SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Oct 2016
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Oct 2016
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Analysis & Opinions

Cyber Security at Sea

cyber

Themistoklis Sardis, IT manager, AMMITEC focused his presentation on the ‘’Cyber Security at Sea’’ during the 2016 SMART4EA Forum. He provided a brief introduction of cyber security in general and then referred to cyber security issues related to the shipping industry. To enhance maritime cyber security awareness in the industry, he suggested addressing the issue in a risk based approach in order to avoid cyber threats and possible attacks on ships.

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Energy efficiency optimisation in practice

Energy efficiency

George Dimopoulos, Principal Research Engineer, DNV GL Maritime gave a presentation focusing on ‘’Energy efficiency optimisation in practice’’ during the 2016 SMART4SEA Forum. He explained DNV-GL’s approach and experience on assessing and improving the energy efficiency of ships in practice. He highlighted how important is to ensure quantification and insight to both systems and operations for the efficiency of maritime assets. He also presented DNV GL’s computer-based framework COSSMOS and its application to produce tangible efficiency improvements to both newbuildings and ships in service.

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ECDIS use in the modern era

ECDIS ready

Yannis Papaefthimiou, Managing Director, FURUNO gave a presentation on the ‘’ECDIS use in the modern era’’ during the 2016 SMART4SEA Forum. He noted that ECDIS is a milestone marking the industry’s transition from paper to digital navigation; 58% of the world’s fleet is now using ECDIS showing that the industry is on track for adoption in the end of the decade. Large vessels & tanker operators have successfully faced ECDIS adoption challenges that now cargo ship operators are finding on their doorstep. He advised that for setting the right phase-in policy and fully understanding the extent for management of change, there is need for teamwork between ship operators and ECDIS makers.

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Smart Focus on Big Data, Hull & Propeller Performance

big data

Michael Servos, Energy Manager, Tsakos (TCM) presented the smart related issues of ‘’Big Data, Hull & Propeller Performance’’ during the 2016 SMART4SEA Forum and identified areas of energy improvements. Mr Servos focused on confident decision making, based on quantification of performance and reduction of uncertainty in it, through big data analysis.

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e-Navigation Solutions in the Smart Shipping Context

e-Navigation

Willy Zeiler, Marketing & Communications Manager, NAVTOR analysed the ‘’e-navigation solutions in the smart shipping context’’ during the 2016 SMART4SEA Forum using the example of his company’s back-of-bridge planning software which simplifies the process of safe and economical route planning, including easy access to and use of digital e-Nav information.

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Managing the Smart Ship

ship design

Christos Emmanouilidis, Business Development, DANAOS gave a presentation on ‘’Managing the Smart Ship’’ during the 2016 SMART4SEA Forum. He showcased a case study to address the benefits of big data analysis which are as follows: situation awareness and forecasting, managing end to end processes within the company and partners, capitalizing on mobility to react on time to the upcoming challenges, fully meeting statutory requirements.

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Software Quality and Cyber Safety

cyber security

Paul R. Walters, Assistant Chief Engineer, ABS, explained why ‘Smart Ships Demands Quality Software and Cyber Security’ during the 2016 SMART4SEA Forum. He highlighted the need to improve software quality onboard marine and offshore assets. He addressed cybersecurity and Cybersafety pointing to four key elements for achieving safety and security objectives: traceability, documentation, transparency and verification. He explained that these requirements are self-evident and continue beyond the initial build into the maintenance phase.

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ESSF Smart Financing Tools

EFSS

Panos Yannoulis, President, Oceanking introduced to the audience the ‘’ESSF Smart Financing Tools’’ during the 2016 SMART4SEA Forum. He explained that the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF) was created by the European Commission in 2013 with the aim to foster sustainable maritime transport. Its work is divided in sub- groups such as the Sub-group on Financing Aspects which is currently in the process of “calibrating” an innovative Green Shipping Financing Tool (GSFT). The main idea of the GSFT is to find “smart” ways to overcome main existing barriers for commercial banks to finance the introduction of “green” technologies which are required to meet challenging international and European environmental regulations.

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Vessel Indoor Positioning Technology based on SWAN

SWAN

Hyuk-Soon Kwon, Vice President, SWANNET presented the ‘’Vessel Indoor Positioning Technology based on SWAN’’ (Shipboard Wireless Area Network) during the 2016 SMART4SEA Forum. He analyzed the main features and benefits of the system noting that it is an integrated wired and wireless solution in the vessel for crew’s safety, convenience and asset management

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