Just a few years ago, only ship owners, managers and authorities were capable of tracking vessels on their long voyages across the seas. It was research collaboration among global academics and development of existing Information & Communication Technology (ICT) that enabled the creation of improved tracking services available to a wider public.
This service would soon become MarineTraffic.
MarineTraffic Research Publications Database
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Activities and collaboration opportunities
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We conceive computing and technology as means for solving greater problems
Motivated by its core values, MarineTraffic supports and collaborates with academic research, development and innovation. We are committed to driving research from lab to market. As we have done in the past, we improve and develop new services that result in the expansion of knowledge, technology boundaries and the solution of meaningful problems. Also, through collaborative relations with research centres and academic institutions, we foster the exchange of innovative ideas and solutions to real-world industry challenges.
Collaborative Research Initiatives
Our expertise lies in building computing systems and products with an ethos that prioritises applied research towards market needs over impractical solutions. We collaborate with leading organisations, research centres and universities across disciplines and traditional borders by applying beyond state of the art ICT solutions to real problems emerging in shipping and the wider transportation industry.
At present, we are focusing our research efforts in the following areas:
Furthermore we are interested in applied and theoretical research in the areas of innovative systems architectures for the future Internet of Things, transport systems, Geographical Information Systems, hardware sensors and low power computing, vessel and route efficiency, port optimization and others.