Maritime Big Data Workshop


MBDW was held on 9th and 10th May 2018


The recent growth of the maritime sector is reflected by an increase of the global maritime traffic and of the activities exploiting the ocean environment and its resources. While pursuing a sustainable and inclusive “blue growth” is now a primary objective, safety and security of maritime navigation remain constant concerns both at European and at International levels. Technological innovations led to the development of automated monitoring systems and maritime sensors networks, producing a tremendous increase of the maritime data available and opening new avenues to science-driven maritime operations and policy making. Institutional and industrial initiatives are developing infrastructures for maritime data sharing and offering advanced processing, fusion, and analysis, developing added values products in support of the maritime operational and industrial communities.

This workshop will gather researchers, technology providers and institutions participating in main Maritime Big Data initiatives at European level, and representatives of the operational community, to discuss research results and innovations with respect to operational capability gaps and identify synergies and potential research directions.

The workshop will be an opportunity to discuss novel Big Data solutions with applications for maritime security, safety and security of maritime navigation and transport, sustainable fisheries and exploitation of ocean resources. The workshop topics will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Big Data solutions for Maritime Intelligent Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  • Advanced Data Fusion and Semantic-driven Integration of Maritime Big Data
  • Standards and Exchange Data Models In Maritime
  • Reliable Early-warning for Maritime Situation Awareness
  • Maritime ICT and Cyber Security
  • Autonomous navigation, MSA and AI
  • Enhanced Visual Analytics for Maritime Big data
  • Human factors in Maritime Big Data

No participation fees will be charged for the workshop. Registration is required by 26 April 2018 (strict deadline, security restrictions apply). See the Registration page and the note on security).

The workshop is supported by the datAcron - Big Data Analytics for Time Critical Mobility Forecasting (GA No. 687591, project, which is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme.

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