rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

ONE SEA Adds Awake.AI to Autonomous Ecosystem

Karno Tenovuo, CEO, Awake.AI (Photo: DIMECC)

Posted by Michelle Howard

ONE SEA, an industry alliance bringing together leading exponents of autonomous ship technology, has made a significant addition to its growing membership, after signing up Awake.AI - a company led by an experienced team of maritime digital innovators.

Awake.AI is aiming to create a new platform and ML models (Machine learning) based on transparent data sharing to break down the barriers between ships, ports and other actors in the maritime logistics chain. The 'virtual infrastructure' will be vital if ports are to handle autonomous ships successfully from pre-arrival, through cargo operations and to onward departure, according to the Finnish start-up.

"Today's data silos result from legacy systems developed when interoperability wasn't a pressing need," says Awake.AI CEO, Karno Tenovuo. "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."

Jukka Merenluoto, Ecosystem Lead, ONE SEA, commented: "We 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 digitalization in its own right, to minimize incidents, decrease marine traffic's environmental footprint and improve commercial efficiency."

Drawing on experience from digital innovators that include Nokia, Microsoft, Rolls-Royce Marine, Aker and academia, Awake.AI leverages collective expertise in intelligent and autonomous ship systems, AI data pipelines, system architecture, cloud and network design and cyber security.

Joining ONE SEA brings Awake.AI into a commercially neutral industry cluster that already plays host to the technology leaders in autonomous shipping, including ABB, Cargotec, Ericsson, Inmarsat, Kongsberg Maritime, MTI, Tieto and Wärtsilä as well as a range of other maritime stakeholders.

"Our membership includes the well-established technology firms making the running on autonomous ships, but it is important we accommodate newer players, like Awake.AI, who can bring fresh perspectives on how to meet the challenges on the road towards realizing workable autonomous solutions," says Merenluoto.

Awake.AI's Tenovuo adds: "Already, we are having conversations with ONE SEA stakeholders from across the ecosystem to work through strategies to create standards and pathways that will facilitate autonomous shipping."







Oct 10, 2019

 

People & Company News

Coast Guard Issues RFI for Offshore Patrol Cutter

On October 18 the U.S. Coast Guard issues a Request for Information (RFI) for information and planning purposes only.On October 10, 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Boxship Fires: Time for Action, says IUMI

Helle Hammer, IUMI Policy Forum Chair

This year has already seen an alarming number of container ship fires including Yantian Express

Rotterdam Port Strengthens Presence in India

Image: Port of Rotterdam Authority

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is intensifying its joint activities with parties in India.

Technology

Training Tips for Ships: Tip #5

Credits: Photo by J. Kelly Brito on Unsplash

– The Simple Secret to Making Randomized Exams Fair  – In last month’s Training Tips for Ships

Total’s First LNG Bunker Vessel Launched

Photo: Total

Total said its first large liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel has been launched

EU/IMO Project Drives Energy Efficiency

Image:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

A global network of maritime technology cooperation centers has completed an impressive array of

Maritime Apps