eMIR is a German maritime industry initiative improving safety and efficiency in maritime transport, e.g. avoiding maritime accidents under consideration of environmental aspects

  • eMIR provides a framework for engineering, validation, verification, and demonstration of technological
    innovations as for new cooperation and process models.
  • eMIR supports user integration into the design process.
  • eMIR provides practical and empirical foundation for the development of international regulations and standards.
  • eMIR fosters a sustainable market position for vendors of maritime safety systems and components

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.

eMIR combines the following demonstrators and services:


An integrated set of services for demonstration of e-Navigation technologies: a reference waterway from the mouth of the river Elbe to the Port of Hamburg, an experimental VTS-System, a mobile bridge system, the Research Port Bremerhaven. www.emaritime.de/services/labskaus


A virtual testbed based on Maritime Traffic Simulation, Sensor Simulators, Environment Simulators, a cognitive human behavior simulator.

Surveillance Service German Bight

Real time service for maritime integrated surveillance system in the German Bight. (EMSec)

Research Port Rostock

Services for Resilient Navigation, Positioning and Timing, Maneuver Prediction and Simulation. (DLR/HSW)


Further information is available in the booklet