eMIR: e-Maritime Integrated Research Platform
The reseach platform eMIR is a step forward making maritime systems safe and dependable. Assigned to the Research Center for Critical Systems Engineering at the University of Oldenburg and the Research Institute OFFIS, eMIR is an open test bed in the German Bight. Open means that eMIR understands itself as an element of the world wide efforts to provide test beds for maritime systems like e-Navigation, shipping, or platforms for environmental monitoring.
eMIR is intended to support efforts to implement next generations e-Navigation and intelligent shipping technologies for organizations like IALA and IMO. It will offer research, development, testing, and demonstration services for both industry and academia.
eMIR will support a physical test bed in the south east German Bight in the vicinity the Jade, Weser and Elbe approach and the harbours of Jade Weser Port, Bremerhaven and Cuxhaven. It will be accompanied by a co-simulation system with installations in Elsfleth and Oldenburg in combination with third party simulator installations.
eMIR implements a service oriented approach. It will offer services used to explore new technical solutions, human centered design, verification and validation, demonstration and environmental monitoring. First services under design are:
Effective and robust voice communication and data transfer
Systems and equipment
Traffic monitoring; and/or
Training and familiarization
S1: Improved, harmonized and user-friendly bridge design
S2: Means for standardized and automated reporting
S3: Improved reliability, resilience and integrity of bridge equipment and navigation information
S4: Integration and presentation of available information in graphical displays received via communication equipment
S9: Improved Communication of VTS Service Portfolio
eMIR offers a service oriented research infrastructure consisting of s physical testbed for in situ experiments as well as a simulation environment for risk and efficiency assessments.
The physical elements of eMIR cover
The In Situ testbed is accompanied by a co-simulation system including a
Interoperability is ensured by using a HLA based backbone and HAGGIS semantic data model. The simulation platform will be extended by
All public outcomes about technology evaluation and hmi / usability analysis will be published on the eMIR web page.
First outcome of test bed setup is the identification of the need to address e-Navigation as a safety critical sociotechnical system.
eMIR is planned as an open and integrative e-Navigation testbed. We suggest to share services with other registered testbeds to push e-Navigation implementation.
To be extended
To be extended