ABS releases Smart Function Implementation guidance

ABS has introduced new guidance document providing a goal-based framework for data-driven decision making based on smart technology, with the ABS Guidance Notes on Smart Function Implementation aiming to support data infrastructure development, health and performance monitoring, and decision support.

“Spurred by increases in connectivity, sensors and data processing, the marine and offshore industries continue to evolve digitally at a very rapid rate while facing increased regulatory challenges,” said ABS Chairman, President and CEO, Christopher J. Wiernicki.

“As we embark on the journey from smart to semi-autonomous to autonomous, ABS is leading the industry by connecting the smart journey with sustainability.”

“We created this guidance to provide industry with a goal-based approach framed around increased asset health awareness, vessel performance optimization and crew assistance and augmentation, all of which when approached in a smart manner lead to industry sustainability.”

The Guidance Notes form the cornerstone of the ABS Smart Series and will be followed by a later guide focused on data acquisition, processing and analysis to provide a basis for a more condition-based class approach.

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