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Safety and security
Seeing into the future

A new type of sonar
2016-05-31
Safety and security
What’s on your radar?

What to look for in a sonar system
2016-05-30
Industry news
Cooperation beyond business

Working with intergovernmental organizations and NGOs
2016-04-15
Industry news
Business 3.0 for Life 3.0

Collaborative e-Navigation innovation
2016-04-07
Industry news
Cooperation beats competition

Win-win is the new win
2016-03-30
Industry news
e-Navigation Underway to Asia

Organizer reveals expansion plans
2016-03-21
Industry news
Business the Chinese way

Navigating Asian corporate culture
2016-03-03
Industry news
China: from growth to maturity

Chinese economy’s impact on world shipping
2016-02-22
Industry news
China – the new maritime power

How China’s growth is extending to the seas
2016-02-10
Industry news
Kon-Tiki2 conducts green research

Call to action against the “Plastic Age”
2016-01-28
e-Navigation
e-Navigation Underway 2016

New gathering of e-Navigation experts
2016-01-21
e-Navigation
Kon-Tiki2: hi-tech rafts

Combining ancient and modern navigation
2016-01-13
Industry news
Kon-Tiki2

Thor Heyerdahl’s legacy lives on
2016-01-11
e-Navigation
Unlocking the value of 'Shipistics'

Clouds on the horizon?
2015-12-10
e-Navigation
Maritime’s digital future

The potential of Maritime Big Data
2015-12-02
e-Navigation
Channeling e-Navigation

e-Navigation.com gets industry recognition
2015-11-18
Industry news
e-Navigation back on the IMO’s agenda

The way ahead is in progress
2015-11-17
e-Navigation
Deep-Sea connectivity – no longer sci-fi

Nano-satellites, edge computing and the maritime cloud
2015-09-11
Industry news
Silicon Valley comes to maritime

Innovation, collaboration & data
2015-08-20
Expert opinion
The app-centric approach

The future of navigational apps
2015-07-16
Expert opinion
e-Navigation in app mode

More than just ECDIS
2015-07-03
Industry news
e-Navigation Underway (North America)

Focus on safety and efficiency
2015-05-21
e-Navigation
Faces of e-Navigation, part 2

Safety challenges
2015-05-20
e-Navigation
Faces of e-Navigation

Challenges of e-Navigation users
2015-05-05
Safety and security
App as revolutionary as radar

Now captains can swap routes in real time
2015-03-12
Markets
Collaboration is smart competition

It goes across borders, industries and sectors
2015-03-12
Industry news
e-Navigation – really underway

e-Navigation Underway conference report
2015-03-05
Industry news
Developing e-Navigation technology

SIP provides the framework
2015-02-25
ECDIS
INS and IBS not the same thing

Shipping needs precise definitions
2015-02-04
Heritage
E-navigation has roots in 90s project

Early belief in remote ships
2015-01-27
Safety and security
Automated solutions for Arctic operations

From airships to robotics
2015-01-14
Efficiency
Drone vessels not so far-fetched

Visions of unmanned ships
2015-01-14
Expert opinion
Industry insider: Michael Bergmann Pt 2

Integrated data, hydrography and e-charts
2014-12-15
Expert opinion
Industry insider: Michael Bergmann

Change, complexity and collaboration
2014-12-08
Product news
ECDIS: The Next Generation II

S-100: Bridge to a connected future
2014-11-26
Efficiency
IMO helps lift paper burden

Step towards paperless shipping
2014-11-26
ECDIS
ECDIS: The Next Generation

S-100: the challenges and advantages
2014-11-05
Industry news
Making WIGs a reality

The South Korean WSH-500
2014-11-03
Heritage
From Messerschmitts to Pelicans

The evolution of the WIG craft
2014-10-22
ECDIS
Going paperless

Transitioning to ENCs
2014-10-15
Green shipping
Next generation green vessel

Introducing WIG craft
2014-10-06
Green shipping
Planning your green voyage

Green shipping through voyage optimization
2014-09-29
Green shipping
EU goes for green logistics

Golden opportunity for shipping
2014-09-14
Safety and security
Trinity House at 500

A quincentenary of safety and innovation
2014-09-04
Green shipping
Towards an automated future

Green, unmanned ships
2014-08-29
Industry news
Open SESAME!

E-navigation projects heading east
2014-08-22
Green shipping
Green shipping and e-Navigation

Eco-efficiency = financial efficiency
2014-08-16
Heritage
The last globemaker

Back to the art of navigation
2014-08-06
Markets
Russia’s role in Arctic operations

Charting, communication and e-Navigation
2014-07-18
ECDIS
“ECDIS Basics” reviewed

Latest book on ECDIS and e-Navigation
2014-07-18
Industry news
E-Navigation conference in Oslo

New Norwegian initiative
2014-07-02
Safety and security
Fight piracy – intelligently

Integrating e-Nav tools for maximum security
2014-06-30
Product news
E-Navigation: where are we now?

