The port authority of Rotterdam and North Sea Port conducted tests using an underwater robot that will be used to inspect quays, given that inspections are still being conducted by divers; The partners aim to replace the divers with robots for safety reasons.
To investigate the unexplored oceans covering most our planet, researchers aim to build an underwater network of interconnected sensors that send data to the surface; — an underwater “internet of things.” MIT researchers could use a battery-free underwater communication system that uses near-zero power to transmit sensor data.
Saildrone, a seven-metre long, wind-powered unmanned surface vehicle (USV) is the first unmanned system to circumnavigate Antarctica. The vehicle, also called SD 1020, had climate-grade sensors installed, and had gathered data in previously unchartered waters, providing an additional insight into ocean and climate processes.
School of Computing at Robert Gordon University’s, funded by The Data Lab, latest successful collaboration with DNV GL, uses Machine Learning to create a fully automated solution to analyse and process complex engineering drawings. The project is called ‘Images to Data’.
The US Office of Naval Research Global Tactically Reconfigurable Artificial Combat Enhanced Reality (TRACER) package includes a virtual-reality headset, a backpack, a simulated weapon designed to deliver realistic recoil, and a software package that creates multiple and adaptable simulation scenarios for security personnel to experience.
During an exclusive interview with the SAFETY4SEA team in Oslo’s Nor-Shipping Conference, DNV GL’s Veracity Commercial Director, Magnus Lande, highlighted that digitalization can be successful only if maritime stakeholders unite their expertise and knowledge on smart issues.
Today, partners announced the completion of a demonstration test, using the TUMST training ship Shioji Maru for their proposed joint demonstration project related to the safety of vessels’ auto berthing and un-berthing. The project was selected for Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT)’s FY2018 autonomous vessel demonstration project.
The Ports of Auckland informed that it plans to launch a staged automation process, beginning with its Northern Berth which is due to start in February 2020. The port aspires to complete the infrastructure work, which is needed to apply automation, during 2019.
The Lynceus Project enables cruise companies and vessels keep in track with the number of passengers and monitor them in emergency situations. Recently, cruise companies, and researchers collaborated to develop a wireless system that will track and account for each one of the passengers onboard a vessel.
Aditi Rasquinha, Director Seafreight at Kuehne & Nagel, discusses the future of shipping, from talks around IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap, to digitalization and automation. In the meantime, port of Rotterdam published a white paper focusing of the benefits of digitalization to the supply chain.
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