Marine link
 

IT Development Project Attracts Major Players

A new maritime research project which will study the generic requirements and application of Information Technology (IT) and Communication Technology (CT) throughout the maritime sector has been undertaken. According to a key partner in the program, BMT (British Maritime Technology), the program — dubbed "MARVELOUS" (MARitime industry's Virtual Enterprise Linkage Open User Syndicate) — is being mounted within the European Union's new MARIS (Maritime Information Society) project and is managed by Vulcan Schiffbau Verbund.

Other participants in the project include Astilleros Espanoles SA, BIBA, Chantiers de l'Atlantique, Det Norske Veritas, Fincantieri, Germanischer Lloyd, Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG, Lloyd's Register and Odense Steel Shipyard. The program's aim is to identify and harmonize generic requirements for the use of advanced IT and CT in manufacturing and engineering across the maritime industry. The key objectives of the project are to: • Enhance the productivity of the maritime industry via the efficient and innovative application of IT and CT; • Shape technological development in cooperation with IT as well as CT vendors; • Become a platform for technology transfer and cooperation between branches of the maritime industry; • Develop employment prospects by the development of new and competitive products; • Increase employment in industries and coastal regions; • Protect the environment by the use of cleaner manufacturing and the promotion of waterborne transport; and • Avoid pollution by eliminating substandard management and ships.

BMT's work on the MARVELOUS program is being carried out by the BMT corporate research team established in Teddington in 1986. The team is internationally recognized for its work on IT, particularly in the application of artificial intelligence. This resulted in BMT being involved in a wide range of European research programs including SHIP, an EU-supported project to develop the next generation of hull monitoring systems.




Maritime Security History

Adm. Kime Honored For Efforts In Marltlmo Safety And Pollution Prevention
American Waterways Operators
API 1994 Tanker Conference
AWO AWO Continues To Support Maritime Issues
Broad & Cassel Represents Commodore In Cruise Ship Acquisition
Chemical Carriers: The Slump Will Continue
Clean- Up Outfit Spiffs Up Operations
Det Norske Veritas, USCG In Passenger Ship Control Agreements
Eye On Interior Design: Challenges ln Designing A Riverboat Casino
FY '93 TRP Competition Complete: $190 Million Awarded
FY '93 TRP Competition Complete: $190 Million Awarded
Hearer, Faster & Cheaper,,. Distress Alerting Via Inmarsat
IDB's Klein Touts Cost Effectiveness, Improved Service As Benefits Of IDB/ AMSC Agreement
IGBE To Feature Casino Boat Builders, Suppliers
Leaders Convene At Ship Finance Forum
MarAd Establishes Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement
MarAd Reorganization Supports Maritime Initiatives
Marine Gears Projects Good Market
Miami To Host Cruiso Shipping ' 96
New USCG Safety Award Bestowed To Four Honorees
PROPULSION UPDATE: The Latest On Slow-Speed Crosshead Diesel Engines
Star Casino Launches Louisiana Gaming Boat Business
Steamers Maritime Orders Two Ships
SUNY Maritime College Honors Adm. Miller; Appoints Piccirillo
The Internet: Charting Business Opportunities On An Electronic Sea
Transitioning To The New World Order
U.S. MARITIME POLICY REFORM
U.S.C.G. Implements Simplification Of Vessel Documentation Procedures
USCG Approves First Oil Spill Response Plans
USCG Captain Wins Public Service Award
 
rss feeds | archive | privacy | history | articles | contributors | top news | contact us | about us | copyright