THE MARDIS PROJECT--DEVELOPMENT OF 'MARINE DISTRIBUTED INFORMATION SUPPORT': VOYAGE PLANNING SOFTWARE

The objective of the MARDIS project was to develop, to the stage of detailed specification and prototype, a voyage planning system designed to be fed by commercially-oriented marine information. This information would initally be bunker, meteorological, oceanographic and port information provided by members of the project consortium, but would be expanded to include data from many others, as well. The techniques and tools used in software development are explained and project objectives are expanded upon. These objectives were to design and build demonstrator software representing a distributed expert system that would run on one or more minicomputers and, in a reduced form, on PCs. In this latter form, ships at sea were envisaged as users, updated by the host computer via satellite communication. The paper concludes by describing the completed demonstrator, its strengths and its weaknesses. Future uses of the software are outlined and further research that will result from the project is identified.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8p.+discuss.

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  • Accession Number: 00659362
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM