Maritime ITS seminar and workshop in Helsinki

A video recording of the seminar and workshop arranged by ITS Finland, ITS Norway, ITS Estonia and Fintraffic in Helsinki, Finland April 19th.

At the event, speakers will discuss recent development and how Maritime ITS can enable a more multimodal, sustainable, digitalised and optimised world.

The first-day seminar will be held in Katajanokan Kasino, and the second-day workshop will be at Scandic Marina Congress Center.

The seminar’s mission and the following workshop are to create an expectation of how the Nordic region can enable a sustainable, standardised, and collaborative multimodal maritime ecosystem. We will look at the barriers and challenges, the technological possibilities and how regulation is essential for the future of more sustainable, digitalised and optimised multimodal transport and logistics of people and goods.

Why Maritime ITS

International shipping is the lifeblood of world trade. About 90% of all exports are transported by ships. However, the small maritime market has many ICT systems on individual ships, shipping offices, and ports. The cargo is not usually destined for the ports the ship arrives at – it must be transhipped and carried into the hinterland by other transport modes.

Maritime ITS is about harmonizing standards and ICT architectures from the maritime side towards the land-side services. By that, it creates an interoperable and user-oriented maritime digital ecosystem, further strengthening maritime safety and improving the efficiency of maritime transport.

Some examples of standards organisations and their approximate placement in Maritime ITS

The final program will be available soon!

Maritime ITS Seminar 19.4.2023

Place: Katajanokan Kasino (Laivastokatu 1, 00160 Helsinki)

Time: 12:00-18:00

12:00 Registration and lunch

13:00 Moderator: Jenny Simonsen COO, ITS Norway

13:05 Welcome by Karri Salminen CEO ITS Finland

Session -1 Interoperability and sustainability

13:10 Keynote TBA

13:30 Bogdan Oldakowski – Port challenges in the Baltic Sea

13:50 TBA,  Traficom

14:10  Coffee break

Session – 2 Digitalisation

14:30 Olari Tammel, Tallinn Port – Smart Ports in Tallinn

14:50 Sanna Vainionpää, Siili Solutions – Data Ecosystem

15:10 Jon Leon Ervik, Norwegian Coastal Administration – Digitalisation and the future

15:30 Break

Session – 3 Future

15:50 TBA

16:10 Sanna Sonninen, Finnpilot

16:50 End words by Marko Forsblom and Olli Soininen

Workshop 20.4.2023

The need for standards and harmonisation to adopt a multimodal transport view

Place: Scandic Marina Congress Center (Katajanokanlaituri 6, 00160 Helsinki)

Time: 09:00-12:00

09:00 Welcome, Jenny Simonsen and Olli Soininen

09:10 Ørnulf Rødseth – The need for harmonisation and understanding the standardisation landscape and relationship

09:30 Olli Soininen – Scope

09:50 Relationship between geospatial and operational

10:10 workshop introduction

10:20 -10:30 groups (coffee)

10:30-11:15 Discussing findings in the plenum

11:15 Panel discussions about the results and way forward

11:45 Closing remarks

12:00 End and lunch