Expert opinion
2014-06-17
Industry news
E-Navigation – a global effort

The status of the first global test bed
2014-06-13
Safety and security
Why ship security alert systems fail

Lessons for improving onboard safety
2014-06-04
Product news
The collaborative approach

New challenges, new partnerships
2014-05-28
Efficiency
Human-centered design

Finding balance between human and machine
2014-05-23
Efficiency
A new level of ship operating efficiency

Quantifying ship performance
2014-05-15
Efficiency
Factors behind ship efficiency

Quantifying ship performance
2014-05-11
Regulation
Moving forward with e-Navigation

What constitutes successful implementation?
2014-05-05
Industry news
ActiveCaptain: join the conversation

Tripadvisor for boaters
2014-04-23
Regulation
The e-Navigation challenge

Obstacles for implementation
2014-04-10
Product news
Offshore industry insights (2)

New technologies, the HO community and ENCs
2014-04-04
Product news
Offshore industry insights

Safety, efficiency and polar operations
2014-03-27
Regulation
ECDIS and e-Navigation

Regulation and benefits
2014-03-20
ENC
ENC management – from top to bottom

Simplifying complexity
2014-03-12
Product news
To err is human

Human focus in e-Navigation
2014-03-05
Training
ECDIS psychology

How to counter confusion and uncertainty
2014-02-27
Safety and security
Managing the seas

Traffic Management in the North Sea
2014-02-19
Training
e-Navigation and training

Standardization for safer shipping
2014-02-14
Celebrating 4,000 LinkedIn members

A view of our community
2014-02-10
Product news
Charting a way forward with e-Navigation

E-Navigation Underway 2014
2014-02-06
Industry news
ACCSEAS shows the way

The future of e-Navigation
2014-01-29
Heritage
Myth Buster

Prince Henry the Navigator
2014-01-24
Heritage
Superstitions at sea

Between Davy Jones’ Locker and Fiddler’s Green
2014-01-20
Safety and security
Teach safety early

Learning from the mouths of babes
2014-01-02
ECDIS
ECDIS-compliant sea rescue

Sea rescue on route to ECDIS
2013-12-18
Safety and security
Safety at sea – view from the bridge

High-end technology for sea rescue
2013-12-13
Safety and security
NSSR to the rescue

Get to know the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue
2013-12-06
Safety and security
The future of North Sea shipping

Route topology modeling supports decision-making
2013-11-29
Industry news
AccSEAS e-Navigation workshop

Evolving navigation in the North Sea
2013-11-21
Safety and security
ECDIS anomalies – a generational issue?

Tech-affinity + experience = safety
2013-11-15
Safety and security
The human factor and corporate culture

How accidents can improve safety
2013-11-08
Safety and security
e-Navigation facing the arctic challenge

Lack of satellite coverage and data transfer
2013-11-01
Efficiency
Voyage optimization and weather

Relying on one source is not enough
2013-10-30
Efficiency
Routing algorithms and speed management

The difference for route optimization
2013-10-22
ENC
Hassle-free ENC management

C-MAP experts explaining FlatFee
2013-10-17
ENC
Electronic charting – a simple revolution

Taking the headaches out of ENCs
2013-10-07
Efficiency
Ship responses and engine overload

Is your weather routing accounting for these factors?
2013-10-03
Efficiency
Weather routing vs. voyage optimization

Time to embrace innovative solutions
2013-09-24
Industry news
Staying connected at sea

Communications and e-Navigation
2013-09-18
Efficiency
Integrate – don’t overload!

Creating harmony through data management
2013-09-13
Regulation
Global standards, local practices

Implementation of e-Navigation worldwide
2013-09-05
Regulation
The big e-Navigation delay

Transitioning from paper to digital
2013-08-28
Efficiency
Decision support tools for e-Navigation

Integrated solutions for voyage planning
2013-08-23
Efficiency
Geospatial solutions at sea

Improving maritime safety and efficiency
2013-08-15
Industry news
VSAT as the way forward

Bringing ship and shore closer
2013-08-10
Piracy
Managing piracy risks

Staying safe despite new challenges
2013-08-01
Regulation
Partnering up for ENCs

Collaboration between private sector and HOs
2013-07-24
Safety and security
HOs going digital

On the path to e-Navigation
2013-07-18
Efficiency
The Container Turnaround

e-Navigation’s fuel-saving potentials
2013-07-12
Industry news
IHO celebrates the “Blue Economy”

World Hydrography Day
2013-07-03
Efficiency
Focus on energy efficiency

at Nor-Shipping 2013
2013-06-24
Safety and security
Partners on land and at sea

Addressing ECDIS “anomalies”
2013-06-14
Markets
Call for a level playing field

ENC availability for mariners is being obstructed
2013-06-07
Efficiency
E-navigation Operational efficiency

