Ørnulf Jan RødsethSenior Research Scientist
SINTEF Ocean A/S
Based on the Industry 4.0 "Industrial Data Space" (IDS) concept, we are now investigating how this technology can be applied in the maritime domain. IDS allows information to reside in different physical databases while the owner of the data still has full control of who is allowed to access and use the data. This could be a transparent and efficient solution to the problem of having several service providers operating on different information from different sources, e.g. for benchmarking or in logistics operations, while still retaining strict control over who are allowed to access the information. Thus, an engine manufacturer could locally collect and aggregate data from several different ship owners' installations for technical improvement purposes, while the individual ship owners still can control who else gets access to the information, regardless of where the information is stored.