Indian Register and Indian IIT Bombay to develop ship trajectory prediction tool

Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) report that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly develop a ship trajectory prediction tool aimed at improving maritime safety.

Understanding and predicting the movement of disabled ships and floating objects drifting in the open sea, under the influence of location-specific environmental conditions, can have a significant impact on the effectiveness of response and rescue efforts.

As part of the collaborative effort between the organisations, work will focus on developing a trajectory prediction tool to support quicker response times for locating drifting vessels or objects, as well as rerouting nearby ships to improve maritime safety.

The project also aims to create a computer program with automated report generation capabilities, intended for integration into IRS’s existing Emergency Response System (ERS) software.

“This collaboration between IRS and IIT Bombay underscores our shared commitment to leveraging technology and expertise to enhance maritime safety and response capabilities,” said P K Mishra, Joint Managing Director of IRS.

“By combining resources and knowledge, the partnership aims to develop innovative solutions that will contribute to safety of ships and life at sea.”

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