SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Analysis & Opinions

Future of Safe Navigation

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Torsten Galaske, Wärtsila suggests that industry focus should be on new ways to collect, file and merge information, present information unambiguously and have adaptive supportive automation. That future navigation includes augmented reality and bridge design supporting Bridge Resource Management.

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Software quality in the maritime sector

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Mr. Makris, IT Director, Gourdomichalis Maritime, noted that the advances made on the maritime communications and bridge equipment during the last decade, have not been matched so far by improvements on the on-board software. He referred to a research conducted by AMMITEC among its members which gathered the 15 most important guidelines that apply to maritime software with the aim to enhance quality. Concluding his presentation, he informed the delegates that AMMITEC intends to start a campaign to raise stakeholders’ awareness of the benefits of quality software onboard and ashore.

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Cyber Guidance for Crews

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The threats posed by maritime cyber security incidents are increasing, and the shipping industry is taking action to mitigate the risks while minimising the impact. The true extent of shipping’s cyber vulnerabilities remains uncertain and the implications are growing, as is the concern of the effect of cyber security on the industry, writes Mr. Steven Jones FRSA.

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Connectivity at Sea

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Drew Brandy, Senior Vice President Market Strategy, Inmarsat Maritime, gave a presentation on ‘’Embracing a new world of smarter connected shipping” during the 2017 SMART4SEA Conference & Awards. He noted that as maritime communication is going through a revolution, the possibility of a truly connected ship and seamless real-time integration with shore-based operations is no longer just concept, but a reality.

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Analyzing Big Data –Managing data flows and using the information

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Mr. Vourdachas, Senior Engineer, ABS, argued that international regulations and operational costs are key drivers in today’s shipping industry in terms of vessel performance. Increasing regulatory compliance requirements add complexity to an already challenged market, while the volume of the data to satisfy such regulatory reporting is increasing. In parallel, the proliferation of low cost sensor technology and the interlinking of systems onboard a vessel have further increased the volume of data being collected and needing to be analyzed.

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Smart Shipping Survey Findings

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Apostolos Belokas, Founder & Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA, presented the results of “the Smart Shipping Survey’’ during 2017 SMART4SEA Conference & Awards. He argued that there is need for the shipping to build cyber awareness momentum to move forward. Regarding autonomous shipping, the survey showed that the majority of the participants believe that it will become a reality for the industry beyond 2030. Mr. Belokas commented that two years ago many would argue that industry is far away from this vision and highlighted that autonomous shipping is now coming fast and it is a one-way street.

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The present & future of Fleet Management System

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Mr. Giampiero Soncini during his presentation at the 2017 SMART4SEA Conference & Awards explained that currently the idea of crewless vessels has become a serious one, from a laughable topic, with large companies and Classification Societies looking deeply and really into it. On the other hand, technology is moving fast and at times it is somewhat pitiful to look into the world of shipping, compared to other similar transportation sectors.

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Practice of data driven decision making for an improved fleet performance management

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During the 2017 SMART4SEA Conference & Awards. Mr. Bastian Gehnke said customer’s experience has showed that turning data into knowledge is the main challenge of big data. Based on facts and figures out of practice, he explained how shipping owners make use out of collected data. Different use cases were shown and the process of automated performance analysis was also presented.

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Cyber Security Trends

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Howard Hughes, Chief Technology Officer, Tototheo Group, presented the current “Cyber Security Trends” noting that even the name has been changed over the years; formerly it was known as IT Security, or to some, just the use of a Firewall. Whatever the name, the seriousness of the subject has intensified. Now with everyday access to the internet and social media, propagation of misinformation and harmful contents can be passed around with great ease, he added.

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