ACCSEAS Conference 2013

The theme of ACCSEAS First Annual Conference was Pioneering Safe Regional Access with e-Navigation. The full conference report can be downloaded by clicking here.

The North Sea faces an increasing number of competing demands on its European and neighbouring marine areas. As these demands grow, just how open can its open waters remain to shipping in the future? Can congestion be avoided and the risk of vessel collisions and groundings be reduced?

The videos and slides for each presentation (where applicable) can be found below.

 
DAY 1: Tuesday 5 March 2013

Defining regional e-Navigation for safe efficient access in the North Sea

 

DAY 2: Wednesday 6 March 2013

Innovative approach to North Sea accessibility and efficiency challenges

 

DAY 3: Thursday 7 March 2013

e-Navigation – a sustainable way forward for our region

 



DAY 1: Tuesday 5 March 2013

Defining regional e-Navigation for safe efficient access in the North Sea

 

Opening speeches
Mr Roger Lockwood, Chair of ACCSEAS Steering Committee, Scotland
Professor Dr Herbert Zickfield, President, FUAS
Mr Simon Faber, Mayor of Flensburg
Professor Jens Froese, Conference Chair, Jacobs University, Germany

 

Introduction to the ACCSEAS Project
Dr Alwyn Williams, ACCSEAS Project Manager
General Lighthouse Authorities, UK and Ireland

Dr Williams introduces the ACCSEAS Project.

 

Introduction to e-Navigation
Mr Pieter Paap
Rijkswaterstaat, Netherlands

Mr Paap introduces the concept of e-Navigation. 

 

Introduction to e-Navigation and the North Sea Regional perspective
Mr Christian Forst
German Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration

Mr Forst discusses e-Navigation putting in the context of the North Sea Region.

 

Accessibility to North Sea Region Ports
Mr Ben van Scherpenzeel
Port of Rotterdam

Mr van Scherpenzeel addresses the audience about accessing NSR ports from the logistics perspective and links it to maritime accessibility.

 

Challenges of North Sea Shipping accessibility, now and in the future
Dr Thomas Porathe
Chalmers University, Sweden

Dr Porathe compares the challenges faced now in the NSR with those that will be experienced in the future.

 

Closing remarks
Professor Jens Froese, Conference Chair
Jacobs University, Bremen

In the penultimate session of the conference's first day, Professor Froese summarises the main points of the presentations.

 

Simulator demonstration
Captain Gunter Schmidt
Flensburg University of Applied Sciences

Captain Schmidt introduces a simulator which demonstrates navigating the future offshore renewable energy installations of the North Sea.

 


 


DAY 2: Wednesday 6 March 2013

Innovative approach to North Sea accessibility and efficiency challenges

 

Negotiation of user interests in Maritime Spatial Planning in the North Sea to maintain accessibility
Dr Nico Nolte
BSH, Germany

Dr Nolte uses Germany as an example to discuss how negotiation of user interests in Maritime Spatial Planning in the North Sea maintains accessibility.

 

e-Navigation and the EU e-Maritime policy
Mr Richard Hill
OCT, UK

Mr Hill discusses e-Navigation in the EU e-Maritime policy. 

 

How the architectural elements of e-Navigation may assist in maintaining accessibility in the North Sea Region
Mr Jan-Hendrik Oltmann
German Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration

Mr Oltmann considers how e-Navigation may help in keeping the NSR accessible to shipping.

 

Maritime Information Services in e-Navigation and in ACCSEAS
Mr Mads Bentzen
Danish Maritime Authority, Denmark

Mr Bentzen talks about MIS in relation to ACCSEAS and e-Navigation.

 

Resilient PNT as a critical asset for all e-Navigation solutions
Dr Paul Williams
General Lighthouse Authorities, UK and Ireland

Dr Williams presents about the requirement for resilient PNT to ensure e-Navigation success.

 

Introduction to North Sea e-Navigation Forum
Mr Pieter Paap
Rijkswaterstaat, Netherlands

In this his second presentation to the conference, Mr Paap introduces the audience to the North Sea e-Navigation Forum.

 

Workshops
There followed three workshops which where then summarised in the last session of the day (video below). The workshops were:

  • NSR Accessibility Issues (routes and ports) facilitated by Mr Richard Hill
  • Maritime Service Portfolios in the North Sea Region facilitated by Jan-Hendrik Oltmann, and
  • Navigating the North Sea Region (the user perspective) facilitated by Thomas Porathe

 


 


DAY 3 : Thursday 7 March 2013

e-Navigation – a sustainable way forward for our region

 

Conference Conclusion
Professor Jens Freuse, Conference Chair
Jacobs University, Bremen

Professor Jens Freuse summarises the conference with some audience participation.

 

The Way Forward: North Sea regional e-Navigation and accessibility
Mr George Shaw
General Lighthouse Authorities, UK and Ireland

Mr Shaw presents suggestions about how e-Navigation will contribute to maritime accessibility in the NSR in the future.

 

Conference Closing Remarks
Professor Jens Froese, Conference Chair, and Mr Roger Lockwood, Chair of ACCSEAS Steering Committee
Jacobs University, Bremen, and Northern Lighthouse Board, Scotland

 

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