MariData GeoPlatform and Routing
Comprehensive technologies for energy management of ships
MariData is a BMWi funded project that aims to enable a deterministic analysis of a ship’s energy demand based on environmental and physical conditions. It sensibly delineates the energy demand’s various sources to provide tools for an energy optimized ship management. This leads to suggested routing alternatives, speed and trim adjustments or additional services on the ship hull.
MariGeoRoute is a subproject that addresses the challenges related to needs arising from the various data demands, such as nautical maps, weather records and forecasts ranging from wind and temperature to wave heights and currents. This integrated data store, the GeoPlatform, will provide data for the shipping company as well as for the ships at sea and needs to sensibly subset and preprocess the data to reduce data load. 52°North will also develop approaches based on machine learning (ML) to model the energy demand based on the data collected and derived from the consortial partners. A routing service developed by 52°North will use the data accessible in the GeoPlatform to provide routing alternatives along the smallest energy demands under constraints of nautical limitations, ship safety and delivery schedules.
With its recent start in December 2020, 52°North initiated the requirements analysis of the MariData GeoPlatform. First concepts and options are already under evaluation for their suitability.
Hamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt GmbH (HSVA)
DST – Entwicklungszentrum für Schiffstechnik und Transportsysteme e.V.