NAVTOR, along with Goodtech, Veracity by DNV GL and SINTEF is joining forces with Wilhelmsen Ship Management to create the open and fully distributed Maritime Data Space ecosystem. On Friday, 26th of October the Maritime Data Space project was officially initiated with a kickoff meeting, hosted by Wilhelmsen Ship Management at Lysaker, Oslo.
More and more digital information is produced on board the ship, from increased digitization and cheaper sensor technology, but also from yards, ship equipment vendors, interest organizations, class societies and authorities. By using and integrating this information, new service providers want to offer new functionalities related to, e.g. performance analysis, customer empowerment, automated reporting, process improvement and quality monitoring. However, the development of these services is hindered by data sharing having to be done on an ad hoc basis where the data access agreements must be negotiated case-by-case and often involving several different parties.
Based on Industry 4.0 and the International Data Spaces (IDS) reference architecture, the Maritime Data Space (MDS) project will develop an open maritime data exchange and sharing ecosystem with advanced and distributed data governance mechanisms. This provides secure, robust and efficient exchange and sharing of ship related data among trusted stakeholders on ship and shore.
This will be a fully distributed and extendable architecture, paving the way for rapid development of new data analysis services while securing proper governance of the data. It will be demonstrated on the DNV GL Veracity open industry data platform and ecosystem as well as NAVTOR's platform for integrated e-Navigation based on the NavBox as the foundations in a federated space of inter-operating platforms and ecosystems enabled by the IDS.
The project will:
The Maritime Data Space Project is co-funded by the Research Council of Norway under the MAROFF programme.