Digital nautical charts and better communication at
sea are some of the concrete solutions that can boost the
development of the maritime sector.
Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs,
Brian Mikkelsen, is pleased with the prospects of more digital
cooperation across the EU when the results of the digitalization
project are being presented at a conference in Copenhagen today
Representatives from the maritime sector are gathered today for
the final conference of the digitalization project EfficienSea2.
For the last three years, partners across the EU have been
working together to find solutions that can bring the
digitalization of the maritime world forward. The project has
included 32 partners from 12 countries and has, among other
things, focused on the digital infrastructure at sea, digital
safety information from authorities and on lessening
administrative burdens for the industry through autonomous
technology. Denmark has been at the forefront of the project.
Mikkelsen expects the project's results can be used to continue
the effort for maritime digitalization: "An ambitious
digitalization effort is one of the main objectives in the
maritime domain, not just for Denmark but for the entire global
industry. If that effort is to lead to a safer maritime world and
fewer administrative burdens for the industry it will take both
international cooperation and partnership between the private
sector and the authorities. Common European projects can create
fertile ground for development and now it is all about getting
the industry, alongside authorities, to seize the opportunities
created by EfficienSea2."
At the conference, the project partners demonstrate a wide range
of solutions including how future nautical charts may work, why
space weather can influence maritime communication systems and
what significance the mariner's interaction with IT-solutions
have at sea.
EfficienSea2 has been supported with funds from EU's Research-
and Innovation Program Horizon2020 and have involved 13 Danish
partners. Both the private and public partners involved in the
project will now look into the possibilities of bringing the
results forward in different ways.