Contract for the Exploration of Data for Autonomous and Smart Shipping
Announcement of Contract Award from Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA)
Solis Marine Consultants is very pleased to announce that they have recently been awarded the MCA contract to explore how a range of maritime data sets held by the MCA can be made available to promote innovation and development in the smart and autonomous shipping sector in the UK.
Since 2012 Solis Marine has been working with many types of maritime data, primarily for shipping incident investigation and also to support loss prevention, therefore they are well placed to provide a multi-disciplined solution for this exciting project.
Taking the lead for Solis Marine is naval architect, Ros Blazejczyk, Managing Partner. Commenting on the contract award Ros said; “We are delighted to have been awarded this important contract and we are looking forward to working with all the stakeholders to deliver an innovative solution. The continuing development of autonomous and smart shipping will undoubtedly play a major role in the future of the shipping industry as a whole and we are excited to be supporting the MCA to help encourage further innovation in the UK”.
Partnering Solis Marine on this project is MariTrace Ltd who are specialists in the field of collection, analysis and distribution of maritime data.
The key objectives of the project will be to assist UK industry in realising its ambition to test and operate autonomous vessels in UK waters by creating a platform through which it will be possible to share various data sets held by the MCA.
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