DNV GL Innovation Day Singapore Focused on Future of Shipping

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 28, 2016

Photo: DNV GL

Photo: DNV GL

 Drones, remote inspection technologies and insights on cybersecurity were some of the main topics discussed at the DNV GL Innovation Day in Singapore. Some 120 representatives from shipowners, managers, manufacturing companies, yards and other stakeholders participated in the event held this week. 

 
Aimed at providing insights into the latest value creating digital solutions, the Innovation Day included ten presentations and drew upon DNV GL’s expertise in the maritime, software, energy and oil & gas sectors.
 
“At DNV GL, we are constantly looking to collaborate with our customers to accelerate the delivery of innovations that address major challenges of the maritime industry. The Innovation Day is an ideal platform to present our successful ideas and introduce our partners to new technologies which can help them optimise their operations,” said Steen Brodsgaard Lund, Regional Manager for South East Asia, India and Oceania, DNV GL – Maritime, in his opening of the event.
 
The Innovation Day kicked off with a presentation from Dr Pierre Sames, DNV GL Group Technology & Research Director, on DNV GL’s Technology Outlook 2025. This report, which is published every five years, offers insights into the technology landscape for the next decade and showcases the technologies and solutions, which could shape different industry sectors. 
 
For example, DNV GL expects an accelerated uptake of cyberphysical systems. These systems comprise of physical components that can be monitored, controlled and optimized by smart sensors, advanced software and actuators. 
 
“Modern ships are becoming highly automated and are increasingly dependent on software-based control systems. Advances are likely to be applied to machinery systems first and then move gradually to vessel navigation systems, which will increasingly rely on advanced software and sensors to alert the navigator of possible hazards and propose appropriate courses of action to maintain safety,” said Dr Sames.
 
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