Ensuring Operational Applicability
for the Mariner
November 12th and 13th
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
– Seattle, WA
The 2014 eNavigation® Conference will cover issues that affect the US commercial maritime industry: vessel operating companies, mariners, ports and government regulators and policy makers.
We will address national and international e-Navigation developments as they affect US shipping today and in the future, with an emphasis on operational navigation.
The primary focus of the 2014 eNavigation® Conference as identified at the 2013 event is making e-navigation resources usable tools to increase navigational safety and marine transportation efficiency.
Three underlying themes will drive the discussion:
1. Identifying and resolving differing perspectives: regulators, manufacturers and user groups
2. Current status and future plans
3. Reconciling the e-navigation promise with realistic expectations
Discussion topics include:
I. The current state of the government provision of necessary services and the regulatory environment • Where we are and where we are going
• Implementation timelines
• Opportunities for the maritime industry to influence developments
II. Has e-Navigation significantly changed how vessels are navigated? Will it in the future?
• Is e-Navigation as user-friendly as it must be?
• How will mariners benefit from enhanced information and seamless transfer and sharing of information?
III. The Future of e-Navigation
• IHO S-100 as “Common Maritime Data Structure (CMDS) for e-Navigation
• Status of AIS (e.g., AIS Application Specific Messages, AIS AtoN, etc.)
• Changes in VTS in U.S. and Canada?
• The voice of manufacturers in e-Navigation development and implementation?
IV. The Challenges Ahead
• Validation and verification of data
• Security of data
• Federal Infrastructure issues related to e-navigation implementation
For more information contact Denise Philips at 206-284-8285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"This conference is a must for all mariners, and those who employ them. It is the only conference I know of that focuses on real e-navigation.”
American Pilots' Association