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Navigation, Autonomy & New Technologies

By Mr. Dana A. Goward, president of the Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation. A year-long study sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA) says that the United Kingdom (UK) should create a “hybrid system” of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) capability to ensure uninterrupted maritime commerce and protect its critical infrastructure.…
System integrator RH Marine and developer of maritime training solutions VSTEP Simulation have signed a cooperation agreement, enabling VSTEP to supply RH Marine’s ECDIS chart and navigation system with its bridge simulators for schools, training institutes and fleet owners.
HawkEye 360, which has used formation flying satellites to create a new class of radio frequency (RF) data and data analytics, has announced that the company’s flagship RFGeo product can now map an expanded catalogue of marine navigation radar signals to further improve global maritime situational awareness.
As part of Kongsberg Maritime’s plan to ramp up remote delivery of targeted education using digital platforms, Kongsberg is offering the first basic Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO) courses to be available fully remotely from start to finish, including the practical part of the training.
Bureau Veritas Marine Singapore (BV) in collaboration with PSA has successfully completed a remote marine survey for ‘PSA Aspen’, an LNG dual fuel PSA Marine harbour tug.
Danish supplier of nautical charts Weilbach has been given the go-ahead from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to supply its its e-Learning solution on handling dangerous goods for shipment (the IMDG Code) by sea in Singapore.
Weathernews has been selected as a member of the Designing the Future of Full Autonomous Ship Project (DFFAS), made up of 22 domestic companies who will collaborate on the Joint Technological Development Programme for the Demonstration of Unmanned Ships administered by the Nippon Foundation.
The Research Council of Norway is awarding more than USD 20 million to Norwegian research project Safe Autonomous Ships (SFI Autoship). The strategic research project studies methods and technology for enabling safe and secure autonomous operations of maritime vessels.
The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has announced the launch of a joint working group to develop self-driving ships by 2025. The project has been given a budget of KRW 160 billion (132m USD).
Turkish shipowner and operator Güngen Maritime & Trading has chosen Kongsberg Digital’s K-Sim Cargo Handling Simulator to facilitate crew training in sustainable cargo handling.
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