E-Navigation Alive & Well Says Maritime Authority
Danish Maritime Authority leads development of electronic navigation framework
With the conclusion of the EfficienSea project in early 2012, one might fear that work on e-Navigation would become homeless. But fortunately that is not the case. In April 2012, a new EU project was born, ACCSEAS, and within this framework the work on e-Navigation will be continued. The project covers the North Sea and consists of 11 partners from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The Danish Maritime Authority is among those in the forefront of two work packages concerning the development of new services and tests and user feedback.
“We are not starting all over again, but drawing on the experiences gained so far, just as we are refining and further developing the equipment already installed in the form of platforms, software, etc. We will also continue with some of the same test users, so much of the fundamental work has already been done”, stresses Thomas Christensen, e-Navigation Project Manager.
The Danish Maritime Authority has hosted two e-Navigation conferences, and a third one is already being planned:
“There is something to look forward to. As usual, the world elite in e-Navigation will be participating – I dare promise that some of the really heavyweights will take part. We will also move the conference to more spaceous surroundings, namely the Pearl of Scandinavia. The conference will be held from 29 to 31 January 2013, and parts of the programme are already in place, “reveals Thomas Christensen.