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Danelec to lead integration working group in EU initiative

Danelec Marine reports that it will be heading up an integration-focused working group as part of the EU’s EfficienSea2 maritime innovation project, which aims to improve safety and increase efficiency at sea.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The project consortium includes 32 partners from 12 countries, with the Danish Maritime Authority leading the initiative. The EU has approved and set aside $11 million to fund the programme.

Danelec will be taking the lead role in a working group for shipboard system integration and onboard networks, looking at issues such as cybersecurity, network integration and firewalling, as well as the integration of onboard systems with the service-oriented communication framework.

Central to its role will be developing a system to facilitate data exchange between proprietary onboard solutions and the “Maritime Cloud”, a communication tool being developed as part of the EfficienSea2 project.

“The shipping industry is rapidly moving to increase ship-ship and ship-shore data integration, and this will involve the exchange of large volumes of data between ship and shore,” said Hans Ottosen, CEO of Danelec Marine.

“At present, there is little standardisation of onboard data infrastructures, and it is not expected that the advent of the Maritime Cloud will change this substantially. Our working group will be tasked with providing the foundations for gateway solutions between the generic onboard client components of the Maritime Cloud and the present regime of customised and proprietary onboard solutions."{/mprestriction}

  

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