Giampiero Soncini, Marine Division – Chief Executive Officer, IB Marine, focused on fuel management on board ships, commenting that efficient fuel monitoring can be achieved through digitalization. Sharing the strengths of digitalizing onboard data, he concluded that fuel performance is different in theory and in practice, given that the majority of vessels are old, and that digitalization needs planning in order to be effective.

Riding the digital wave

During the 2020 SMART4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Mike Konstantinidis, CEO, METIS Cyberspace Technology, addressed in brief the necessity for the digital transformation in the maritime, as well as the contribution of smart technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the development of a new era in shipping.

US Navy to use ‘Big Data’ to address suicide

To enhance its suicide prevention efforts, the US Navy has decided to develop a ‘Culture of Excellence’. This effort aspires to combine existing and new programs to develop resilience, trust and connectedness in all members of the service. 

Climate change, big data and supply chains to take over in 2020

Bureau Veritas estimates that in 2020 there will be major growth in compliance, leading testing and inspection. The certification authority revealed that the key trends in the year ahead will be tackling climate change, ‘Big Data’ as well as ethical supply chains.

Ten shipping books we read in 2019

As the 2019 nears its end and the festive season is on, SAFETY4SEA has made a list of the best books its editors read throughout the year, addressed to anyone forming part of the maritime industry or not. So, grab a book and let the Christmas holiday begin!

Singapore to use its LNG terminal to develop data center cooling technology

The National University of Singapore Engineering collaborated with the Keppel Data Centres Holdings Pte Ltd and Singapore LNG Corporation to develop a technology that can efficiently store and carry cold energy from the Singapore LNG Terminal to various data centres. This solution aims to open the way for more sustainable and compact data centres.

Watch: Japanese consortium to develop first fully electric tanker

A Japanese consortium is to provide new infrastructure services with a focus on electric vessels. Their newly established company, called e5 Lab., will work to develop and promote the greater use of these clean modes of marine transport by building the world’s first zero-emission tanker by mid 2021. 

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