Launch of DIMECC S4V programme paves the way for safer fairway navigation
DIMECC S4V is a transformative programme that aims for wide societal influence by providing concrete research-based recommendations on regulation, business, data usage and sharing, as well as standardisation for maritime transportation.
The new DIMECC Sea for Value programme (S4V) provides blueprints for digitalisation, service innovation and information flows in maritime transport. Its longer-term mission is in preparing for advanced autonomous operations and navigation.
DIMECC S4V is a transformative programme that aims for wide societal influence by providing concrete research-based recommendations on regulation, business, data usage and sharing, as well as standardisation for maritime transportation. The programme will be implemented across several projects. The first project focuses on developing and experimenting with future fairway services including remote pilotage.
Sanna Sonninen, pilotage director at Finnpilot Pilotage, says:
“We see that utilising modern technology can enable new pilotage services. The aim is to demonstrate and experiment important milestones on the journey towardsa smart and autonomous maritime transport system. We are happy to have DIMECC programmes implementing technologies that are on the One Sea roadmap.”
Meyer Turku R&D Director Kari Sillanpää adds:
“Safer and more efficient solutions are crucial in the cruise business. Participating in DIMECC S4V puts us at the forefront of development, and we will be working with other partners to ensure the smooth deployment of new technologies.”
DIMECC Sea for Value is a co-creation venture bringing together industry, research and government organisations. The first project, named ‘Fairway’, is funded by Business Finland and its industrial partners. Forthcoming projects under the programme will address maritime digitalisation to support One Sea’s aim of a safer, more efficient and sustainable maritime transport and logistics chain. The programme follows the structure and model of DIMECC’s previous ventures such as LIFEX, where industrial change has been implemented through a series of projects.
Seppo Tikkanen, programme manager for S4V, says:
“DIMECC Sea for Value is an open programme, and we welcome new partners for future projects.”