Providing a generic, open communication and service platform,
eMIR connects industry strengths in surveillance and control technology
to a smart demonstration platform. Furthermore, it allows research for
better understanding of maritime systems and offers a powerful virtual
and physical testbed for system/component development,verification
and validation. Polymorphic, adoptable interfaces guarantee a fast
configuration of demonstration environments and testbeds.
“Parking aid” for ships - successful test campaign in Wilhelmshaven completed During a three-day test campaign, the first system tests within the “SmartKai” project were successfully completed. The scientists were able to gain new insights for further research and development of the innovative assistance system. In ports and locks, areas that are difficult to...
„Einparkhilfe“ zur Vermeidung von Schäden an Schiffen und Hafeninfrastruktur Äußere Einflüsse behindern ein Schiff oftmals bei einem reibungslosen und schadenfreien Manöver. Gründe hierfür sind neben rasch wechselnden Wetterbedingungen und starken Strömungen schmale oder beschränkt einsehbare Hafen- und Schleuseneinfahrten. Dazu kommen enge Zeitfenster aufgrund des wachsenden Verkehrsaufkommens. Reedereien und Hafenbetreibende müssen sich nicht selten mit...
On 8 February 2019, the Maritime Connectivity Platform Consortium (MCC) was founded during the conference “e-navigation underway international 2019”. In a ceremonial act Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Hahn, member of the board of OFFIS – Institut für Informatik, signed the joint declaration of the nine consortium partners. The goal of this consortium is the international...
Virtual research and development platform.
A unique research infrastructure in the German Bight.
Data basis for verification and validation
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OUR ROADMAP "SICHERE DIGITALE KÜSTE 2030"
A vision for the future of the maritime economy
On a daily basis, we are all becoming aware of how digitalization is changing many areas of life and the economy. These irreversible changes must be managed and used with awareness. What does digitalization mean for our shores and maritime transport? What might our vision for the future look like? What are the products of the future? What recommended actions can be derived for the economy and politics? A possible vision for the future is derived for this roadmap. For this purpose, three different realistic scenarios for the future were derived using scenario techniques and, on this basis, vision and recommended actions were derived to see digitalization as an opportunity to create a competitive maritime transport on German waterways and to develop the products and business ideas for tomorrow.
Digitalization is going to change our way to operate, navigate, communicate and control maritime systems. Digitalization fosters disruptive innovations, which lead to new thinking, products and finally business models. Opportunities for the maritime industry are countless. Global competition is fierce but full of chances.Four lead applications are identified by systematically analyzing the current position of the industry and by reviewing the actual normative background in joined workshops with the industry. The applications are detailed and discussed with respect to other global activities, relevant technologies and research activities.