SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA

Carisbrooke selects Marlink SatComs

Carisbrooke

Carisbrooke Shipping has selected Marlink to provide satellite communications equipment and coverage for its fleet of modern dry cargo and multi-purpose ships. Carisbrooke plans to improve vessel and fleet operations with greater access to data-centric applications made possible by higher and more available bandwidth on the Marlink Ku-band VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) service.

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Rolls-Royce reveals future shore control centre

Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has unveiled its vision of the land-based control centres to remotely monitor and control the unmanned ships of the future.In a six minute film, Rolls-Royce presents a vision of the future in which a small crew of 7 to 14 people monitor and control the operation of a fleet of vessels across the world. The crew uses interactive smart screens, voice recognition systems, holograms and surveillance drones to monitor what is happening both on board and around the ship.

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Cyber Security Roundtable identifies key issues of concern

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KVH Industries hosted maritime industry leaders for a frank discussion about cyber security prior to the start of the CMA Shipping 2016 conference in Stamford, Connecticut. During the roundtable, a range of concerns about the current level of vulnerability emerged. Among the key issues identified were complacency by ship operators, lack of training for crew, non-existent contingency plans for dealing with a cyber attack, and the need for a set of best practices for minimizing risks.

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BV slashes design review times with digital 3D model

3D

Bureau Veritas has dramatically slashed structural computational and verification times through the use of a powerful 3D model which links directly to BV’s entire VeriSTAR suite of calculation tools.The dramatic reduction in the time needed to check the structure, seakeeping and stability of new vessels and floating offshore units.

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Cyber Security at Sea

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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

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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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