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One Sea and the European Space Agency collaborate on maritime digitalisation

Jukka Merenluoto, One Sea Lead Jukka Merenluoto, One Sea Lead

A Memorandum of Intent (MoI) between One Sea and the European Space Agency (ESA) aims to bring common objectives to encourage the development of space-based applications to analyse, enable and implement maritime digitalisation and autonomy using latest generation connectivity.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}One Sea coordinator DIMECC (Digital, Internet, Materials & Engineering Co-Creation) gathers together key stakeholders from the maritime and ICT industries to accelerate the delivery of digitalised solutions to market. ESA’s participation aligns with the space agency’s Advanced Research in Telecommunication Systems (ARTES) Business Applications programme, which aims at supporting European players in delivering commercial products and services that benefit user communities across a number of vertical domains.

The agreement foresees using resources, expertise and facilities belonging to one of the signatories to achieve common goals. The MoI makes explicit reference to the future use of DIMECC’s Jaakonmeri test area for autonomous vessels - the first dedicated test zone worldwide for autonomous ship technology, located off western Finland. Finnish regulators have authorised One Sea to oversee future trials in the area.

“This is an important statement of intent, through which One Sea and the ESA acknowledge the significance that ongoing digitalisation and autonomy have for the maritime industries,” stated Jukka Merenluoto, One Sea Lead. “Expertise from different disciplines is necessary to transform today’s connectivity capabilities for tomorrow’s needs, and this MoI represents a unique opportunity to develop applications and services that leverage assets on the ground and in space.”

“It is with great satisfaction that we start the cooperation with DIMECC and the other actors participating in the One Sea Alliance”, commented Rita Rinaldo, head of the ESA Institutional Projects Section. “We expect that the current initiative, thanks to the engagement of the partners, will foster the emergence of innovative space-based downstream solutions addressing the key challenges of the future maritime and shipping sector.”{/mprestriction}

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