Maritime innovation

Maritime innovation

Building the ‘Silicon Valley’ of zero carbon shipping

A little more than a year ago, the IPCC published the 1.5 degree report – setting a goal of “net-zero” carbon emissions by around 2050. This goal suddenly moved the need for action from the distant future to the immediate present. It also made it clear that every sector will need a strategy for complete…

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Maritime innovation

AI-Ready Already

Right about now, everyone’s biggest AI nightmare is returning to the big screen. But The Terminator won’t be hitting the streets any time soon. The technology required for such general artificial intelligence is probably decades away. The narrow variety – the kind that recommends what to watch next, or plays a mean game of chess…

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Maritime innovation

Looking Beyond AIS

Countries, financial institutions, and maritime insurers rely on the Automatic Identification System (AIS) to maintain awareness of vessel traffic so they can preserve proper use of the maritime corridors and reduce illicit activities that harm the global community. But AIS represents only a fraction of the total radio frequency (RF) energy generated by vessels. AIS…

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Data science
Maritime innovation

Unlocking the Full Value of Maritime Data Science

After a slow start in a notoriously conservative industry, the speed of adoption of data science and data-driven decision making has accelerated in the maritime industry over the past couple of years. Indeed, when it comes to the availability and analysis of global spatial data, the industry is arguably far ahead of land-based freight transportation….

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Marine Chronometer
Maritime innovation

Maritime Tech: Sea-ing the Future

We all get excited by what new technology can do: our expectations are raised and we become keen to experiment. Frequently, though, businesses aren’t fully ready to go through the process of adoption. So are we viewing technology in the wrong way – taking a solution and searching for the problem, or – even worse…

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Maritime innovation

You Remind Me of a Vessel I Once Knew

Picture this: you’re in a crowded bar. You see an old friend you haven’t seen in ages. You call out her name. You walk up to her. And then it hits you: this person is a complete stranger; she just looks like your old friend. People looking similar to other people is not uncommon –…

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Maritime innovation

The Pursuit of APIness

If you use the Internet, you will, at some point, have come across an Application Programming Interface, or API. Tech companies – from FAANG-sized behemoths to one-man-band tiddlers – use them internally (to ingest data, share it with partners and make their in-house workflows more efficient); and in their products for customers (e.g. Gmail’s API…

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Maritime innovation

Talking about the Weather

When chatting with a Brit, there are few better ways to break the ice than talking about the weather. According to one report, almost ALL Britons admit to having conversed about it in the past six hours. For Windward, though, the weather is something that, until recently, had been missing from our conversation. This might…

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