Yet another fantastic Winter Business Networking took place yesterday. This time the event was hosted by Skuld and we where given some useful tools on how to increase the quality of content on LinkedIn and strengthen the networking mentality.
On the 8th of February 2019, the Maritime Connectivity Platform Consortium (MCC) was established with a signature ceremony during the conference ‘e-navigation underway international 2019’. The Maritime Connectivity Platform (MCP) is an open source technology a digital maritime domain. It brings common internet standards to maritime navigation and transportation systems.
At our More Women at Sea Kick-Off Workshop we got a whole lot closer to an answer! Through facilitated workshops, more than 70 people examined, discussed and hopefully got closer to an answer on which concrete actions the maritime industry can do to attract more women.
Are you also tired of boring and endless PowerPoint presentations with no audience interaction? So were MDC and it showed up that many of our members felt the same. We heard that Chris Rycroft, a specialist presentation coach, knew what to do. With many exercises we all got hands-on experience using some serious and unusual tricks on how to present with impact.
In a project funded by the Danish Maritime Fund, the IT company Virsabi has just concluded the work on exploring potential using Mixed Reality technologies in maritime operations. MAN Energy Solutions and Maersk Supply Service alongside with MDC partnered in the project which produced 2 prototypes aiming at demonstrating concrete use cases for the technology.
The final report is now available here along with a video, found here, from the final conference explaining the results. A number of challenges with the technology was identifies, for example connectivity onboard (both onboard the ship and to shore), problems with tracking as well as outdoor use, where the current equipment makes it hard to see the presented holograms.
The potential is however huge. especially if the MR system is integrated with other operational systems, e.g. for displaying live data, completing forms and checklists and store in the corporate system etc. A number of specific scenarios was recommended to explore for further work:
Overhauling or maintenance of critical/complicated components
Troubleshooting a breakdown - connect to remote expert with use of digital markers
Onboard documentation of procedures such a inspection rounds, familiarization and crew-handover
Involvement of crews early in a MR project is critical for the success. The involved crew where very enthusiastic and gave extremely valuable inputs, ensuring a successful project - and in the future this will be the key to unlocking the potential of the technology in a maritime context.
- Yes, and it wasn't a first. The 6th edition of the closed and exclusive event in the name of creating strategic partnerships and business relations, 'Nordic Smart and Green Shipping' took place in the beautiful surroundings in the residence of the Finnish Ambassador in Denmark. Business Finland and MDC gathered 9 Danish Shipowners and 11 Finnish Suppliers for a total of 80 meetings!
Transportens Innovationsnetværk (TINV) fortsætter sit virke som transport- og logistikerhvervets nationale videnbrobygger for både sø og land. Transportens Innovationsnetværk er blandt de 17 nationale innovationsnetværksoperatører, der er blevet udvalgt af Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet for perioden 2019 - 2020.