Supporting a more sustainable, digitalised and connected maritime industry

Large ships consume huge amounts of fossil fuel and thereby contribute to global warming. At the same time, fuel is the main cost component for many shipping companies. Boosting energy efficiency is therefore a key driver for innovation in the shipping industry.

Tapping into this, The Connected Ship project builds knowledge and enterprises that can successfully make the Nordic shipping industry more sustainable and create new Nordic export business models based on the maritime digitalisation.

The goal of the project is to demonstrate a digitalisation platform on board a ship by utilizating technology, platforms and experiences from smart city projects combined with maritime industry control systems, communication protocols and environmental prerequisites. This will also prepare the ships for future interaction with the smart society – including harbors, trucks, cargo, passengers and other smart micro-systems.

The project fosters collaboration and combines existing technologies and knowledge from the Nordic ICT and cleantech industries with the needs of the shipping industry. The outcome will support increased energy efficiency and a speedier transition towards a more sustainable development in the maritime sector.

Click here for a visual summary of The Connected Ship and its customized applications. These include digitalisation platforms, sensor networks and sensor management, data management and data storage systems, and third-party apps for analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).


To learn more about The Connected Ship, please contact Ola Svedin: