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Prof. Tomasz Neumann

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TransNav, Faculty of Navigation
Gdynia Maritime University
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Bridging IMO e-Navigation Policy and Offshore Oil and Gas Operations through Geospatial Standards
1 CARIS, New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada
2 Fluminense Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Rio das Ostras, Brazil
3 PETROBRAS, Macae, Brazil
4 IIC Technologies, British Columbia, North Vancouver, Canada
ABSTRACT: In offshore industry activities, the suitable onboard provision of assets location and geospatial marine information during operations is essential. Currently, most companies use its own data structures, resulting in incompatibility between processes. In order to promote the data exchange, oil and gas industry associations have pursued initiatives to standardize spatial information. In turn, the IMO - International Maritime Organization - started the implementation of e-Navigation policy, which is the standardization of technologies and protocols applied to maritime information and navigation. This paper shows relationship and integration points between maritime activities of oil and gas industry and e-Navigation technologies and processes, highlighting geospatial information. This paper also preludes out an initiative for a suitable product specification for the offshore oil and gas industry, compliant with e-Navigation and IHO S-100 international standards.
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Citation note:
Modesto Da Rocha F., Bazilio Martins C., Weitzel Coelho da Silva L., Carballini Denes J., Peyton D.: Bridging IMO e-Navigation Policy and Offshore Oil and Gas Operations through Geospatial Standards. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 10, No. 1, doi:10.12716/1001.10.01.05, pp. 49-55, 2016

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