MCP (Maritime Connectivity Platform), which was previously known as the Maritime Cloud, is a communication framework that enables efficient, secure, reliable and seamless electronic information exchange among all authorized maritime stakeholders across available communication systems. This framework is currently under development in a collaboration between different projects – EfficienSea2 (EU), STM validation project (EU) and the SMART Navigation project (Korea).
As a partner in the EfficienSea2 project, IALA is participating in the work on maturing MCP, in order to assess its potential as the generic communication framework for e-Navigation at large. It is in this role of being a partner in the EfficienSea2 project that IALA is organising and hosting this workshop.
The workhop will adress the implementation of MCP with a focus on the options with regard to governance models and business models.
The premise for the workshop is that it is desirable to realise MCP, and now it is about defining the best possible way for reaching global roll-out.