ECMAR Vision


ECMAR’s vision for 2030 is for more energy efficient design and operation for shipping and maritime activities, utilising new technologies and green energy sources. The objective is to achieve a globally connected and competitive European Waterborne Sector, decarbonised and digitalised for a sustainable marine and maritime economy. Digitalisation will spur automation and positively impact safety and environmental performance. New cloud technologies will dramatically affect the design, manufacture and operation of vessels and their components. The Internet of Things will help to deliver smart vessels with shore-based control. Cybersecurity and Human Factors will become important issues with digitalisation and automation. The next generation of connectivity between ship and shore will help shipowners reduce costs, avoid expensive repairs and improve operational efficiency. Automated processes and the introduction of “big data” in maritime operations will lead to advances in engine monitoring, remote maintenance, and real-time weather data and routing. The seas and oceans are drivers for the European Blue Growth economy and have great potential for innovation and growth. Given the new challenges raised by the scarcity of resources, Blue Growth will be important for fulfilling the growing needs for food, energy, water, organic or mineral resources etc.


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ECMAR Brochure - Maritme Technology Challenges 2030

ECMAR’s main objective through Research, Development and Innovation is to achieve a globally connected and competitive European Waterborne Sector, with zero emissions and zero-accident ships, digitalised shipping and autonomy, to ensure a sustainable marine and maritime economy