Maritime Data Space Project established in Norway

Wilhelmsen Ship Management has joined forces with NAVTOR, Goodtech, DNV GL and SINTEF to create a new project called the Maritime Data Space (MDS) ecosystem, which aims to create an open and fully distributed data sharing system for the maritime sector.

The partners said that the MDS project will be built on Industry 4.0 standards and will use the International Data Spaces (IDS) reference architecture, to provide a secure and efficient method for the exchange and sharing of ship related data among trusted stakeholders, on ship and shore.

The IT architecture will be fully distributed and extendable, with the aim of supporting rapid development of new data analysis services while securing proper governance of the data involved.

The new system will be demonstrated on the DNV GL Veracity open industry data platform and ecosystem as well as NAVTOR’s platform for integrated e-Navigation based on its NavBox, which will both act as foundation infrastructure in a federated space of inter-operating platforms and ecosystems enabled by the IDS.

The Maritime Data Space Project is co-funded by the Research Council of Norway under the MAROFF programme.

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