Marine Data Analysis
The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requires that passenger ships and non-passenger ships over 3000 gross tonnes on international voyages must now be fitted with either Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs), or Simplified Voyage Data Recorders (S-VDRs). In addition, all modern ships are also fitted with a wide range of other systems (ECDIS, GPS, machinery monitoring systems etc) which are automatically acquiring and storing huge amounts of digital data on a continuous basis, and may also be complemented by similar shore-based systems (such as VTS, AIS etc).
This digital data contains a wealth of information about the ships’ positions, operations, alarm states, communications, weather conditions etc.. Because of the quantity of data, different data formats and time references etc, extracting value from all this digital data can often be extremely challenging. This is where Avenca’s expertise can help – we have developed a range of systems and services to ensure that you can get the maximum value from your data, and we have considerable experience with a wide range of customers, including :
- Shipping companies
- P&I clubs and insurers
- Flag State Authorities
- National Accident Investigators
- Enforcement Authorities
- Marine Consultancies
Typically applications involve;
- Establishing and visualising what actually happened during an incident or accident – so that lessons can be learnt and appropriate actions taken to avoid repeat incident/accidents occurring.
- Automated routine analysis of data to detect events which are known precursors to accident or incidents – so that actions can be taken to increase operational safety.
- Automated routine analysis of data to detect performance-related trends in the data – so that actions can be taken to make operation more economic and so save money.