The World Ocean Council is working to foster private sector participation in the Polar Challenge – a competition to develop an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) capable of a 2,000 km mission under the sea-ice in the Arctic or Antarctic, with a prize of 500,000 Swiss francs to the winner.
Christos Emmanouilidis, Business Development, DANAOS gave a presentation on ‘’Managing the Smart Ship’’ during the 2016 SMART4SEA Forum. He showcased a case study to address the benefits of big data analysis which are as follows: situation awareness and forecasting, managing end to end processes within the company and partners, capitalizing on mobility to react on time to the upcoming challenges, fully meeting statutory requirements.
DNV GL will be the main sponsor of the 15th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT), which takes place from 9–11 May 2016 in Lecce/Italy. COMPIT will explore the main trends for a more connected, cooperative and smarter industry.
The maritime industry is changing. Watch this video to hear about Inmarsat’s maritime vision in supporting the data revolution and setting a new standard in communications at sea.
The inaugural SMART4SEA Forum, a PRO BONO event, successfully concluded on Monday 22nd of February 2016 in Eugenides Foundation, Athens attracting 600 delegates from 12 countries representing a total of 280 organizations.
Rolls-Royce predicts that Ship Intelligence will be the next major transition and potentially lead to autonomous vessels or self driving ships and super yachts with augmented reality displays.
Baleària, the ferry company head quartered at Denia, Spain, plans to build a LNG fuelled “smart ship” at Spain’s LaNaval shipyard. The ferry, with a capacity for 1,600 passengers plus 340 vehicles, will be the largest operating in the Mediterranean and among the largest in the world and is scheduled to start operations in 2019.
China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has signed a Joint Industry Project with Lloyd’s Register Asia to design the next level of cyber ship. The 38,800 dwt smart ship project utilises new technology and applications to create new cyber benefits and dynamics.
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