Maritime ITS Seminar and workshop in Helsinki

Welcome to a joint two-day maritime seminar and workshop arranged by ITS FinlandITS NorwayITS Estonia and Fintraffic in Helsinki, Finland.

At the event, speakers will discuss recent development and how Maritime ITS can enable a more multimodal, sustainable, digitalised and optimised world.

The first-day seminar will be held in Katajanokan Kasino, and the second-day workshop will be at Scandic Marina Congress Center.

The seminar’s mission and the following workshop are to create an expectation of how the Nordic region can enable a sustainable, standardised, and collaborative multimodal maritime ecosystem. We will look at the barriers and challenges, the technological possibilities and how regulation is essential for the future of more sustainable, digitalised and optimised multimodal transport and logistics of people and goods.

Maritime ITS Seminar 19.4.2023

Place: Katajanokan Kasino (Laivastokatu 1, 00160 Helsinki)

Time: 12:00-19:00

12:00 Registration and lunch

13:00 Moderator: Jenny Simonsen, COO ITS Norway

13:05 Welcome by Karri Salminen, Chair of ITS Finland

Session – 1 Interoperability and sustainability

13:10 Keynote Trond Hovland, ITS Norway – ”Maritime ITS, a stepping stone towards multimodal mobility and logistics chains”

13:30 Thomas Christensen, Maritime Connectivity Platform Consortium – Digitalisation of maritime services and digital incubator

13:50 Bogdan Oldakowski, Actia Forum Ltd – ”Port challenges in the Baltic Sea”

14:10 Heidi Himmanen, Traficom – ”The role of radio systems and wireless communication on digitalisation and automation of maritime systems”

14:30 Coffee break

Session – 2 Digitalisation

14:50 Olari Tammel, Tallinn Port – ”Smart ports in Estonia”

15:10 Sanna Vainionpää, Siili Solutions – ”Data ecosystem”

15:10 Jon Leon Ervik, Norwegian Coastal Administration – Digitalisation and the future

15:30 Jon Leon Ervik , Norwegian Coastal Administration – ”Digitalisation and the future”

15:50 Break

Session – 3 Future

16:10 Bjørn Utgård, Hyke – ”Automated Ferries the Olympics in France”

16:30 Peter Bergljung , Saab TransponderTech – ”Next generation of AIS”

16:50 Sanna Sonninen, Finnpilot – ”Digitalisation of pilotage – How do we pilot in the future?”

17:00 End – words by Marko Forsblom, ITS Finland, Olli Soininen, Fintraffic and Jenny Simonsen, ITS Norway

17:10 Cocktails & networking
19:00 Event ends

Workshop 20.4.2023

The need for standards and harmonisation to adopt a multimodal transport view

Place: Scandic Marina Congress Center (Katajanokanlaituri 6, 00160 Helsinki)

Time: 09:00-12:00


Workshop content input:

In the field of shipping, the standardization of information and services is of paramount importance, because ships move around the world and the services used by ships must be available regardless of location. Standardization is, however, carried out by several different organizations and in some respects there is inconsistency. The workshop will discuss the situation and harmonization of standardization work carried out by different parties and the maturity and priorities of various standards.


09:00 Welcome, Jenny Simonsen and Olli Soininen

09:10 Ørnulf Rødseth – ”The need for harmonisation and understanding the standardisation landscape and relationship”

09:30 Olli Soininen – ”Standards”

09:50 Relationship between geospatial and operational

10:10 workshop introduction

10:20 -10:30 groups (coffee)

10:30-11:15 Discussing findings in the plenum

11:15 Panel discussions about the results and way forward

11:45 Closing remarks

12:00 End and lunch

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