IMO e-Navigation Implementation Strategy - Challenge for Data Modelling

The topic of e-Navigation entered the stage of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2008. After yearlong debates, the member states now agree about a consolidated interpretation of e-Navigation (NAV58/6, 2012). One of the principal decisions made is to develop the overarching consistent e-Navigation data model on all aspects related to the shipping and maritime domain at large. This so-called Common Maritime Data Structure should be built on the basis of the S-100 Framework of IHO (S-100, 2010). The basis of data modeling within the S-100 framework is the so-called "IHO Geospatial Information Registry" (Registry, 2013). Although S-100 is designed to support a wider range of hydrographic data beyond ENCs, their creators originally had no intention to expand this model to the wider scope of shipping. This paper proposes a transformation and an enhancement of the existent infrastructure towards a universal "Marine Information Registry" to host data modeling of all aspects of shipping and the maritime domain, including the modeling of non-spatial information.


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  • Accession Number: 01496070
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 26 2013 1:51PM