In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the major disruptions that has brought, International Maritime Security Associates (IMSA) launched a software platform to boost operations during the pandemic.
Robosys Automation Ltd and MARIN shake their hands and inked a cooperation agreement in order to research and develop a new rage of autonomous navigation software systems.
An Australian startup, rise-x.io, is collaborating with DNV GL and the National University Singapore’s (NUS) Department of Statistics and Applied Probability on a project that will tackle illegal bunkering. The algorithms that will be used in the project, will firstly be verified for their suitability and they will be integrated directly into rise-x.io’s QuayChain platform.
The Korean Register came in an agreement with the National Technical University of Athens and inked an MoU in order to share specialist technology and software with the students of the School Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering.
SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Mr. Dimitris Theodossiou, Managing Director, DANAOS Management Consultants S.A has received the 2020 SMART4SEA Personality Award, sponsored by SQEMARINE, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on January the 28th at the Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2020 SMART4SEA Forum.
As the Microsoft released software fixes to address 49 vulnerabilities, the U.S. Coast Guard alerts maritime stakeholders and operators to address those recently-identified security flaws, in order to protect their business networks and servers, reducing the possibilities of a dangerous cyberattack.
The Danish Maritime Authority attended the stage at the International Maritime Organization in London to present their project on digital certificates for seafarers. The Authority’s representatives noted that while the digitalization of certificates for seafarers is in great progress, they are now initiating a proof of concept-project to demonstrate how it will function in practice.
A software development security is of a big importance for the shipping sector nowadays, as the cyber attacks and threats seem to be increasing and shipping companies are facing challenges on how to deal with cyber activity. Software development security is an activity to grow and operate secure software through a series of security activities that are carried out at each stage of software development by removing security weaknesses.
Over 70% of the respondents of MarTID (Maritime Training Insights Database) survey initiative, World Maritime University (WMU) expect an increase in simulators and e-learning in the coming years. In year 2019, traditional classroom teaching, and simulation training are the most popular training methods for operators, while there has been much debate about whether e-learning in maritime industry works or not. Some believe there is no replacement for hands-on training, others believe there is.
The Maritime Connectivity Platform Consortium (MCPC) was established with a signature ceremony during the conference ‘e-navigation underway international 2019’. The MCP is an open source, vendor-neutral digital maritime domain to bring common internet standards to maritime navigation and transportation systems. The MCP enables infrastructures for efficient, secure, reliable and seamless electronic information exchange among maritime stakeholders using available communication systems.
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