Maritime Information Systems as a Component of e-Navigation
This paper describes the scope of what constitutes “Maritime Information Systems” as a component of e-Navigation. There are a wide variety of navigation equipment, systems, services and processes that fall under the e-Navigation concept of operations. This includes shore-based services such as VTS, and shipborne equipment/systems including radar/ARPA, ECDIS, AIS, GNSS, and INS. A distinction is made between “information” and “data.” Whether shipborne or ashore, any data must eventually be converted into a presentation/display of “information” that can be used for situational awareness or decisionsupport. At present, there are no specific standards related to the presentation/display of shore-based information (e.g., at a VTS Centre). Some “guiding principles” and recommendations on best “Way Forward” are provided.
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Journal or Conference Title
International Association of Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA-AISM)
Mar 22 - Mar 27, 2010
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Alexander, Lee and Bergmann, Michael, "Maritime Information Systems as a Component of e-Navigation" (2010). International Association of Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA-AISM). 774.