At the 13th National Maritime Conference in Bremen, everything revolved around the maritime industry. Numerous experts spoke about the key issues that are driving the industry's transformation: Sustainability, digitalization, climate protection and international competitiveness, as well as the protection of critical infrastructures.
Siemtje Möller, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Defense emphasized in her speech at NMK 2023:
"Preserving the maritime order is not an end in itself".
Against the backdrop of the growing threat situation, she said, it is directly related to economic prosperity and multinational security. But maritime security thinking has also changed in the wake of technological change:
"Maritime security is not only taking place above and below the water, but also includes cyberspace,"
Dieter Janecek, the German government's coordinator for maritime business and tourism, also emphasized the outstanding role of the maritime industry in his speech:
"This is a conference of the morning with federal political and international significance."
This is because key issues of the future are directly or indirectly linked to the maritime economy: Sustainability, digitalization, climate protection and international competitiveness.
These are also the central issues addressed by Marispace-X as the largest industry-driven maritime digitization project: by building a data space based on Gaia-X, previously inaccessible large data sets can be made available in the future. With its practical use cases, it addresses several challenges of our time and offers digital solutions for the maritime industry:
▶ Internet of Underwater Things (IoUT) - creating a digital twin of the underwater world in real time. ▶ Offshore Wind - for more efficient maintenance and servicing of wind turbines at sea ▶ Ammunition in the Sea - facilitating the localization and clearance of contaminated military sites ▶ Biological climate protection - enables the identification and optimization of the CO2 storage capacities of seagrass beds ▶ Critical infrastructure - exchange and analysis of large amounts of maritime data help monitor critical underwater infrastructure such as pipelines, cables, or offshore platforms
"We are therefore pleased to be on site for two days with the project and exhibits of the use cases and to enter into a discussion with experts from the industry and representatives of politics to evaluate how these future goals can be achieved together"