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Subject:eMaritime News for 18th January 2014

Roboship debate drones on

Battle-lines are being drawn, parameters defined and soundings taken as the relentless march of technology pits proponents of unmanned ships against those who argue seafarers cannot – at least not just yet – be replaced by computers or robots.

http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/News.aspx?ElementId=5ebcea5c-bdb2-4f62-b194-c1ec41e0d30e

                          

InterManager launches survey on crew communication

InterManager has launched a new survey on crew communication to draw a picture of what crew really wants. There is a lot of talk about communication especially Internet (broad band) for crew, however it is interesting to find out if we actually know our crew needs.

http://www.safety4sea.com/intermanager-launches-survey-on-crew-communication--18824

 

EU could provide more cash for shipping

Funds could follow the introduction of tougher ECA sulphur limits.

http://www.sustainableshipping.com/news/i127166?tag=45-121710-37368649-0-SS

 

More bandwidth needed for onboard web-based training

Computer-based training (CBT) can be used on most ships if programs are stored on board. But it is still too expensive and technically challenging for seafarers to use web-based training – also known as e-learning – especially if it involves video streaming, except when ashore.

http://www.rivieramm.com/article/More-bandwidth-needed-for-onboard-web-based-training-15507

 

£3 million innovation boost for UK maritime and marine sector

UK’s innovation agency has launched an R&D competition that will see businesses developing solutions to increase ship efficiency and reduce marine emissions receive a £3 million boost.

http://www.thedigitalship.com

 
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