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US ships can access navigation publications electronically

The US Coast Guard announced the availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-16 Change 2, “Use of Electronic Charts and Publications in Lieu of Paper Charts, Maps and Publications,” along with a Deregulatory Savings Analysis.

Software system for oily water discharge data comparison launched

Rivertrace announced that it has created a new, web-based software system for the automatic collation of MARPOL oily water discharge data. The  software system interprets, and records oily water discharge data received from Rivertrace’s Oil Record Book Bilge Overboard Security System monitoring equipment.

ABS, SHI to advance digitalization, data and AI

ABS and Samsung Heavy Industries will join forces on the use of digital technologies, aiming to streamline designing, building, and classing assets in a joint development project signed on September 17. The JDP regards 3D digital disclosure, data exchange, and the use of analytics to support the new construction process and pilot the survey of the future.

Project to explore use of geospatial data in maritime

In August the Baltic Exchange collaborated with GeoSpock, a geospatial big data company, to build a maritime spatial database. The partnership aims to enable the continued provision of independent, impartial assessment of the maritime industry.

India to use facial bio-metric data for seafarers

India claims that it has become the first country in the world to issue Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID), capturing the facial bio-metric data of seafarers. Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, MoS (I/C) Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers, initiated the project in New Delhi, on August 28. He also handed over the new BSID cards to five Indian seafarers.

Infographic: The European maritime single window explained

The European maritime single window environment, which was agreed in early February 2019, aims to address the issue of numerous, non-harmonised reporting obligations by linking the existing national maritime single windows together in a coordinated and harmonised way. The reform will improve interoperability between various systems, making it much easier to share and reuse data.

Canada develops maritime information system for coastal communities

The Government of Canada launched the Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness initiative pilot project in May 2019, in support of the user-friendly , local data on marine traffic and boost the Canadian indigenous local communities. Thus, the Minister announced a new funding of $6.9 million to attract more participants in the project and also announced the expansion of the pilot project until March 2022.

MPA Singapore announces GeoSpace-Sea system launch

MPA Singapore will launch the National Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure which will consist of the latest geospatial data from various sources of Singapore’s marine and coastal data. When ready, the GeoSpace-Sea system will provide comprehensive and consolidated geospatial data for port, marine and coastal planning, and environmental management in a timely and efficient manner

Agreement signed for vessel and fleet management digital ecosystem

Intellian signed a strategic partnership in satellite communications with Hyundai Global Service, on July 15, aiming to expand HGS’ ‘Integrated Smart Ship’ solution. This is a digital ecosystem for vessel and fleet management, including a data analysis platform.

New initiative aspires to make ocean data available globally

One of the biggest challenges that the global marine research is currently facing is the lack of knowledge. In comparison to the innovation and research that takes place on land, data-driven marine research is far behind. The fact is that there are several smaller data initiatives and platforms in the world today, but not an all-encompassing platform combining it all. The Ocean Data Platform is an initiative aiming to change this.

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