Digital navigation aided by bridge instruments e.g. ECDIS & digital Route Planning Systems which are interfaced to various data sources enhance bridge resource management, situational awareness and safety.
Reliable ship communication facilitates remote monitoring & control, optimizes maintenance schedules & fuel consumption, bettering crew welfare and retention. While the cost of bandwidth is at an all-time low, yet less than 10% of ships have VSAT today.
With shore-based & ship-based IT systems being linked with critical data transfer, cyber-attacks have become the bone of contention. Consequently, cyber security has become a high-priority, high-risk concern for vessel managers & a multifaceted approach to managing these risks should form part of the safety management in shipping.
Notwithstanding all the above, it is perplexing that not every ship afloat is fully connected, cyber-attacks continue to make headlines and in spite of manual tools given way to a more automated environment on the bridge with the objective of eliminating the chances of human error, frequent accidents continue to occur. Please join us at an Elcome sponsored IMarEST meeting where we will delve into:
TOPICS: Connectivity, Cyber security and Digital Navigation.
DATE & TIME: 27 June 2019 (Thu) at 18:30h.
VENUE: Taj Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai
Please find attached further details of the meeting. The event is free to attend & open to all, but advance registration is mandatory. Please REPLY with your confirmation (Name, Designation & Company) to . prior to 22 June 2019.
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Honorary Secretary, IMarEST UAE Branch.
Mobile: +971 50 5567 108