Best practice at BP Shipping
2013-06-03
Efficiency
Operational efficiency – decisions, decisions, decisions

Improving a fleet’s operational efficiency not only has a positive impact on the environment, but also on bunkerage and the bottom line.
2013-05-24
Safety and security
A non-military approach to piracy

Case study of a Greek tanker hijacking
2013-05-08
Safety and security
e-Navigation based anti-piracy measures

Drawbacks of having too much information
2013-05-04
Heritage
Heroes in navigation

The life and death of the “Sailor’s Friend”
2013-04-24
Safety and security
Plimsoll’s Fight to Draw the Line

2013-04-17
Safety and security
Motorways of the Sea

A snapshot of MONALISA 2.0
2013-04-11
Safety and security
Solutions to polar navigation challenges

2013-03-22
Training
e-Navigation — between vision and reality

A status assessment of an Integrated Navigational System
2013-03-12
Industry news
e-Navigation Still on Course

e-Navigation Underway Conference 2013
2013-03-05
Training
Safety from Pirates

Ways to navigate as safely as possible
2013-02-26
Safety and security
Man vs. Machine

An academic view on the Human Factor
2013-02-12
Heritage
Nautical and aviation navigation history

– a common heritage?
2013-02-08
Heritage
The e-navigation pioneer

Elrey Borge Jeppesen's “Little Black Book”
2013-01-31
ENC
ENC licensing models

What options are available?
2013-01-24
Regulation
SOLAS 99 years

E-Navigation wishes Happy Birthday SOLAS
2013-01-18
SEEMP
Voyage optimization the way to go

Time to replace outdated weather routing
2013-01-11
Efficiency
Students look to more efficient technologies

Maritime universities energy survey results
2012-12-21
SEEMP
New year kicks off with the SEEMP

Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan
2012-12-18
ECDIS
The Paperless Cockpit

Ship logbooks have evolved
2012-12-07
Safety and security
Navigating the Digital World

Freedom and security are the driving forces of humanity.
2012-11-30
ECDIS
Challenging Navigation

Dangers of the Polar Regions
2012-11-23
Safety and security
Watching out for Icebergs

What threat do icebergs still pose?
2012-11-16
Regulation
MARPOL nearing the 40-year mark

2012-11-02
Regulation
A Titanic myth shattered

The truth about the tragedy
2012-11-02
Regulation
ICS has MEH navigation concerns

Lack of charts and other issues highlighted
2012-10-26
ECDIS
The Marine Electronic Highway

A test bed for e-Navigation technology
2012-10-19
ENC
Results of e-Navigation

Expert predictions
2012-10-12
ECDIS
ECDIS mandate in numbers

Quantifying the industry challenge
2012-10-05
ENC
Transforming fleet management

New approach unifies ship and shore
2012-09-28
Regulation
The i3 era

Integrated intelligent information
2012-09-21
Regulation
Environmental performance and energy efficiency

Shipping’s hot topics
2012-09-14
Safety and security
Discomfort zones

Safety and security
2012-09-07
ECDIS
How will “ECDIS lag” affect you?

Consequences of the delay
2012-08-31
ECDIS
The price of the ECDIS lag

How much is it going to cost you?
2012-08-24
Markets
Challenges and benefits of e-Navigation

Rethinking the basics
2012-08-17
ECDIS
Getting the ENCs right

Solving the charting puzzle
2012-08-10
ECDIS
Choosing the right ECDIS

Key factors to consider
2012-08-03
Safety and security
Integrated solutions

Solving new challenges
2012-07-27
Markets
The importance of being an early adopter

Innovation expert’s view
2012-07-20
ECDIS
Safe with a chart planning system

Hands-on account
2012-07-13
ECDIS
The ECDIS sea change

Transitioning to electronic navigation
2012-07-06
ECDIS
Train for transition

ECDIS training as a key success factor
2012-06-29
Markets
E-Navigation vision and reality

The missing links
2012-06-22
ECDIS
The ECDIS experience

A shipping company’s perspective
2012-06-15
ECDIS
Northern passages

Challenges of polar navigation
2012-06-08
ECDIS
ENC insider

A shipowner’s experience of early ECDIS adoption
2012-06-01
Safety and security
Greatest navigators of the past

World history is filled with stories of courageous...
2012-05-25
Regulation
Paving the way for e-Navigation

Overcoming common obstacles
2012-05-18
Regulation
“Official” and “non-official” ENCs

ENC gaps and other challenges
2012-05-11
ECDIS
Charts of the past

Maps way before ENCs
2012-05-04
Regulation
E-Navigation in sea trial

Latest on e-Navigation from Michael Bergmann
2012-04-27
ECDIS
Future of e-Navigation

Prospects and opportunities
2012-04-20
ECDIS
Smooth transition to ECDIS

Step-by-step guide to compliance
2012-04-13
Safety and security
Mariners’ workload

Will e-Navigation simplify or increase it?
2012-04-06
Safety and security
Data overload as navigational hazard

Drawbacks of having too much information
2012-03-30
Industry news
The impact of e-Navigation on the ECDIS

The ECDIS mandate as a path to e-Navigation
2012-03-23
Industry news
Are we ready for e-Navigation?

