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New Milestone for Maritime Dataspace: New Standard for Sensor Data Exchange revealed

New Milestone for Maritime Dataspace: New Standard for Sensor Data Exchange revealed

Last week the Marispace-X coordinator north.io took part in the Gaia-X Workshop VIII. This event was dedicated to standardisation in the data economy. north.io presented a new standard for describing sensor data, which makes it possible for the first time to exchange and offer maritime geodata securely and efficiently.

Dr. Jens Gayko and his team from the Standardisation Council Industry 4.0 (VDE) were also present, providing groundbreaking insights into their work on technology standards.

Key questions addressed during the workshop included:

  • How do technical standards emerge in the early stages of innovation and what are the benefits for the stakeholders involved
  • What is the relevance of technical standards in the area of data economics and data spaces?
  • How can the process of standardisation be influenced at an early stage by individual stakeholders?
  • What standards could emerge from Gaia-X and other dataspace initiatives, and how can one participate?

Marcel Louwers, Head of Research at north.io, archive imageMarcel Louwers, Head of Research at north.io, reported on the successful advancement of standardization in maritime geodata within the Marispace-X framework. Instead of several different standards, there is now a single standard for maritime geospatial and sensor data.

"Over the last few months, we have been working with the consortium members to develop new unified standards for sensor data. For the first time, this enables the secure and efficient exchange and provision of maritime geodata. This is the basic prerequisite for a functioning maritime data space,"

he announced during his presentation. This data space, in turn, serves as the necessary integrator for the exchange of sensor data between different stakeholders and, for example, is crucial for the protection of critical maritime infrastructure, he emphasised.

north.io is proud to be involved in shaping standards through the Marispace-X project, which is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. These standards not only advance the data economy, but also lay the foundation for innovative maritime solutions. We look forward to continued progress and collaboration with the Gaia-X initiative!  

For more details on the new standard you can visit the Marispace-X Github page at  https://github.com/marispace-x/selfdescriptions

The figure shows the GitHub repository of Marispace-X. The repository contains templates and ready-made self-descriptions for sensor data and sensors.

The figure shows the GitHub repository of Marispace-X. The repository contains templates and ready-made self-descriptions for sensor data and sensors.

 

About Marispace-X

Marispace-X is a project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action in the context of Gaia-X. The aim is to build a maritime data ecosystem that allows stakeholders from businesses, science, authorities and NGOs to securely manage, distribute and analyse the data obtained via and from the sea on the basis of European standards and values and to gain new insights and develop new innovative solutions and services in the future.

 

 

With the development of this digital ecosystem of the oceans, the project consortium addresses several important challenges of this decade, such as climate change, marine conservation and digital transformation through numerous practical use cases, including offshore wind, biological climate protection, ammunition in the sea, the Internet of Underwater Things and the protection of critical infrastructure.

The project consortium is led by cloud geodata specialist north.io GmbH and cloud provider IONOS. In addition, it comprises consortium partners the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD), the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Stackable GmbH, Kiel University and Rostock University. The involvement of numerous other international associated partners and maritime stakeholders ensures application-oriented development in all areas.

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