ONE SEA, the industry alliance bringing together leading exponents of autonomous ship technology, has added Finnish maritime technology start-up Awake.AI to its membership.
Awake.AI is aiming to create a new platform and machine learning models based on transparent data sharing to break down the barriers between ships, ports and other actors in the maritime logistics chain.
“Today’s data silos result from legacy systems developed when interoperability wasn’t a pressing need. Moving forward, the more information is shared, the greater are the opportunities to automate. Our task is to develop the digital handshakes (APIs) between different supply-chain actors, freeing data to enable smarter ships and ensure their acceptance by smart ports,” said Karno Tenovuo, CEO of Awake.AI.
“We are delighted to welcome Awake.AI on board: enabling the smooth flow of data between different players is integral to ONE SEA’s roadmap to transition from remote monitoring to remote control, and to increasing vessel autonomy by 2025. We also advocate the benefits of maritime digitalisation in its own right, to minimise incidents, decrease marine traffic’s environmental footprint and improve commercial efficiency,” said Jukka Merenluoto, ecosystem lead at ONE SEA.
According to Tenovuo, Awake.AI has already started conversations with ONE SEA stakeholders from across the ecosystem to work through strategies to create standards and pathways that will facilitate autonomous shipping.
Launched in Finland in 2016, ONE SEA aims to create an environment suitable for autonomous ships by 2025 through discussion and the development of a roadmap, international rules and technology standards.