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Navigation, Autonomy & New Technologies

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has confirmed that it has made a contribution to a new UK government-funded study on navigational requirements for autonomous maritime vessels, working on development of a prototype ‘Smart Chart’ navigational data system.
Comité International Radio-Maritime (CIRM), the association of marine electronics companies, has published its Guideline on Performance Test Procedure for ECDIS, outlining tests to be carried out on a ship’s ECDIS installation to determine if it meets the operational requirements defined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Maritime technology company GNS has announced a new strategic partnership with SIRM, a supplier of navigation and telecommunications equipment, that will see the companies combine GNS’s software and navigation technologies with SIRM’s Cloud-based services and telecommunications capabilities.
Airbus Defence and Space has launched a new service called Ocean Finder, offering satellite-based detection and identification reports for assets at sea.
Satellite-AIS data provider exactEarth is to gain CAD$7.2 million (approx. US$5.5m) in investment over three years from the Government of Canada, to support the development, management and expansion of exactView RT, the company’s real-time Satellite-AIS service.
The STM (Sea Traffic Management) Validation project has welcomed a sixth shore centre to its European testing network, with Tallinn VTS joining the project as the first shore centre to come onboard outside of the initial five-strong EU-funded grouping.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has announced two new agreements to bring 3D printing capabilities to the port, having signed MoUs covering the creation of an additive manufacturing production facility for port applications, and the launch of a Joint Industry Programme (JIP) for additive manufacturing of marine…
Rolls-Royce and Intel have announced a new agreement that will see the companies work together on the further development of autonomous vessel systems, collaborating on designs for intelligent shipping technologies to make commercial shipping safer.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has released a new study, conducted on its behalf by the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA), examining the potential impact of autonomous ships on the role of seafarers and the global shipping industry.
ChartCo reports that it has agreed a new partnership with MeteoGroup to deliver its weather routing technology services through the ChartCo OneOcean e-navigation software platform.
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