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Thursday, 17 January 2019 15:57

Denmark launches maritime cyber strategy

The Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs has launched a new sector-specific strategy for the shipping industry as part of the government’s more general national strategy for cyber and information security, with a range of initiatives aimed at strengthening IT security and preventing cyber threats in maritime.

Denmark and China have signalled their intention to support increased cooperation between the countries in maritime activities, particularly in the area of electronic navigation.

The European Commission has adopted a proposal to promote increased harmonisation of ship reporting requirements when calling at ports within the EU, including the development of a common IT system for data exchange.

Denmark’s Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs has announced its intention to implement blockchain technologies to reduce the administrative burden faced by vessel operators in the maritime sector.

The Efficiensea 2 project has begun tests of a new digital ‘Under Keel Clearance Service’ to support mariners in assessing the impact of tidal levels and weather on passage plans that include shallow water.

A new report published by The Danish Maritime Authority has called for changes in international maritime regulation to prepare for the introduction of autonomous ships.

The team behind the Maritime Cloud project, a joint initiative of three global e-Navigation projects, has decided to change the name of its information exchange network to the Maritime Connectivity Platform (MCP), to more accurately describe its objectives as it moves from testbed to real life implementation.

The EU’s EfficienSea2 project has announced that it is testing a system for digitalising Navigational Warnings that it intends to propose as a global standard, based on the International Hydrographic Organization’s (IHO) S-124 draft standard for Navigational Warnings.

Monday, 12 December 2016 13:03

Danes back maritime IoT project

The Danish Maritime Fund has backed an Internet of Things (IoT) technology development pilot project led by Aalborg-based company GateHouse, which aims to use data collected from a variety of shipboard sensors to optimise vessel performance and provide information to authorities as required.

The Danish Maritime Authority has announced that it is launching a pre-study on autonomous ships together with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), to increase the country’s common knowledge base on the technology and to set a preliminary framework so that the development and use of unmanned ships can be planned in an appropriate manner.

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