An official autonomous shipping test-bed has opened in Horten, on the coast of Norway, to support the growth in development of new systems for autonomous maritime operations. The new area is open to both Norwegian and international companies to trial new technology and vessels.
Rolls-Royce has opened what it says will be the first in a series of “ship intelligence experience spaces” in Ålesund, Norway, to demonstrate the how the company can apply digital technologies to optimising vessel performance.
Inmarsat has opened a new facility in Ålesund, Norway, at the Norwegian Maritime Competence Center (NMCC), to ramp up its work with third party technology companies on development of applications to connect with Fleet Xpress through its Certified Applications Provider (CAP) programme.
Kongsberg Norcontrol reports that it has completed an upgrade of the Norwegian Coastal Administration’s five Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Centres, adding its new C-Scope Decision Support technology and intelligent multi-sensor tracking.
Norwegian companies Kongsberg Seatex and Radionor have partnered to develop Maritime Broadband Radio (MBR), a wireless network at sea that will be made available to ships and planes in public service by Norway’s Coastal Administration and NOFO (Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies).
Norway’s Havforskningsinstituttet (Institute of Marine Research) is to roll out Nautisk’s NaviTab system across its fleet of research ships, an online library system which makes hundreds of maritime publications available on one hand-held device.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has signed a collaboration deal with Norway, covering a number of joint-work areas including operations and info-communications technology research and development.
Global Eagle Entertainment reports that it has signed a multi-year contract renewal for the provision of VSAT satellite communication services for SeaBird Exploration in Norway.
An extensive area of the Trondheimsfjord in Northern Norway has been designated as an official test bed for autonomous shipping by the Norwegian Coastal Authority (NCA).
A new partnership has been agreed between Nord University, Bodin and Lofoten Maritime Vocational Schools and the Nordland county administration in Norway, forming the new ‘Maritime Campus North’ with the aim of strengthening education, training and research in Arctic maritime safety and security.
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