The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has announced the launch of a new Regulatory Future Lab, with the aim of providing support for organisations implementing new technologies to make sure they are compliant with all relevant regulatory requirements.
The DMA Regulatory Future Lab will be available to deal with enquiries on approval of new technologies, designs and operations, and any challenges they may face based on the current regulations.
“The solutions to the climate crisis will challenge the regulation and our own administration. The same is very much true for new digital systems,” said Andreas Nordseth, Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority.
“The Danish Maritime Authority would like be an active partner in the evolution that shipping is undergoing, and we wish to take part in ensuring that good ideas can be implemented in a safe and sound manner.”
Examples of companies that have turned to DMA for this kind of support include Maersk, which has been advised on regulation relating to the introduction of methanol container vessels, and another geodata company that enquired about using remote-controlled ships on projects in Danish waters.