Fraunhofer CML presents STM Validation project at Digital Ship in Hamburg
The event Digital Ship took place on February 25-26, 2016 for the 7th time in Hamburg. About 25 exhibitors meet annually at the event to present latest products and developments in the field of maritime IT to more than 220 visitors. A sophisticated lecture program also provides insight into actual topics and those of the coming years.
A special focus of this year was laid on the ship-to-shore communication. Still a permanent, uninterrupted and affordable transfer of large amounts of data on the world’s oceans is not available. Thus, this is the necessary condition for a number of efficiency-enhancing, communication-oriented, but also safety-related applications.
The solution of the ship-to-shore communication is also an important prerequisite for the realization of the European Sea Traffic Management STM. The same applies to the detachment of nautical charts by the electronic chart display and information system ECDIS. Visitors at the Fraunhofer stand were very interested in the STM Validation project and were informed in detail about the project’s objectives. The researchers from Fraunhofer CML used the occasion to gain participants for the next test runs of the simulator network. Experienced masters, nautical officers and pilots are needed to ensure the suitability, quaility and use of the designed system.
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