Welcome to the Maritime Resource Name (MRN) Registry hosted by IALA. This page provides up to date information about Maritime Resource Names and their usage within the maritime industry. IALA welcomes comments and contributions by emailing us directly at the technical manager, email@example.com .
What is it?
Maritime Resource Name (MRN) is a naming scheme that can uniquely identify any maritime resource on a global scale. By maritime resource, it means anything that has an identity of some kind. This could be organizations, employees, a person, a physical or a virtual object, for instance, an electronic document, a buoy, a ship, a mariner, a nautical chart or an electronic service (e.g., “today’s weather report for the Oresund Strait”). Not all resources are “retrievable” in an electronic sense; For example, human beings, corporations, and buoys. However, they can still be considered a resource.
Assignment of Organization IDs is mainly reserved for maritime standards development organizations, research projects, scientific societies, and similar bodies. However, anyone can apply and each application is evaluated on a case by case basis by the IALA secretary.
If you wish to apply for an Organization ID please fill out a form similar to this and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then get back to you with more details.
Management of MRNs
IALA expects to present a paper about how to manage namespaces within organizations in a consistent manner. This will also include guidelines and best practices for developing organization specific namespaces.
Who is using it and what for
IALA is currently getting some experience using MRNs in the following projects
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