Experts debate the question
2012-03-16
Industry news
The latest on e-Navigation

Insights from E-Navigation Underway 2012
2012-02-17
Regulation
On the road to 2014

Insight from IMO e-Navigation helmsman Hagen
2012-02-17
Markets
E-Navigation or digi-navigation?

Insight from RIN’s Andy Norris
2012-02-17
ECDIS
Avoiding the e-Navigation chasm

The “Shift Age” generation of navigation
2012-02-17
ENC
“Official” and “Non-official” ENCs

Are all ENCs official?
2012-02-17
Safety and security
Revolutions at sea

Navigation tools of the past
2012-02-17
ENC
Choosing the right ENC provider

A rational transition from paper charts to ECDIS
2011-10-20
Training
Surviving the ECDIS adoption cliff

Training has become a major point of uncertainty
2011-10-18
ECDIS
New ECDIS test dataset

IMO encourages mariners to report issues
2011-10-18
ECDIS
New ECDIS book, revised and updated

“ECDIS – What you need to know” by C-MAP
2011-10-15

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Silicon Valley comes to maritime

By Kevin Reeder - 2015-08-20
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What lessons does SiliconValley have for the maritime industry?

Silicon Valley software companies focus strongly on the customer. We are very good at developing new technologies
and solutions that address customers’
pain points, thus providing real value. Another key element of our success is the widespread use of open source software as a component in our solutions. This enables us to shorten development time and radically lower the cost to the customer without compromising on system quality. All Marsec’s e-Navigation and sea traffic management solutions are based on open source. However, not everything has to be or should be open and free - it has to make business sense for all.

Nevertheless, I do believe that encompassing open source components in products and services is a must and the way forward in maritime.

It is one of the key enablers for the Internet itself and therefore for both the industrial Internet of Things and cloud computing.

I believe you are also a proponent of open innovation and new forms of collaboration.
Yes, the open source movement is all about collaboration and I think maritime can learn a lot from us about collaborative business models. In Silicon Valley, we collaborate with our competitors to create platforms upon which we then build innovative value-added services. Collaborative business models have
to grow as an industry is transformed through the technology that is emerging.

Large software players have understood that they often use up to 80 percent of their time developing similar platforms. However, most of their income comes from the 20 percent of real innovative services run on the platforms. This is their competitive edge. So, instead of all wasting money maintaining individual platforms, they agree on the smallest common denominator and collaborate to distribute the maintenance costs.

This is how open source works. For instance, why do all these huge companies work “for free” to develop Linux? Because it’s just the platform upon which real innovation occurs. The Valley has understood this, but Europe is still lagging behind. The maritime industry, especially marine electronics players, should grab this opportunity to make things cheaper, faster and better for everyone. Open source will reduce development costs for software companies and allow them to focus on the real differentiating value, while lowering prices for the customer. So, it’s a win-win situation.

Some maritime players are concerned about data security and ownership.

Indeed, with Big Data being produced and collected from shipboard sensors, the question is, “who owns what?”

Data is a competitive asset and has to be managed as such at the enterprise level.

For it to drive strategic insights that lead to competitive advantage, such as improved performance, predictability and profitability, data must be analyzed and presented as useful information for end users and decision makers.

Aggregating and analyzing Big Data in-house may be challenging, so I see the emergence of “data brokers” -- companies specializing in turning data into useful information to support informed decisions.

Beyond this, shipowners could consider releasing the commercial potential of 
their data by selling it whenever it makes business sense. There are some relevant and well-proven data management models for this in the financial services sector.

Data and system security is of paramount importance. Security should be incorporated from the early design stages of robust system architecture, and the highest security mechanisms should guard the data itself. Here the maritime industry can learn a lot from such industries as financial or medical services or the defense sector.

At industry level, the latest digital developments suggest some profound changes. The maritime sector, as part of intermodal transportation networks, will become one of the new hybrid industries, driven by the advent of the industrial Internet of Things that will blur boundaries between traditional industries.


Digital definitions
Big Data: systems and software that analyse multiple data streams for insight. The Internet of Things at Sea: global maritime network infrastructure interlinking physical and virtual objects through the Internet. The Maritime Cloud (cloud computing): an open source solution for maritime communication.

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