When you first hear the word e-Navigation you might think of a piece of equipment that is used for electronic navigation and this is true with respect to the use of electronic charts versus paper charts for navigation. But e-Navigation is also a concept about bringing together the available resources that promote safe navigation. Given the scope of e-Navigation as defined by the International Maritime Organization and the increased use of technology on board ships, a better word is “enhanced” navigation.
Today’s mariners need access to up to date meteorological and hydrographic data, navigational charts, aids to navigation, vessel traffic services, pilotage related information and, for those operating in ice infested waters, ice information.
[Guest Editor Catherine Dutton]
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Coastal ocean observation – November 17, 2017
Electrification of marine – February 23, 2018
Autonomous vehicles – May 25, 2018
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