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CLASS decision-making process.” While ‘speed of change’ and ‘mari-

While DNV GL talks a good digital time’ can sometimes be an oxymoron,

We are introducing an Open game, it backs the talk with action, as the digital trend in maritime is real and near 60% of DNV GL’s Research & De- manifesting itself in many ways. Look-

Simulation Platform where different velopment today is spent on digitaliza- ing at it through the DNV GL lens, “a tion. “The speed of change (in the digital lot of this goes into sensor and control players, different equipment “ world) is exponential. Just looking at systems, and this will be relevant for all ourselves, we are much more agile and types of shipping,” said Eriksen. suppliers can simulate the interaction ef? cient,” he said. In fact, he notes four “This can help elevate situational factors that have created a digitalization awareness and ultimately autonomous between different pieces of ‘perfect storm.’ shipping. Sensor and sensor fusion is • Sensor technology one end, decision making is another.” equipment, you can actually ‘test’ the • Connectivity One project worth watching is the Yara • Computing Power Birkland, which will be operational in interaction and the interfaces before • Algorithms and Methods on top of it 2019. “The remote ops will be the ? rst all to take advantage of all of the data step, then you need to have the correct you start building. We’re now running “If you look at the methods that have sensor and sensor fusion so that you been present in academia since I went have the correct situational understand- a joint industry project (JIP) … we to school in the 1980s, we talked about ing – so you know what’s going on. The neural networks, we talked about arti? - other part is on the decision making, the have the technology to enable the cial intelligence and machine learning, logic.” The next step is not doing the but we didn’t have the sensor part, we decision making remotely, rather on the open simulation platform, but now we didn’t have the connectivity part, we vessels by computers, “A lot of research didn’t have the computing power and the is going into that,” Eriksen said.

need to engage the different players storage,” said Eriksen. “Now we have A cornerstone of the DNV GL digi- high capacity at good prices, creating talization path its Veracity platform, an in the right way to start using the this ‘perfect storm’ … the methods have open industry, secure platform for digital been there for quite some time, so now innovation and industry collaboration. platform. It is in the early phase, but we can actually put them to good use in The platform includes a marketplace real life, and that is helping to cause the where users can access all DNV GL’s should be ready in a year or so.

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