The Marine Electronics and Communications Conference took place in London over the 22nd/23rd June and Michael Cauter, the UKHO’s Head of Finance, Strategy and Technology and Deputy Chief Executive represented the UKHO as a speaker at the event.
The event took an in-depth look at the major issues facing ship operators today and in the future, and Michael was involved in one of the key sessions on day one: ‘Meeting mandatory requirements at the right time, right cost and in the right way’.
Specifically, Michael spoke on how new technologies impact regulatory effectiveness. The ECDIS Mandate means a huge number of shipping companies face changes to their navigational operations in order to meet a range of new compliance requirements. In many cases, ensuring a compliant fleet will also see the adoption of new bridge technology, primarily the use of ECDIS and ENC services such as AVCS, as well as other digital navigation services such as Admiralty e-Navigator.
Michael discussed how these technologies can not only help companies to meet compliance requirements, but also deliver huge benefits in the safety of life at sea and improve the efficiency of maritime operations. Achieving those goals requires careful planning and coordination, but the results can deliver transformational efficiencies for shipping operators whilst improving the effectiveness of international regulation.
If you are interested in learning more about the event further details can be found here.