Digitalisation is a driver of innovation and sustainability across all sectors, it effectively addresses many of the global challenges that citizens and businesses face today. Digitalisation also affects global shipping and ports, where macro-regional collaboration on maritime digitalisation can help turn climate and environmental challenges into new opportunities in line with the EU Green Deal, strengthen crisis management and rescue capabilities in ports and at sea, and address the rising threat of cyberattacks.
If you work in a Baltic Sea port or onboard a vessel, in a ministry of transport or a maritime authority, if you design applications for shipping industry or are tasked with ensuring the safety of seafarers, if you are concerned about pollution of the sea – this workshop is for you!
It will focus on the digitalisation of port operations and procedures as well as on the opportunities and threats that come with it. We will gain new perspectives, and insights by inviting participants from academia, industry, and government to discuss and co-develop a foundation for strategic projects based on macro-regional collaboration. The moderator of the workshop is Professor Lauri Ojala from the University of Turku (ResQU2).
The workshop is part of the EUSBSR Annual Forum 2020. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and concerns regarding the situation later this year, the organisers decided to produce the Annual Forum virtually. The Virtual Annual Forum will take place online on 20 October 2020.
The workshop is organised by Policy Areas Ship, Safe and Secure.