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Digital technology to enhance safety

IMO has delivered a regional workshop on Enhancing the Safety of Navigation by Digital Means, to look at how digital technologies can be utilized to improve the safety of navigation. The workshop was organized in collaboration with the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) of the Republic of Korea. The workshop was delivered virtually (2-4 November) for participants representing 10 countries from Asia.

Presentations topics including: the use of mobile communication technology as an aid to navigation, the use of unique identifiers in Maritime Resource Names (MRNs), and examples of web-based e-navigation solutions used in the Republic of Korea, Denmark and Ghana. The presentations were delivered by from IALA the MOF the Republic of Korea; and (jointly) the Danish and Ghana Maritime Authorities. Participants shared their digital experience in navigation and gave presentations to share information on the status of the safety of navigation in their countries.

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