Inmarsat joins One Sea maritime industry alliance

05 June 2019: Inmarsat has joined One Sea, the industry alliance that brings together leading exponents of autonomous ship technology.

One Sea’s primary aim is to lead the way towards an operating autonomous maritime ecosystem by 2025. The Finnish collaboration gathers together leading marine experts and is a strategic combination of top research, state-of-the-art information technology and business.

Stefano Poli, Vice President of Business Development, Inmarsat Maritime, said: “Inmarsat is joining One Sea in recognition of the special value it sees in initiatives that adopt a targeted and goal-based approach to autonomous shipping and its beneficial technologies.

Digital future

“One Sea is emerging as a strong voice on interoperability and standards that the wider industry is listening to. As Inmarsat continues to roll out the high-speed maritime broadband service that will enable and protect shipping’s digital future, it is critical we support the alliances enabling integration.”

“We are delighted to welcome the largest global provider of ship-to-shore connectivity as a member of the One Sea ecosystem,” commented Päivi Haikkola, One Sea Lead. “Our expectation is that, as member numbers grow, operating solutions will multiply but members will also work towards integration.”

Crystallising Inmarsat’s participation as a full member in the alliance will be one of the first areas of focus for Marco Cristoforo Camporeale, who has just been appointed by Inmarsat as Head of Maritime Digital, based in Norway.

Camporeale joins Inmarsat with a wealth of experience in leading edge marine systems following more than a decade with Roll-Royce (now Kongsberg Maritime), where his career progressed through design engineering, deck machinery and motion control technology, ultimately to the role of Vice President – Intelligent Asset Management.

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