Denmark: To help improve efficiency in ship operations and safer navigations, shipping solutions provider Danelec Marine has announced of leading a two-year research and development project. The iSea programme will deliver a set of Expert Decision Support Systems (EDSS) for enhancing the performance and navigability of vessels.
This will be enabled by a low-cost and low-risk telematics solution providing real-time transfer of crucial data from ship to shore.
“A critical element for an EDSS for ship navigation is the availability of real-time data from shipboard sensors and systems,” said Hans Ottosen, CEO of Danelec Marine.
He added: “As a part of the iSea initiative, Danelec Marine is investigating an alternative type of communication which would give a subscriber access to real-time data within limits set by the system administrator.”
The programmes main goal will be to increase fuel efficiency in open waters and facilitate near-shore navigation, reducing human errors.
It will commence in January 2017 and run for two years, including sea trials of the EDSS solution.
Alongside Danelec Marine, participants are Vessel Performance Solutions ApS (Denmark), i-Marine Technologies and Research Inc. (Turkey) and Deniztekno Danismanlik Bilgi Teknolojileri ve Bilgisayar San. Tic. Std. Sti (Turkey).
iSea has been approved for funding by the Eurostars programme, which is a joint venture that supports international innovation projects by R&D-performing small-and medium-sized enterprises.